About York University

York University inspires students intellectually, physically, and spiritually through a caring Christian community of supportive peers, excellent educators, and passionate alumni. As a private, Christian liberal arts institution located in Nebraska, our intentionally small community provides students opportunities  to engage in an experience that leads to a lifetime of growth.



Our Mission & Values

The mission of York University is to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society.

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Our Campus

Located in the town of York, Nebraska, our growing campus is filled with green spaces, residence halls, athletic and academic facilities. Below is a list of campus buildings based on their purpose.

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Our History

From our earliest days on the hill, as York College, to our growth into a university, YU has been focused on the transformation and development of young minds.  

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Our Home

York, Nebraska has a small town feel with big city opportunities. Situated at the crossroads of the Midwest, York provides a supportive community for our campus to call home. 

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As a Christian liberal arts institution, York University is committed to treating every person with love and dignity as people created and loved by God. 

Student Diversity


Quick Facts

At YU, you'll join a student body of more than 450 students immersed in 45 areas of study, participating in several student organizations, cheering for 18 NAIA athletic teams and so much more. 

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Find your passion within our undergraduate and graduate degrees. Learn alongside your peers in the classroom or amongst our online community.


York University is a member of the NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, competing in a league with a long legacy of strong competition and character development and placing a strong emphasis on the student-athlete experience.


The performing arts department at YU has a long tradition of excellence while encouraging creativity and artistic activity for all students, no matter their major.



Although we are confident in our preparation of students to boldly embrace their tomorrows, York University is also recognized by others for our quality education.

Honors & Awards


The leadership of York University values humility, vision, faith, courage and strategic thinking.

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