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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
CUNY York is a public college located in Queens, New York in the New York City Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,056 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the CUNY York acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Psychology, Social Work and Youth Services, and Business. Graduating 29% of students, CUNY York alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,100.
About CUNY York College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451
Branch of
CUNY System
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CUNY York College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
880-1040
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$4,429/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,449/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,056Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,337
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Depends on the day
    29%
  • Independent
    18%
  • Anti-social
    12%
  • Outgoing
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
66%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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CUNY York College Reviews

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York College has a very diverse, engaging, and motivating atmosphere that enhances students ability to pursue higher education no matter your race, culture, and or language background. The amount of diverse students, faculty, and staff allows us to open our horizons, create life long memories and instills in us new perspectives about life. I grew up in a single parent household, and I never imagined myself being the first in my family to be pursing higher education. I am extremely grateful for my mother, my academic advisors, and professors because without their constant support I would not have made it this far. As a future teacher, I hope to inspire many young individuals to know their worth and encourage them not be afraid to follow their dreams. Although, I come from a low-income family, these four years in York college have taught me that hard work, perseverance, and faith will open many doors in one’s life.
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I transferred to York College my second semester of freshman year.
Had having a poor student life experience from my old school York was a complete turn around for me. The school is very diverse, and the students there are friendly.
Teachers there are not always the best help or the best at teaching so it definitely helps to rate your professors before applying for that class. But for the teachers that actually help you with your issues they are the best.
The classrooms could be a lot better in regards to cleanliness and the desks being updated. For the most part they are average sized, fit a good amount of students, and you can always hear what the teacher has to say.
York College has very much potential in being a decent school, but unfortunately the school has many areas to improve on. For one, the staff is the worst I've ever seen in any academic institution thus far. Definitely not all of the faculty suffers from this, but most importantly the ones in Financial Aid and the Bursar Office need improve. Most act is if "having a poor attitude" is apart of the job. Almost all of the employees show genuine rudeness, unprofessionalism, and disinterest towards the student. They get frustrated if you cannot understand something the first time, and aren't afraid to insult your intellect. They are frustrated with doing their own job-being the guide for the student. They are very dismissive and lack any patience. Most times information accuracy depends on who you speak to. And often you will be on your own with coming up with your own information.

Other than that, the school can definitely work on improvements to their library.