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Penn State York

York, PA 4-Year Public
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About Penn State York

Penn State York Overview

Penn State York is a public, state school in a suburban setting in York, Pennsylvania. Penn State York was founded in 1926 and presently has around 742 students a year, which includes 730 undergraduate students. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Penn State York by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Penn State York!

Interested in music or performing? At Penn State York you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Penn State York students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Penn State York has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Penn State York on the Student Life page.

2022 Penn State York Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%
In-State Tuition $14,338
Out-of-State $23,610
Percent of Need Met 57.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,952

Is Penn State York a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better look at what Penn State York offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Penn State York

Penn State York is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Penn State York is 94%. Out of 1,641 applications received in 2022, 1,535 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Penn State York

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 75% of students who start at Penn State York come back the next year. Around 62% 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% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Penn State York Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Penn State York by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Penn State York directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State York

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Penn State York meets 57.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Penn State York full-time are awarded $10,952 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $36,101 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Penn State York.

Based on this information, does Penn State York seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Penn State York a good school for you?

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Where is Penn State York?

Penn State York is located in the suburban setting of York, Pennsylvania.

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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

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

Penn State York ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


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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 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Penn State York. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Penn State York SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Penn State York Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Penn State York is like? There are approximately 742 students enrolled at Penn State York, including 730 undergraduate students and 12 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from PA and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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