Overview of York University 

Overview

About York University

York is a leading international teaching and research university in Toronto, Canada and a driving force for positive change. Its welcoming and diverse community of changemakers offers a uniquely global perspective and prepares students for long-term success. Together the university is making things right for communities, the planet, and the future. 

Exploring Passions: Find a Program 

York’s 11 different faculties offer over 200 high quality undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs that invite students to engage in new modes of learning and discovery. Many undergraduate programs at York allow students to combine two areas of interest and pursue a double major or major-minor. York’s programs offer practical, hands-on learning opportunities including co-ops, placements, internships, and practicums. Develop important professional skills before entering the Canadian or international job market. 

A Welcoming Student Community 

From the moment students join York University, they are part of a vibrant and engaged student community with exciting welcome events including the Global Peer Program, pre-arrival activities, and academic and social orientations. York is an accessible and inclusive space with over 20 community support partners to make students’ health, safety and sense of belonging the highest priorities. 

Helping Global Students Achieve Their Goals 

In the heart of one of the most diverse and safest cities in North America, York University welcomes applicants from around the world. Its English Language Institution’s mission is to provide the highest quality English language training programs for international students who wish to improve their English skills for academic and professional purposes. A number of high value scholarships and financial aid opportunities are available to support international applicants in pursuing their studies. 

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities

2023 401 

2022 401 100 

2021 301

QS World University Rankings

2024 353

2023 456

2022 494

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

2024 351 

2023 401 

2022 401

Graduate outcomes

Students graduate from York ready to make an impact across industries, with a 90 percent GTA employer satisfaction rate. York University has an engaged global network of over 360,000 alumni creating positive change locally and abroad.  

At York University career development, networking and goal setting begin long before you graduate, with experiential learning opportunities including co-op, internships, field courses, interdisciplinary research labs and international exchanges.  

York’s Career Centre supports students and new graduates (up to two years after graduation) in the development of career self-management skills. In addition to job postings for full-time, part-time, internship, summer and volunteer roles, the Career Centre provides an exciting range of workshops, programs, services, events and resources to help take that important first step in your career.  

Top 30 Alumni Under 30 

It takes a true leader to inspire positive change in the world. York University’s Top 30 Alumni Under 30 are inspiring and diverse alumni changemakers who are making a meaningful difference. From business leaders championing equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, to social entrepreneurs, environmental advocates and community builders, these young alumni highlight the many career and life paths made possible with a York degree.  

What’s new

Markham Campus: Opening 2024 

Challenging the traditions of what a university campus can offer, Markham Campus will act as a unique meeting place for students to interact directly with employers, start-up companies and community partners from across the region.   

NEW: Programs in Data Science 

York University’s new Data Science program is designed to address the emerging need for expertise in data science across nearly all industries. Students will become familiar with the nature and needs of analyzing large and complex data through case studies in specific domains such as business, health, and digital media. A hands-on capstone project will allow students to engage in research with data in an industry setting.  

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Changes (EUC) 

York University has a new and dynamic faculty – the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) – ready to take up the challenges of the climate crisis, biodiversity loss and increased urbanization, and their impact on people and the planet. The new faculty builds on existing academic and research excellence to become a leader in tackling environmental and social issues, and the climate crisis, by bringing together the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Department of Geography. EUC will prepare students to take on some of the most difficult challenges in the world today and empower them to be changemakers for a sustainable and just future. 

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