Why York

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 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. 

Meet the Top 30 Alumni

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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.

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York University Rises to Top 35 Globally

York University is honoured to be ranked among the top 35 institutions in the world for advancing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. York held its leading position among more than 2,100+ universities with a particularly strong global standing in the following categories SDGs:

  • No Poverty: #2 in the world and #1 in Canada

  • Reduced Inequalities: 33rd in the world and #1 in Canada

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities: tied for 13th in the world

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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.

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A Global and Connected Community


students from 170+ countries


global alumni


partnerships in 70+ countries


industry collaborations last year

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Find Your Purpose

"When I first came to the university, I knew I liked art, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it," he says. "York has really helped me pinpoint what it is I like to do, what I'm good at and what I can say with it."

Colin Arthurs (he/him), Visual Arts - Recipient of the York’s President’s Scholarship

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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

Hear from Kobe about how he explored York's lively community

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Find Your Passion

“Mechanical engineering is a challenging program. Knowing that I won the scholarship is a reminder to help keep me focused on my goal of becoming an impactful engineer who hopes to aid in sustainable development.”

Hannah Alli, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering - Recipient of the Schulich Leader Scholarship

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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.

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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.

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Our community of changemakers share a deep commitment to inclusion, community engagement and social and economic justice.

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Land Acknowledgment

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.

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Three Unique GTA Campuses

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Keele Campus

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.

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Glendon Campus

Located in the dynamic, urban landscape of midtown Toronto, Glendon offers an intimate and welcoming bilingual environment at its picturesque, ivy-lined campus. 

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Markham Campus

Academic programs and research at our newest campus will revolve around the core themes of technology and entrepreneurship, and how they are driving innovation. 

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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.

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Career-focused Learning

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.

Explore Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

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.

— Nida Ahmed Syeda (she/her), BA ‘23, Health Management, Faculty of Health

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Bennett Centre for Student Services
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