This article is about the Canadian university. For the British university commonly known as "York University", see University of York.
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|Motto: The way must be tried|
|Enrollment||43,635 undergrad, 3,339 grad|
|Campus size||650 acres|
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York University is a large comprehensive university, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded on March 26, 1959; its first class was held in September 1960, with a total of 76 students. Today, York is Canada's third-largest university, with over 40,000 students enrolled.
York's Faculty of Arts is the largest in Canada. Its Faculty of Education offers its students more teaching experience than any other education program in Ontario. Its renowned Faculty of Environmental Studies offers the best individualized, interdisciplinary masters program in the world. Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada's largest, and one of the oldest, is among the most respected. The Schulich School of Business is ranked among the top business schools in the world.
In addition to its Keele Campus, located in North York, a suburban area of Toronto, York also has a bilingual liberal arts campus, Glendon College. It is the only place in Southern Ontario that offers university courses in both French and English. The Schulich School of Business also has a downtown Toronto campus called the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre.
York advertises itself as providing a contemporary education in an urban setting.