YCP Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into YCP? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,694 out of 13,235 applicants or 43% were admitted making YCP a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. York College Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,060 5,175 13,235
Accepted 3,370 2,324 5,694
Acceptance Rate 42% 45% 43%
Enrolled 471 432 903
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 19% 16%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to York College Pennsylvania and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that YCP regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to York College Pennsylvania.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 935. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1125 out of 1600. 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1030 1220
SAT Reading 510 620
SAT Math 520 600
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >59%
22 to 25 Avg + 43%-59%
20 to 22 Avg - 33%-43%
18 to 20 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 18 Low <24%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >56%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 43%-56%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 31%-43%
935 to 1030 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 935 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to YCP will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to York College Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.

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