If you are considering submitting an application to York College of Pennsylvania, the regular decision application deadline is August 23 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.
|York College of Pennsylvania 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||92%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||15%|
York College of Pennsylvania offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
The early decision acceptance rate at York College of Pennsylvania is 68%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 71%. In 2021, York College of Pennsylvania admitted 386 of the 566 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into York College of Pennsylvania is moderately difficult. York College of Pennsylvania evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, York College of Pennsylvania accepted 71% of all applicants, around 4,092 of the 5,787 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like York College of Pennsylvania, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to York College of Pennsylvania must submit the following items. Double check with York College of Pennsylvania's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to York College of Pennsylvania have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 72.14% submitted a class rank. At York College of Pennsylvania 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At York College of Pennsylvania, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
York College of Pennsylvania does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
York College of Pennsylvania does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 92% of York College of Pennsylvania's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 15% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other York College of Pennsylvania applicants, you should strive to earn between 990 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At York College of Pennsylvania 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 990, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of York College of Pennsylvania students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of York College of Pennsylvania students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at York College of Pennsylvania, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for York College of Pennsylvania's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for York College of Pennsylvania students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to York College of Pennsylvania. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in York College of Pennsylvania during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to York College of Pennsylvania?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to York College of Pennsylvania.
Does York College of Pennsylvania accept transfer credits?
York College of Pennsylvania accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. York College of Pennsylvania accepts:
Does York College of Pennsylvania accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
York College of Pennsylvania accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to York College of Pennsylvania?
York College of Pennsylvania is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is York College of Pennsylvania's acceptance rate?
York College of Pennsylvania's acceptance rate is 71%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at York College of Pennsylvania?
York College of Pennsylvania's early decision acceptance rate was 68% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to York College of Pennsylvania is Aug 23.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to York College of Pennsylvania is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At York College of Pennsylvania, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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