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Universities in York York is a very friendly student city and undergraduates from across the UK flock there every September to begin their studies.

The University of York [map] was founded in 1963 with just 200 students. Since then its site at Heslington has expanded and is now home to 10,000 students and has more than 30 different departments covering a range of disciplines.

York is rated sixth in the list of the UK’s top research institutions and has many internationally respected lecturers.

The main campus at Heslington is a 200-acre landscaped park, well known for its lake and wildfowl. The colleges and academic buildings are on a level site within walking distance of each other. The campus is just a short 15 minute bus ride from York city centre.

In contrast to the modern exterior of York University, York St John University [map] is based in a historical building in the very heart of York at Lord Mayors Walk.

Originally a teaching college, the site dates back to 1841 when the York Diocesan Training School listed Edward Preston Cordukes as its first student.

It wasn’t until the late 1890s that the institute was recognised as York St John, and since then it has extended and developed its courses, although it still has strong links with religious education.

In 1990 the college became part of York University [map] and again, its programme of courses further extended.

The centrally located campus is popular with students and mature students who relish the opportunity to study in the middle of the thriving and historically interesting city.

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