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Chances of getting into York College Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69%
Admission Difficulty for York College Pennsylvania
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into YCP and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,145 out of 6,011 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 58 percent. York College Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. York College Pennsylvania is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

YCP SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
94%
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >79%
1105 to 1210 Avg + 69%-79%
1000 to 1105 Avg - 57%-69%
895 to 1000 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 895 Low <44%
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YCP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
17%
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for York College Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #41 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 17 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to York College Pennsylvania.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

York College Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >79%
22 to 25 Avg + 69%-79%
19 to 22 Avg - 57%-69%
16 to 19 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 16 Low <44%
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YCP GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
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 3.54 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 69% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

York College Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,736 2,275 6,011
Accepted 2,565 1,580 4,145
Acceptance Rate 69% 69% 69%
Enrolled 539 407 946
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 26% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
35

Applicants have 35 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

York College Pennsylvania Admission 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?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to YCP. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate 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 1000 and 1210. 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 25. 17% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.