The University of York has risen seven places in the Times Good University Guide, coming ninth in this year’s rankings.
After a poor showing last year in which the University was ranked 16th, York came one spot below Durham and one above Bristol, with a final score of 736 out of 1000. The table was topped by Oxford for the second year in a row.
YUSU President Anne-Marie Canning welcomed the news, saying: “This is excellent news for the university. I’m absolutely ecstatic. I’m dancing.”
A University spokesperson could not be reached for comment.
York scored 77% in the student satisfaction category. Writing in the Guide, Editor John O’ Leary said: “Adding the new measure to the existing set of entry scores, research grades and graduate destinations has brought big changes in some tables because the most satisfied students are not always at the most prestigious universities.”
York did not top any individual subject tables but performed well in many. The Department of Chemistry was ranked fifth in the country while History came sixth and English eighth.
The departments of Electronics and Education Studies, which both saw a 44% drop in applications this year were ranked 21st and 34th respectively.
Full information is available on the Times Good University Guide website.