Universities in Canada

Glendon College at York University


University Information

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Founded: 1959
Undergraduate Students: 2 700
Campus Type: Surban
Institution Type: Public College
Website: www.glendon.yorku.ca

About the University

Glendon College (French: Collège universitaire Glendon) is a federated campus of York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An internationally oriented, bilingual liberal arts college with 84 full-time faculty members and a student population of about 2,700, Glendon is located in midtown Toronto’s Lawrence Park neighbourhood. The college was founded as the first permanent establishment of York University when it began academic operation under the mentorship of the University of Toronto in September 1960.Under the York University Act 1959 legislation, York was once an affiliated institution of the University of Toronto, where the first cohort of faculty and students originally utilized the Falconer Hall building (now part of the Faculty of Law) as a temporary home before relocating north of the St. George campus to Glendon Hall — an estate that was willed by E.R. Wood for post-secondary purposes.

Glendon’s undergraduate curriculum emphasizes languages, international affairs and public policy. Due to this, Glendon was recently granted $20 million by the Government of Ontario in order to become the country’s first “Centre of Excellence for French language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education,” in collaboration with Collège Boréal. Language skill assessments are given to new students to determine the level needed to take to fulfill Glendon’s second-language requirement. Students who attain higher levels can either take advanced-level language instruction in their second language, or a discipline course taught solely in their second language.

TOEFL: 83*/120

*Please note that Glendon is considered a bilingual school.  the MICEFA recommends a score of 100/120 to be considered for this university.

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree students.  Students are automatically enrolled in the program.  The program covers both Health and Dental Care.

Cost: $254* + $684 (UHIP)
*Based on 2016-2017 prices.

AIG is not accepted by Glendon.

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the website for more information.

Cost: $5,552* (double) or $5,997 (single)
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan which costs between $2,950 – $4,150.

Off-campus Housing: Students may choose to live off campus in the Toronto area, there are no ressources specified by Glendon, so think about contacting your international student advisor for help.  

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

Not specified by Glendon.