York College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451-0001
Tel: (718)262-2000
Admissions: (718)262-2165
Web Site: http://www.york.cuny.edu/


State and locally supported, 4-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 50-acre urban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 5,743. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,389 applied, 32% were admitted. Full-time: 3,686 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 2,057 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 100 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 57% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 53% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $242 full-time, $63. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Haitian Students Association, Caribbean Students Association, Haitian Cultural Association, Latin Caucus. Major annual events: Club Fairs, talent shows, ethnic fairs. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. York College Library plus 1 other with 179,022 books, 157,149 microform titles, 1,962 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 530 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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