The University of York, founded in 1963, is one of just a handful of universities less than 60 years old to have advanced so quickly into the World Top 100 league table. This university has the highest average score for teaching quality in the UK university sector. It is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
York was a pioneer in creating programmes, designed to enhance student’s graduate employment prospects, including offering multiple volunteering, internship and job placement programmes, as well as access to alumni professional networks and mentoring opportunities.
York has undergone one of the largest capital investments (more than £750m) in UK Higher Education and has doubled the size of its campus. The city of York, where the university is located, is regularly ranked one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.