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Considering York for the first time or looking at this on results day? To save you some time in getting to know us, we've put together some highlights to show you what's on offer.

Be exceptional

A York degree is recognised and respected all over the world. Bright minds like yours can thrive as a student here. 

We have the highest rating for overall satisfaction of the Russell Group universities included in the National Student Survey 2019.

Russell Group university

We're a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It represents 24 universities committed to maintaining the highest academic standards in both teaching and research.

Gold standard

Our Gold rating in The Teaching Excellence Framework award recognises that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes at York.

Research-led teaching

We're one of the world's premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. Our research-led teaching means you'll get to hear about the latest discoveries before they reach the text books.

Develop your career prospects

From connecting to our employer and alumni networks to volunteering in the community and studying abroad - we’ll help to enhance your career prospects so you can land your dream job.

Make plans towards your successful career through our employability programme York Futures. Learn about successful York graduates through online case studies, talks and mentoring schemes, meet with top employers at our careers fairs and go global through our study exchanges and internships with leading institutions and employers all over the world.

Find out more about York Futures

Live in a beautiful city

From iconic attractions to hidden gems and major festivals to year-round events, you'll never be short of entertainment or places to explore in our city of contrasts.

With a population of 200,000, York is big enough to feel lively but small enough to feel like home. It's also easy to get to from anywhere in the world, with great rail links and airports nearby. So you'll be able to easily explore other major UK cities and catch up with friends at other universities.

See our city guide 

Enrich your student experience

At York we aim to offer unrivalled student experience - all you have to do is take part!

  • Choose from over 200 student societies, all entirely organised by and for students, or start your own. From astronomy to aerobics and politics to poetry - there is plenty to choose from.
  • Keep fit and train in our flagship sports facilities. Whether you want to participate, play, prepare or perform there's something for everyone at York.

Discover why you'll love York

Discover the quirky side of York

From our campus Buddha to York Minster's peregrines, our current students reveal 5 things you probably didn't know about York.

Some other unexpected things you may not know about us...

  • Jimi Hendrix played a gig on campus in 1967. We named a lecture theatre ‘Hendrix Hall’ in celebration.
  • York is famous for chocolate - the birthplace of Terry’s Chocolate Orange. The smell of chocolate often wafts through the city!
  • Every year the Department of Physics makes apple pie from a tree on campus that was cut from Newton’s original apple tree.
  • Archaeological excavations on Campus East uncovered the oldest surviving human brain in Britain, dating back at least 2,000 years to the Iron Age.
  • Campus is brimming with wildlife. The lake and wetlands make it a popular place for many species of wild and semi-wild wildfowl including ducks, geese, grebes, moorhens, coots, herons and swans (including rare black swans).

Campus is brimming with wildlife. The lake and wetlands make it a popular place for many species of wild and semi-wild wildfowl including ducks, geese, grebes, moorhens, coots, herons and swans (including rare black swans).

Come to our visit day

If we make you an offer through clearing or adjustment, we'll invite you to our visit day on Tuesday 20 August. We'd recommend that you come along - we'll show you around campus, give you an introduction to the University, tell you about studying and living here and answer your questions.

Find out more

Guide for parents

Read how you can help with the clearing and adjustment processes.

See our top tips

Students' guide

Our current students share their experiences and tips for results day.

Read student blogs

Online campus tour

See the highlights of our inspiring campus and city from your screen.

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Contact us

If you have any questions our Admissions team will be happy to help.

UK/EU applicants
+44 (0)1904 234868

International applicants
+44 (0)1904 234868