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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.


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

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.

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

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

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

1,400 researchers

19 canada research chairs

top 5 worldwide 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.

Student success

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


jobs on campus
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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, 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.

Opening its doors in 2021, York University will bring a new, 21st century campus to the vibrant and growing Markham Centre.

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

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

Two new subway stations are set to open on the Keele Campus in 2017, making higher education more accessible for thousands of Ontarians.