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Colleges / Penn State York

Penn State York

York, PA 4-Year Public

About Penn State York

Penn State York is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of York, PA

Founded in 1926, the institution currently enrolls around 767 students a year, including 753 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Penn State York

Acceptance rate: 80%

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 0

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

What's the acceptance rate at Penn State York in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into Penn State York. Around 80 percent of all applicants are admitted to Penn State York each year.

The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Penn State York a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 292 students who started at Penn State York as first-time freshman, 104 graduate within four years.

Around 61 percent of students who started at Penn State York earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,420 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Penn State York sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Penn State York a good school for YOU?

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All applicants should hear back from Penn State York by October 1.

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College Info

1031 Edgecomb Avenue York, PA 17403

Campus Setting: Suburban

Penn State York Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Penn State York is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Penn State York is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Penn State York ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

21 to 29

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Penn State York is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State York. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State York SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

510 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 620

Penn State York Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$14,476

In State

$25,792

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$13,484
$24,800
Fees
$992
$992
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State York is like? There are approximately 828 students enrolled at Penn State York, including 820 undergraduate students and 8 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 89% percent are from PA and 11% percent of students are from other states.

83%

Full Time

17%

Part Time

89%

In State

11%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

828

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,476

Out-of-State

$25,792

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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