Love the ambiance
I've lived here for two years. I love the Assiniboine Residence building (minus weird restrictions on wifi and obsessive policies about fire alarm testing) and the cleaning + housing staff are very kind. It is super convenient to live close to campus if you're TA'ing or your course load is heavier and you need to be at York a lot.
I came to Toronto specifically for my graduate degree, and didn't know the city so I chose to move in this building because I needed to focus on my work.
I am writing this review because mature and graduate students need to know that if you plan on living here, the "graduate" housing of Assiniboine Residences isn't actually only graduate students. They allow people over 21 years of age, which means that it is predominantly undergrads. I have noticed that this group is responsible for a lot of the garbage in public spaces, do not respect the building grounds, and other tenants, especially by-laws of quiet time 11pm-7am. If you want to get any work done or get regular sleep, live in another part of the city. I have had such an issue in the last few months following the moving in of undergrads next to my unit and they've made it impossible to get them to respect the space or quiet times. The housing people are doing everything they can, and it's really not their fault. AND graduate students need to be aware that it will not be a serious study space culture here. I have had a horrible three months of sleepless nights which has had immense impacts on my studies and I don't wish that on anyone else.
I love my york u...experience of lifetime. So much diverse culture
Huge campus. Go buses, yrt, transportation is great. Wish they had more food choices and better ones
Campus is okay, some
Parts are dirty. The pizza pizza in Vari hall is really good. Library is always packed and it can be hard to find a place to study during exam time.
i attended my nephew's graduation yesterday it was nice to see how the university accommodates people's needs. Good job York U!
Great location for Seminars, Meetings etc. Food is great and the business appartments are very good and reasonably priced.
VERY disorganized, unapproachable professors, terrible admin staffs. Dead, too far from everything, expensive parking, minimal student engagement, construction since 2011 and still going on, bad facilities, depressing environment.
STAY AWAY, go to Ryerson!
Best PLACE ON Earth !!! : )
The general consensus with York University is a resounding, "meh." Nothing about it is special or stands out. Unless there is a program that only York offers, go somewhere else or you risk getting York'd (repeatedly)
There are a lot of gease on campus and in the spring their babies are really cute to see but be careful, because they will gang up on you and steal your food if you're within 10meters. The campus facilities are okay, although many bathrooms need upgrading. The art on the walls is generally very well done
Don't ever put your faith in them especially if you are an international student. They kick you out as soon as they can when there is a new semester coming with new students. Also very inconsiderate towards students. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE SERVICE. HATED EVERY MOMENT THERE. If it was possible to put no star i would have done so already.
Improving from what it's been reported and reputed as, which is a commuter school that's unsafe and has bad academics. They are trying to hire more enthusiastic employees. There needs to be renovation or some initiative to make the school feel more friendly and inviting in terms of its social life and its infrastructure.
Lots of people, overcrowded library during rush hour, large lecture sizes for intro classes. Professors are generally nice, the admins that I've talked to were helpful. More places to sit would be nice.
If I could leave the stars blank I would. This school is terrible. Some of the profs are nice but majority of them are pretty unhelpful. I will not go here for Graduate studies nor do I recommend this to any other future students.
The school is also very unsafe. There are daily attacks and the security does not follow up on issues either. Theft, sexual assault, harassment,etc. This is like the Gotham City of Universities lol.
I had a Professor who harassed me and when I tried to follow up on it, I could not reach out to anyone for help. Awful. York University will lose business because of how they have treated me. I am embarrassed to be a alumni of this school. I am disgusted with these people really, they will not get another cent from me.
It's a good campus to do graduate studies. their CDS professors are some of the best in Disability Studies and Mad Studies fields.
BEST NBA school in N.A.
Modern spacious building!
pretty bad place to be, not safe place. admin is terrible, and education you gain is mediocre (subject to the individual)
the location of has a high effect on security. the public housing at student prices right at the boarder of Jane and finch was a mistake. Getting weekly bulletins warning about sexual assault is unnerving to say the least.
The administration @yorku is notorious for their inhospitable treatment, they might get paid well but it does not seem like they are motivated to really help students. Prepare to be brushed off repeatedly and sent to different departments, this is the only incidence i have experience government office level service.
The education i gain was mediocre at best, i came in expecting focused learning and detailed coarse pertaining to my major. That was not the case, you are required to take extra coarses outside of your major, your coarses are designed to prepare you for an exam which is mainly used to eliminate students and bell curve marks.
If you were ever curious about what its like to be treated like a number come to YorkU where all majors come with a minor in street smarts.
Slightly sketch at night. Not bad by day. Best/safest part of Jane/Finch. Nice place though...
I go here and I'm entering my last year. School is huge and that's something I dislike. Regardless to the size of the school and the amount of students, the library is always full and doesn't have enough seating for everyone. A professor got upset once because the class did well and told the TA'S to mark harder because they have to fail some students to make the school look a little tough. Well its working. I cannot wait to graduate. It'll be a great day. And I will never come back again!
Good business school in Canada.
Very friendly atmosphere, competitive studying, a whole lot of options for studying, great professors, amazing sipport group... A very good university. I enjoyed every single second of being there.
York U. Map Library---Excellent collection of worldwide maps, helpful and competent staff and a major research resource. Professor Bill Mahaney, Geography.
Well kept grounds, great faculty and manor place is awesome!
My stand out point, back in mid 1990s.
Great library. Huge selection of any topic you want to research. Quiet and amazig.
Wow what a great place to be. The washrooms in this facility are on point when compared to the rest of York university. Spot on 10/10 would attend again.
The campus is really nice and actually does't seem like a commuter school. Theres a lot of stuff to do around campus but a lot of the lecture halls are old and depressing. Best thing about going to York is the fact that many of the first and second year courses are offered through out the week which means you can have 5 classes in a semester and still be going to school 2 days a week. A bus literally goes to everywhere from here, especially the go busses, you can pretty much touch any major go station. The business school (Shulich) is great if you have the average to get in. If you cant make that program, then the alternative program is called administrative studies, and you end up with a BAS degree.. The program is not great and I would recommend the BCOM program at Ryerson. Also, York for some reason forces you to take long full year social science, humanities and natural science courses which is basically 80% of your first year, these courses are long and boring and require a ton of reading. The school is located in a really boring are, surrounded by industrial buildings, it can get really depressing just going to school. The school has good places to eat within campus and a lot of them are halal. The classes are huge and it can be hard to make friends if you commute to school since most people barley ever show up to lectures. Overall, the school is OKAY nothing special, the only good thing I find about it is the campus.
Cant really study here. People are always loud. 3rd and 4th floors are good. nice seating area on second floor.
This school does not care at all about its students, it will register them in the wrong programs and won't even care. They are only concerned with making as much money as possible.
I have had the worst experience ever possible with this university. Ended up stuck with them for an extra semester because I was misinformed on the courses needed to be taken. Also, I submitted my form to graduate in a timely manner, but was told that there was an online form to fill out; so pretty much my fax was disregarded and I missed the deadline according to them, which delayed my graduation.
I would never send my child to York or go there myself for that matter.
For students thinking of attending York based on the reviews you read online, thats probably one of the worst ways of evaluating an institution. Before anything, you need to understand that everyone's experience is subjective. Every school has its upsides and it's downsides. I attend York now and personally I've found my academic experience at York fulfilling. I have many friends who attend U of T and quite honestly they have all had terrible experiences when it comes to grappling with the academic expectations at U of T. The profs there are restricted by a quota in regards to how many A, B and C grades they're supposed to give to their students. Ive always preferred learning to an extensive caliber and enjoying the information I'm absorbing rather than work my ass off and still get struck down by profs who are restricted by a quota. Its extremely counterproductive. I've developed relationships with the professors here and quite honestly, the quality of education is not compromised. At times I've struggled to pull my weight but many a time it's feels better when you succeed at doing so and are recognized for your efforts with a suitable grade.
The administration at York has always been a problem. I've had my fair share of problems with the administration there but don't get me wrong, York is a good school. The quality of education is great and like all schools it has its pitfalls but don't decide based on reviews because everyone will filter through the educational system differently. You who read this is one of them.
Big campus with lots of things to do & places to go.
Few things to note :
* if you live on campus, there aren't many close by places for groceries & so. Be prepared to either pay for overpriced items or do a lengthy trip to shop every few days.
* if you drive, parking can prove challenging as there isn't any free parking on campus (or relatively close)
* the area is not very safe, so preferably don't travel alone on foot at night. If you're a student, it's a good idea to use the free safety services that the university offers.
Beautiful campus, but food options are limited. Strong bilingual community filled with welcoming faces.
A beautiful campus and beautiful building located right near the heart of Toronto. The tree's surrounding the campus make for beautiful photo's in the fall. I can't wait for the opportunity to go back - A Richard Trus review
Glendon is a beautiful campus surrounded by trees and a peaceful vibe that makes you forget you're still in the heart of the city. The rose garden behind the library is especially nice, but the entire campus during Fall is absolutely majestic. The only major downfall is that there is no convenience store on campus and no restaurant besides the cafeteria, a tiny Tim Hortons and the coop (Lunik) which often saves the day with tasty vegan food, though at times inconsistent in their supply. Luckily you can grab a bite or a proper coffee near Lawrence Subway Station, the closest to the campus. As for the actual courses at Glendon, they're amazing: offered in your choice of French or English, in decent size groups and by talented and knowledgeable professors. Close to a five, but eh, I'm a foody ;-)
Huge library full of books that no one looks at and little amount of study spaces that are always full. Would recommend creating a floor just for studying purposes.
last week I went to YorkU. The York University totally different from my university (China). I like it more and more when I know more about the York U.
1) Atmosphere, less competition more cooperation, the student is more active
2) Strong Business and Art school background culture for all students
3) Strong Alumnus networking that is very useful for students to find the job
4)The new Markham campus is very nearby my home
I hope after I graduate from my university 25 years, I can go back to York University for study.
Wish all YorkU students enjoy your study and life.
I am the mother of one YorkU student
Unfortunately, it isn't huge enough to accommodate lots of students so do not expect to find a seat/spot during exam/rush hours.
You are better off going to an empty classroom to study!
Glendon is a unique academic faculty and a fantastic place for undergrad.
Great, lively Campus. Although I prefer Keele.
Probably The greatest Institute for learning, and the staff are spectacular!!
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