York University: Statistics

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#217 of 14,131 In the World
#106 of 2,597 In North America
#13 of 101 In Canada
#6 of 24 In Ontario
#2 of 4 In Toronto
#19 of 1,063 For Intellectual Property and Patent Law
Top100 For 37 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate27%
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 27% 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 57,050 scientific papers published and 1,180,077 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Political Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Law, Philosophy, Physics, and Sociology.


York University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
36,575 / 677,473
23,495 / 613,832
Computer Science
23,294 / 555,952
Political Science
22,287 / 372,373
Environmental Science
22,137 / 485,276
20,283 / 448,166
20,271 / 353,342
19,840 / 357,278
19,795 / 439,125
19,469 / 340,462
18,355 / 504,165
17,294 / 456,873
14,620 / 379,273
Geography and Cartography
14,455 / 298,180
Quantum and Particle physics
13,034 / 293,261
12,901 / 322,468
12,257 / 171,862
11,199 / 215,401
10,962 / 274,501
10,487 / 242,718
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,004 / 210,141
9,135 / 157,119
8,531 / 222,551
8,472 / 178,714
Art & Design
7,967 / 116,330
7,955 / 216,039
7,840 / 219,490
7,463 / 194,665
6,708 / 227,549
6,589 / 203,755
Social Psychology
6,486 / 196,880
6,477 / 149,862
Organic Chemistry
6,308 / 175,759
6,160 / 179,185
5,907 / 179,683
Materials Science
5,582 / 121,904
Optical Engineering
5,070 / 104,278
4,767 / 100,415
Development Studies
4,636 / 78,234
Machine Learning
4,449 / 115,823

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 525 3179
1991 562 3469
1992 561 4666
1993 592 4211
1994 590 4607
1995 581 4946
1996 692 5586
1997 675 5829
1998 654 6625
1999 651 7008
2000 712 8422
2001 811 9259
2002 844 10428
2003 930 12356
2004 1024 13759
2005 1071 16264
2006 1252 19094
2007 1449 23060
2008 1761 26050
2009 1724 30535
2010 1979 34418
2011 1961 40518
2012 1933 46444
2013 2099 52160
2014 2170 57203
2015 2251 60950
2016 2414 61455
2017 2488 64166
2018 2262 67915
2019 2612 79255
2020 3193 95263
2021 3611 118180
2022 2979 104138
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 45)
    Enrolled in York University
    In 2001 graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts
    television actorenvironmentalistactorfilm actorstage actor

    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 and Arrows (2003–2005), for which she won a Gemini Award.

  2. Katheryn Winnick

    Katheryn Winnick
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1977-.. (age 46)
    actormartial artist

    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–present), 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. Daniel Levy

    Daniel Levy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1983-.. (age 40)
    television actortelevision produceractorlighting designerscreenwriter

    Daniel Joseph Levy is a Canadian actor, writer and producer. Born in Toronto to parents Eugene Levy and Deborah Divine, 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 with his father and co-starred in with him and his sister, Sarah Levy.

  4. Lilly Singh

    Lilly Singh
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in York University
    Studied psychology
    film actorcomediantelevision producerbloggertelevision presenter

    Lilly Saini Singh is a Canadian American actress, comedian, talk show host, vlogger, YouTuber and internet personality. 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 2,732,000

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