York St John University

4.2 from 132 ratings
Ranking
60/354 Universities
Location: 
4.4 / 111 reviews
Nightlife: 
3.8 / 111 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.6 / 56 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.4 / 13 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.2 / 6 reviews

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Why Study Here

Overview

Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place. A place with tailored learning built around your interests and ideas. A place to develop your passion and a place to fulfil your potential. We are York St John University and we've been changing lives through education since 1841.

With us it's personal. Every learning journey is different. That's why we get to know you as an individual and support you in achieving your personal goals.

We prepare you for the future. We are in the top 25 universities in the UK for graduate outcomes (DLHE 2017).

Celebrate in style. Our students have been graduating in York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, since 1989.

London Calling. We opened the doors to our London Campus in 2018, allowing our students to supercharge their studies.

 

Nightlife

We know that nightlife is important and York won't disappoint. York boasts a pub or club for every night of the year, from record-holding gin bars and quaint pubs dating back to 1503, to clubs with revolving dance floors, it's shaping up to be a good night in York.

Students walking down cobbled street in York  

Halls of residence

We know how important it is to have a place to call home when you move to a new city. That's why we guarantee you a place in our accommodation in your first year of study.

We have nine accommodation sites managed by the university which include studio flats and shared flats or houses. All of our sites are within a 20-minute walk of our campus, 60% have ensuite bathrooms and all of them have WiFi access, it all adds up to a great place to live.

Girl at desk in York St John University halls of residence

Clubs and societies

Our Students' Union (SU) has over 60 sports clubs and societies so you're sure to find something to suit your interests. The SU supports all of our clubs and societies and if you think we're missing something they'll help you start up your very own society. 

Our current societies and clubs include Student Minds, Veggie Society, Musical Production Society, Snow Sports, Ultimate Frisbee, and Mountaineering, amongst many others.

Cheerleading society at York St John University

Location

Our campus is located in the centre of York, a city steeped in history. From shopping on the oldest street in Europe or finding out about local history to enjoying a film at our independent cinemas, we've got it all.

York's streets are lined with a mix of independent shops and cafes, well-known high street stores and plenty of restaurants. The city also hosts an annual calendar of festivals that showcase local talent and the history of the region. These include the renowned Aesthetica Short Film Festival, the Great Yorkshire Fringe Comedy Festival and the York Literature Festival.

Three students walking to lectures at York St John

Freshers’ Week

At York St John University our Freshers' Week schedule is packed with a full range of events. From movie marathons and international food fairs, to pub quizzes and a pop-up petting zoo, you’ll feel at home and be laughing with new friends in no time.

Our Students’ Union continues to plan a full calendar of events throughout the year, even after Fresher’s Week is finished, so you’ll know there will always be something to get involved in.

  • 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

York St John University Reviews

4.2 / 132 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 Glasgow
4.5 / 191 reviews
11 Edinburgh
4.5 / 163 reviews
12 Nottingham
4.4 / 268 reviews
13 Birmingham
4.3 / 332 reviews
14 York
4.4 / 111 reviews
15 Bath
4.3 / 99 reviews
16 Lincoln
4.3 / 87 reviews
17 Norwich
4.4 / 53 reviews
18 Belfast
4.4 / 71 reviews
19 Kingston KUT
4.4 / 49 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 The Brickworks
4.4 / 8 reviews
2 Percy's Lane
3.7 / 15 reviews
3 St John Central
3.7 / 9 reviews
4 The Grange
3.3 / 13 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 Men's Rugby Union
5.0 / 3 reviews
2 Basketball
5.0 / 2 reviews
3 Athletics
5.0 / 1 review
4 Dance
5.0 / 1 review
5 Musical Production Society
5.0 / 1 review
6 Geek Society
3.5 / 2 reviews
7 Cricket
4.0 / 1 review
8 Boat Club
3.0 / 1 review
9 netball
3.0 / 1 review
10 African Caribbean Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Stone Roses
4.7 / 29 reviews
2 Mansion
4.8 / 9 reviews
3 Kuda
4.0 / 51 reviews
4 Salvation
3.9 / 41 reviews
5 Evil Eye
4.6 / 9 reviews
6 Fibbers
4.0 / 30 reviews
7 Revolution
4.1 / 10 reviews
8 The Glasshouse
4.6 / 5 reviews
9 The Lounge
5.0 / 1 review
10 Banyan
3.5 / 2 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 York St John University
4.2 / 6 reviews
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Location Details

York St John University
York
YO31 7EX
United Kingdom
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