105 – Glendon Campus, York University

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Last updated: January 24, 2018

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About Glendon

Glendon Fast Facts

  • We have a proud history of preparing future leaders through a bilingual liberal arts education (social sciences and humanities), our area of specialization since our founding more than 50 years ago. We are one of the only liberal arts campuses in the country offering programs in English and French, with a strong Spanish presence as well.
  • To respond to an increasing demand for bilingual graduates in science, we recently extended our program offering to include 2 Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs: a BSc in Biology and a BSc in Psychology.
  • All of our graduates obtain bilingual language certification (English and French).
  • Our international focus sets us apart. We offer the only International Bachelor degree programs (iBA and iBSc) in Canada, we welcome a large number of international students to our campus, and more than 10% of our students go on exchange – 3 times higher than the national average. You will also find more than 100 languages spoken on our campus.
  • Glendon’s small community ensures that personalized services are available from enrollment to graduation.

Small Campus in the City

Glendon is great for students who are interested in a personalized university experience. With a student population of just under 3,000 and an average class size of 28, you’ll find that in the classroom and across campus, professors and staff are here to support your success.

Our small campus gives you increased opportunities to participate in conferences, to connect with students from across Canada and the world, and to get involved in campus life.

Campus Beauty

Glendon’s peaceful and inspiring campus is set on 85 acres of parkland and gardens in the heart of Toronto’s mid-town. With the historic Manor at its centre, a close-knit, diverse community of students, professors and staff call it home. Public transit stops right at the campus entrance, offering students a 20-minute ride to downtown.

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University or College Transfer Students and Mature Students

Each year Glendon welcomes a sizeable number of students arriving with workforce experience and from other universities and colleges.

Our students tell us that they were drawn to Glendon’s small classes that encourage active participation and afford them the chance to really get to know their professors. Outside the classroom, you will get personalized assistance with library research, choosing courses, balancing life responsibilities, and more.

You are welcome to work at your own pace, taking 1 or a few courses up to a full course load each semester. For information about transfer credits, please see the York University section above.


Rooted in the liberal arts, a Glendon education helps students develop a well-rounded academic base, an area of academic focus, and a suite of transferable skills, including critical thinking, research, and communications, which are among the most sought after skills in the job market today. Glendon graduates are further distinguished by language credentials and international perspectives that lead them to careers in journalism, law, diplomacy, non-governmental organizations, teaching, business and more. You can also take courses in other disciplines such as languages, fine arts and more on York’s larger Keele Campus, a 40-minute free shuttle ride away.

Professional Program: BEd for Future FSL Teachers

Glendon is home to a unique concurrent Bachelor of Education (BEd) program that is designed specifically to train future core, extended, and immersion French teachers. You must be in your second or third year to apply. The next entry point will be for fall 2018.

Applicants with no prior postsecondary education (e.g. high school students outside of Ontario) may be eligible for the direct-entry concurrent BEd program. Once you have applied and received your 9-digit York reference number, please fill out the “Concurrent Form for OUAC 105D” form on our Program Website.

University and college transfer students may apply for upper-year entry during their third or fourth year at Glendon. Supplementary admission requirements for BEd include a minimum French level, personal statement and an experience profile.

For more information visit the Education website.

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The International Bachelor Degree (iBA, iBSc) for Students with a Background in French

Glendon’s international Bachelor of Arts (iBA) and international Bachelor of Science (iBSc) degrees were designed for students with a background in French who want to use their French as a springboard to an international degree with a third language option. The iBA and iBSc are available across all of our majors, and add to your degree through the following:

  1. internationally oriented courses
  2. an international exchange, and
  3. advanced language certification.

Advanced language certifications are available in English and French for the bilingual iBA or iBSc, or English, French, Spanish, or another third language for the trilingual iBA or iBSc. York’s Keele Campus also offers more than 15 language options. Find more information about the international bachelor degree.

Language Advantage

As southern Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for Bilingual and French-language Postsecondary Education, Glendon is committed to equipping all students with skills in French (or English for Francophones) both in and outside of the classroom.

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, all students graduate with language certification that can prove a key advantage in the workforce, where more jobs and more money often come to those who can work in both languages.

Find more information about our language advantage.

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Personalized Enrollment Support

As a new Glendon student, you will receive personal support from our Academic Advising team to chart an academic path that is right for you. Once you have accepted your offer of admission, you can book an in-person enrollment appointment or request to be assigned to an advisor for virtual enrollment. Find more information about personalized enrollment support.


Glendon is home to 2 residence buildings. More than 90% of our rooms are singles. Our residences are a 2-minute walk to class 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.

Campus Visits

Please join us for our highlight events:

  • Fall Campus Day open house (November 5, 2017)
  • March Break University program (March 12 to 16, 2018)
  • Experience Glendon Spring Open House (March 25, 2018)

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 (October 2017 to February 2018). For details or to book your visit, see our website.

For information about scholarships, financial aid, transfer credits (we recognize AP and IB), language requirements and students with diagnosed disabilities, see the main York University section.

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Contact Us

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

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

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