The Next Step in Your Education
As a York University student, you'll join a diverse community that will welcome your perspective and expand your point of view. You'll add your voice and ideas to lively classroom discussions and work to tackle today’s most pressing and complex challenges.
Most importantly, you'll become part of a community that is committed to creating positive change. Together, we are making things right for our communities, our planet and our future.
A Global and Connected Community
students from 170+ countries
partnerships in 70+ countries
industry collaborations last year
Find Your Purpose
"My professor’s expertise, passion and commitment to student success inspired my academic and personal growth. They challenged me to strive for excellence, nurtured my curiosity and provided valuable mentorship, guidance and inclusive learning environments in the classroom."
Samin Tavakoli (she/her) - 4th year Biochemistry
Find Your Community
"Toronto is very multicultural, but York itself is like a mini-Toronto. You're pretty much walking the streets of Toronto while walking the university grounds. "
Kobe Cargill (he/him), 4th year Actuarial Science - International Student from Jamaica
Find Your Passion
"My work with York's Ecological Footprint Initiative has ignited a fire within me to advocate for environmental justice and to realize my dreams of becoming a conservationist."
— Summer Solmes (she/her), Environmental Studies
An Outstanding Education
Our programs, people and initiatives are recognized for their excellence. Our students graduate with the tools for long-term personal and professional success.Learn More
Our strength is in our diversity. Whether you join us from Ontario, out-of-province or across the world, we have the resources and caring experts to help you succeed as high-school, mature, transfer, Indigenous or equity-seeking student.Learn More
Our community of changemakers share a deep commitment to inclusion, community engagement and social and economic justice.Learn More
We recognize that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships with the territories upon which York University campuses are located that precede the establishment of York University. York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.
Three Unique GTA Campuses
Our main campus is a thriving community hub, enhanced by its proximity to the GTHA, featuring athletic facilities, studios, labs, residences, restaurants and green spaces.
Located in the dynamic, urban landscape of midtown Toronto, Glendon offers an intimate and welcoming bilingual environment at its picturesque, ivy-lined campus.
Build a Flexible Degree
Many students change their mind once they get into university and explore the options available to them. Our structural flexibility is designed to support your intellectual curiosity. With a choice of majors and minors across more than 100 programs, you can focus in on exactly what you are interested in and graduate with a degree that aligns with your passion and prepares you for a meaningful career.
We offer an extraordinary array of hands-on experiences, from internships, co-ops and global learning, to on-campus work/study opportunities, networking, capstone courses and more. Our richly varied learning opportunities connect your coursework to the workplace, equipping you with professional skills and real-world experience to succeed after you graduate.
Practicum gave me a sense of the daily functions of a hospital and helped me gain transferable skills. Through experiential education, students will receive exposure to the industry they want to be in and build confidence by getting real world experience.
A Community Connected to What Matters
York's Top 30 Alumni Under 30
It takes a true leader to inspire positive change in the world. Meet York University’s Top 30 Alumni Under 30: inspiring and diverse alumni leaders who are making a meaningful difference.
Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars
York University has announced the four inaugural recipients of its new Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars, a $70K award that seeks to address underrepresentation in many disciplines and fields by providing Black and Indigenous scholars with the ability to dedicate their time to pursuing new research.
Rising above, breaking through
York University continues to strengthen its position as a leader in creating a more sustainable and inclusive world, ranking among the world’s top 40 universities in the respected Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The impact ranking is influential as the United Nations assesses the performance of universities worldwide in meeting its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
New Ways of Teaching and Learning
York's leading teaching and research are informed by our commitment to social justice, sustainability and the public good. Through our research, we strive to better understand and serve the world around us. Intensive engagement in research is a core institutional value and the foundation on which York’s vibrant and exciting academic environment is built.