In less than half a century, the University of York has established a strong reputation as one of the top 20 universities in the UK. Not only is it a major draw for successful academics pursuing a wide range of subjects, but the university's location in the historic city of York has made it a favourite with visitors keen to explore a little of York's past. View all hotels in York or learn more about the city with our Things to do in York guide and get excited for your next break!
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About University of York
Is there more than one York University?
There are two universities in York, England – the University of York (often referred to as York University) and York St John University. There is also a York University in Toronto Canada, so be careful not to confuse the two!
Is York a good university?
The University of York is a very well regarded uni, ranking 16th in the UK and 128th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020. It’s a member of the Russell Group of research-led universities and holds a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.
What is the University of York famous for?
Located in a beautiful historic city and surrounded by parkland campus, the University of York has a reputation for academic excellence and outstanding research. In fact, 35% of the uni’s research has been rated as world-leading, with a further 48% rated internationally excellent. It also celebrates a diverse community of students with a celebrated support system. Famous alumni include comedian Harry Enfield, politician Harriet Harman and journalist Peter Hitchens.
Is York safe for students?
Yes, in general York is a very safe city for students, with low crime rates and regular, reliable taxi services and hourly night buses, making it easy to get home at night. It’s important to always keep safety front of mind, but it’s very unlikely you’ll experience many issues in York.
Open Days at University of York
What can you expect at a University of York open day?
Before prospective students make the life-changing decision of which university they’ll choose, most institutes offer open days. The University of York’s open days, like most others, provides an opportunity to tour the campus, see the facilities, chat with current students and speak with academic staff about courses. Open day presentations and virtual tours are also available on the university website.
Do you have to book open days at University of York?
Yes, places can be limited so it’s best to always book in advance. You can do this via the University of York’s website.
How often does University of York have open days?
The University of York’s open days take place in summer and around September time in autumn. It’s best to keep an eye online for exact dates as these vary each year.
Getting to the University of York
How far is University of York from the train station?
York railway station is a 40 minute walk, 15 minute taxi or 22 minute bus journey from the University of York campus and offers direct trains to London King’s Cross, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester Airport.
How far is University of York from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
York University is just east of the city centre, meaning a stay at our York City Centre (Blossom Street North) hotel puts you within a 35 minute walk or 15 minute drive of York University. You’ll also be well-located to explore the city's major attractions, from the towering York Minster to the educational Jorvik Viking Centre and events held at York Racecourse.