Size: 4,600 full-time undergraduate students
Percent Women: 55%
Tuition (one year): In-state and Out-of-state $17,630 (with room+ board $27,500)
Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Biology, Education, Business Administration, Psychology, Sport Management, Criminal Justice, Engineering
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 74%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit York College of Pennsylvania's website at http://www.ycp.edu/admissions/.
Why Choose York College?
“I applied to York because I felt so at home here! It’s the perfect size school!”
“Proximity was something I really looked at when searching for school and York’s not far from my house!"
"For a private school York was reasonably priced. That was the first reason I applied.”
“The small classroom sizes really drew me in. You can have more much personal relationships with your professors than you would be able to at a larger school."
"It’s a small campus so it's easy to get around but it's large enough that all the building aren't on top of each other.”
"The campus is really pretty and very scenic!"
"For being so close to a city, you don't really get that city vibe."
"The Grumbacher Sports and Fitness center is really nice! You can go there and never do the same thing twice in a week. I love using the rock wall and the indoor track!"
"My favorite part of the day is when I am walking to class and see that someone has put bubbles in the fountain."
"CHICKEN FRITTER FRIDAY! I look forward to it all week. It's the perfect way to award myself after a long week."
"We have a pretty crappy mascot. He's scary!"
"The food is either hit or miss. Mostly miss unless it's Parent's Weekend."
"You have to be really careful if you walk off campus, it can be pretty dangerous."
"We don't have a football team!!"
New Collegiette on Campus
"There is no air conditioning in the freshman dorms. It's miserable in the hot summer months!"
"The living arangments suck for first-years except Northside Commons."
"Who you are living with kind of determines who your friends are freshman year."
"It's easy to get to know upperclassmen if you are involved."
"Orientation entails non-stop exhaustion from Friday to Monday but the inspirational moments are pretty great!"
"Marvin Worthy does a DiversiMe program which is pretty powerful."
All About Academics
"Nursing, Criminal Justice, Sports Management, and Communications are really popular majors."
"Your workload really depends on your major but it's manageable."
"Some majors require you to write a thesis, some also require you to complete an internship."
"Your advisor is one of the teachers in your area of study."
"Your first semester of classes is scheduled for you but you can change it if you don't like a class. After fall semester good luck scheduling your spring semester as a freshman."
"Alwasy have multiple back up plans when you go to schedule your classes."
"The library is always really packed during finals but at any other time of the year its not too busy."
Learn from the Best
"Everyone is terrified of Dr. Furio."
"Professor Briggs is literally the best!"
"Lori Myers is a great teacher for freshman writing classes."
"Different classes range in difficulty. It really just depends on the teacher."
"Seriously utilize office hours!"
Interests & Involvement
"Get very involved! We have an activities fair at the beginning of each fall semester! Sign up for as much as possible so you can figure out what is right for you."
"ENACTUS and PRSSA are really popular for people to get involved with."
"InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is getting really popular. You meet a lot of really nice people there."
"You gain so many leadership skills from being in clubs!"
"Who wants to go straight back to their dorm room after class and just sit there for the rest of the night."
"Women's basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Rugby are all pretty big here!"
"Going to sporting events isn't exactly the first thing on everyone's mind when making plans."
"There are so many club and intramural sports it's not even funny!"
"There are a lot of athletes but they tend to stick together."
"The cool thing about York is you can get away with wearing a t-shirt and yoga pants to class but if you dress up no one looks at you weird.”
“People really wear what they want.”
“There really isn’t a bias between genders on campus.”
“People don’t see gender. They see you for your skills and abilities.”
Food & Drink
“We have two dining halls, but we also have three cafes. Pura Vida, Spart’s Den, and Appell Life Sciences.”
“The convenience/book store has great coffee and hot chocolate for 99 cents!”
“The food is pretty terrible but it’s better compared to other schools.”
“Only of the upperclassmen dorms have kitchen so freshman really don’t have access.”
“Jackson Street is pretty popular but a lot of students tend to go to events held by the Campus Activities Board.”
“With Jackson Street, you really have to know someone to get in somewhere.”
“I don’t think there’s pressure to drink, its just something people choose to do.”
“CAB EVENTS! They hold so many great and really fun events!”
“There’s first Friday’s in Downtown York and there’s also a bowling alley and a movie theatre which are both pretty close.”
“Freshman dorms are friendly but the living space is kinda terrible.”
“People take comfort in the fact that you are all kinda in the same boat as freshman.”
“There are so many housing options from dorms to apartments to houses.”
“Freshman dorms are all located on Main Campus.”
“Freshman year you are required to live in a dorm and have a meal plan”
“As an upperclassmen you have the option to live off campus but you have to apply and be approved through the school.”
“York city is kinda dangerous but it’s really cool.”
“There are some nice areas but also some not so nice ones.”
“There some really good restaurants within walking distance.”
“Downtown York is only about a 20 min walk.”
“There are bars located in Downtown York.”
“We’re also not too far from Baltimore and Harrisburg so there are options there as well.”
“We partner with a lot of local businesses for fundraisers.”
“ENACTUS is working on cleaning up the Rain Trail to make it a bit safer.”
“All the York cats are friendly so that’s good”
“Pretty much every internship is located off campus.”
HC's Complete College Guide: York College of Pennsylvania
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