York is the home of enquiring minds, inspiring teachers, pioneering researchers and committed professional services staff, all of whom are determined to make the world a better place.
We are a high-performing Russell Group university where enquiring minds, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. We provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with our students for the rest of their lives, enabling them to flourish within and beyond their studies.
Since our foundation in 1963, York’s focus on academic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation across the globe. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 we were ranked in the Top 40 in the world for Arts and Humanities and in the top 100 for Social Sciences.
Our founding values of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, anchored by the highest academic standards, are as true today as they were when the University of York opened its doors. We started out with just over 230 students and are now home to more than 18,000 students from over 150 countries.See All 10 Photos
Campus West, Campus East, City Campus (Kings Manor)York, England, United Kingdom Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in YorkLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
The main campuses of the University of York are situated on the outskirts of the city of York; campus west and campus east are in a parkland setting surrounding small lakes. Our city campus, the historic Kings Manor home to the department of Archaeology is situated within the city.