York University: Narrative Description

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4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3
Tel: (416)736-2100; Admissions: (416)736-5000; Fax: (416)736-5741; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.yorku.ca/

Description: Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1959. Setting: 650-acre urban campus. Endowment: $145.2 million. Total enrollment: 46,794. Faculty: 3,164. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 39,225 applied, 22% were admitted. Students come from 174 other countries, 3% from out-of province, 23% 25 or older, 6% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Centennial College, Humber College, Seneca College, Sheridan College, Georgian College, Durham College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, audition/evaluation for fine arts program, supplemental applications for business and environmental studies, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 2/1 for early action. Notification: 6/1 for early action. Preference given to students with identified learning disabilities, extenuating circumstances.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $90 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $4824 full-time, $1164 per course part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition varies according to program. College room and board: $5323. College room only: $3323. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $11,474 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 150 open to all. Most popular organizations: college student councils, York Federation of Students, Jewish Student Association, First Nations and Aboriginal Student Association, International and Exchange Students Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Orientation Week, Blue Bowl. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,188 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Scott Library plus 4 others with 6.1 million books, 540,000 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $18.4 million. 1,900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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