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YCP Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

69.9%
Admission Difficulty for York College Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into YCP? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,650 out of 5,222 applicants were admitted making YCP a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. York College Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1080-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Estimated Average SAT 1170
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to York College Pennsylvania?

York College Pennsylvania typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 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

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >80%
1170 to 1260 Avg + 70%-80%
1080 to 1170 Avg - 58%-70%
990 to 1080 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 990 Low <45%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into YCP?

Admission data indicates that YCP regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to York College Pennsylvania.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 70%-82%
20 to 22 Avg - 60%-70%
18 to 20 Reach 50%-60%
Less than 18 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into York College Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at York College Pennsylvania was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as YCP accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted York College Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

77% of York College Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted York College Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 77%
Bottom 50% of class 23%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

York College Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,174 2,048 5,222
Accepted 2,112 1,538 3,650
Acceptance Rate 67% 75% 70%
Enrolled 527 471 998
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 31% 27%

Admission Requirements

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

York College Pennsylvania Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at York College Pennsylvania
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217059 IPEDS survey data for York College Pennsylvania.