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    York University, Canada: World-wise, Country-wise and Subject-wise Rankings 2021

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    Established in 1959, York University is a modern, public university in Toronto, Canada with multiple campuses across the world. It is the third largest university in Canada and has one of the most diverse student bodies. The university is home to nearly 55,000 students. Over 8,500 international students representing 178 countries bring diversity to the campus. Programs at York University are offered across 200 disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels organized into 10 faculties. York University has a sized- reputation among law schools in Canada.

    York has been recognized from Times Higher Education in its Impact Rankings for the third year in a row. It bagged the 67th position globally against 1,115 post-secondary institutions from 94 countries including some of the top Canadian Universities. Impact rankings are based on an institution’s contribution towards the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. York is ranked in the top 10 in the world in 4 key categories that include Clean Water and Sanitation, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities and Gender Equality. Other strength areas of the university at the faculty level are Law, Business, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Psychology, Education, Environmental Science, etc.

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    York University Ranking Highlights

    Given below are the highlights of the York University rankings for 2021:

    • In the THE, York University ranks 401-500th in World University Rankings 2021.
    • Ranked #531-540 in QS World University Rankings 2021.
    • The U.S. News and World Report 2021, the university has been placed #432 in Best Global Universities.

    York University World Rankings

    York University is ranked #531 in the QS Global World Rankings 2021 based on the ranking criteria given below:

    Criteria Score
    Academic Reputation 21.4
    Employer Reputation 30.4
    International Faculty Ratio 24.6
    International Student Ratio 74.6

    The ranking position of the university from 2012 to 2021 is shown in the form of graph given below:

    The 2021 rank for York in THE World University Rankings is 401-500th. THE allocates an overall score and 4 pillar score to all ranked institutions. However, an overall score is only provided for institutions ranked in the top 500 and is therefore not available for York University. The 4 pillar scores allocated are tabulated below:

    Indicator Score
    Teaching 27.3
    Research 37.2
    Citations 50.9
    Industry Income 44.1
    International Outlook 76.1

    The THE ranking trend for York University from 2012 to 2021 is depicted in the graph below:

    The U.S. News and World Report has placed York University #432 in Best Global Universities in 2021 using a 13 indicator methodology to determine the overall scores. The university had an overall score of 53.1 and the parameters used are elaborated in the table below:

    Parameter Score
    Overall Score 53.1
    Global research reputation #277
    Regional research reputation #120
    Publications #469
    Books #89
    Conferences #580
    Normalized citation impact #547
    Total citations #422
    Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited #450
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited #603
    International collaboration - relative to country #1182
    International collaboration #669
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited #425
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited #534

    York University Rankings in Canada

    • Coming to the country-specific rankings of the York University, the U.S. News and World Report 2021 has placed it #17 in Best Global Universities in Canada.
    • In the QS Top Universities, the York University ranked 18th in Canada out of a total of 26 Top Canadian Universities that were included in the list for 2021. The rankings are based on similar parameters as used for world university rankings i.e. academic reputation, employer reputation, international student ratio, etc.
    • The university also bagged the 17th position in THE Best Universities in Canada 2021.

    York University Subject-wise Ranking

    The Osgoode Hall Law School of the university is highly ranked for its law programs. In the THE subject-wise rankings, law ranks among the top 50 i.e. at the 43rd position. Other than that, Schulich School of Business is also popular and placed 101-125 in the subject rankings for 2021. The table below represents the THE subject-wise rankings 2021:

    Subject Ranking
    Law 43
    Business and Economics 101-125
    Arts and Humanities 151-175
    Education 176-200
    Social Sciences 201-250
    Engineering and Technology 401-500
    Physical Sciences 401-500
    Life Sciences 501-600

    The disciplines placed in the top 100 in the QS rankings are Anthropology and Accounting and Finance. The QS WUR Ranking by Subject 2021 are given in the table below:

    Subject Ranks
    Anthropology #51
    Accounting and Finance #95
    History #101
    Sociology #101
    English Language and Literature #101
    Geography #101
    Law and Legal Studies #101
    Psychology #101
    Business and Management Studies #114
    Arts and Humanities #185

    York University subject-wise rankings and overall scores according to the U.S. News and World Report 2021 based on the similar 13-parameter system used for global university rankings are given below:

    Subject Ranking Overall Score
    Economics and Business #84 48.1
    Arts and Humanities #143 49
    Psychiatry/ Psychology #179 45
    Space Science #247 19.6
    Social Sciences and Public Health #310 37.4
    Physics #343 54.5
    Computer Science #362 35.4
    Engineering #403 44.5
    Clinical Medicine #518 41.5

    York University Miscellaneous Ranking 

    • York University ranks 67th in THE Impact Rankings 2021.
    • In the QS Top Universities Graduate Employability Rankings 2020, it ranks #301.
    • The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA ranked 4th in the world among joint programs by QS Global EMBA rankings 2020.

    York University has a vast network of over 325,000 alumni around the world. In recent years, the university had a 92% placement rate within 2 years from graduation. The university has maintained its name and position in the world rankings over the years. It is a leader in international teaching and research that assures career success to its students.

    York University - YU, Ontario, canada: 2 answered questions

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    Ques. Which one is better for studying in Canada? York University or Humber college? (take into consideration Humber college is a lot cheaper in tuition fees)

    ● Top Answer By Tezal Dahiya on 13 Jan 21

    Ans. As both are good colleges, there is no right answer to this question. Humber College ranks #20 and is among the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada. It is also a lot cheaper if you compare a Humbler diploma and a York degree. If you are comparing equivalent credentials, there might not be a difference at all. A quick check online shows York's domestic undergrad fee to be $7,743. At Humber, a degree is $7,737.84. So tuition wise, there is not too much difference. Humber College also provides 28 undergraduate courses whereas York university has a staggering 106. No. Of scholarships provided by Humber and York is 25 and 27 respectively. As far as degrees are concerned, York would be better known as a degree-granting institution. However, others might value the more practical content of a degree from a community college (technically, Humber is now an Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, but few people know that and still fewer could explain the significance). Here’s a factual comparison between the two: Content Humber College York University Average Attendance Cost $12,924 $24,312 Acceptance Rate 28.4% 50.5% Student Faculty Ratio 98:1 37:1 Exam Score(MIN) IELTS-6 PTE-60 TOEFL-84 GMAT-550 IELTS-6.5 TOEFL-80 Other factors would include the actual program to be studied (perhaps one is better than the other), the locations of the campuses, activities on campus, housing, etc. After weighing all the pros and cons the student has to make the final decision. Keeping in mind your goals and what you want from your future you have to choose carefully and make the best of the option you choose.Read more
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    Ques. Is York University (Toronto) good for computer engineering?

    ● Top Answer By Md. Syed Hossain on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. Computer Engineering at York University is considered to be one of their best programs. It may not be ranked too highly in Canada but anyone who wants to be skilled in this field can find a lot of resources. Also, looking at their faculty and recent graduates you can see they’re going in the right direction. If you work hard enough and graduate with good grades, your average starting salary can be anywhere from 46,000 to 80,000 USD. There are a lot of benefits too, including Co-Ops, internships, excellent faculty and a very good placement cell with a great placement rate. Due to its co-op opportunities, students here can get upto 18 months of work experience and a lot of hands-on experience. Students can work a minimum of 12 months up to a maximum of 20 months while on co-op. There are also many scholarships for international students ranging from 1,000 USD upto 3,500 USD With an employment rate of 93%, the university is a good choice for local and international students alike. Most popular career prospects after this course are as software engineer, video game programmer, communication networks and more.  The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) is accredited by CEAB. In this program, a strong programming foundation including Object Oriented Programming/Object-Oriented Design, assembly language, multi-threading, design patterns, and unit testing. There are courses in computation, system design, robotics, virtual-reality and more.Read more
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