About York University

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York University is known for championing 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 education opportunities.


Our Vision

York is committed to giving a broad demographic of students access to a high quality, research-intensive learning environment committed to the public good.

At A Glance

York University was founded in 1959
York University is the 2nd largest university in ontario and the third largest in canada
York University has 46,400 undergrad students and 5,900 grad students
York University has 6,200 international students from 178 countries
York University has over 290 international university partners
York University has 7,000 faculty and staff

York's campuses across the world

York's EcocampusYork's Glendon campusYork's Hyderabad campusYork's Keele campusYork's Markham campus

Campuses & university partnerships

At York U, our campuses are alive with the vibrancy of Canada’s largest and most exciting city. We are a welcoming and inclusive community, and a leader in providing 200+ collaboration opportunities and tools that set our students up for success from day one.

Discover our other centers

York's Keele Campus

Located in the GTA, the Keele Campus offers a balance of academic and real-world education. Our 53,000 students are enrolled in 160+ undergraduate programs.

York's Glendon Campus

Home to 2,700 students, Glendon is Canada’s only bilingual university campus, known for its international experience and leadership opportunities.

York's EcoCampus

The Lillian Meighen Wright Centre, the landmark building of York's EcoCampus is the new home of the Las Nubes Project in Costa Rica.

York's Hyderabad Campus

Schulich’s MBA in India program offers an opportunity to complete one of the world’s leading MBA programs in two continents.


York is leading the way in discovery and innovation. Our world-class students, researchers and teachers are dedicated to take on challenging topics that push boundaries, anticipating society’s changing needs.

Learn about York's Research Impact
*York is ranked #3 in the world in the research area of biological & computational vision.

1,400 researchers

36 Canada research chairs

#3 in world for vision research*

top 15 worldwide for business research

25 research centres

teaching& learning excellence

York’s unique combination of learning opportunities across wide-ranging disciplines provides students with diverse and relevant viewpoints to open their minds and broaden their thinking, skills and interests, unlocking their potential for broad career opportunities, expected and otherwise.

Top ranked Schulich School of Business and Kinesiology ProgramYork University has 11 Faculties91% of York graduates get a job within 2 years94% of York professors have the highest education qualification in their fieldsYork University has 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs8,000+ Experiential Education (EE) opportunitiesYork University has 5,000 coursesYork University has Canada's largest liberal arts facultyTop ranked Schulich School of Business and Kinesiology Program

Student success

York has a vibrant and diverse student life in a
supportive community environment.


student jobs on campus
every year


student clubs
& organizations

1 of 3

universities in canada to
offer a college system



alumnimaking an impact

Our 300,000+ accomplished alumni span the globe making an impact in their fields.

Dr. Steve Maclean, Astronaut and Quantum Physicist, BSC 1977, PhD 1983, DSC 1993
Pernille Ironside, Child Protection Specialist in emergencies, UNICEF, JD ’99
Layth Gafoor, Principal and Managing Director, Lucentem Sport and Entertainment Law, BA 2006, LLB 2006
Jennifer Keesmaat, Former Chief Planner and Executive Director, City of Toronto, MES 1999

this is the future

York is leading the way in bold architecture, smart classrooms, thriving transportation hubs, and more dynamic community spaces than ever before.

The design concept image of future building for the School of Continuing Studies, courtesy of Perkins+Will.

In 2021, York will open a new School of Continuing Studies building to accommodate significant growth and support the creation of even more innovative programs for recent graduates, working professionals, international students and new Canadians.

York University Markham Centre

York University will bring a new, 21st century campus to the vibrant and growing Markham Centre.

York University Schulich School of Business expansion

Set to open in 2018, the three-storey, 67,000ft2 building will be home to Schulich's graduate students and research activities.

York University Student Centre

By students, for students, York’s New Student Centre will offer 126,000ft2 of multi-functional, student-focused space.