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Join a Diverse and Connected Community

York University is home to 10,000+ international students from 172 countries.  Our vibrant academic community in an eclectic city brings together people from all backgrounds, fostering creativity and fresh perspectives.

We value diversity and inclusivity, ensuring that every voice has a place at the table. Together, we are working to solve the world's most pressing challenges.

An International City to Call Home

Canada’s population includes over 450 ethnic and cultural groups.

Best Cities to Live: 95.4 Overall Rating

Forbes gave Toronto 95.4 out of 100 overall rating in their 2022 Ten Best Cities to Live in Around the World.

Toronto: #1 Safest City in North America

Ranked the safest city in North America by The Economist.

3rd in the World for Best Quality of Life

Not only does Canada have a high quality of living, it was also ranked the 7th best country to study abroad (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

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Did You Know?

Observatory and telescope at York University's campus

Largest telescope on a Canadian campus

York is home to one of Canada's first space engineering programs. In addition, York professors have contributed to James Webb telescope in 2021 and discovered it snowed on Mars.

York University building

800+ startups created at York have generated $205+ million in sales

York startups have also created 1,300+ jobs and obtained $110+ million in investments.

York university students running

First Canadian university to offer programs in:

Environmental Studies, Woman’s Studies, Disaster & Emergency Management (BA, MA), and Global Health.

Study at one of three campuses in Toronto

York University has a network of campuses offering a range of opportunities to immerse yourself in the diverse experiences and perspectives that are shaping our world.

Campus facilities offer students, faculty and the community at large multiple opportunities to engage and benefit from the innovative research and programming in a fluid and flexible manner. Extensive collaboration and mobility between the campuses creates an integrated, dynamic York community.

With three core campuses and a series of satellite locations both within Ontario and abroad, York University is facilitating and creating positive change on a large scale.

Map of Toronto and location of York's 3 campuses


Glendon Campus at York University

Keele Campus is a vibrant hub for over 52,000 students, faculty, staff, and the community, fostering positive change and embracing diversity.

Located in the GTA, it features ten Faculties, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art facilities, and a wealth of opportunities for education, personal growth, and positive action, making it a dynamic meeting place for various micro-communities.


Glendon Campus at York University

Located in midtown Toronto, Glendon Campus offers a warm and intimate campus environment with a focus on bilingual and trilingual programming, reflecting Canada's diversity. Small classes and flexible learning paths foster a strong sense of community, while its international network provides a platform for global impact.

Glendon is dedicated to creating powerful connections through academics, research and scholarship, driving positive change.


Markham Campus at York University

Opening in 2024, the Markham Campus, nestled in a diverse urban community, will center its academic programs and research around technology and entrepreneurship, driving innovation across all domains.

Departing from traditional university norms, it will serve as a dynamic hub where students engage directly with employers, startups, and community partners, fostering collaboration. The campus's flexible design will facilitate interdisciplinary interaction, encouraging diverse individuals to come together for positive change.

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