York College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

CUNY York College
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York College Description:

York College is one of the eleven senior colleges in CUNY. The school is located in Queens, New York City, and the school's student population mirrors the rich ethnic diversity of the surrounding community. Students come from over 50 countries and speak over 37 languages. Academics at York are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. York College offers over 40 majors with programs in health, business and psychology being the most popular. In 2003, the CUNY Aviation Institute was established on the York College campus. The Queens High School for the Sciences is also located at York. York College is a commuter campus with no residence halls. On the athletic front, the York College Cardinals compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), within the Division III City University of New York Athletic Conference. Popular sports include soccer, swimming, basketball, and track and field.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,360 (8,258 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 61% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,748 (in-state); $13,858 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,713
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $27,127 (in-state); $34,237 (out-of-state)

York College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 6%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,866
    • Loans: $3,358

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, English, Psychology, Public Health Education, Social Work, Sociology, Nursing, Political Science, Biology, Information Science, English Literature

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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York College Mission Statement:

mission statement from https://www.york.cuny.edu/about

"York College enriches lives and enables students to grow as passionate, engaged learners with the confidence to realize their intellectual and human potential as individuals and global citizens."

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