Vishali Arumugam, Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health, 2014
Why York U.
55,000 students choose YORK U every day.
Unique and innovative programs
Whatever your passion may be, and whatever difference you want to make in the world, York U has the program for you.
- York U is home to Canada’s only Space Engineering program.
- Osgoode Hall Law School is internationally renowned as one of Canada’s largest and most distinguished law schools
- The Schulich School of Business, Canada’s Global Business School™, is ranked first among Canadian schools in The Economist.
- 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’s U Faculty of Fine Arts 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 program (one of only two in Canada).
- York U has the largest psychology program in North America.
- Find an innovativeYork U program
Professors who are global thought leaders
York U professors have the qualifications, academic achievements and real-world knowledge to make your university experience rich, inspiring and meaningful.
- 95% of York U professors have earned the highest qualifications in their fields.
- York U is honoured to employ 46 distinguished research professors who have had a major impact, both at York U and internationally.
- York U hosts 31 of the country’s top scholars with the title of Canada Research Chair.
- The York U community includes 19 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.
- York U 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.
A York U student has access to the world with 280+ university partnerships globally.
- York U has numerous opportunities for exchange overseas with leading universities.
- York U is the university of choice for over 4,000 international students each year from 158 countries.
- York U leads the Indo-Canadian academic efforts with the first international business school campus in Hyderabad, India.
- Las Nubes (York U’s exclusive coffee brand) comes from York U’s own rainforest in southern Costa Rica.
York has hundreds of scholarships, awards and bursaries.
- Every year, York U offers more than 1,900 scholarships, bursaries and awards to students.
- In 2012, undergraduate students received more than $28 million in financial assistance from York U and its partners.
Career and networking opportunities
All York U students have access to a range of programs to get them career-ready.
- Each year, more than 6,000 employers recruit for a wide range of positions at York U.
- York U’s career centre supports students’ futures with one-on-one career planning and development workshops.
- Our global alumni network is 260,000 individuals strong, reaching across industries and communities in almost every corner of the world.
- Internships, field study, practicum and educational experiences and experiential learning are all designed to get students career-ready.
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