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York is a top international teaching and research university and a driving force for positive change.

Located in Toronto, Canada, York is empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term career and personal success. Together we are making things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

York at a Glance

Top 35 in the World

York University named as one of the world’s leading universities in the 2024 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, jumping five spots from last year.


York at a Glance

Top 4

in the 2023 Maclean’s University Rankings (comprehensive category)


experiential education opportunities each year

Top 100

globally in 3 subjects including Education, English Language and Literature, and Philosophy (QS Rankings 2024)


total scholarships and bursaries awarded (2023-24)


students enrolled in 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs

Top 100

Best Diversity Employers


in Canada by Financial Times and QS Global MBA rankings (Schulich School of Business)

Top 5

in Canada for 11 subject areas including Sociology, Psychology, and Performing Arts (QS Rankings 2024)

Top ranked

for global collaborative research publications in Ontario (SciVal 2020-2024)


Employer Satisfaction rate (based on 2022 survey of GTA employers who hired York grads)

Top 100

in Canada’s Greenest Employers 12th consecutive year


international students from 178 countries

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Visit us

Find your home across our network of campuses and state-of-the-art facilities. Located locally, including Keele, Markham, and bilingual Glendon campuses in the GTA, and globally in Hyderabad, India and our EcoCampus in Costa Rica. 

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Our Campuses

Supporting students of all backgrounds, we are united by a shared sense of purpose, determined to equip every student with the skills and values to ensure success and work toward a better future.

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Meet, stay connected and get involved with York Alumni and our vast network of 375,000+ alumni around the world.

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York University Academic Plan

Building a Better Future

The University Academic Plan (UAP) 2020-2025 is about coming together to make positive change for our students, our campuses, and our local and global communities.

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York is known for driving teaching and research excellence with cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and experiential education opportunities.

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Founded in 1959, we are a community united by a strong sense of purpose and dedication to solving real-world problems.

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Mission and Vision

York is committed to giving a broad demographic of students access to a high quality, research-intensive learning environment committed to the public good.

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