Record increase in students coming to York St John University

The Lord Mayor's Walk campus of York St John University. Photograph: Rob Smalley
26 Jan 2017 @ 10.40 am
| Education

Students clearly love York.

York St John University has accepted a record number of students onto degree courses in 2016.

Latest figures released by UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) show a growth in both applications and acceptances at York St John.

The increase of represents a 28% growth on the number of acceptances made in the previous academic year.

That puts York St John top amongst all English universities for a rise in places offered to students.

On-demand courses

The introduction of new, demand-led courses has contributed to this year’s successful student recruitment and the rise indicates that the university is doing well in a competitive market.

Vice Chancellor of York St John University Professor Karen Stanton said its ambitious growth strategy was paying off

We have invested significantly in student facilities and continue to provide excellent teaching and learning for all our students.

We have every reason to believe this growth will continue into next year and beyond.