History, Affiliations and Rankings
York St John University was established in 1841. It started with just one student then evolved into a full fledged university. In 2005, the Privy Council granted York St John University the right to grant degrees with its said title from 2006. An innovative University offering world-class opportunities at campuses in York and London, the University ranks #30 in England for overall student satisfaction. The University is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Cathedrals Group and Universities UK. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings as well as QS World University Rankings 2022, Canterbury Christ Church University ranks in the bracket #1001-1200.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University has an eleven-acre city centre campus on Lord Mayor's Walk, close to York Minster and the city walls. The University has a creative centre, Haxby road sports park, Fountains Learning Centre, De Grey Court, and a London Campus. Around 100 degree course options are available to students at foundation and undergraduate level, including Mathematics, Data Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Film and Television Production, Media Production, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Literature, Linguistics, Psychology, Business Management, Marketing, Tourism, History, Music, Art, Design, Geography, Drama and Theatre, Dance, Sports-related programmes, Theology and Primary Education.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Since its establishment, York St John University has had a long road of history and accomplishments. In the National Student Survey 2021, the university received a 86% satisfaction score and was ranked 36th of 122 English Higher Education providers. York St John University is in the top 10 universities in the UK for giving equal access to students from all backgrounds. Many notable alumni like Matt Messias (ex-professional football referee), Peter Davies (Professor of Economic History and maritime historian), and Jack Harrison (VC MC (1917) and Rugby League player) have graduated through the York St John University.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
York St John University has more than 5000 international students representing more than 100 countries. The University has multiple international ties with universities abroad to provide international exposure to the students. The Career service centre of the University provides many resources to the students like resume guides, Interview prep, organizing career fairs for the employers to meet the students, and on-campus placements. NHS, Asda, and University of York are among the academic and corporate organizations that recruit graduates from York St. John.