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University of York

York | Yorkshire and Humberside

Political City Campus Rural Collegiate

Ucas code: Y50

The University of York is one of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group universities, committed to delivering an outstanding teaching and learning experience and the very best research. We combine academic excellence with an inclusive culture, equipping our students to prosper in the global workplace. From small beginnings in 1963, we are now home to 17,000 students from more than 140 countries. York academics lead in their fields, with worldwide impact and a strong link between teaching and research. We were ranked as 14th overall and 10th for impact of our research in the most recent assessment of UK research (Times Higher Education 2014 ranking, excluding specialist institutions which submitted fewer than four units of assessment). We also received a Gold rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework for the “outstanding levels of stretch” and the supportive environment that allows students from all backgrounds to achieve “consistently outstanding outcomes." York was named the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times, 2018, which noted that the University added “vibrancy” and “intellectual heft” to the city. Our beautiful landscaped campus is within walking distance of York’s historic city centre, with excellent connections to the rest of the UK.
Source:University of York Students' Union

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

73%

MED

Creative

60%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

68%

MED

Political

65%

HIGH

Varied union activities

73%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 79% MED

Number of students

18,824

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

43%

of students are male

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

22%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 623 comments (149 students)
    • Course

      First year was structured well, second year continues to be good

      2018, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accomodation

      Logged onto uni site. Booked one

      2018, 2nd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      Alot if stuff we already know but very interesting course in general

      2018, 2nd year

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    • Accomodation

      Liked our house, chose to resign

      2018, 2nd year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Support

      Yes, college leaders

      2018, 2nd year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      I’ve got some fantastic Lecturers who go above and beyond to help me access extra material and explain to me anything I’m...

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      2018, 1st year, Economics

      Course

      I’ve got some fantastic Lecturers who go above and beyond to help me access extra material and explain to me anything I’m stuggling with. The uni administration is a bit cold but the staff are nice enough

      2018, 1st year, Economics

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