York St John University

World University Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2023
Lord Mayor's Walk, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7EX, United Kingdom

About York St John University

York St John University’s history dates back to 1841 when St John’s College was founded as an Anglican teacher training college. In 1846 Ripon College opened for women and in 1974 the two colleges merged to form the College of Ripon and York St John. In 2005 the college was granted university status and in 2006 it became York St John University.

There are over 100 undergraduate courses available for students to choose from. These are divided into nine schools: art, design and computer science; business; education; health sciences; humanities; religion and philosophy; languages and linguistics; performance and media production, psychological and social sciences, and sport. The university also offers several postgraduate degree programmes.

The university is committed to challenging prejudice and inequity within the community. This is achieved through various research projects, which target areas of society that need improving. Research is carried out at the university’s research institutes including the International Centre for Community Music, the Centre for Language and Social Justice Research and the Centre for Religion in Society.

The university is located in the historic city of York, in northeast England, United Kingdom. Founded by the Romans, York has a rich history, which has been preserved in a number of landmarks including the 13th century Gothic cathedral, York Minster. The city is known for The Shambles, a set of cobbled streets with traditional shop fronts and timber-framed houses, which attract increasing numbers of visitors every year. For those wishing to explore other areas of the UK, Leeds is just a 20 minute train journey whilst London can be reached within two hours on the train.

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Key statistics

  • 18.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 6,450
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at York St John University

  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Social sciences

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

    • Psychology
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
  • Education

    • Education
  • Arts & humanities

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

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law