The University of York is a high-performing, research intensive Russell Group university and one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. The University of York focus is on teaching and research excellence, which has resulted in consistently high rankings in the UK and a first-class reputation across the globe.
You will be part of a diverse, international community of over 20,000 students from 150+ countries at the University and students can choose from a wide range of over 300 professional courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Learn more about studying at the University of York below and begin your application by arranging a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Four Reasons to Choose the University of York
1. Rankings and reputation
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, York is ranked in the top 16 universities in the UK, whilst in the QS World University Rankings 2022, they are ranked 151st in the world.
As York is culturally rich in drama, film, live music, comedy and art, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings also placed Arts and Humanities at the University in the global top 45, whilst Social Sciences ranked in the global top 100. York is also ranked 28th in a league table of the world’s most international universities.
2. Great student experience
Accommodation is available for undergraduate and postgraduate students around the 10 college communities at York’s parkland campus. Students can select from a range of options for different budgets, including catered or self- catered apartments and shared or en suite accommodation.
There are over 65 sports clubs and fitness centres at York with award winning facilities including a competition-standard swimming pool, floodlit 3G football pitches, an Olympic-sized outdoor velodrome, floodlit road cycle circuit, athletics stadium and 39 acres of grass playing fields.
More than 200 student societies at the University of York are a great way to meet new people and indulge in your interests and passion. These include societies for music, dance, band, comedy, concert, independent radio and TV station, environment and entrepreneurs society and many other international societies which are all supported by the Student’s Union.
3. Beautiful campus
University of York still has the heritage and tradition of old UK college culture, and each college has its own history and character. 10 colleges are managed by a dedicated team of staff who are here for you throughout your time at York. They help you learn to manage your wellbeing, develop the skills needed to overcome challenges and seize the opportunities of university life.
As an institution with both local roots and global reach, and at the leading edge of research and knowledge, sustainability is a key element of York's responsibilities and values. The Heslington campus is located on over 200 acres of parkland centred around substantial lakes. The University is famous for its abundance of wildfowl, but also hosts a diverse range of other wildlife. A bird sanctuary has been established at the southern end of the lake.
4. Living in historic York
York is a contemporary, student-friendly city, renowned for its rich history and heritage. The city has ancient walls dating back to Roman times encircling York city centre. You also can climb to the top of York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
York is known as the 'City of Festivals' with a diverse range of festivals and activities happening all year round, including the Viking Festival, River Festival, Christmas Festivals, York Festival of Ideas and Aesthetica film festival.
The city is also ideally situated to explore the stunning scenery of Yorkshire and very convenient for visiting the Peak District and Lake District National parks.
York is well connected with other major cities in England with great rail links and nearby airports making it easy for students to explore the rest of the UK and meet with friends from other universities. You can reach London by direct train in just two hours or Edinburgh in two and half hours.
Study at York
If you want to begin your University of York application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.