Founded in 1841 we transform lives through the power of education across the generations.
Facts & figures
Who we are
178 years of teaching people from across the world in the heart of York
Gold We hold the Social Enterprise Gold Mark in recognition of the responsible way we do business
Top 10 We have been named in the top 10 universities in the country for teaching quality by the Sunday Times
Radical Our unique contextual offer scheme, described as radical by the Office for Students, gives more people a fair chance to access Higher Education
28,000 We are connected to a network of over 28,000 alumni from across the years and across the world
Our strategy, mission and values
In the year 2026 York St John will celebrate its 185th anniversary and 20 years of full University status. Our strategy sets out what we aim to achieve by then and how our mission, vision, values and priorities are helping us respond to a changing world.
Discover York St John University
Views, news and insights from the team leading York St John University
Professor Karen Stanton
Vice ChancellorOur offer scheme for applicants
More than half of the students at York St John University come from one or more background that is underrepresented in Higher Education. We think this is a real strength that makes our campus a diverse and inclusive place to study
Director of Business Development and Knowledge ExchangePartnering for success
My message and my ask to the business community is: ‘let’s talk’. Where universities and businesses work together, I have seen amazing things achieved.
Head of Professional and Career DevelopmentHelping our students to kick start their career
Our ethos is about working in partnership with students and graduates - treating everyone as an individual
Find out more
Leadership and governance
Campus and facilities
Our home in York
The latest from York St John University
21 place rise in The Good University Guide 2020 for York St John University
York St John has University has risen 21 places in the 2020 Times Good University Guide to 81st place. This rise has largely been driven by great performance in student satisfaction levels and completion rates for our students.
York St John recognised in UK Social Mobility Awards
University highlighted for breaking down barriers to accessing education
Lessons from Commonwealth history as the UK finds its place in a post-Brexit world
Senior Lecturer in History Dr Robbie Barnes examines the idea of an “Empire 2.0”
Reeta Chakrabarti is announced as our new Chancellor
Reeta Chakrabarti, esteemed journalist and BBC presenter, is to become York St John University’s Chancellor. She follows in the footsteps of The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, who retires from his high profile role after more than 12 years.
Student Satisfaction at York St John University rises to 27th place in England
York St John has achieved a significant rise in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) ranking, carried out by the Office for Students.
York St John University climbs Guardian league table
York St John University has risen by 12 places in the latest league table of UK universities.
Supporting our family of over 28,000 alumni
The latest news, views and stories from our staff and students
Upcoming events at York St John University