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Your chances of getting into York College Pennsylvania

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

95.6%
Admission Difficulty for York College Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at YCP is 95.6%.  Its admission rate is the 120th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into YCP and can you get accepted?

York College Pennsylvania is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 4,330 out of the 4,529 who applied were admitted.

York College Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.59. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into YCP?

96% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to York College Pennsylvania you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.59 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

YCP GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.59

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into York College Pennsylvania?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into YCP are to have around a 3.59 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.59 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as YCP accepts 96% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at YCP is 3.59 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #29 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since YCP is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted York College Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 10.37% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.22% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 24.82% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.04% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 14.44% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.37% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.74% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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YCP SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to York College Pennsylvania. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 45% of students submitted SAT scores and 3% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1020-1230

Applicants Submitting SAT 

45%
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 510
Composite 25th Percentile 1020
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to York College Pennsylvania?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at YCP is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1020-1230. Students who get into York College Pennsylvania score in the top 57 percent of all SAT test takers..  YCP ranks #68 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. YCP regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1020, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

York College Pennsylvania is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1125, you have around a 96% chance of being admitted. A 1230 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 98% chance of getting in.

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1230 and Above Good >98%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 96%-98%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 93%-96%
915 to 1020 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 915 Low <87%
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YCP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

23-27 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

3%
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 22
Math 25th Percentile 21
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to YCP is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 27.  The school ranks #43 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 21.

3 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to York College Pennsylvania.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as York College Pennsylvania is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into YCP for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 96% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 98% with a 27 ACT score.

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >98%
25 to 27 Avg + 96%-98%
23 to 25 Avg - 93%-96%
21 to 23 Reach 87%-93%
Less than 21 Low <87%
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High School Class Rank

71% of York College Pennsylvania freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 38% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted York College Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

York College Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,775 1,754 4,529
Accepted 2,649 1,681 4,330
Acceptance Rate 95% 96% 96%
Enrolled 421 328 749
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 23, 2024

Days left to Apply

68

Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 23, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to York College Pennsylvania is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to York College Pennsylvania and what student information is used for admission decisions?

York College Pennsylvania Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not required for admission, but considered if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because York College Pennsylvania is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.59 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1130 and ACT of 25 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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

FAQs

Does York College Pennsylvania prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to YCP. 3% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into York College Pennsylvania?

96% of those who apply are granted admission to YCP. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for York College Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1230. The average SAT score is 1125. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for York College Pennsylvania?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 27. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.