CUNY York College

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451
Tel: (718)262-2000
Public | 8,062 students
The College is a student-centered institution who prepares students to Succeed in a chosen discipline, Acquire basic knowledge in the humanities, behavioral and natural sciences, and mathematics, Think, speak and write clearly, critically and effectively, Develop technological literacy and skill, Seek objectivity and shun bias, Esteem research and scholarship for life-long learning, Understand and appreciate culture and cultural diversity, Value ethical attitudes and behavior, Promote knowledge of health and pursue wellness, Enrich their communities, the nation, and the world, Engage in public service.

School Overview:

CUNY York College
CountyQueens County, NY
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
323 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment8,062 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
5,088 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
2,974 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
8,030 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
32 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted33%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)398-480450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)420-500460-573

School Notes:

  • York College, a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), offers baccalaureate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, accounting and business, communications technology, computer science, social work, teacher education and various health professions. York College is the only CUNY senior college offering majors in gerontology, biotechnology, information systems management and a BS/MS degree in occupational therapy. It maximizes each student's intellectual, professional, and personal growth by integrating studies in liberal arts and sciences, professions, knowledge of diverse cultures, and technology.
  • As a senior college of The City University of New York, York College is committed to the University mission of "teaching, research, and public service" responsive to "the special needs of an urban constituency."
  • At the heart of the campus is York College's Academic Core Building, a four-level academic/admisitrative building, featuring wide open spaces, topped with a glass sky light, for studying and connecting with friends and family. Housing classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, art studios, and the college library, the Academic Core building is the center of activity on York College's Campus.
  • York is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York and of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
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CUNY York College
0 mi. away
St. Francis College
10.3 mi. away
Amherst College
11.0 mi. away

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