#29 Best Public Universities in New York

CUNY York College

Jamaica, New York

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CUNY York College overview
Location Jamaica, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY York College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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CUNY York College is a public institution located in Jamaica, Queens, part of the greater New York City area. Established in 1966, the college is a member of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, offering students an urban campus experience. The college's campus showcases a modern architectural style with facilities that support a vibrant academic environment. York College is known for its diverse range of undergraduate programs with notable emphasis on health professions, business, communications technology, and aviation management. The college maintains a moderately selective admissions process, aiming to provide higher education opportunities to a broad demographic of students. While not recognized for a dominant athletic program, the college places its focus on the educational and professional development of its student body. There is no residential housing available on the York College campus, encouraging students to engage with the dynamic housing market of the surrounding New York City boroughs.

In the most recent statistical year 16,112 prospective students applied, and 9,529 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 777 enrolled in the school.  3,815 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,631 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $428. York is ranked 785 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

CUNY York College is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.












York is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
CUNY York College overview
SAT 870/1050
Estimated GPA 3.15

Applications Accepted

CUNY York College overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for CUNY York College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$428
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,919
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$32,545

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for CUNY York College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$428
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,919
Budget for Other Expenses$5,904
Total One Year Cost$40,495

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$43,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

20% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY York College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Health Professions 18%
Psychology 16%
Social Sciences 6%
Human Services 6%

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