York Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for CUNY York College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into York? The school has a 41% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,361 out of 13,071 applicants were admitted making York a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 79 percent. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for CUNY York College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for CUNY York College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1040
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY York College?

CUNY York College typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 815. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 965 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY York College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1040 and Above Good >54%
965 to 1040 Avg + 41%-54%
890 to 965 Avg - 29%-41%
815 to 890 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 815 Low <19%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for CUNY York College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY York College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements

CUNY York College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.


Admission Statistics

CUNY York College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,707 5,364 13,071
Accepted 3,097 2,264 5,361
Acceptance Rate 40% 42% 41%
Enrolled 574 397 971
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 18% 18%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY York College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

CUNY York College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY York College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190691 IPEDS survey data for CUNY York College.