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York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
York College is a private, liberal arts college, founded in 1787. Its 110-acre campus is located in the city of York, 45 miles north of Baltimore.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,537
   Women 2,484 (54.7%)
   Men 2,053 (45.3%)
Graduate Students 202
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 43% of 13,235 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.52
SAT Math 529 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 518 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $32,440
  Tuition and Fees $18,780
  Room and Board $10,460
Average Percent of Need Met 62%
Average Freshman Award $13,354
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 173
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
York Population 43,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area Baltimore
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Spartans
Sororities 8% of women participate
Fraternities 9% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
5.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.0% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 0.4%
First-Year Students Returning 78.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported