York University: Statistics



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#221 of 14,131 In the World
#108 of 2,597 In North America
#13 of 101 In Canada
#6 of 24 In Ontario
#2 of 4 In Toronto
#24 of 1,244 For Political Economy
Top100 For 33 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate32%
Admissions RequirementsOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent. A minumum of six Grade 12 U or M courses, including Grade 12 U English, all Faculty prerequisites and at least one Grade 12 U or M course from one of the following disciplines: Canadian and World Studies; Classical Languages and International Languages; French; Mathematics; Social Sicence and Humanities; or native Studies. Additional requirements for many programmes. Francophone applicants can present 12U French (FRA4U, FEF4U, or FIF4U). Combination of U and M courses and OACs accepted. Early conditional admission if strong grade 11 finals and/or interim Grade 12 results.
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April). Summer Session: May-August
Full time employee7,000
Student:staff ratio8:1

We've calculated the 32% acceptance rate for York University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

York University is a world-class research university with 65,101 scientific papers published and 1,387,546 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Biology, Political Science, Environmental Science, Law, Engineering, Physics, Philosophy, and Sociology.


York University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
42,622 / 841,682
Computer Science
27,835 / 697,521
27,625 / 746,234
Political Science
26,289 / 484,360
Environmental Science
25,952 / 607,116
24,131 / 462,155
23,996 / 562,967
23,330 / 550,533
23,265 / 442,632
22,623 / 426,152
21,369 / 600,296
20,190 / 539,953
17,236 / 459,938
Geography and Cartography
17,041 / 377,053
Quantum and Particle physics
15,540 / 368,452
15,461 / 414,856
14,532 / 232,400
13,292 / 283,120
13,039 / 356,740
12,445 / 309,703
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
11,871 / 266,938
10,972 / 213,057
10,308 / 292,442
10,045 / 217,093
9,588 / 285,461
Art & Design
9,462 / 147,198
9,151 / 263,255
8,764 / 229,303
8,019 / 273,495
7,834 / 197,213
7,818 / 243,451
Social Psychology
7,716 / 237,520
Organic Chemistry
7,421 / 211,170
7,245 / 222,107
7,129 / 234,366
Materials Science
6,701 / 158,088
Optical Engineering
6,121 / 133,078
5,855 / 137,790
Development Studies
5,534 / 108,186
Machine Learning
5,452 / 154,011

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 654 3800
1992 634 5304
1993 668 4628
1994 658 5061
1995 663 5382
1996 767 6026
1997 785 6462
1998 739 7302
1999 715 7686
2000 798 9575
2001 904 10739
2002 1031 12204
2003 1088 14178
2004 1144 15893
2005 1208 18504
2006 1378 21709
2007 1558 25570
2008 1827 28826
2009 1831 34005
2010 2162 38972
2011 2136 45822
2012 2093 51554
2013 2334 58315
2014 2409 63362
2015 2434 67007
2016 2647 68202
2017 2637 69800
2018 2634 79476
2019 2877 88986
2020 3440 104181
2021 3499 115349
2022 3331 116062
2023 3370 117411
Academic rankings


Local studetns Undergraduate programmes, 6,003-8,473 per annum; International students, 16,403-17,944. (CAD)

York University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by York University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

York University alumni

  1. Rachel McAdams

    Rachel McAdams
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1978-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in York University
    In 2001 graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    television actorstage actorfilm actoractorenvironmentalist

    Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a theatre degree program at York University in 2001, she worked in Canadian television and film productions, such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002), for which she received a Genie Award nomination, the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings & Arrows (2003–2005), for which she won a Gemini Award.

  2. Katheryn Winnick

    Katheryn Winnick
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1977-.. (age 47)
    martial artistactor

    Katheryn Winnick is a Canadian actress. She is known for her starring roles in the television series Vikings (2013–2020), Wu Assassins (2019), and Big Sky (2020–2023), and her recurring role on the television series Bones (2010–2011). She also starred in the films Amusement (2008), Choose (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), The Art of the Steal (2013), Polar (2019), and The Marksman (2021).

  3. Dan Levy

    Dan Levy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1983-.. (age 41)
    directorscreenwritertelevision writeractorproducer

    Daniel Joseph Levy is a Canadian actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a television host on MTV Canada. He received international prominence and critical acclaim for starring as David Rose in the CBC sitcom Schitt's Creek (2015–2020), which he co-created and co-starred in with his father, Eugene Levy.

  4. Lilly Singh

    Lilly Singh
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1988-.. (age 36)
    Enrolled in York University
    Studied psychology
    comedianfilm actorYouTubervideo bloggertelevision presenter

    Lilly Saini Singh is a Canadian YouTuber, television host, comedian, actress and writer. Singh began making YouTube videos in 2010. She originally appeared under the pseudonym Superwoman (stylized IISuperwomanII), her YouTube username until 2019. In 2016, she was included in Forbes list of world's highest paid YouTubers ranking third and earning a reported $7.5 million. By 2017, she was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid YouTube stars, earning a reported $10.5 million; as of February 2022 she has 14.7 million subscribers and over three billion video views. Forbes named her one of the 40 most powerful people in comedy in 2019. She has received an MTV Fandom Award, four Streamy Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and a People's Choice Award. In addition, Singh has received nominations for a Daytime Emmy Award and two Canadian Screen Awards.

All 100 notable alumni

York University faculties and divisions

Campus : Glendon Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, French Studies, Health Sciences, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Phonetics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Women's Studies, Writing
Centre : Asian Research Asian Studies
Centre : Atmospheric Chemistry Meteorology
Centre : Canadian Studies Canadian Studies
Centre : CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Project Demography and Population
Centre : Education and Community Education
Centre : Feminist Research Women's Studies
Centre : German and European Studies European Studies, Germanic Studies
Centre : International and Security Studies International Studies, Welfare and Protective Services
Centre : Jewish Studies Jewish Studies
Centre : Practical Ethics Ethics
Centre : Public Policy and Law Public Administration, Public Law
Centre : Refugee Studies Demography and Population
Centre : Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security Criminology, Human Rights, Protective Services
Centre : Vision Research Ophthalmology
Faculty : Education Education, Environmental Studies, Higher Education, Jewish Studies, Mathematics Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Faculty : Fine Arts Art History, Cinema and Television, Dance, Design, Film, Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts
Faculty : Graduate Studies Accountancy, Acting, Administration, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Art History, Art Management, Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Astronomy and Space Science, Biology, Business Administration, Caribbean Studies, Chemistry, Civil Security, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dance, Demography and Population, Design, Development Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Studies, Film, French Studies, Geography, Germanic Studies, Health Sciences, Hebrew, Higher Education, History, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Music, Neurosciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Real Estate, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Technology, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
Faculty : Health Behavioural Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Neurosciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Psychology, Sports Management
Faculty : Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Accountancy, Administration, Advertising and Publicity, African Studies, Amerindian Languages, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Bible, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Caribbean Studies, Child Care and Development, Chinese, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Communication Studies, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Ethics, Ethnology, European Studies, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, German, Germanic Studies, Greek, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, Hebrew, Hindi, History, Human Resources, Human Rights, Indic Languages, Indigenous Studies, Information Technology, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Korean, Labour and Industrial Relations, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Polish, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Public Administration, Public Relations, Publishing and Book Trade, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Real Estate, Religious Studies, Russian, Safety Engineering, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Swahili, Technology, Transport Management, Urban Studies, Women's Studies, Writing
Faculty : Science Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Technology
Institute : City Urban Studies
Institute : Health Research Health Sciences
Institute : Research and Innovation in Sustainability Environmental Studies
Institute : Science and Technology Studies Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology
Institute : Social Research Social Studies
Research Division : Biomolecular Interactions Molecular Biology
Research Division : Child and Youth Research Child Care and Development
Research Division : Earth and Space Science Astronomy and Space Science, Earth Sciences, Robotics
Research Division : Global Migrations of African People Demography and Population
Research Division : Language Contact Demography and Population, History, Linguistics, Musicology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Research Division : Latin America and the Caribbean Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies
Research Division : Learning Technologies Educational Technology
Research Division : Mass Spectrometry Chemistry
Research Division : Muscle Health Health Sciences, Sports
Research Division : Work and Society Labour and Industrial Relations
School : Business Business Administration, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Administration
School : Engineering Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Business Computing, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Meteorology, Multimedia, Physics, Software Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Technology
School : Law Comparative Law, Fiscal Law, International Law, Justice Administration, Law

General information

Alternative names YU
Founded 1959
Motto Ouvrir des voies nouvelles
Colors red, white

Location and contacts

Address 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3
City population 2,794,000

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