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York College of Pennsylvania Overview

Located in York, Pennsylvania, York College of Pennsylvania is a private not-for-profit institution. York is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is York College of Pennsylvania Known For?

862 Undergraduate Awards
$28,457 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at YCP is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at YCP.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from YCP makes roughly $50,400 a year. This is 24% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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York College of Pennsylvania Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at YCP.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Best Special Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Value General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards YCP has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#53 Highest Paid General Psychology Graduates College Factual
#71 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual
#81 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#87 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#93 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#104 Best Value Colleges for General Psychology College Factual

Where Is York College of Pennsylvania?

Location of York College of Pennsylvania

Contact details for YCP are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 441 Country Club Rd, York, PA 17403-3651
Phone: 717-846-7788
Website: www.ycp.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yorkcollegepa
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/yorkcollegepa

How Do I Get Into YCP?

You can apply to YCP online at: https://www.ycp.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for YCP

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into YCP?

70% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
93% Submit SAT Scores
YCP has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to YCP submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
YCP received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 18 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for York College of Pennsylvania  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford York College of Pennsylvania?

$28,457 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of YCP is $28,457. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At YCP, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $8,691 a year. That adds up to $34,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at YCP is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

York College of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,687 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,038 undergraduate students at YCP, with 3,687 being full-time and 351 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  YCP

There are also 269 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,687 full-time undergraduates at YCP, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  YCP

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of York College of Pennsylvania students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of YCP Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 74
Black or African American 215
Hispanic or Latino 272
White 2,860
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 209

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at York College of Pennsylvania. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 18 countries are represented at YCP. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Japan, and China.

Online Learning at York College of Pennsylvania

0 Took All Classes Online
149 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 149 students took at least one online class at the school.

York College of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 102 35 2 139
Business Administration & Management 2 73 24 0 99
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5 54 0 0 59
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 43 0 0 43
Health & Physical Education 0 36 0 0 36
General Biology 0 34 0 0 34
General Psychology 0 33 0 0 33
Marketing 0 32 0 0 32
Mechanical Engineering 0 32 0 0 32
Special Education 0 29 0 0 29
Accounting 0 22 1 0 23
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 23 0 0 23
Human Development & Family Studies 0 23 0 0 23
Computer Science 0 21 0 0 21
General Education 0 0 20 0 20
Allied Health Professions 0 20 0 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 0 18 0 0 18
Finance & Financial Management 0 17 0 0 17
Hospitality Management 0 17 0 0 17
Public Relations & Advertising 0 17 0 0 17
Political Science & Government 0 16 0 0 16
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 15 0 0 15
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 15 0 0 15
Electrical Engineering 0 14 0 0 14
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 14 0 0 14
Management Information Systems 0 11 0 0 11
History 0 11 0 0 11
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 0 0 11
Chemistry 1 9 0 0 10
Writing Studies 0 9 0 0 9
Other Engineering 0 8 0 0 8
Behavioral Science 0 8 0 0 8
Sociology 0 8 0 0 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 7 0 0 7
International Relations & National Security 0 7 0 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 6 0 0 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 5 0 0 5
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 0 0 0 5
Mathematics 0 5 0 0 5
Audiovisual Communications 0 4 0 0 4
Computer Engineering 0 4 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 4 0 0 4
Literature 0 3 0 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 0 3
Music 0 3 0 0 3
General English Literature 0 2 0 0 2
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 13 849 80 2 944

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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