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York University

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential education opportunitiesork was incorporated in 1959, with the biggest task ahead being the actual development of the University, particularly its future character.

After much deliberation by York's Board of Governors, it was decided that the University would consist of a residential college, known as Glendon College; an evening college for part-time adult students from different backgrounds, generations and socio-economic circumstances, known as Atkinson College; and a large, urban, multi-Faculty campus that would eventually accommodate 7,000 to 10,000 students, known today as our Keele campus.The Keele site was considered an ideal location for a campus because it was believed that the movement of population in Toronto would be towards the northwest, and it would be accessible to future main traffic arteries. Originally, it was estimated that enrolment would reach 7,000 students by 1980. That projection was later increased to 15,000. However, by 1980, actual enrolment was 25,000 students. When York first opened the focus was on liberal education in arts and science, and by the late 60s there was talk of adding three additional Faculties: education, engineering and medicine.We have 25 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centres, with strengths in vision and space sciences, history and refugee studies, health, the environment, climate change, sustainability and digital media. We have ten faculties offering more than 5,000 courses, and more than three-million people visit our libraries annually. Our intellectual, cultural and social life at York is one of the richest in Canada, with more than 300 student clubs and organizations.


# 456th

QS Survey 2023

# 494th

QS Survey 2022

# 67th

Times Higher 2021

# 301st-400th

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

York English Language Test
(1 is the highest, 5 is the minimum score)
Test of English as a Foreign Language
York's TOEFL code is 0894
International English Language Testing Service
(Academic Module)
 Overall band: 1-5  iBT: 83  6.5


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York University

York University Office of Admissions Bennett Centre for Student Services - 3rd Floor Reception 99 Ian , Macdonald Blvd Toronto, ON CANADA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3

Phone: + 1- 416- 736-5000
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