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. They are committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges. The university has received a broad range of accolades and notably placed 42nd in the world for their humanities and arts department according to the Times Higher Education World U
niversity Rankings. The university has over 17,000 students, though is still expanding in order to increase their student capacity. The campus itself is safe and attractive. It is within walking distance of the York city center, in addition to having world class facilities.
York Is an ancient British city located in the northwestern part of England, about 200 miles from London. Its weather is quite different from the rest of the country, due to its geographical location. It dates back more than 2,000 years, and came to be known as the city of York about 1000 years ago. York is bustling with attractions such as the Clifford Tower, the York Münster Cathedral, the National Railway Museum, the Castle Museum, and Champs Street, a narrow street with shops and cafés on ei
ther side. Tourism and services are one of the most important industries in modern York. Visitors can find tourist information from the Visitor Service Center located on Museum Street in the city center.