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 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

"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


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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

“Being a Schulich Leader helps keep me focused on my passion for STEM and my goal of becoming an impactful engineer who hopes to aid in sustainable development.”

Hannah Alli, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering

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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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Are you ready to Join the York community?

Our diverse and vibrant community can’t wait to welcome you! Make sure you don’t miss any opportunities or deadlines on your path to York University.

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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

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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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).

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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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Rachel Luo

Regional Recruitment Manager, East & Central Asia