York College – City University of New York (CUNY)

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School Overview

York College of The City University of New York is a liberal arts college located in the Jamaica, Queens borough in New York City and belongs to the CUNY public university system of schools and colleges. It is also a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a non-profit organization and philanthropic group dedicated to raising funds to pay the tuition of underprivileged balck students.

Currently, York College has a total annual enrollment of approximately 8,000 students and is one of the larger schools in the CUNY system. The college offers a variety of four-year bachelor degree programs in over 40 fields of study, including Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Health Professions, Business, Education, Computer Science, English, Arts, Psychology, and Social Sciences, among others. To support the ongoing educational needs of its students, the institution offers the York College Library which is home to thousands of literary collections and works, as well as journals, microfiche, and much more.

General Information

Admission Office

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11451-9989

(718) 262-2165

Fax: (718) 262-2601

Contact: Diane Warmsley

Director of Admissions/Enrollment
Main Address

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard

Jamaica, NY 11451

(718) 262-2000


Total undergrads: 7,111

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,057

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,208

Graduate enrollment: 46


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 69%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Environmental Health B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

CUNY York College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (718) 262-2000
Website: www.york.cuny.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: https://cunyyork.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=prospect
Address: 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,337
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 29%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,480 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,358
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,308
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 87%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,067

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

CUNY York College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at CUNY York College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 10
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24
Health Professions and Related Programs 93
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 14
Transportation and Materials Moving 111
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 6566

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at CUNY York College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,358
Out-of-state $15,308
Books and supplies $1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $11,518
Out-of-state $20,948

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 962 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 931 84% $9,067
Student loan aid 44 4% $4,479

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,709 55% $7,604
Federal student loans 642 8% $5,862

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for CUNY York College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled CUNY York College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 14,633 6,299 8,334
Percent admitted 100% 72% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 7% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

CUNY York College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,337
Undergraduate enrollment 8,116
Graduate enrollment 221

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

CUNY York College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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