Chances of getting into CUNY York College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.8%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY York College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into York and can I get accepted? The school has a 53% acceptance rate ranking it #46 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,479 out of 14,176 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. CUNY York College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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York SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for CUNY York College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for CUNY York College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 970

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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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #87 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY York College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1050 and Above Good >66%
970 to 1050 Avg + 53%-66%
890 to 970 Avg - 40%-53%
810 to 890 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 810 Low <28%
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York ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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
Average ACT Score N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into CUNY York College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY York College was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #85 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as York accepts 53% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

CUNY York College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,948 6,228 14,176
Accepted 4,221 3,258 7,479
Acceptance Rate 53% 52% 53%
Enrolled 720 449 1,169
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 14% 16%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

79% of students submit their SAT scores to York.

53% of those who apply are granted admission to York. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1050. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.