YCP Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into York College Pennsylvania
How hard is it to get into YCP and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #49 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,946 out of 5,659 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. York College Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% 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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YCP SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT94%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>80%|
|1125 to 1230||Avg +||70%-80%|
|1020 to 1125||Avg -||58%-70%|
|915 to 1020||Reach||45%-58%|
|Less than 915||Low||<45%|
YCP ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT17%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to York College Pennsylvania.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>82%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||70%-82%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||60%-70%|
|19 to 21||Reach||50%-60%|
|Less than 19||Low||<50%|
Avg. High School GPA3.54
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #23 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 70% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
77% of York College Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||27%||25%|
What are the requirements for admission to York College Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
94% of students submit their SAT scores to YCP. 17% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
70% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1230. 94% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.