York University - Glendon Campus

Excellence in Academics

Rooted in the liberal arts, a Glendon education helps students develop a well‑rounded academic base, an area of academic focus (or a few with majors/minors) 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. Students can take courses in various disciplines and combine programs for a unique, personalized degree. An extensive international exchange program, internships, mentorships, conferences and high-profile guest speakers offer students the chance to combine their studies with practical real-world experience.

An International, Bilingual Flair

A Glendon education is set in a vibrantly international and bilingual environment. Students, professors and staff hail from more than 100 countries around the world and value the opportunity to study, live and work in English and French – and other languages. 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’re 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.

Glendon – A Natural Jewel

Enter the graceful stone gates of Glendon: a country estate set on 85 lush acres of greenery in the heart of Toronto. With a beautifully restored historic mansion at its centre and a close-knit, diverse community of professors, staff and students, you couldn't find a better place to receive a top-quality education with a special focus on languages and liberal arts. 

A Sense of Community

In addition to its natural beauty, the Glendon campus offers students a truly customized education. With a student population of 2,800 and an average class size of 28, you’ll get to know your professors and fellow students well. You’ll find that in the classroom and across campus, professors and staff are here to support your success. Our small campus gives you opportunities to shine, to connect with students from around the world, and to get involved in campus life. As a full-fledged faculty and separate campus of York University, the Glendon community benefits from the vast resources, including courses, available at York’s larger Keele campus – a 30‑minute free shuttle ride away.

A Bright Future

Glendon's alumni are leaders in all walks of life, both in Canada and on the international scene. They are at the forefront of their professions and their communities, clearly demonstrating the unique career edge that a Glendon liberal arts education provides. 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.