York College Pennsylvania (YCP)

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YCP can be found in York, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. YCP has an enrollment of nearly 5,800 students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to YCP. A score between 1400 to 1688 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the YCP average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.33. YCP accepts about 70% of applicants. Of those that are admitted, about 15% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ycp.edu.

Overall YCP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for York College Pennsylvania was reported as 73.5% in Fall 2013 with over 9,930 applications submitted to York College Pennsylvania. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • YCP SAT Scores: 1400 - 1688
  • YCP ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • YCP Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into York College Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of York College Pennsylvania is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for York College Pennsylvania has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 56.1%
  • 2010-2011: 48.3%
  • 2011-2012: 72.7%
  • 2012-2013: 73.9%
  • 2013-2014: 73.5%
  • Projected YCP Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 69.2%

How Does YCP Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for York College Pennsylvania is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York84.5%
Elizabethtown College69.6%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg79.9%
Millersville University of Pennsylvania71.9%
Messiah College65.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to YCP (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 560
Math480 - 578
Writing450 - 550
Total Score1400 - 1688
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 25
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