Education Built for Impact.

At York College of Pennsylvania, we believe that a life of passion and purpose is built by learning and experiencing every day. Our approach to education is practical and experiential, focusing on real-world experiences that allow students to apply their learning beyond the classroom walls; and taught by faculty who bring firsthand experience and empowering support into the classroom. With state-of-the-art facilities, major courses available from their first year, abundant internship and high-impact learning opportunities, and an active, supportive community of peers, YCP students have all the tools they need to build successful and fulfilling careers – from day one.


At York College, we’re dedicated to giving you access to hands-on learning, internships, expert faculty and all the other tools to transform your career ambition into a reality.

It’s a bold statement to say we launch students into their dream careers. But that’s exactly what we have molded our entire academic program around — with the successful graduates to prove it. It’s that perfect combination of top-tier academics, rigorous and exciting coursework, a well-rounded curriculum, and connecting you with leaders in your field.

From your first day on campus, you’ll find we are deeply invested in maximizing your academic experience. With highly-specialized and sought-after degrees available, York College is the right fit to launch your career. Let’s get started.

YCP By the Numbers.

  • 70+ programs
  • 15:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 91% of recent grads are employed or in graduate school
  • 1 in 3 students are employed before graduation
  • 100+ special events and activities hosted on campus
  • 100+ student clubs and organizations 
  • 23 NCAA division III varisty sports teams

A College Experience Built Around You.

Let us show you around our campus, introduce you to future classmates, and answer all of your questions.

The best thing about college visits is seeing a college campus up close to get a real sense of whether it's the right fit for you. 

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Our application review process allows us to offer admission to students who we believe will succeed in a college environment that provides real-world experiences and mentorship from expert faculty, From Day One. In addition, we work closely with you and your family to create a financial aid package that meets your needs and rewards your hard work.

Deadline Information.

  • Early Decision Applications: November 1
    • Early Decision applicants are asked to please submit their application by November 1 (of the enrollment cycle).
  • Regular Decision Applications: Rolling Admission
    • Applications for students who apply Regular Decision are reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline.

Required Application Materials.

York College is test optional. If you a plan to apply without submitting SAT and/or ACT test scores, we ask that you please provide the following materials with your completed application: Official high school transcripts, including your senior class schedule; at least one letter of recommendation from a high school junior or senior year teacher, recommendations from English, math, science, foreign language, or history teachers are preferable; and a letter of recommendation from your school counselor.

If you plan to apply with a standarsized test score, we ask that you please submit your test score(s) along with your official high school transcripts.

Financial Assistance.

Like everything about York College, financial aid is highly personalized to address each family’s unique financial scenario. York College is frequently cited for its great value. Get smart and save by enrolling in a private college that costs half what many other private institutions cost — while being named a College of Distinction and a Princeton Review Best Regional College.

Along with an application to York College, make sure to get your FAFSA in and use York College's code (003399) for full financial aid consideration. 

  • Net Price Calculator
  • 99% of students receive financial aid and scholarships
  • Merit Scholarship Estimator
  • Total Cost of Attendance 
    • Tuition and Fees: $22,350
    • Room and Board: $12,050
    • Total: $34,400

Contact Us.

Phone: 717.849.1600

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