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About York College

York College of the City University of New York is a public, state school in an urban setting in Jamaica, New York. York College was founded in 1967 and now enrolls around 8,360 students a year, including 8,258 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of York College's endowment was $890940 thousand The institution spends around $8,837 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 York College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 61%
In-State Tuition $6,930
Out-of-State $18,600

York College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

York College Early Admission

York College of the City University of New York does not offer early decision or early action.

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York College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into York College. The acceptance rate at York College is 61%. In 2021, 8,334 out of 13,726 total applicants were accepted.

York College Waitlist 2021

York College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into York College of the City University of New York?

York College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to York College, applicants must submit the following items.

York College Application Requirements

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Other Requirements Online Application, SAT or ACT score
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York College Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to York College.

Does York College Require Test Scores?

York College 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.

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Does York College Offer Student Housing?

York College does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commute from home or find their own housing.

York College students are active in the school's Haitian Students Association, Caribbean Students Association and Haitian Cultural Association. Club Fairs, Talent Shows, and and Ethnic Fairs are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at York College.

Financial Aid at York College

York College meets 38.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $4,372 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is York College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at York College

About 73% of students who start at York College come back the next year.

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 Outcomes and Debt for York College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does York College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is York College a good school for you?

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Where is York College?

York College is located in the urban setting of Jamaica, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see York College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Van Wyck Expressway to Jamaica, or book a flight to the nearest airport, John F. Kennedy International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what York College and Jamaica are like without leaving home.

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College Info

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11451

Campus Setting: Urban

York College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to York College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to York College is Feb 1.

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


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Wondering what life at York College is like? There are approximately 8,360 students enrolled at York College, including 8,258 undergraduate students and 102 graduate students. 61% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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