Students Say

For students searching for an undergraduate experience at a “private and prestigious” institution with “an inviting atmosphere” that’s “priced competitively,” York College of Pennsylvania has much to offer. The “small, cozy, and spirited” school provides access to “small classes with a focus on practicality” and “great laboratories and research opportunities at a low cost.” One student declares,” Our school is community driven school with many activities and programs but also with a lot of emphasis on professionalism.” Students praise their school’s “excellent nursing, engineering, and secondary-ed programs.”

Overview

Applicants
9,934
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 560
SAT Math
480 - 578
SAT Writing
450 - 550
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

For students searching for an undergraduate experience at a “private and prestigious” institution with “an inviting atmosphere” that’s “priced competitively,” York College of Pennsylvania has much to offer. The “small, cozy, and spirited” school provides access to “small classes with a focus on practicality” and “great laboratories and research opportunities at a low cost.” One student declares,” Our school is community driven school with many activities and programs but also with a lot of emphasis on professionalism.” Students praise their school’s “excellent nursing, engineering, and secondary-ed programs.” York’s strengths also include “a strong support system within each major as well as tutors at the Center for Teaching and Learning to provide additional help when needed.” Another asset is the school’s “very involved and caring academic faculty.” One student raves, “How can you not like professors that care whether or not you are equipped to succeed after graduation?” Numerous students agree that “Teacher/ student relationships are important and easy to establish because of small class size.” At this school, “Professors view students as adults and friends, not students who know nothing.” Although students are generally satisfied with York’s education programs and faculty, many of the commuter students have one gripe.Those students point out, “They take the commuter parking for everything on campus and leave us with nowhere to park.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
550
with Terminal Degree
209

285
Women
265
Men
15
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
55%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
76
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,961

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,242

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,980

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,604

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
81%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,062

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$15,350
Required Fees
$1,660
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,200
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Many of York’s “easy going and approachable” students “were raised in suburban or rural communities in Pennsylvania or the surrounding states” and it “seems like a good chunk of students are from New Jersey...” In general, “Most students are from bluecollar or middle-class families.” This may explain the “down to earth” vibe among the student population. One student points out, “The stereotypical college hippies or cool kids I've met from more cosmopolitan schools don't exist at York. You see goatees and Wranglers rather than Ray-Bans and J. Crew.” While students admit that the student body is “not very diverse due to geographic area” and that “it's a very homogeneous community,” they prolaim that students are “self-motivated and accepting of other students regardless of background.” “The typical York student is involved in maybe 2-3 clubs, cares about grades but is not overly nerdy about it, and knows the value of money,” says one student. When it comes to extracurricular life, “Most fit in by being a part of Greek life or a club.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,008
Out of State
42%

International
0%
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

1.41%
Asian
5.19%
African-American
5.05%
Hispanic
83.58%
Caucasian
1.92%
Unknown

55% female
45% male
42% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

York’s “beautiful campus” offers students a “small school feel, big school experience” through “lots of school-based activities and clubs.” The student-run Campus Activities Board (CAB) “organizes events during the week and every weekend to keep the students entertained. Some events include; hypnotists, bands, poets, plays, free food, movies and sports events.” With its Division III teams and “great athletic facilities,” it is no surprise that “sporting events at York, especially soccer and boys basketball, are very popular.” Students who prefer alcohol to sports should note that York is a dry campus and that “the Campus Safety officials do their best to crack down on underage drinking and drinking on campus.” However, students admit that “There is a lot of partying off-campus on the weekends…” Although “Most people go to off campus homes on Jackson Street to party,” students warn that the area next to the campus is “not always the safest place to be at night.” The city of York itself has “lots of eating places, movie theaters, two malls in the area and some big cities are roughly half an hour away.” For those seeking some big city action, “The school sponsors many bus trips to cities such as Baltimore, Philly and NYC.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
92

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Spartans)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Spartans)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Dickinson College

Sustainability

Green Rating
66

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
30

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ines Ramirez
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

Phone
800-455-8518

Email
admissions@ycp.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Collegiate Performing Arts Center
Grumbacher Sports & Fitness Center
West Campus Community Center
York College Art Galleries
Student Union Spart's Den

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Galleria and West Manchester Malls
York Fair
Regal Cinema
Strand Capital Performing Arts Center
Central Market

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
See information about campus tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@ycp.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus service to York. Train service to Harrisburg or Lancaster. Closest airport-Harrisburg International.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-83 take exit 15. Turn left onto Country Club Rd and look for the main gate of campus.

Local Accommodations
Local hotels: Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Sheraton Four Points, Yorktowne Hotel, Quality Inn, Country Inn.
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Key Stats

9,934
Applicants
5,008
Size
74%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists