University Of York

About University

The University of York (abbreviated as Ebor or York for post-nominals) is a collegiate research university, located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects.

Situated to the south-east of the city of York, the university campus is about 500 acres (200 hectares) in size. The original campus, Campus West, incorporates the York Science Park and the National Science Learning Centre, and its wildlife, campus lakes and greenery are prominent. In May 2007 the university was granted permission to build an extension to its main campus, on arable land just east of the nearby village of Heslington. The second campus, Campus East, opened in 2009[9] and now hosts four colleges and three departments as well as conference spaces, a sports village and a business start-up ‘incubator’. The institution also leases King’s Manor in York city centre. The university had a total income of £403.6 million in 2020/21, of which £69.8 million was from research grants and contracts.

York is a collegiate university and every student is allocated to one of the university’s ten colleges.The ninth college was founded in 2014 and was named Constantine after the Roman emperor Constantine I, who was proclaimed Augustus in York in 306 AD.The tenth was founded in 2021 and named after Anne Lister; an eleventh college is under construction and is planned to open in 2022. In 2012, York joined the Russell Group of research-intensive British universities.



The Guardian Good University Guide
Joint 18th overall in the Guardian Good University Guide 2022.

Complete University Guide
18th overall in the Complete University Guide 2022.
Seven subjects ranked in the top 10.

The Times Good University Guide
19th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Six subjects ranked in the top 10.

QS World University Rankings
=151st in the QS World University Rankings 2022.
Nine top 100 subjects in the QS World University Rankings 2021.


Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom



  • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Health
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Schulich School of Business
  • Faculty of Science
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Posted on

March 16, 2022