University of York

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
World Reputation Rankings 2023
Heslington, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

About University of York

The University of York founding principles of equality and opportunity for all are anchored by the highest academic standards. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led UK universities, York is one of the youngest universities to rank within the THE World University Rankings’ top 150. It is home to around 20,000 students from over 150 countries and each student that joins the community brings a new voice to the richness of perspectives at York.

Our 30 academic departments undertake groundbreaking research that underpins the teaching and challenges students to dream big and think critically. It works in partnership with institutions across the world to develop discoveries and technologies that tackle some of most pressing global challenges. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) York ranked in the UK top 10 for research quality. .

The university builds on these research accolades and global connections into the teaching and opportunities provided. We offer York Futures, a distinctive personal development and activities programme created in partnership with top employers, to help prepare students for employment and further study. York also connects students to the local community through internships and major events like York Festival of Ideas, one of the largest free festivals of its kind in the UK aiming to inspire diverse audiences about the joy and impact of ideas and education.

The university’s parkland campus champions biodiversity and is home to a rich variety of wildlife within its lake, wetlands, tree trail and bird sanctuary. Located in the south-east of York, it’s a short distance from the historic city centre. York is an easily accessible city that’s pedestrian and cycle-friendly, with an extensive network of cycle lanes and off-road cycle paths. The city has a vibrant social scene offering shops, cafes, clubs, bars and restaurants.

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Key statistics

  • 19,505
    Number of FTE Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 31%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 28%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 16.1
    No. of students per staff
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of York

  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Arts & humanities

    • Archaeology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Law

    • Law
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences