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Located at one of the highest points on campus, near the library, Alcuin College is organised in blocks around grassy social squares. The accommodation is all ensuite and arranged in flats with shared kitchens.

We have an ethos of mutual support and civic and environmental engagement. We'll support your personal and academic development by working with neighbouring departments and student organisations, and you'll have the opportunity to work on projects with the local community and charities in the area through the Civic Alcuin Initiative.

One of our students shared their experiences with us. Read their blog here.

Quick facts

  • Campus West
  • £155 per week
  • Band 3 ensuite rooms
  • Self-catered

Being part of Alcuin definitely helped to make the transition of moving from home to University a smoother process, and there was plenty of support for students of all backgrounds. I’m very happy that I am a part of Alcuin and couldn’t have had a better experience of my first year at University



  • Common room
  • Laundry room
  • Cafés
  • Wifi in all rooms

Rooms and prices

Undergraduate rooms

The yearly prices shown are for 40 weeks unless stated otherwise.


*Prices shown in the table below are for 2020/21 and are rounded to the nearest pound. Please note, yearly prices may vary depending on your exact booking dates.

Room typePrice per week*Price per year* 
Band 3

Ensuite, self-catered

£6,200 40wk
£6,820 44wk
£7,750 50wk

360 tour

How many people will I be sharing with?

Most Alcuin flats/kitchens are shared by 8-12 students, with a small number shared by 6 or 16 students.

* Prices have been rounded to the nearest pound.

360 degree views

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Alcuin is located on the north side of Campus West, next to the Library and Department of Chemistry.

Walking distances

  • Market Square shops: 5 minutes walk
  • Library: 4 minutes walk
  • Ron Cooke Hub: 17 minutes walk
  • York Sports Centre:  10 minutes walk
  • York Sport Village: 35 minutes walk

Walk-through tour

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Find out more

Alcuin College
Alcuin College

Contact us

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+44 (0)1904 322165
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