If you’re a Glendon student, there’s a 90% chance that you’ve had not one, not two, but many encounters that went like this:
“So what school do you go to?”
“Oh I go to Glendon!”
“No, I meant Glendon College! It’s a part of York University.”
Not many people know about Glendon, and this sounds bad but I actually applied to this school by accident. At that time I was looking for university programs so I applied to what I thought was the Keele campus of York. Next thing I knew, I was getting mails in both English and French and that’s when I realized that I applied to the wrong campus. I started researching about Glendon and came across their eAmbassador blogs and YouTube videos, and that was when I knew that it was the best accident that’s ever happened to me.
It has a total student population of 2,700 students, an average class size of 26, an internationally-oriented community, and will give me the chance to brush up on my French. ALL Glendon students are required to take classes in both English and French which is unique in this particular post-secondary institution in Canada. However, you don’t need to have prior knowledge of French when applying, you just have to be willing to learn it and they make you do an assessment test so that you can be placed in the appropriate level! These were all great factors that really made Glendon stand out to me from all the other universities that I applied to.
I’ve only been at Glendon for one school year and I’m really optimistic about the next couple of years. Academic Services is very helpful and always replies to my e-mail inquiries in a timely manner. Because of the small campus environment, the line-ups for financial services or academic services (or anywhere really) typically aren’t very long. If you’re looking into future universities, I would highly recommend considering Glendon, especially if you’re pursuing a liberal arts degree and you want to incorporate French in your undergraduate studies! I’m sure you’ll find yourself loving this awesome tight-knit community.