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Chances of getting into York College Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
71%
Admission Difficulty for York College Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into YCP and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at YCP is 71%.  It ranks #37 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. YCP is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,103 out of 5,798 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent (SAT 990/1190 ACT 19/26). York College Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.55. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The YCP application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. York College Pennsylvania is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

YCP SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
94%
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

York College Pennsylvania typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. YCP ranks #36 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >82%
1090 to 1190 Avg + 71%-82%
990 to 1090 Avg - 56%-71%
890 to 990 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 890 Low <40%
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YCP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
17%
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #39 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to York College Pennsylvania.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >84%
22 to 26 Avg + 71%-84%
19 to 22 Avg - 59%-71%
16 to 19 Reach 45%-59%
Less than 16 Low <45%
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YCP GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.55
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into YCP. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at York College Pennsylvania was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #33 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as YCP accepts 71% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% 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 10%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

York College Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,595 2,203 5,798
Accepted 2,470 1,633 4,103
Acceptance Rate 69% 74% 71%
Enrolled 451 396 847
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
34

Applicants have 34 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2023.

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 Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does York College Pennsylvania prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of students submit their SAT scores to YCP. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into York College Pennsylvania?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to YCP. Admission competition is low 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 990 and 1190. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 19 and 26. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.