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LA&PS at a Glance

Canadian Leader

  • 27,000 Students
  • 650+ Full-time professors
  • 110,000+ Alumni
  • 95% of our professors have the highest qualifications in their fields
  • 48/52 Female/male ratio of full-time faculty
  • 2 Trudeau Fellows
  • 20 Distinguished Research Professors
  • 39 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
  • 45 Federal research council grants annually
  • Canada Research Chairs in
    • Comparative Political Economy
    • Law, Communications and Culture
    • History of Modern China
    • Performance and Culture
    • African Diaspora History
    • Political Economy of Gender and Work
  • 4th ranked (of 90+ Canadian universities) in history*
  • 6th ranked in humanities
  • 7th ranked in social sciences

Global Strength

In the top 700 universities worldwide**, York ranked among the best nationally and internationally:

Canada Globally Discipline
4th Top 40 History
3rd Top 150 Communications & Media Studies
4th Top 100 English Language & Literatures
4th Top 100 Geography
4th Top 100 Modern Languages
5th Top 100 Linguistics
5th Top 150 Economics
5th Top 150 Philosophy
5th Top 150 Politics & International Studies
7th Top 150 Sociology
8th Top 100 Accounting & Finance

* Higher Education Strategy Associates’ 2013 Research Ranking | ** 2012 QS World University Rankings

Teaching Engagement

Eminence in our Graduate Studies

  • 23 Graduate programs resourced by LA&PS
  • 1,769 Graduate students
  • 9% International students
  • 71% Study full time
  • 40/60 Male/female graduate student ratio
  • 9 Graduate degree types: MA, MADEM, MAIST, MFAc, MHRM, MPPAL, MSc, MSW, PhD

Pride in our Undergraduate Studies

  • Courses held days, evenings, weekends and online throughout the year
  • 60 Undergraduate degree programs
  • 25,500+ Undergraduate students
  • 81% Study full time
  • 9% International Students
  • 43/57 Male/female ratio
  • 80%-Plus average in 44.5% of high school applicants
  • 2,000 Courses
  • 35 Certificate programs
  • 11 Programs offer an International BA
  • 7 Undergraduate degree types: BA, BAS, BDEM, BHRM, BPA, BSW, iBA