101 – Glendon Campus, York University

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Last updated: October 1, 2019

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About Glendon

At Glendon, we speak the world. We are known for our focus on languages, our unique programs that are designed for your success and a highly personalized experience. It’s in our nature.

Glendon Quick Facts

  • 1959: Glendon is the founding campus of York University, Canada’s third largest university.
  • 26: Number of students per class on average.
  • 100% of students graduate with a bilingual BA or BSc (English/French).
  • 2016: Glendon was officially recognized as French-language service provider by the Government of Ontario.
  • 2500: Our student population represents 100 countries and 30+ languages.
  • 3X: Our students participate in exchanges abroad, 3 times the national average.
  • 1: First campus in Canada to offer iBA degrees (International Bachelor of Arts).
  • 88% of employers are satisfied and very satisfied with Glendon students.
  • 35 minutes from downtown Toronto.
  • 50% of our campus is a forest with access to Toronto walking trails.
  • 24/7: Connect with us @GlendonCampus on social media platforms.

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Focus on Languages

Glendon Campus is known for offering authentic learning situations in bilingual and multilingual environments, and programs and professors that are highly supportive. Knowledge of a second language is not a prerequisite. Our programs welcome students of various abilities and proficiency levels and are primarily focused on French and English, with Spanish language opportunities. There are 4 levels of bilingual and trilingual certification attainable at Glendon based on your language assessment.

Various resources are available to support your language-learning journey and get you career-ready:

  • Salon francophone
  • Language Training Centre for Studies in French
  • ESL Open Learning Centre
  • Spanish Resource Centre

Read more about language certification.

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Unique Programs Designed for Success

New Inquiry-Based Projects Incubator

Glendon’s Inquiry-Based Projects Incubator, also known as G21, is a series of activities designed to foster students who want to experiment and be prepared to solve some of the complex problems of tomorrow. Your ideas will be fueled by passion, aesthetics and ethics, and you’ll be challenged to think differently and bring new ideas to the table.

Top Scholars

Glendon’s Top Scholars Program celebrates incoming high school students of the highest calibre who reaffirm our long history of academic excellence. Select Top Scholars can participate in the Research Apprenticeship Program and can conduct hands-on research with a professor in first year.

Exclusive Degrees: Program Highlights

Looking to explore global opportunities, get hands-on workplace experiences, teach others, discover life around and within us or understand new cultures? Glendon is one of Canada’s top campuses offering international exchanges. We offer unique International BAs and BScs that prepare you for the global workforce of 2030. Glendon students graduate with a degree from York University, and have access to all Keele Campus courses, amenities, scholarships, services and faculty during their studies.

Our Dual Degree brings together our expertise in human and social sciences with France’s number one business incubator, the emlyon business school.

Glendon is proud to offer a new Cognitive Neuropsychology stream within the Glendon Psychology program, which allows you to study the relationship between the brain and behaviour. This stream coordinates applied research opportunities between Glendon students and affiliated hospitals and health centres for valuable hands-on experience.

Glendon offers a popular BEd program, the only one of its kind, as a response to the shortage of French teachers in the province. Students pursue a BA for their first 4 years while learning to learn and teach another language effectively.

Read more about the BEd.

Glendon has partnered with York University’s Schulich School of Business to offer a Pathway to Master of Management (MMgt). High-achieving students can acquire 4 years of specialized knowledge in their undergraduate program of interest, then apply to a 1-year MMgt degree.

Experiential Education

Experiential Education (EE) is the application of theory to real-life situations such as workplace placements, lab research, community-based learning, field trips, role playing and more. EE opportunities at Glendon include part-time, summer, on- and off-campus roles that students can apply for and work placements. Last year, more than 9,500 EE positions were posted across both the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Glendon students develop key career skills and prepare for the workforce, whether through volunteer and work opportunities on campus, workshops or by joining one of over 35 student-run clubs and organizations.

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Personalized Experience: Small Campus, Big Heart

Helping and supporting each other is what makes Glendon so special. We offer a personalized experience where you really matter – small classes, many support programs and student services dedicated to your success. Our engaged staff and faculty provide students with the safe and nurturing environment they need to succeed, both academically and professionally.

As a new Glendon student, you will receive personalized support from our Academic Advising team to chart an academic path that’s right for you. Once you accept your offer of admission, you can book an enrollment appointment where you will get your first glimpse of life as a Glendon student. You will also be paired with a student mentor who can offer support and tips as you navigate your first year. This commitment to student service excellence continues past first year and beyond graduation.

Tailor-Made Scholarships

There are awards you can win automatically if you choose Glendon, and there are even more available if you take the time to apply. Are you coming from a French-language high school? There is a scholarship for you. Do you have an average above 80%? Look into Glendon-specific scholarships that fit your profile.


Glendon has 2 residence buildings. More than 90% of our rooms are singles and first-year students are guaranteed a room if they apply by the deadline. Our residences are a 2-minute walk to classes and to the cafeteria, and include built-in support services led by your Don, a live-in senior student assigned to help you settle in. There is a year-round roster of activities in residence. Space is also available in residence for upper-year students.

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Campus Visits

Please join us for our key events:

  • Fall Campus Day: Open House – November 17, 2019
  • March Break U – March 16 to 20, 2020
  • Experience Glendon: Spring Open House – March 29, 2020

We also offer daily campus tours. You can be a Glendon student for a day through our Shadow Program, which takes you right into a university class of your choice (by request only).

Find details or book your campus visit.

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Contact Us

Glendon Recruitment, Admissions & Applicant Relations
B108 York Hall, Glendon Campus
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto ON  M4N 3M6

Telephone: 416-487-6710
Email: liaison@glendon.yorku.ca

Website: www.glendon.yorku.ca/futurestudents
Instagram: @GlendonCampus
Twitter: @GlendonCampus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GlendonCampus

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