About The University of York, UK:

The University of York was founded in 1963 with a cohort of just 230 students. After five decades of expansion, the university now comprises nine colleges, thirty academic departments and around 16,000 students. A member of the Russell Group of research-led universities, York ranks in the THE World University Rankings top 150 institutions – one of the youngest universities to do so. Other achievements include a rank of 14th overall and 10th for the impact of its research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. York is also the recipient of thirteen Athena Swan awards given to the university in recognition of its support for women scientists. The university’s main campus is in the south-east of York, a short distance from the city’s historic centre. A recent £750m expansion plan has seen the university extend its campus to include new laboratories and teaching spaces, as well as a sports village and a start-up incubator called Springboard, which assists businesses and entrepreneurs in the early stages of developing their ideas. York is an easily accessible city that’s pedestrian-friendly and widely regarded as one of the country’s best for cycling, with an extensive network of both cycle lanes and off-road cycle paths. The city itself has a vibrant social scene offering a plethora of clubs, bars and restaurants, while the university’s Heslington campus champions biodiversity and is home to a rich variety of wildlife within its lake, wetlands, tree trail and bird sanctuary. The university also houses two permanent art galleries, several temporary art exhibitions and numerous sculptures. Former students of the university include editor of The Times newspaper John Witherow, chairman of the Football Association Greg Dyke, the authors Jung Chang and Helen Dunmore, comedian Harry Enfield, and ten Members of Parliament.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 270 236 280 265 264 264 273 279 284 291 293 299 313 305 323

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 60 66 76 71 - 85 105 120 136 133 152 150 146 163
Engineering - - - - - - - - - 401-450 - - - -
Life Sciences 214 267 265 257 259 270 251 255 288 283 272 261 249 301-350
Medicine 258 263 258 267 277 285 271 280 278 267 277 273 267 301-350
Natural Sciences 236 283 241 251 268 284 - - - 301-350 351-400 351-400 351-400 401-450
Social Sciences 124 87 125 125 102 120 94 102 108 109 113 106 102 120

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - 222 257 266 301-350 401-450 401-450
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 223 225 215
Chemistry 152 153 155 250 246 237 242 243 255 285 351-400
Chemical Engineering 268 - - - - - 266 262 295 288 233
Civil Engineering 290 - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 298 301-350 351-400
Computer Science 221 228 - 283 - - 301-350 301-350 351-400 351-400 351-400
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 105 112 163
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500
Environment / Ecology 66 85 93 107 118 137 118 143 129 122 126
Geosciences 140 171 205 190 187 193 210 188 185 224 236
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 401-450 351-400 -
Mathematics - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 286 289 274
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 225 271 -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 279 272 282
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - 301-350 274 301-350 282 401-450
Physics - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 401-450 351-400 451-500
Plant & Animal Science 50 67 66 83 96 117 122 124 135 170 160
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 139 132 136
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 82 83 101
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 200
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -