Fast Facts


  • 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 16
  • Master’s degrees in nursing, business administration and education; Doctoral degree in nursing practice

Student Life

  • 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
  • 20+ intramural sports
  • 100+ student clubs and organizations
  • 14 Greek life organizations


  • 4,600 full-time undergraduate students; 300 graduate students
  • 175 full-time faculty; 93% hold the highest degree possible in their field


  • 190-acre campus
  • Adjacent to city of York, population 45,000
  • 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

Financial Information

  • 2014-15 costs: tuition and fees (annual) - $17,630; room and board (typical) - $9,870
  • 99% of new, full-time students receive financial aid


  • 86% employment rate for recent graduates


  • 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]
  • Included in the Princeton Review’s Best in the Northeast