York St John University

4.1 from 111 ratings
Ranking
67/354 Universities
Location: 
4.4 / 76 reviews
Party Vibe: 
3.8 / 76 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.6 / 51 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.3 / 9 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.3 / 3 reviews

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Why Study Here

Overview

For over 176 years York St John University has been a leading institution in education, training, and research. At the centre of the University’s ethos are equality, ambition, and social justice which is reflected in its reputation for academic excellence, graduate employability, and strong sense of community.

With £46 million invested across our campus in the last ten years; you can be sure that York St John University has all the facilities you need to succeed. Situated within walking distance of the historic centre of York, our award-winning campus spans 11-acres and is host to state-of-the-art laboratories, learning spaces, media production studios and design workshops.

A 15-minute walk from the main campus takes you to The Nestlé Rowntree Park Sports Campus; one of the largest of its type in the country this 57-acre, multi-purpose facility is used by both the School of Sport and the Students’ Union sports clubs.

Nightlife

York boasts a vibrant nightlight with something for everyone. You can choose from old English pubs serving cask ales, independent restaurants with cuisines for every taste, regular ghost tours through the city or nightclubs where you can dance the night away - you’ll never tire of what York has to offer.

Looking for something to feed your appetite? Why not try some street food at the Shambles Market, visit one of York’s independent bistros, or chow down on a Sunday roast with all the trimmings - York’s got it all.

Halls of residence

York St John University offers a wide range of accommodation for students. Six different self-catered options are available; all within 20 minutes’ walk of the University and the city centre. At York St John University we guarantee all first year students a place in University-owned or University-managed accommodation, providing they meet the relevant deadlines. Houses are divided into flats with communal area, a fully equipped kitchen, internet access and on-site laundry.

Clubs and societies

Sports clubs and societies are in abundance at York St John University. We offer over 35 societies including course-based clubs, culture and faith groups, performance societies and many more. If you’re interested in Sport we have a mix of indoor, outdoor, and water sport clubs to choose from and, for some healthy competition, York St John University participates in the British Universities College Sport Programme and a number of Varsity events.

Location

Located just a few minutes’ walk from campus is the centre of York: a vibrant and modern city which has a rich heritage at its heart. The city hosts a diverse range of cultural festivals throughout the year including the renowned Aesthetica Short Film Festival, the JORVIK Viking festival, and Illuminating York. You’ll also find high street stores in abundance and a variety of live music and performance venues across the city.

Freshers’ Week

Whilst it’s certainly important, studying is not the only part of student life at York St John University. Making friends for life and sharing these years with others is a big part of what makes going to university so special. We want you to feel part of the YSJ Family from the moment you arrive so to help you settle in and get your time with us off to a great start we are putting on a wide range of activities during Freshers’ Week and we’re sure you’ll enjoy every minute.

For people joining us in 2018 you can start your week with a quiz and a disco and then share in an International Food Social with new friends before unwinding with some yoga and a trip to the pop-up petting zoo. Other events include movie marathons, silent discos, historical re-enactments and a treasure hunt. There really is something for everyone and once Fresher’s Week is over the team at the Students’ Union will continue to put on great and varied events throughout the year.

  • Total Students
    6,420
  • Male / Female Students
    67% Female 33% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    81% Full Time 19% Part Time
  • International Students
    7% International 93% UK

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Reviews

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12th February 2018
Great friendly uni. Many good aspects of the uni and good facilities. The lecture halls are big and well enough equipped to hold groups of hindered of students
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25th January 2018
Facilities are not the best I’ve seen but you can always use them unlike most universities with huge waiting lists. Small SU but everyone is friendly and helpful.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
10 Cardiff
4.5 / 113 reviews
11 Edinburgh
4.5 / 122 reviews
12 Birmingham
4.4 / 215 reviews
13 Nottingham
4.3 / 175 reviews
14 York
4.4 / 76 reviews
15 Belfast
4.4 / 49 reviews
16 Lincoln
4.4 / 62 reviews
17 Bath
4.4 / 60 reviews
18 Oxford
4.3 / 63 reviews
19 Swansea
4.3 / 80 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 The Brickworks
4.3 / 7 reviews
2 Percy's Lane
3.6 / 13 reviews
3 St John Central
3.7 / 9 reviews
4 The Grange
3.5 / 11 reviews
5 City Residence
4.0 / 4 reviews
6 Lord Mayor's Walk
3.3 / 3 reviews
7 Limes Court
2.3 / 3 reviews
8 University Managed Housing
2.0 / 1 review
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Basketball
5.0 / 2 reviews
2 Athletics
5.0 / 1 review
3 Men's Rugby Union
5.0 / 1 review
4 Musical Production Society
5.0 / 1 review
5 Geek Society
3.5 / 2 reviews
6 Cricket
4.0 / 1 review
7 netball
3.0 / 1 review
8 African Caribbean Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 American Football
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 Archery
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Stone Roses
4.7 / 24 reviews
2 Kuda
4.1 / 44 reviews
3 Mansion
4.8 / 9 reviews
4 Fibbers
4.0 / 22 reviews
5 Salvation
3.9 / 28 reviews
6 Evil Eye
4.8 / 5 reviews
7 The Glasshouse
4.8 / 4 reviews
8 Revolution
4.1 / 8 reviews
9 Banyan
3.0 / 1 review
10 Duchess
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 York St John University
4.3 / 3 reviews
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Location Details

York St John University
York
York
YO31 7EX
United Kingdom
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