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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 five

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


students participated in Experiential Education opportunities last year


students enrolled in 200+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs


awarded in 2021-22

Top ranked

for global collaborative research publications in Ontario (SciVal 2020-2021)


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


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


international students from over 172 countries

aerial image of the McEwen building at York University sorrounded by greenery. The THE Rankings logo is on the middle left of the image with THE Ranking 2023 text

Top 40 in the World

York University named as one of the world’s leading universities in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.


Discover York

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. 

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.


Meet, stay connected and get involved with York Alumni and our vast network of 370,000+ alumni around the world.

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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As the institution works together to navigate the unanticipated challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a myriad of ways the community is contributing to a better outcome of this crisis and creating positive change both locally and globally.

Learn more ways York University is taking action