105 – Glendon Campus, York University

Last updated: September 14, 2022

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About Glendon

Stand out from the crowd with a Glendon degree.

Located in the heart of Toronto, York University’s Glendon Campus offers science, humanities and social sciences degrees with a global advantage.

At Glendon, we offer a highly personalized experience to ensure your success and well-being. Our graduates are changemakers in Toronto and around the globe in fields such as:

  • the public sector,
  • finance,
  • education,
  • healthcare,
  • digital marketing,
  • human rights,
  • international development and
  • translation.

Glendon Quick Facts

  • 1959: Glendon is the founding campus of York University, Canada’s third largest university.
  • 26: Average number of students per class.
  • 2,000: Our student population, which represents 100 countries and 30+ languages.
  • 50% of our campus is a forest with access to Toronto walking trails.
  • 35 minutes from downtown Toronto, easily accessible via public transit.
  • 24/7: Connect with us @GlendonLiaison on Instagram.

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University or College Transfer Students and Mature Students

Each year, we welcome a sizeable number of students arriving with workforce experience and from other universities and colleges.

Our students tell us that they were drawn to our small classes that encourage active participation and give them the chance to 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 more courses, up to a full course load, each semester.

Read more about mature and transfer applicants.

Transfer Credit Eligibility

University applicants may receive transfer credits for courses completed at another recognized university with a minimum grade of 60%, provided that the courses are recognized as meeting acceptable academic and accreditation standards.

College applicants may receive transfer credit that is dependent upon the:

  • college program and courses completed,
  • grades achieved and
  • program the applicant is entering at Glendon.

We will consider courses that an applicant has achieved a minimum grade of 70% or above in for transfer credit.

We have several transfer credit policies and articulation agreements with Ontario’s public colleges. Graduates from eligible programs who meet the minimum academic performance requirements are eligible to receive specific transfer credits toward an honours degree, which can reduce the completion time by 1 year or more.

Read more about transfer credits.

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Hands-on Learning Opportunities for Career Success

Inquiry-Based Projects Incubator

Our 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 will be challenged to think differently and bring new ideas to the table.

Read more about g21.

The Glendon Digital Media Lab

The Glendon Digital Media Lab provides you with access to technological and pedagogical resources. It supports hands-on work in Glendon courses and your extracurricular projects, allowing you to pursue your passion.

Read more about the Glendon Digital Media Lab.

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?

We are one of Canada’s top campuses offering international exchanges. In fact, over 10% of our students spend up to a full year of study in another country. We offer unique International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs that prepare you for the global workforce of 2030.

You will graduate with a degree from York University and have access to all Keele Campus courses, amenities, scholarships, services and faculty during your studies.

Honours BA in Drama and Creative Arts

Our new Honours BA in Drama and Creative Arts allows you to specialize in either Drama or Visual Arts, with a personalized blend of classroom study and studio/performance opportunities. You will work with histories and concepts in the visual and performing arts and build practical skills through hands-on projects in the Glendon Theatre and Visual Arts studios.

View the Honours BA in Drama and Creative Arts profile video.

Cognitive Neuropsychology Stream

We are proud to offer a Cognitive Neuropsychology stream within the Glendon Psychology program that 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.

New Pathways

If you pursue an Honours BA or BSc at Glendon, you may jointly pursue an Honours Minor program offered at the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design, and the School of Environmental Studies, except where a similar minor is offered at Glendon.

New Certificates

You can work toward the completion of a certificate while studying in your undergraduate program. We currently offer 3 new certificates:

  • Certificate in Creative Writing Across Contexts
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish for Business and Professional Communication
  • Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Public History

Experiential Education (EE)

EE is the application of theory to real-life situations, such as work placements, lab research, community-based learning, field trips, role playing and more. These experiences are designed to help you use the theories learned in class and apply them in practice.

You will develop key career skills and prepare for the workforce, whether through volunteer or work opportunities on campus, workshops or by joining 1 of over 35 student-run clubs and organizations.

You can complete a work placement in a new industry or workplace of interest, regardless of your program of study, while gaining credits toward your degree requirements.

Read more about Experiential Education at Glendon.

Did You Know?

  • 300+: Destinations with whom York is a partner for international and Quebec exchanges.
  • 1: First campus in Canada to offer iBA degrees.
  • 95% of Glendon grads are employed 6 months after graduation.
  • 88% of employers are satisfied and very satisfied with Glendon students.

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Develop Your Language Advantage

At Glendon, you develop your language and cross-cultural skills. You do not need to speak French or be bilingual to start studying at Glendon. In most of our programs, knowledge of either English or French is all it takes. We offer an immersive language-learning experience with many support resources.

We are pleased to announce our new flexible language requirements. You can complete a Glendon degree by taking only one 6-credit course in your second language at your current level of placement. You can choose this option during your enrollment appointment or at the end of your first year. More advanced language requirements are available if you are interested in developing higher language skills.

The programs this flexible option is available in include:

  • If English is your dominant language:
    • Business Economics
    • Economics
    • English
    • History
    • International Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology (BA only)
    • Sociology
  • If French is your dominant language:
    • Science politique

View our video about experiences with language learning.

Various resources are available to support your language-learning journey and get you career ready. In this interconnected and rapidly changing world, there is an increased need for a multilingual workforce and the ability to conduct business in more than 1 language is becoming critical. Bilingual people often hold higher positions and earn more money than monolinguals in the same industry.

Improve your French (as a second language) with the:

  • Salon francophone
  • Language Training Centre for Studies in French

Work on your English as a second language (ESL) with the:

  • ESL Open Learning Centre

Explore Spanish through the:

  • Spanish Resource Centre

Learn Anishinaabemowin.

Glendon by Numbers

  • 9:1 is the number of students per faculty member on average.
  • 2016: The Government of Ontario officially recognizes Glendon as a French-language service provider.
  • $2,000: New award for eligible transfer students from Ontario colleges and universities.
  • 30+ student clubs to choose from at Glendon.

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Personalized Experience: Big University, Small Campus

Helping and supporting each other is what makes Glendon so special.

We offer a personalized experience where you really matter – small classes and many support programs and student services dedicated to your success. You will meet other students, staff and faculty members who will provide you with the safe and nurturing environment you need to succeed, both academically and professionally. It is in our nature.

As a new Glendon student, you will receive personalized support from our Academic Advising team to chart an academic path that is 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.

We will also pair you 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.


We have 2 residence buildings and more than 90% of our rooms are singles. We guarantee first-year students a room if they apply by the deadline.

Our residences are a 2-minute walk to classes and to the dining hall, 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.

Support for Transition to University

  • Glendon 101 – April to August – Learn about student life, residence life, academic support services, fall orientation and more.
  • GL Zone – A first-year mentorship program that supports your transition through peer support.
  • YU Start – Online student content that highlights the support available and provides relevant information that is helpful to all first-year students.
  • GL U Prep – Program in August that helps you successfully transition to university, both academically and personally.
  • Orientation for All – In addition to Glendon Orientation Day, we host dedicated orientation events for 2SLGBTQIA+ students and allies, international students, Indigenous students and more.

First-year Course Selection Process

Personalized enrollment appointments guide you through selecting and enrolling in courses that match your program requirements, personal goals and interests. Distance advising is also available via email if you require it. Enrollment appointments begin in May.

Book an enrollment appointment online through MyFile.

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Campus Visits

Join us for our key events:

  • Fall Campus Day: Open House – November 5, 2022
  • March Break U – March 13-17, 2023
  • Experience Glendon: Spring Open House – 2023

We also offer virtual campus tours and in-person tours.

Thanks to the Glendon Virtual Network, you will be able to chat with a current student from your program of interest to learn more about what being a student at Glendon is really like.

Find more details and 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
Viewbook: www.yorku.ca/glendon/futurestudents/discover
Instagram: @GlendonLiaison
Twitter: @GlendonCampus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GlendonCampus

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