York St John University

2015 League Table Ranking 95
2015 Overall Score 544
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Entry Standards 302 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 21.1 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
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Research Assessment 1.40 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 774 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.14 Help
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A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 352 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 61.1 Help
Graduate Prospects
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Degree Completion 91.2 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 63.5 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 34.0 Help
Green Score
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  • York was a Roman, Viking and Medieval city. The city also pioneered the railway amongst other industries.
  • York St John University was founded in 1841 as the Church College for Teacher Training and gained University status in 2006.
  • York was voted in June 2007 as Europe's favourite city and in November 2007 as the UK's Best City at the prestigious annual Telegraph Travel Awards.

Location and Transport

  • The university campus is on a 3 hectare (8 acre) site located close to the medieval walled city centre and facing York Minster.
  • York Railway Station, with direct links to London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham, is a ten minute walk from the campus.
  • York is a cosmopolitan city with many cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, a city centre cinema, parks, gardens, and stunning architecture.

Entry Standards

  • The university saw an impressive 11.3%increase in undergraduate applications for courses starting in September 2012.
  • Entry requirements offer flexibility for the applicant, ranging from 200 points to 300 points plus three GCSEs at grade C.
  • Get more details about entry standards at York St John University online.

Student Mix

  • 70% female, 30% male; 95% home 5% overseas; 55% students up to age of 20 years, 45% mature students (21+ years).
  • We have nearly 6,000 students with 70% studying a full time degree and 30% studying part time.

Teaching Standards

  • Higher York aims to improve choice for students, encourage innovation in teaching and learning, and share resources and expertise from other York education institutions.
  • Students at York St John receive a high level of academic support throughout their studies.
  • According to the National Student Survey of 2008, York St John students were happy with the teaching they received.

Academic Strengths

  • The university specialises in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) courses, with Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy also among the top courses in the UK.
  • Offers a range of highly regarded courses including Theology, Film & TV, a range of Sports degrees accredited by BASES.

Student Facilities

  • A three-storey state-of-the-art Learning Centre provides 500 PCs with 24 hour access wi-fi throughout the building.
  • Library currently stocks around 175,000 books and we have access to over 3,000 periodicals.

Disability Services

  • Visit the website for information about disability services at York St John.
  • Contact Mike Wray, Disability Team Manager: York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX; telephone (text phone also) 01904 876540 or email disabilityservice@yorksj.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • A well-developed and maintained Students' Union offers many activities, entertainment, trips and opportunities for students to make new friends.
  • SSHH! - Silent Students Happy Homes. Students' Union runs a successful campaign building relations with the local community.
  • The Students' Union has around 45 different clubs and societies to choose from ranging from playing Rugby to Radio DJ-ing.


  • The university sport facilities include the recently built Foss Building which features a new sports hall and fitness suite on-campus.
  • There are a range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities around the city, all within easy reach of the university campus and city centre.
  • YSJ Active helps students, staff and members of the public keep active whether participating in circuit classes or yoga.
  • The university's sports clubs take part in local leagues encouraging competitive sports and integration within the local community.
  • New facilities include a cricket pitch, two rugby pitches, five football ptiches, a six-lane athletics sprint track, three tennis courts and two netball courts.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • A new £15-million signature building, De Grey Court has high quality learning environments for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy and a Postgraduate Research Centre.
  • New Percy's and Gray's Wharf city centre accommodation opened in September 2009, housing approximately 500 students.
  • The university recently acquired a 57-acre site and huge improvements have already been made to the sports facilities (see Sport above).

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • York has plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars where many students find part-time work whilst studying.
  • The university has an active careers service and job shop that helps students find part-time work during their studies and a career afterwards.

For further information

  • w3.yorksj.ac.uk
  • admissions@yorksj.ac.uk
  • +44 (0) 1904 624624
  • York St John University (Y75)
    Lord Mayor’s Walk
    YO31 7EX
UCAS Code Y75

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