Susana Goncalves, Faculty of Environmental Studies, 2015

Why York U?

55,000 students choose us every day.

Unique and Innovative programs

Whatever your passion may be, whatever difference you want to make in the world, we have the program for you. Read more

  • York U is home to Canada’s only Space Engineering program.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School was ranked the top law school for faculty quality and national reach by Maclean’smagazine.
  • The Schulich School of Business’ MBA program was ranked #1 in Canada by The Economist, Forbes and Canadian Business.
  • York U offers the Greater Toronto Area’s only Digital Media program that combines science, technology, and communications with the visual, performing, and media arts.
  • York U’s Glendon campus is the only bilingual university campus in southern Ontario.
  • York U’s Faculty of School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design is the first and largest comprehensive faculty of its kind in Canada.
  • York U proudly offers Canada’s largest Liberal Arts program.
  • York U is home to Ontario’s only Disaster & Emergency Management, the leading program of its kind in Canada.
  • York U has the largest psychology program in North America.

Find an innovative York U program

Career and networking opportunities to get you ready

6,000+ employers recruit here annually / One-on-one career planning & development workshops from York U’s career centre / Global alumni network of 270,000 worldwide

Professors who are global thought leaders

York professors have the qualifications, academic achievements and real-world impact to make your university experience rich, inspiring and meaningful. Read more

  • 95% of York U professors have earned the highest qualifications in their fields.
  • York U is honoured to employ 26 distinguished research professors who have had a major impact, both at York U and internationally.
  • York U hosts 34 of the country’s top scholars with the title of Canada Research Chair.
  • The York U community includes 28 active fellows of the Royal Society of Canada who are accomplished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists.
  • York U students gain a unique global perspective, with visiting professors from more than 280 international partner universities.
  • York U is ranked among the top 10 schools in Canada for extraordinary contributions to research in social sciences & humanities and sciences.
  • Our professors provide experiential learning opportunities (internships, research, field study) both inside and outside the classroom.
  • The Centre for Vision Research at York is one of the largest and most active centres of its kind around the globe.

95% of York U professors
have earned the highest qualifications in their fields.

York U Grads Get Jobs

Our graduates have exciting careers ahead of them. From working at IBM to developing tools to help diagnose diabetes in urban slums, hear what’s next for some of our recent grads.

Straight from the lion’s mouth

Who better to share what makes York U great than our current students? We asked around campus, and here’s what they have to say.

Straight from the lion’s mouth

Who better to share what makes York U great than our current students? We asked around campus, and here’s what they have to say.

Financial support

More than 2,000 scholarships, bursaries, and awards each year / $28 million+ in financial assistance distributed to undergraduate students in 2013-2014

Global exposure at 280+ international partner universities

More than 600 student exchanges / More than 5,000 international students from 177 countries attend York University / Leading Indo-Canadian academic efforts with first international business school campus in Hyderabad, India