York University

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York is Canada’s third largest university with a commitment to excellence which reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart.

The mission of York University is the pursuit, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. We promise excellence in research and teaching in pure, applied and professional fields. We test the boundaries and structures of knowledge. We cultivate the critical intellect. York University is part of Toronto: we are dynamic, metropolitan and multi-cultural. York University is part of Canada: we encourage bilingual study, we value diversity. York University is open to the world: we explore global concerns. A community of faculty, students, staff, alumni and volunteers committed to academic freedom, social justice, accessible education, and collegial self-governance, York University makes innovation its tradition. Tentanda Via: The way must be tried.

Foundation year: 1959
Short name: YU
Type: Public
Students: 46220
Faculty: 1110
Faculty/Students Ratio: 42:1
Region: North America
Location: Toronto, ON