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York College of Pennsylvania Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto York College of Pennsylvania, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 23 and the application fee is $0. 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 hear back from York College of Pennsylvania by October 1.

Applying Early to York College of Pennsylvania?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is amoderately difficult school to get into. 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does York College of Pennsylvania Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at York College of Pennsylvania

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

York College of Pennsylvania 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into York College of Pennsylvania?

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 72.14%

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for York College of Pennsylvania?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for York College of Pennsylvania?

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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Transferring to York College of Pennsylvania

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

York College of Pennsylvania Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to York College of Pennsylvania?

Students who are admitted to York College of Pennsylvania must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does York College of Pennsylvania accept transfer credits?

York College of Pennsylvania accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. York College of Pennsylvania accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

Does York College of Pennsylvania accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

York College of Pennsylvania accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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.

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York College of Pennsylvania Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

71%

How hard is it to get into York College of Pennsylvania? York College of Pennsylvania is a somewhat selective institution. The York College of Pennsylvania acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.

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York College of Pennsylvania Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 23

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

York College of Pennsylvania ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

19 to 26

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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York College of Pennsylvania SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

990 - 1180

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Math SAT Range

490 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

500 - 590

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York College of Pennsylvania GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.55

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,039

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,350

Out-of-State

$22,350

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 23
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