Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.
The University of York belongs to the top 150 universities in the world and the top 50 universities in Europe.
(in the world)
|Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities||2018||301||121|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2019||119||47|
|QS World University Rankings||2020||148||60|