Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1959Established Year
York UniversityParent College

Glendon is a public federated campus of York University It is internationally oriented bilingual liberal arts college. This college is the first permanent establishment of York University.

Why should you choose Glendon College?

Ranking and Standings

  • Top universities: World Ranking – 481
  • Top universities: Graduate Employment Rank - 301 – 500
  • Time Higher Education 2018: Overall ranking: 351-400

Key Features

Some of the features are as follows:

  • Specialized in Social Sciences and Humanities programs
  • Offers international Bachelor of Arts (iBA) adds global dimension to the quality programs
  • Provides direct-entry for Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) for future French teachers available at the primary-junior, junior-intermediate, and intermediate-senior levels.
  • A new PhD in Études francophones.


Number of Students2,700
Number of Students per Staff26
Number of Faculty84
Percentage of International Students23%
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, YELT, TFI

Campus and Residence


Glendon buildings

  • York Hall (YH)/ Pavillon Hall
  • Glendon Hall,
  • Proctor Field House, used as athletic building which offers gym, sports facilities
  • Leslie Frost Library,
  • Hilliard Residence, used as 215 room residence building
  • Wood Residence, used as 189 room residence building
  • Greenhouse, used as security, parking and Transportation service office.

Keele Campus

  • Located at northwest Toronto
  • Includes facilities like restaurants, medical clinic, dental clinic, art gallery, shopping mall and astronomical observatory


  • Number of students accommodated in the campus residence is 400
  • Residence is guaranteed for first year students
  • Two buildings - Hilliard and Wood
  • Meal plans offered
  • 90% rooms are single

Type of Accommodation

  • Guest Accommodation
  • Hotel Standard Accommodation

Type of Rooms

  • Traditional Dormitory Rooms
  • Suite – Style Rooms
  • Summer Student Residence

Availability of Accommodations

Type of RoomsAvailability dates
Traditional Dormitory RoomsEarly May – August
Suite – Style RoomsEarly May – August
Summer StudentMay – August

Guest Accommodation

Guest Accommodation is for faculty members or individual visitors. It is located at graduate student apartment building at South end of campus.

Facilities provided are as follows:

  • Fully Furnished
  • Bed linens
  • Cookware and dishes
  • Private Kitchen
  • Washroom
  • Television with basic cable
  • Personal Telephone line

Hotel Standard Accommodation

It is administered by Executive Learning Centre at Schulich School of Business.

Following are the facilities provided:

  • Queen size bed
  • Private Bathroom
  • Complementary Internet Access
  • Executive Continental Breakfast
  • 24 hours Concierge service
  • Fitness Centre
  • Business Centre
  • In Room Dining Facility

Traditional Dormitory Rooms

Consist of single and double occupancy.

Facilities available are:

  • Twin Bed
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Bed linen
  • Laundry Facility
  • Wireless Internet
  • Smoke free environment
  • Large shared Washroom

Suite Style Rooms

Facilities available are:

  • Available for conference group booking
  • Offers two single occupancy rooms
  • Washroom
  • Twin bed
  • Large Wardrobe
  • Bed linen
  • Wireless Internet

Summer Student Residence

Facilities available are:

  • Available for minimum 30 days
  • Furnished Rooms
  • Single and Double dorm rooms
  • Shared Washroom
  • Common lounge

Programs Offered

Programs offered along with the corresponding courses

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Certificate Programs
  • Masters Programs
  • Doctorate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

BiologyDrama StudiesGender and Women's StudiesPhilosophySexuality Studies
Business EconomicsEconomicsHistoryPolitical Science-
Canadian StudiesEducationInternational StudiesPsychology-
CommunicationsFrench StudiesMathematicsSociology-

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Spanish for Business and Professional CommunicationDiscipline of Teaching English as an International LanguageLaw and Social Thought
Refugee and Migration StudiesSexuality StudiesSpanish/English Translation
Technical and Professional Communication--

Masters Programs

Conference Interpreting (MCI)Public and International Affairs (MPIA)
French Studies (MA)Translation Studies (MA)

Doctorate Programs

Etudes francophones (PhD)

All You Need to Know About Application Process


Applicants can find the appropriate admission requirements based on the type of students. The requirements related to each type of student can be attained on the official website of Glendon College.

Type of Students

  • Canadian High School Students
  • International Students
  • University and College Transfer Students
  • Mature Students
  • Aboriginal Students
  • Visiting Students
  • Home-Schooled Students
  • Information for Students with Disabilities
  • Returning/Reactivating?

Documents Required

  • Grade 12 graduation with minimum grade B
  • SAT (1100), ACT (24)
  • TOEFL (83), IELTS (6.5), TFI (785) 
  • York English Language Test (YELT) - 1 to 5
  • Transcripts

How, When and Where to Apply?

There are two ways to apply:

  • Through Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) Application
  • York Universities Application

Follow below steps to apply:

  • Meet the admission and program specific requirements
  • Get to know the application deadlines
  • Go to OR and submit the application form
  • Submit all essential required documents

Deadline for most of the programs

SemesterApplication Deadline Date
Fall 2018March 7 (Early) June 13
Winter 2019November 15
Summer 2018April 11

Note: The exceptions to these deadlines are mentioned on the official website of Glendon College.

Application Fee

Admission PortalApplication Fee
Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) ApplicationCAD 105
York University ApplicationCAD 120

What after you get admission?

Following are the actions you can take after getting admission into the College:

  • Check the application status
  • Send the supporting documents like Transcripts, Language Proficiency Test scores, course details to the Office of Admission at York University
  • Review the Scholarship and bursary
  • Apply for residence

Cost and Expenditures


Summer Fees

Type of Studenth Credit3 Credits6 Credits
Fees for Domestic StudentsCAD 253.82CAD 761.46CAD 1,522.92
Fees for International StudentsCAD 894.90CAD 2,684.70CAD 5,369.40

Winter/Fall Fees

Type of Student1 Credit3 Credits6 Credits30 Credits
Fees for Domestic StudentsCAD 253.82CAD 761.46CAD 1,522.92CAD 7,614.60
Fees for International StudentsCAD 894.90CAD 2,684.70CAD 5,369.CAD 26,847


Type of AccommodationRates
Hotel Standard AccommodationCAD 149 per night
Traditional Dormitory Rooms ( Single Twin Bed)CAD 50 per night
Traditional Dormitory Rooms (Double 2 Twin Beds)CAD 86 per night
Suite Style Room (No service)CAD 48 per person per night
Suite Style Room (Daily Service)CAD 50 per person per night
Suite Style Room (Weekly Service)CAD 58 per person per night
Traditional Student Residence (Single Room)CAD 810 per month
Traditional Student Residence (Double Room)CAD 720 per month

Financial Aid

Canadian Students

Automatic Scholarships for Canadian Students

The Chancellor's Scholarships Academic Excellence (95% and above)CAD 3,500 + CAD 500 Student Life Award
The Provost's Scholarships for Academic Excellence (90% to 94.9%)CAD 2,000 + CAD 500 Student Life Award
The Dean's Scholarships for Academic Excellence (85% to 89.9%)CAD 1,000 + CAD 500 Student Life Award
York University Entrance Scholarships for Academic Excellence (80% to 84.9%)CAD 500 + CAD 500 Student Life Award

Other Scholarship includes:

Presidents ScholarshipCAD 21,600 + 500 Student Life Award
Chancellor Cory Entrance ScholarshipCAD 16,000 + 500 Student Life Award
Quebec Entrance ScholarshipCAD 7,500 
Mature Student Entrance ScholarshipCAD 3,000
Lester B. Pearson Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,000
Ron Triffon Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,000

International Students

Following Scholarships are offered for the International Students:

York University Talent Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,000
Lassonde Entrance ScholarshipCAD 2,000
Columbia International Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Entrance ScholarshipCAD 1,000
Liberal Arts and Professional International Studies Entrance ScholarshipCAD 2,000
Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Ryan School of India Entrance ScholarshipCAD 2,500
Faculty of Science Entrance ScholarshipCAD 2,000
York Science Scholars AwardsCAD 10,000

Alumni Network

Alumni Benefits

Off Campus Benefits

Following are the benefits and privileges offered for the Alumni:

  • Alumni Cards, gives access to discounts on exclusive services, events.
  • Athletics Club, membership to various facilities like pool, gymnasium etc.
  • Rewards and Perks
  • Alumni Educational Travel
  • Travel and Leisure Discounts
  • Financial Services,  includes Credit card discounts and Insurance Discounts
  • Custom Framing of Diploma Certificates and Portraits
  • Professional Development
  • Real Estate Services
  • Entertainment Discounts

On Campus Benefits

On Campus Benefits Includes:

  • Transcripts and Diploma, can be obtained by online, fax, mail, in person from Registrar Office or through e-mail
  • Library Facilities
  • Gym Membership
  • Campus Photoshoot
  • Discount on York Bookstore
  • Discount on eligible Merchandise

Notable Alumni

Some of the alumni are:

  • Ann Cavoukian, World renowned Privacy Expert
  • Mayer Elharar, Serial Tech Entrepreneur
  • Kristen Pennington, Social Justice Lawyer
  • Sylvain Roy, Mental Health Leader
  • Irving Abella, CM, author and historian
  • Christopher Dewdney, author


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