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YORK COLLEGE, JAMAICA, NEW YORK

Jamaica, New YorkLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  8511Enrollment

York College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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The York College is a public college under City University of New York, located in Queens country, Jamaica, New York, USA. It provides undergraduate education along with graduate degrees and part time courses. The York college was started in 1967 and it got its permanent campus in December 1980.

Currently, the college is delivering quality education to more than 8,300 students, with a mission to grow passionate and engaged learners, who will have confidence in their potential and will flourish as successful individuals and global citizens. Based on values like Integrity, Diversity and Civil Engagement, and with the help of its award-winning faculty members, the college provides an unparalleled liberal arts curriculum, along with science, business, and social work courses.

Rankings

  • The CUNY York college was ranked in the rank range of 36-46 among the North Regional Colleges by US News ranking survey 2020.
  • The college was ranked 18th among the top colleges for social mobility, in the same survey.
  • Among all the colleges in New York, the York college is the 49th hardest college to get in, and 55th best liberal arts college, according to Niche survey 2020.

Highlights

College Type

Public
Campus SettingSuburban
EndowmentUSD 264.6 Million
Student Retention Rate72%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Annual cost of Attendance$17,827
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@cuny.edu

Campus

  • The campus of York college is spread through 50 acres of Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Liberty Ave, and 159th Street in Jamaica, New York, with some state-of-the-art facilities for athletics and physical education.
  • The campus of CUNY York college houses 7 buildings, an athletic establishment, parking lot, and public transportation, along with enough sites for future development.
  • The health and physical education building has some special amenities like Gym, Swimming pool, football field, racing tracks, tennis, and handball courts.
  • The college also has a 1500 seater performing arts auditorium located within the campus.
  • The college is home to the Regional Testing Laboratory of FDA, and provides student internships in partnership with the organization.

Residence

  • The college does not provide on-campus housing facilities to its students.
  • The international students generally stay in rented apartments available in the nearby localities around the college.

Programs

  • In its three schools, namely School of Arts and Science, School of Business and Information Systems, and School of Health Sciences, The York College offers mainly undergraduate degrees, with few Master's programs.
  • The college offers undergraduate majors in around 50 disciplines, including Accounting, Nursing, Business Administration, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Psychology and Fine and Performing Arts.
  • The college also offers some uncommon undergraduate majors like Occupational Therapy, Speech Communications and Theatre Arts, Aviation Management, Women's studies, and Black Studies.
  • Along with UG courses, the college also offers Master's courses like MS in Occupational Therapy, Pharmaceutical science, and business, among others, and MSW in Social work.
  • The music programs offered by the college gives special emphasis on Jazz, along with an opportunity to play in the college band.

Admission process

International students seeking admissions at the York College can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • Application Portal: Online application portal of CUNY
  • Application Fee: USD 65
  • Student Class profile:
    • Total applicants: 14,173 ; percent accepted : 53% ; percent enrolled: 16%;
    • Percentage of international students: 1%
  • Average Standardized test scores of admitted students :
Test name25th Percentile score
SAT evidence based reading and writing450
SAT Maths440
  • Required high school/college GPA for UG/G students: Not specified
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Students Visa
    • TOEFL / IELTS / PTE test score
    • Academic transcripts
    • Immigration Certificate of Eligibility
  • Graduation rate: 30% , student retention rate: 64%
  • Application Deadline:
SessionFor students not arrived at USFor students who already arrived at US
Fall1 July 27 August

Cost of Attendance

Type of ExpenditureYearly cost in USD
Tuition Fees15,308
Housing and meals15,577
Books and Supplies1,364
Other miscellaneous expense5,504
Total Yearly expenditure37,753

Financial Aid for international students

  • Though the college provides few financial aids to international students through CUNY, the student is primarily responsible for all the financial expenses.
  • The applications for financial aids are evaluated on the 7th day of each semester.
  • However, the student can apply to many private scholarships available to international students, through websites like internationalscholarships.com, Fulbright scholarship, etc.

Private Sources of Funding

Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  • The York college has successful alumnus spread over all sectors including Medical researchers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and political advisors.
  • The York college alumni reap the following benefits:
    • The York organizes various events for its alumni including student reception, career seminars, and networking reception.
    • They participate in a fund-raising dinner dance.
    • They get special discounts from GEICO insurance.
    • They get to participate in many other tours and drives.
  • Some notable York college Alumni are Deborah Persaud, Hank Sheinkopf, James "Jimmy" Siegel, Donald Vernon, among others.

Placement

  • The career services department of York College assists students in getting hired and improving their careers through its online hiring portal, career and employment seminars, and guidelines for the students.
  • According to a survey, the average salary of CUNY York College graduates is USD 56,000, and the position-wise salary varies from USD 48,000 to USD 113,000.
  • The highest salary, which is USD 113,000, was recorded for the position of Physician Assistant, followed by USD 105,000 for the position of Inventory Control Manager.
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York College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population10518
FAFSA Code004759
Application Cost$65
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$18,000 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score9608801040 79%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480440520-
Mathematics480440520-

York College Acceptance Rate

44.5%

Acceptance Rate

13167

Total Applicants

10518

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

35.0%

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65.0%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program44.5%
Total Applicants23380
Total Enrolled10396
Graduate
Graduate Programs44.4%
Total Applicants275
Total Enrolled122

York College Enrollment

Enrollment
York College Enrollment10518
Undergraduate Enrollment10396
Graduate Enrollment122
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate29.7%

Attendance Cost

$18,000

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$18,000 / Year
Post Graduate Program$24,900 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,364 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,718 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$5,430 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,002 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,108 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ProgramsAmerican Occupational Therapy Association

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
836523845981-
+1-718-262-2000
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94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451
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Bus Station

Guy R Brewer Blvd /Liberty Av0.02 Km
Guy R Brewer Blvd /Liberty Av0.08 Km
Liberty Av/Union Hall St0.11 Km
Tuskegee Airmen Way/Guy R Brewer Blvd0.15 Km
Guy R Brewer Blvd /Archer Av0.24 Km
Guy R Brewer Blvd /Tuskegee Airmen Way0.24 Km
Tuskegee Airmen Way /160 St0.28 Km
Tuskegee Airmen Way/159 St0.32 Km
Guy R Brewer Blvd /Archer Av16.62 Km
Guy R Brewer Blvd/Tuskegee Airmen Way16.65 Km
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Shopping Mall

Gertz Plaza Mall0.36 Km
Feel Beauty Supply0.73 Km
Team24L1.08 Km
Got5dollars.com1.2 Km
Rochdale Village Shopping Mall3.78 Km
Queens For Less4.3 Km
The Shops at Atlas Park6.24 Km
Angels Consultant Services Inc.6.39 Km
Ibul House6.63 Km
Rego Park Plaza6.67 Km
Sky View Parc Luxury Condominiums7.09 Km
Queens Crossing7.23 Km
Queens Place7.65 Km
AAC Douglaston Plaza Shopping7.66 Km
Sunglass Hut7.81 Km
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Train Station

Jamaica1.06 Km
Hollis2.72 Km
Kew Gardens3.06 Km
Locust Manor3.83 Km
Forest Hills Station4.6 Km
Laurelton5.23 Km
Queens Village5.4 Km
Belmont Park Station5.89 Km
Rosedale6.44 Km
Auburndale6.75 Km
Broadway6.78 Km
Mets-Willets Point6.99 Km
Flushing Main Street7.01 Km
Bellerose7.1 Km
Bayside7.21 Km
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Super Market

Ideal Food Basket1.11 Km
Apna Bazaar3.25 Km
Aron's Kissena Farms3.38 Km
Key Food Marketplace3.38 Km
Seasons4.3 Km
Trader Joe's5.35 Km
Key Food Supermarkets5.63 Km
ALDI6.65 Km
Golden Farms Supermarket6.8 Km
SkyFoods7.06 Km
Walmart Supercenter7.36 Km
H Mart7.41 Km
Bogopa Enterprises Warehouse7.46 Km
Maharaja Farmers Market7.61 Km
Fairway Market Douglaston7.63 Km
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Book Store

Medical Billing Home Business & Books HQ1.48 Km
New Life Christian Store1.79 Km
Adventist Book Center2.12 Km
Woolaston Entertainment2.23 Km
St Johns University Queens Campus Bookstore2.46 Km
Sahara International Shop3.03 Km
Royal Collectibles5.21 Km
Muslim Center Book Services5.89 Km
Ron's Variety6.31 Km
Hudson6.59 Km
XINHUA Bookstore7.3 Km
Teacher's Choice7.37 Km
Turn the Page Again7.4 Km
Anime Castle7.57 Km
Minxpo7.57 Km
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Airport

Thunderbird Heliport1.56 Km
Virginia Cheriton3.03 Km
Alpha Priority Worldwide Services Inc3.96 Km
Iberia Cargo4.74 Km
Model Airplane Field4.92 Km
Gse Direct5.34 Km
JFK5.68 Km
Aeropuerto JFK5.98 Km
Allways6.44 Km
Terminal 4 (International Arrivals Bldg) JFK6.47 Km
JFK Airport, Jamaica, Queens NY6.53 Km
Rockwell Collins ARINC - Aeronautical Radio Inc.6.8 Km
Belmont Park Heliport7.38 Km
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Restaurant

Resorts World Casino New York City4.39 Km
Buffalo Wild Wings4.61 Km
Avenue Diner4.92 Km
Temple Canteen5.99 Km
Chili's Grill & Bar6.25 Km
Famous Famiglia6.38 Km
Tigin Irish Pub6.54 Km
The Palm Bar & Grille at JFK6.55 Km
Mammas Pizza & Restaurant6.56 Km
Eat&Go New York/ Istanbul6.56 Km
Dallas BBQ6.68 Km
Panera Bread6.74 Km
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