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York College of Pennsylvania is a private school, located in the southeast region of the state, that offers more than 50 bachelor’s degree programs. Graduate students can choose from programs in nursing, education, and business administration. Students interested in starting their own businesses can explore the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, which offers experiential learning experiences and networks of industry contacts to budding entrepreneurs. Besides academics, York students can get involved in more than 90 campus clubs, about a dozen Greek life organizations, and sports at the recreational, club, and varsity levels. The numerous York Spartans intercollegiate teams play in the NCAA Division III Capital Athletic Conference. At York, students can also leave campus and explore the city life by driving about an hour east to Philadelphia, or an hour south to Washington, D.C. Many York students also value the school’s traditions, such as the Midnight Madness pep rally to kick off the school’s basketball season; the Spartapalooza celebration with music, games, and a student-faculty volleyball game; and the signing of the school rock by graduates after commencement.
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York College of Pennsylvania is a comprehensive college of liberal arts and professions. With 4,600 full-time students, York is a rare breed: an ideally-sized private college.
But does size really make a difference? Incoming freshman think so: it's their #1 reason for choosing York. York is small enough to maintain its strong student focus. Classes are small. Students build close relationships with faculty and enjoy one-on-one advising and counseling. You won't find that at a big state school, certainly not at the undergraduate level. Yet, York is large enough to provide much more extensive resources than you find at most small colleges. Our campus facilities are fantastic - come see for yourself. You'll also find York offers a breadth of extra-curricular activities that small colleges rarely provide.
We're also a private institution, so we enjoy the independence to seize opportunities whenever they happen. As a result, York College has been transformed, and is transforming still. Over the past three years we have built new state-of-the-art facilities like the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Humanities Center, Engineering Innovation Center, and Performing Arts Center. A new 360 bed residence and dining facility, major renovations for Biological Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Education, and Business are currently in the works.
Most people agree that first impressions matter. If you are ready, York College offers you a world of opportunities in an environment where you are challenged and supported, and where your accomplishments are recognized and valued. Visit York College and your first impression will be "Wow!"
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to York College of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at York College of Pennsylvania is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 72.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||72.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at York College of Pennsylvania is 16:1, and the school has 42.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at York College of Pennsylvania include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||41|
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York College of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,365, with a gender distribution of 43.7 percent male students and 56.3 percent female students. At this school, 48.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52.0 percent of students live off campus. York College of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
York College of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. York College of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at York College of Pennsylvania, 65 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at York College of Pennsylvania.
|Students who have cars on campus||65%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At York College of Pennsylvania, 65.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,280.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$16,520 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,300 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data