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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation is guaranteed for all first year students who apply by the deadline date, whether its their firm or insurance choice.
  • All accommodation is on, or very close to campus and includes a range of room types, from economy shared bathroom options  to premium en-suite rooms with wider beds and TVs in the shared kitchens.
  • Bills, contents insurance and Wi-Fi are all included in the price.

Accommodation Costs

The University of York

Number of university/college beds 5,138
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,400–£6,900
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,800–£4,400

The University of York

Number of university/college beds 5,138
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,400–£6,900
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,800–£4,400

Living Here

  • City Population: 198,000
  • Student Population: 15,000
  • Situated in the North of England, York is a vibrant, student-friendly city with a great mix of heritage and the contemporary. The city has a population of 200,000, so is big enough to feel cosmopolitan, but small enough to be friendly, and easy to get around.
  • York is home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries, independent restaurants and cafés and music venues. A hugely popular tourist destination, historic York is known for its Minster, city walls, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and Clifford's Tower.

Getting Around

  • The university's green and open campus is located a short distance from the centre of York, around 10-15 minutes by car or bike.
  • There are regular bus services between the university and York Railway Station and a frequent free bus shuttle service on the campus between Campus West and Campus East.
  • There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the main East Coast line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh; and a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.
  • York can be reached  by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express buses stop at York Railway Station.
  • Nearby international airports are at Manchester and Leeds; plus York is under 2 hours by rail from London so Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also within reach.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The historic and cosmopolitan city of York is regularly ranked one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. There is an impressive range of city centre clubs offering R&B, hip-hop, dance, 80’s, indie rock, Latin, soul and more.  Many have student nights throughout the week and the free Students’ Union night bus takes students to and from campus. There are also many bars, cafés and restaurants as well as a variety of pubs.
  • Cultural opportunities include drama, live music, comedy and the arts, found at York Theatre Royal, the Grand Opera House, the National Centre for Early Music and York Shakespeare Project. Festivals and activities take place throughout the year including the York Festival of ideas, run by the university, the Viking and River Festivals, and the Aesthetica film festival. There is an arthouse cinema at City Screen.
  • York Racecourse and York City Football Club provide spectator sports; and as well as leisure centres and swimming pools, rowing on the River Ouse is popular. The nearby North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Park offer outdoor pursuits.
  • Residents of York are entitled to a YORKCard which is also a library card and gives free or discounted entry to some leisure facilities including museums and swimming pools.