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4.18 / 5 from 588 verified student reviews

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The school environment and ecology are very good, with many cute small animals, and the students at school are also very enthusiastic

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member714573 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

The best city to go to uni in, fantastic uni.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member414549 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

Great campus and good sport opportunities at college level. Could improve sport at a university level and maybe introduce more study abroad options but apart from that a great city to live in and a good university to study at

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member414536 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

Excellent location in a brilliant city with rich culturr and a vibrant nightlife. Welfare provisions are extensive along with particular focus on improving employabiliyy.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1114535 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

I love York- it makes me happy.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member1114534 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

An amazing, community-feel university offering all that you need on campus, yet also only being a 20 minute walk from the town centre. The friendliest university in the safest city!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member414533 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

so brilliant!! had the best time of my life, made loads of friends and got a good degree with amazing prospects.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member414532 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

It's literally the best place you can ever go. The people are amazing and you know when you finish you'll be able to do anything because of our brilliant staff and facilities! The college and uni sport is great too!!

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member614531 On 10th August 15 verified Verified student

Outstanding amount of opportunities to get involved in just about anything during your time at York. It has to be one of the most social, beautiful and least pretentious top universities in the country. A university and campus that is loved by all when you get here, supported by the college system!

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By Siena4996 On 5th August 15 verified Verified student

The Careers office is always sending out new opportunities for students so if you can't find anything - it's because you don't want to! There are so many clubs and societies to join, and they have great meeting hours so there will always be something you can join. Overall, the two campuses are lovely once the concrete grows on you and the nature on Heslington East is beautiful. There are great buses between the two campuses and York is such an affordable place to live - there are halls for every price and the student lets in the city are well priced too. You can't go wrong with York!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member511741 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Amazing university that is simply a head above most others, if you meet the standards to apply then it's well worth it. I've made life long friends and gotten a world-class education without having to spend a fortune living in London or abroad. Plenty of clubs and societies and the 'Roses' tournament against Lancaster put York uni on the map for sports!

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1211740 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Facilities, Societies & clubs are amazing. The wifi (Eduroam) is less reliable than a pensioner's erection.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member811737 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

York is a fantastic uni!!! You get used to all the geese and ducks along with the stuff (faeces) they leave behind on the pavements.... However there are still some issues with york... The internet connection is terrible and if the network goes down early weekend it's likely it won't get fixed till the Monday, societies are great but some are a bit lacking for example the electronics society (shocksoc) they don't do any nights out :(

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1211727 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Absolutely fantastic university, I'm so glad I came here.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1011726 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Fab university and brilliant city!!! Campus-y and compact without feeling too confining. Unpretentious, friendly atmosphere, and a nice, informal collegiate system (fun for sports events, club nights etc and provides a bit of a community). Fantastic English department and excellent theatre facilities. Good SU, always lots happening. Home to one of the most active drama societies in the country (so good!!!) amongst countless others. Brilliant city, steeped in history, with loAds of independent businesses and weird and wonderful shops, as well as a varied quirky nightlife. I've had the best time here and I'm so reluctant to leave. I urge you to consider it, especially if you're planning to study English/theatre/film. York is a beautiful place, life is cheap (perks of living up North), the people are friendly (again, the North!!) and the university is wicked. Can't recommend it highly enough!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By Eveliina On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Overall I am very happy with what UoY has to offer.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member911712 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

I couldn't have made a better choice attending York Uni!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member511708 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

York university if very supportive of their students from all backgrounds

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member911705 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Great easy to get around very friendly student population

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member811704 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Fantastic university, great teaching, great facilities, great social life. A world class facility in my eyes!

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1111703 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Going into my second year I've had an excellent experience in first year with so many opportunities in sport and other societies, a range of people who are there to speak to if you're struggling with anything i.e money, family, housing.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1211698 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Brilliant all round university with lots of support, facilities and opportunities.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member911695 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Perfect uni i love it, its set in a beautiful place and everyone is very nice, teaching is excellent and people care. the accommodation people are the only ones that are the let down, college tutors and provosts are evil.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1211693 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Brilliant campus university. Great atmosphere and huge range of societies all of which are good fun

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member411692 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Fantastic community feel, a real home away from home.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member711690 On 29th July 15 verified Verified student

Only thing bad about York is the wifi at Halifax college and often there are some periods where the internet drops. Library is the best part as its open 24/7, I hadn't realised how important a god library was until I got to uni and I was lucky enough to have an AMAZING library!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Junoliv On 23rd July 15 verified Verified student

Amazing experience at a lovely university in a magical city.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member911206 On 14th July 15 verified Verified student

I study psychology and the department is great, there are good facilities and the staff are enthusiastic. The campus and social life are great too, the student union have 4 club nights a week at different clubs in town where you always bump into people you know. Sports clubs and events are really good, there are intercollegiate tournaments and the annual roses vs Lancaster uni which has an amazing atmosphere!

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By Edevane On 13th July 15 verified Verified student

For a research based University, York is amazingly student oriented! There aren't many Russel group Uni's like York

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member910723 On 10th July 15 verified Verified student

A great university with excellent teaching, nightlife and campus. Often underrated but I'd really recommend going to one of the best universities in the UK.

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member1010589 On 8th July 15 verified Verified student

Great quality of teaching feels very personal lots of time spent with lecturers.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By LilyBean13 On 3rd July 15 verified Verified student

Spread over 2 contrasting campuses, I've felt very comfortable at York to live and study at. It's close enough to town if you need anything but far enough away to be a lovely student community. The campus bars are all so different and I love all of them for their different atmospheres. From week 1, I immersed myself in societies because York has so much to offer! The weekly events are so varied and fun to get involved with and it's nearly impossible to be antisocial. The student union is very helpful and my degree programme pushes careers events and CV workshops throughout first year. The internet is sometimes intermittent but I've only noticed this because I'm always online. Best uni I've visited and don't ever want to move away from York again!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member69783 On 3rd July 15 verified Verified student

University of York is ah its difficult to explain in word but basically it is AWESOME!! I have been involved in 4 societies this year and I feel like the society list is really good! One problem will be if we can use the sports center and sports villages dance studio for free it will be much better. I think there will be place for everyone in this university and you will love it :) !!

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member58075 On 28th April 15 verified Verified student

Fantastic uni, excellent resources and study facilities. I'm studying chemistry and the course offers a ton of support!! Brilliant and beautiful town, only downside is the kinda dull nightlife, but there's plenty of clubs to find something for you!

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Student Review: 3.3 /5
By member58054 On 28th April 15 verified Verified student

The student Union doesn't always get things done particularly fast, if at all. The internet/WiFi is great, when it isn't kicking you off for both reason

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Student Review: 4.5 /5
By member107908 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

The campus may seem a little concretey at first but the lake gives it a much more natural feel with all the ducks and geese and Heslington East is much more contemporary. The collegiate system makes the uni so much friendlier than most with endless events from movie nights to club nights run both within each college and for the university as a whole. The staff are very understanding and are always willing to help if you have any problems in any department. Finally the city is beautiful, it is a pleasure to live in such a gorgeous area.

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Student Review: 3.8 /5
By thom2318 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

Beautiful campus with a good standard of facilities! A wide range of sporting clubs and societies available and will probably find some strange ones too! A very active students union, sometimes lack in communication especially if your not a big social media user! York has a good reputation with employers and students are generally very successful. The internet, when you get it is quick.... But so intermittent in some parts of campus it isn't worth having! Wide variety of bars serving food on campus to a farely good standard with Costa coffee located on many different parts of campus.

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Student Review: 4.7 /5
By member97894 On 27th April 15 verified Verified student

Love this University - one of the prettiest and amazingly historical places!

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Student Review: 4.2 /5
By member65923 On 30th March 15 verified Verified student

Good facility and services overall. Great community, colleges and societies. And ducks. Plenty of ducks!

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