2013 Freshmen Profile

Students often look for the "right fit” when selecting a career planning college. The best way to tell if York is right for you is to visit. However, our Freshman Profile gives a snapshot of what type of student attends York College. We encourage you to visit and see for yourself what York has to offer you!

‌The "Typical" Full-Time Freshman

  • Most influential sources of information in choosing York College: campus visit (89%); website (79%);
  • parents (67%); College brochure (63%)
  • Concerned about the ability to finance a college education (75%)
  • Five most important factors affecting decision to enroll at York: size, cost, location, strong program in field of
  • interest, friendly atmosphere
  • Top five perceptions of York College: friendly, ideal size, affordable, attractive campus, supportive
  • Applied to three or more colleges (58%)
  • Permanent home is within 100 miles of campus (61%); within 500 miles (99%)
  • Resident freshmen who registered a car on campus (32%)
  • Attended a public high school (86%)
  • Participated in student clubs or groups in high school (70%)
  • Engaged in volunteer work during a typical week in high school (63%)
  • Political orientation is “middle of the road” (54%)
  • Religious orientation is “moderately religious” (42%)
  • Gender: Women (52%), Men (48%)
  • Religious background: Roman Catholic (25%), Lutheran (6%), Methodist (5%), Baptist (3%), Presbyterian (2%),
  • Church of Christ (2%), Jewish (2%), Brethren (1%), Episcopalian (1%), Other (45%)
  • Ethnic background: Caucasian (80%), African-American (7%), Hispanic (7%), Asian (2%), Other/Unknown (4%)
  • Plan to get a job to help pay for college expenses (90%)
  • Parents earned a bachelor’s degree or higher: father (42%), mother (48%)
  • High school GPA is 3.40 (mean average on 4.0 scale)
  • Education plans: bachelor’s degree (39%), master’s degree (40%), Ph.D./professional degree (16%) 

Sources: York College Freshman Survey, YCP Admissions Applicant Survey, College Board SAT Competition Report, York College Database

Freshmen County and State


Ten Most Popular New Student Majors

Undeclared 13%
Nursing 10%
Biology 7%
Criminal Justice 5%
Mechanical Engineering 5%
Psychology 5%
Sport Management 5%
Accounting 3%
Business Administration 3%
Computer Science 3%

Average SAT scores Resident Students

2008 1,978
2009 2,305
2010 2,378
2011 2,566
2012 2517
2013 2534

Full-Time Students

2008 4,599
2009 4,574
2010 4,638
2011 4,669
2012 4,561
2013 4,407