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York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world.

Areas of Expertise

As one of Canada's largest universities, York offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs across 11 faculties. We pride ourselves in achieving academic excellence: 94% of York professors have the highest education qualification in their field. Highlights include:

  • The Schulich School of Business, ranked first among Canadian schools in The Economist
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, internationally renowned as one of Canada's largest and most distinguished law schools
  • Home to Canada's largest Liberal Arts Faculty
  • Offers the Greater Toronto Area's only Digital Media program, that integrates science, technology, communications and the visual performing and media arts
  • Home to Canada's only Space Engineering and Global Health programs
  • Largest psychology program in North America
  • The Disaster & Emergency Management program is the leading program of its kind in Canada
  • Glendon Campus is the only bilingual university campus in southern Ontario

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $5,412Highest: $10,499

Incoming Students

New students at York can take specially designed courses to develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills essential for academic success. For arts students, these are known as Foundations Courses and for students in the sciences, they are called First Year University Seminars. Both offer small tutorial classes to encourage contact with professors and classmates.

Career Planning

Students have the support of a superb Career Centre, which assists in career searches, resume writing, interview techniques, and career fairs. Regular workshops and job search e-chats have students succeeding in their jobs during their time as a student and in securing careers upon graduation.


York's varsity sports teams for men and women compete at the provincial and national university level. Students who are not interested in elite level athletics can participate in our recreational sports leagues, which range from competitive to 'just for fun.' For the fitness enthusiast, we offer aerobics, cross training, and martial arts classes.


Of the nine colleges at York, each offers a variety of extracurricular social, academic, and cultural activities in which students can participate.


There are over 250 student clubs at York University covering a wide range of interests including: politics; culture and ethnic groups; sports; hobbies; academic areas; and religion.

Information Technology

York offers a wide range of computing and technology services to its students. All York students have access to a wide range of computer facilities including 42 computer labs, and approximately 2,500 work stations and personal computers to help them do their work. In addition, all residence rooms are equipped with high speed Internet access.

Our Computer Assisted Writing Centre is the place to visit if you're taking courses, which focus on the use of computer-based writing and communications technology. The Writing Centre's main facility has more than 60 G3s and iMac computers, as well as workstations for scanning and graphics.


The York community is a vibrant multicultural environment with activities and events for all of your interests. The Art Gallery of York University exhibits professional and student work annually. Each year, hundreds of artistic and cultural events take place at York. Many of these are art and design exhibitions; concerts; recitals; plays; and film and video screenings featuring the work of York's fine arts students and faculty.

Special Services

York's services include:

  • the Centre for Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Counselling and Development Centre
  • Health and Wellness programs
  • Learning Disabilities program
  • Learning Skills workshops
  • Office for Persons with Disabilities
  • Legal Aid services
  • Ontario March of Dimes Independent Living Assistance program
  • the York Women's Centre.

Affiliated Institutions

University of Western Sydney
University of Hong Kong
University of Copenhagen
University of London
University of Helsinki
University of Bordeaux
University of Crete
Waseda University
Universidad de Monterrey
University of Amsterdam
Universidad de Los Andes
Stockholm University
Korea University
Warsaw University of Technology

International Involvement

Add an international dimension to your university experience and enhance your employability by taking part in one of our study abroad opportunities. We offer more than 100 programs in over 30 countries while allowing you to earn credit toward your York degree, gaining new perspectives on your area of study. York exchange students return home with greater cultural awareness as well as terrific memories of the people they met. You can also take part in informal "study elsewhere" programs, such as summer courses in Italy and the Dominican Republic.

Campus Tour

Keele Campus information sessions and tours:

  • We offer tours Monday to Friday throughout the year.
  • Please register in advance for tours and campus visit days online at the website here or call (416) 736-5100.

Glendon Campus information sessions and tours:

  • We offer tours in French and English, Monday to Friday throughout the year.
  • Please register in advance for tours. For details, please visit the website.

Virtual tours:

If you can't make it to our campuses in person, you can visit us online at the website. Click on a photo to get 360 degree views of the Keele and Glendon campuses including classrooms, labs, sports facilities, residences, and student centres.

Modified on November 09, 2023

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