Vishali Arumugam, Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health, 2014

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 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 U’s 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 innovative York U program

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.

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 260,000 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 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.
  • 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.

Our visionary students

York U students are some of the most inspired people you’ll ever meet – especially those from our “This is our time” campaign.
Hear more about their exciting plans for the future.

Our visionary students

York U students are some of the most inspired people you’ll ever meet – especially those from our “This is our time” campaign.
Hear more about their exciting plans for the future.

Financial support

More than 1,900 scholarships, bursaries, and awards each year / $28 million+ in undergraduate financial assistance in 2012 provided York U & partners

Global exposure at 280+ international partner universities

Numerous overseas exchanges / University of choice for 4,000+ international students from 158 countries each year / Leading Indo-Canadian academic efforts with first international business school campus in Hyderabad, India

From undergrad to alum

Another year, another group of amazing students concluding their time at York U. Hear about some of their favourite moments over the last four years.

From undergrad to alum

Another year, another group of amazing students concluding their time at York U. Hear about some of their favourite moments over the last four years.