Fast Facts About York College
- York Academy received its charter from the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1787
- 50+ undergraduate academic majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities
- Most popular majors: nursing, biology, education, business administration, psychology, sport management, criminal justice, engineering
- 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Average classroom size of 20
- Master’s degrees in nursing, business administration and education; Doctoral degree in nursing practice
- 78% of full-time freshmen live on campus
- 22 NCAA Division III sports teams; member of Capital Athletic Conference
- Club sports include dance team, equestrian, Ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse [M, W], rugby [M, W], softball and men’s volleyball
- 29 intramural sports
- 90+ student clubs and organizations
- 14 Greek life organizations
- 4,600 full-time undergraduate students; 300 graduate students
- 189 full-time faculty; 81% hold the highest degree possible in their field
- 190-acre campus
- Adjacent to city of York, population 50,000
- One-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
- 2013-14 costs: tuition and fees (annual) - $17,010; room and board (typical) - $9,580
- 99% of new, full-time students receive financial aid
- 85% employment rate within one year of graduation for alumni survey respondents
- Ranked among 198 national best buys in higher ed [Barron’s Best Buys in College Education]
- Included in the Princeton Review’s Best in the Northeast
- Ranked among the top 10 best value private colleges [collegenquirer.com]
What Makes York College Distinct?
Seventy percent of York College alumni surveyed say that the College prepared them as a professional in their chosen field.
- York prepares students as professionals in whatever career they pursue.
- York is a center of affordable academic excellence.
- York encourages students to try in the “real world” what they learn in the classroom.
- York is an ideal size -- large enough to offer students many options, but small enough that they are appreciated as individuals.
- York helps students develop a concrete plan to attain academic growth and career success.
- York is dedicated to the intellectual, professional and social growth of all its students.