Fonded in 1963, the University of York is one of Britain’s leading universities with great reputation for high quality teaching and research. It was ranked 1st for teaching and 6th for research in the last RAE 2001 (18 departments received the grade of 5 or 5*).

The university is divided into eight colleges: Alcuin, Derwent, Goodricke, Halifax, James, Langwith, Vanbrugh and Wentworth (a postgraduate only college).

York named Top University in Yorkshire & Humberside by the Complete University Guide 2009 (Overall position: 11th in UK). With outstanding track record for teaching excellence, York is highly regarded as the premier alternative to Oxbridge. It is a member of the 1994 Group and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN, formed by a group of research-led institutions of international standing).

Outstanding Achievement:

- 20 departments gained the rating of “Excellent” (highest grade) in Teaching Quality Assessment.

- Awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize in 1997, 2005 and 2007.

- Rated 9th in the Times, 8th in Sunday Times and 11th in Guardian 2009.

- Ranked 81st globally by the Times HE QS World Top 200 Universities 2008.

- Its Computer Science Departments received the highest rating of 6* in the RAE.

- 1st for social work and 4th for social policy in the Times 2009.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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