Fast Facts About York College

YCP Fast Facts 2015


  • 50+ undergraduate majors
  • 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 19
  • Master’s degrees in nursing, business administration and education Doctoral degree in nursing practice
  • York’s Center for Professional Excellence entirely focused on making students outstanding future professionals 
  • Offers seminars, workshops, and academic experiences that prepare you for professional success.
  • All qualified students are guaranteed experience-based learning opportunities.
  • Most popular majors: nursing, biology, education, business administration, psychology, sport management, criminal justice, & engineering


  • 190-acre suburban campus
  • Adjacent to York, population 45,000
  • 1 hour drive from Baltimore; two-and ½-hour drive from Philadelphia; two-hour drive from D.C.; four-hour drive from New York City, Richmond or Pittsburgh

Financial Information

  • 2015-16 costs: Tuition and fees (annual) – $18,240 room and board (typical) – $10,160
  • Full-tuition scholarships are offered through the American Constitutional Freedom Scholarship and York College Community Opportunity Scholarship Program.
  • 99% of new, full-time students receive financial aid

Classic College Feel

  • 22 NCAA Division III sports teams; member of Capital Athletic Conference
  • 30+ intramural/club sports, such as dance, softball, baseball, men's volleyball and more
  • 100+ student clubs and organizations
  • 13 Greek life organizations
  • Residential college with nearly 60% of students residing in College-owned housing
  • 98% of new, full-time students receive financial aid
  • 4,400 full-time undergraduate students; 300 graduate students
  • 172 full-time faculty; 84% hold the highest degree possible in their field


  • York Academy received its charter from the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1787
  • The City of York was the first capital of the United States, birthplace of the Articles of Confederation, and where the words “The United States of America” were first spoken.

What Others Say

  • Ranked among 198 national best buys in higher ed [Barron’s Best Buys in College Education]
  • Ranked in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities in the North [U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges]
  • One of the Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges: For students searching for an undergraduate experience at a “private and prestigious” institution with “an inviting atmosphere” that’s “priced competitively,” York College of Pennsylvania has much to offer. The “small, cozy, and spirited” school provides access to “small classes with a focus on practicality” and “great laboratories and research opportunities at a low cost.” One student declares,” Our school is community driven school with many activities and programs but also with a lot of emphasis on professionalism.” Students praise their school’s “excellent nursing, engineering, and secondary-ed programs.” 
  • One of the 50 Best Value Colleges for a Biology Degree by Best Value Schools: 

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441 Country Club Rd. York, PA 17403-3651 





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