Public 4 Year

Penn State York

York, Pennsylvania

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Penn State York overview
Location York, Pennsylvania
Online psu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize Suburban
Penn State York overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Penn State York, a commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University, offers students a suburban educational setting in York, Pennsylvania, roughly 100 miles west of Philadelphia. Established in 1939, this institution delivers a range of associate and baccalaureate degree programs, with a significant emphasis on engineering and information sciences technology. Known for its modest class sizes and a faculty dedicated to teaching and scholarship, Penn State York provides a personalized college experience. While the campus does not have traditional on-campus student housing, it does facilitate student living through partnerships with local apartment complexes. Academically, the college practices selective admissions, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential. The campus itself is recognized for featuring contemporary architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, including the Ralph G. and Madeline B. Swenson Engineering Center.

In the most recent statistical year 2,005 prospective students applied, and 1,862 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 192 enrolled in the school.  581 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 137 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $14,624 plus fees of $516.












Penn State York is rated within the lower 47% 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

Penn State York overview
SAT 1090/1300
ACT 23/26

Applications Accepted

Penn State York overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Penn State York
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$516
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,984
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$34,752

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Penn State York
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,840
Other Fees$516
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $12,984
Budget for Other Expenses$4,788
Total One Year Cost$44,446

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Penn State York students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 32%
Work and Family Studies 24%
Engineering 11%
Engineering Technology 9%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214829 IPEDS survey data for Penn State York.

Current students may use the Penn State York GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.

Last updated February 24, 2024