The University of York was founded in 1963 with 200 students. It now has 12,000 students and over 30 academic departments and research centres.
It is regularly ranked in the top ten of UK universities and is also in the world’s top 100 universities.
York ranked eighth out of more than 120 UK universities in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The University of York places equal emphasis on research and teaching. Most of the people whose research helped the University to perform so well in the RAE also teach. The results confirm that students in every department - both undergraduate and postgraduate - are taught and advised by leaders in their field.
The University has a collegiate system in which most staff and all students are members of one of eight colleges.
The University of York