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Colleges, rooms and prices

Unlike most other universities, accommodation at York is centred around our nine colleges, whose community
you'll become a member of throughout your time at York and beyond.

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What's a college?

Your college is your accommodation, close to social, study and catering facilities, each with their own common room.

Colleges are also your first point of support and guidance, a place to try out new things, get involved in university life and foster a sense of belonging upon arrival - all of which make the transition to moving somewhere new that much easier.

Find out more about college life

Your college is your accommodation. When you list your accommodation preferences, you’ll be listing preferences for individual rooms in each college. Your accommodation offer will be for a room in one of our colleges and when you arrive, you’ll move into your college and they’ll be there to welcome you.

If you decide to live off campus, don’t worry, you’ll still become a member of a college and gain access to their common room, events, support and guidance.

It sounds cheesy, but the best college is the one that you’re in. That’s where you’ll make your first friends, get involved with activities and events, and start the adventure of university life. You don't need to apply for a particular college based on your course. Our compact campus means that all colleges are a short walk from departments and teaching buildings. The most important thing is that you’re part of one.


Compare prices

If you'd like to find out more about what each price band and room type means, take a look at our undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation pages.

Band Bathroom Catering College Let length Per week Per year
1 Shared Self-catered Halifax 40 weeks £99 £3,960
1 Shared Catered Vanbrugh 40 weeks £136 £5,440
3 Shared Self-catered Halifax 40 weeks £140 £5,600
3 Shared Self-catered Derwent 40 weeks £140 £5,600
3 Shared Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Goodricke 40 weeks £145 £5,800
3 Ensuite Self-catered Vanbrugh 38 weeks £155 £5,890
2 Shared Catered Derwent 40 weeks £153 £6,120
2 Shared Catered James 40 weeks £153 £6,120
2 Shared Catered Vanbrugh 40 weeks £153 £6,120
3 Ensuite Self-catered Alcuin 40 weeks £155 £6,200
3 Ensuite Self-catered Vanbrugh 40 weeks £155 £6,200
4 Shared Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Langwith 40 weeks £157 £6,280
2 Ensuite Catered Derwent 40 weeks £168 £6,720
3 Ensuite Self-catered Halifax 44 weeks £155 £6,820
3 Ensuite Self-catered Alcuin 44 weeks £155 £6,820
4 Shared Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Constantine 44 weeks £157 £6,908
4 Shared Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Langwith 44 weeks £157 £6,908
3 Ensuite Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Goodricke 44 weeks £160 £7,040
3 Shared Catered James 40 weeks £181 £7,240
3 (large) Ensuite Self-catered Halifax 44 weeks £169 £7,436
4 Ensuite Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Constantine 44 weeks £174 £7,656
4 Ensuite Self-catered
(weekly college meal)
Langwith 44 weeks £174 £7,656
3 Ensuite Self-catered Alcuin 50 weeks £155 £7,750
3 Ensuite Catered James 40 weeks £196 £7,840
Studio Ensuite Self-catered Goodricke 51 weeks £186 £9,486
Studio Ensuite Self-catered Langwith 51 weeks £186 £9,486

Explore our colleges

Take a closer look at the accommodation in each of our colleges and go on a 360 tour of some of our rooms.


Apply for undergraduate accommodation

Undergraduate applications

Apply for postgraduate accommodation

Postgraduate applications