Erm. It's slipping down the league tables, but still really well respected especially as it is such a young university. Uni is currently screwing over the students with higher rents, reduced accommodation cleaning, reduced portering hours and such, but then what university isn't trying to cut costs?
I adore York, I really do. Always a decent bar (or 10) for a night out, even if the clubs are not particularly big or sexy. Beautiful city, loads of student housing avaliable, leafy campus, loads of ducks and geese, town is an easy walk from most places, good bus links . . . really, compared to daan saaf, it's pretty bloody awesome.