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Located on Campus West beside Central Hall, Vanbrugh accommodation ranges from large social blocks organised as open corridors to modern ensuite flats.

We're a lively college with a strong ethos of participation, whether in music, sport or creative activities. Our music facilities (open to all students regardless of college membership) support choirs, bands and music creators, with a fully equipped garage-band rehearsal space, recording studio and instrument lending library. 

Our college house, ‘The Warren’, hosts regular activities from current affairs discussions to creative writing, baking and meditation. 

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

Quick facts

  • Campus West
  • £136 - £155 per week
  • Band 1 and 2 shared bathroom and band 3 ensuite rooms
  • Catered band 1 and 2 rooms, self-catered band 3 rooms

After talking over Facebook on the Vanbrugh group we requested a twin room together. The best thing about the room is that it's big. Everyone in the flat can hang out in here and you are never by yourself.

Maria and Anna


  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Computer room
  • Laundry room
  • Wifi in all rooms

Rooms and prices

Undergraduate rooms

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


Prices shown 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 1

Shared bathroom (Fairfax House), 
with dinner and light breakfast

£5,440 40wk

360 tour

 Band 2

Shared bathroom, catered

£6,120 40wk

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Band 3

Ensuite, self-catered

£5,890 38wk
£6,200 40wk

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How many people will I be sharing with?

  • Band 1 shared bathroom, catered (Fairfax House): 16-23 students per small kitchen and 8-10 students per two showers, one bath and two toilets
  • Band 2 shared bathroom, catered: 8-11 students per kitchen and 4-5 per bathroom
  • Band 3 ensuite: 10-12 students per flat/kitchen

* Prices have been rounded to the nearest pound.

360 degree views

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Vanbrugh is located in the centre of Campus West campus near Market Square.

Walking distances

  • Market square shops: 2 minutes walk
  • Library: 3 minutes walk
  • Ron Cooke Hub: 20 minutes walk
  • York Sports Centre: 10 minutes walk
  • York Sport Village: 40 minutes walk

Walk-through tour

Watch the walk-through video

All of my best friends are also in Vanbrugh. It’s really easy to meet new people through college musical events and sports teams as there are fewer people than there are in the University teams, so it’s not overwhelming at all.


Find out more

Vanbrugh College
Vanbrugh College

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