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York University Rankings, Achievements and Recognitions

The third-largest university in Canada, York University has recently completed its 61 years. Steeped into rich legacy the university has set its footprints in the field of imparting education globally to students of various demographics.

The internationally recognized research university has been ranked 33rd out of 176 universities by Times Higher Education Impact Ranking second year in a row. Not just in the field of education but York University tries to set an example as a provider of education to act upon social causes as well work upon environment sustainability. The university was also ranked at top positions nationally as well as globally in Clean Water and Sanitation, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Gender Equality.

Home to almost 56,000 students, York University remains a dream for many. With an acceptance rate of 80%, admissions into York University is highly competitive. Around 8500 international students from 178 countries study at York University.

Global Rankings of York University

  • Times Higher Education

The York University World Ranking 2020 is 401-500th. The breakdown of scores by Times Higher Education is mentioned below:

  • Teaching - 28.2
  • Research - 37.6
  • Citations - 50.7
  • Industry Income - 45.4
  • International Outcome - 75.0

The university is also ranked globally in various other rankings by Times Higher Education which are mentioned-below:

  • Ranked #5 globally for Clean Water and Sanitation.
  • Ranked #9 globally for Reduced Inequalities.
  • Ranked #9 globally for Sustainable Cities and Communities.
  • Ranked #10 globally for Gender Equality.
  • QS World University Rankings

York University is ranked #511-520 by QS Global World Rankings. QS World University Ranking believes that students studying at York University might end up in unexpected yet meaningful careers because of the cross-discipline programming.

  • U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report have given a global score of 52.0 for York University. The university ranks 416th globally according to the U.S. News and World Report. A total of 13 indicators were considered for the global rankings. The individual performance in each of the 13 indicators are tabulated below:

Ranking IndicatorsYork University PositionsWeight
Global Score52.0-
Global Search Reputation#25612.5%
Regional Research Reputation#11412.5%
Normalized Citation Impact#52210%
Total Citations#4267.5%
Number of Publications that are among the 10 percent most cited#43812.5%
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited#58110%
Internal Collaboration-relative to country#1,0745%
Internal Collaboration#5915%
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited#4355%
Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited#5645%
  • CWUR York University Rankings

The Center for World University Rankings solemnly keeps assesses the university on some key parameters. No survey or university data submissions are taken into consideration for the rankings of the university. The parameters on which CWUR ranks the university are quality of education, alumni, employment, research output, and citations. CWUR has ranked York University 388 globally in the year 2020. The rankings in all the parameters is tabulated below:

ParameterYork University Ranking
World Rank388
Quality of Education Rank-
Alumni Employment Rank243
Quality of the Faculty Rank-
Research Output Rank468
Quality Publications Rank408
Influence Rank419
Citations Rank275
Overall Score75.1

National Rankings of York University

York University has been ranked 18th in National University Ranking in Canada by QS Top Universities. Center for World University Rankings also ranked York University 18th Best National University in Canada.

ARWU National has placed York University in the 19-20th position among other Canadian Universities. Times Higher education has also ranked York University at 16-18th position. U.S. News and World Report have ranked York University 17th in Canada. Maclean has given a comprehensive rank of 9 to York University due to its standout programs and cool courses.

Subject-Specific Rankings

York University offers various programs in the field of Science, Business, Law, Engineering, Health, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Education, Art, Media, Performance and Dance. The various subject specific rankings given by ranking agencies is mentioned below:

Times Higher Education Ranking

Times Higher Education ranks universities for particular subjects on the basis of some key parameters which include teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook. The subject-specific rankings by Times Higher Education for York University in 2020 are tabulated-below:

SubjectTimes Higher Education Ranking
Arts & Humanities176-200
Engineering & Technology301-400
Life Sciences401-500
Physical Sciences301-400
Social Sciences201-250
Business & Economics101-125
Law Ranking66 (Overall Score - 46.8)
Psychology71 (Overall Score - 55.5)

U.S. News and World Report

York University has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report for various subjects. All the subject specific rankings are mentioned-below:

SubjectU.S. News and World Report Ranking
Arts and Humanities135
Clinical Medicine615
Economics and Business78
Neuroscience and Behaviour398
Social Sciences and Public Health304

York University continues to hold good positions globally and nationally.

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