Chances of getting into York College Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.7%
Admission Difficulty for York College Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
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%
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YCP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted York College Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 3,414 2,245 5,659
Accepted 2,328 1,618 3,946
Acceptance Rate 68% 72% 70%
Enrolled 543 436 979
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.