CUNY York College in Jamaica

Jamaica, NY

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CUNY York College offers 150-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 37%. 34.7% are women, and 65.3% are men. 4% percents of international students. CUNY York College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at CUNY York College is 5630$, that is at the level of national average. 28% of full-time CUNY York College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The CUNY York College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, CUNY York College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,306
$30,001 - $48,000$6,488
$48,001 - $75,000$10,052
$75,001 - $110,000$13,699

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies



    • Typical room charge for academic year: -

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -


    Percent of students with financial aid


    Types of financial aids


    4828 of CUNY York College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 57 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes CUNY York College number 72 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

    Students at CUNY York College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

    Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
    $0 - $30,000
    $30,001 - $48,000
    $48,001 - $75,000
    $75,001 - $110,000

    Salary After Attending


    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services


    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Credit for military training

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Disability services


    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Prepaid tuition plan

    Tuition payment plan

    Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in CUNY York College.


    ROTC - Army

    Study abroad

    Weekend/evening college

    Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

    Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

    Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

    Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate


    CUNY York College graduation rate is below the national average.

    28% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to CUNY York College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    13 : 1

    Admission considerations


    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Recommendations
      • Formal demonstration of competencies

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


      In comparison to National Average

      CUNY York College acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 30%.


      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so CUNY York College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 34%.


      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



      Full time


      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate


      Part-time retention rate


      The CUNY York College full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 85%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking CUNY York College students submitting SAT scores


      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      800 - 970

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 390 - 470
      Math: 410 - 500
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range


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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at CUNY York College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio



      Number of international students


      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown


      Students enrollment in distance education


      In CUNY York College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown


      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at CUNY York College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on YORK COLLEGE

      The campus located by 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd address in Jamaica, New York.


      YORK COLLEGE in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of CUNY York College with 0.08% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on YORK COLLEGE are burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      CUNY York College offers 150 programs in total: 144 are for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for Master's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 30 universities in Queens county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree. CUNY York College is one of the few institutions in Queens that offers a Master's degree program.


      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


      CUNY York College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6096 students with 182883 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 59 with 1409 credit hours.


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      Student Reviews and Ratings for CUNY York College

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      The ushers are horrible. They should show people to the correct seats so that people do not have to get up an hour into a dance recital to move and then find out someone is sitting in the correct seat anyway. Unbelievable!

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Lovely campus and easily seen from the street. The school is close to public transportation. The campus houses a high school and an elementary school. The grounds can use some work and some more public art installations. The cemetery is gated but plenty of history ardorns the head stones. The indoor exhibit of The Tuskegee Airmen is worth visiting the campus. The stundent art galley is the best. Ask security for accessibility for people with disabilities. Security at the gate will ask of I. D. He is very pleasant and awesome with directions. Most staff/faculty are helpful too. Better to get assistance from the more experienced staff. They are quite knowledgeable. The food is pricey for college life, but the chicken Marsalis, peas & rice, Mac & cheese and green beans with show string beans cut carrots was a tasty pleasant delight. The logistics of the buildings are identified in letter quadrants to help navigate your way through the buildings. For example 1B 106 would be on the 1st floor in the "B" section. The Art department is quite amazing.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I'm a continuing education student and I must say that if zero stars were an option, that would be the rating. Particular staff members from the Continuing Education Department are unprofessional and irresponsible. They don't respond to my emails and so I have to go into the office for any inquiries. When I do visit the office there is rarely anyone at the front desk, and I have to wander around to find assistance, only to discover half the time that no one is around to help.I also have been enrolled in a course for over two months and have yet to receive all of the resources that come along with the course. Given that I've paid almost 4K for the course, I expect my moneys worth. The excuse has been a lack of follow-up with other departments to obtain the resources, and in return they get upset for insisting to get what I paid for.Furthermore, the campus/area isn't the safest. One day there was an argument between a couple right outside the building that lasted about 10 minutes and security did not do anything. I was in the classroom on the second floor and could hear the arguing clearly and the arguing was happening right by the entrance where security sits.I don't recommend anyone going here, or at least not enroll in any Continuing Education program.To end on the positive note, the campus is scenic and has a serene cemetery. I also think my instructor is helpful in explaining the content of the course which is unclear to me many times.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Terrible lighting in the school makes the atmosphere feel so depressing. The students there are generally good people. The lighting is just hard to ignore so I took off two stars

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      I’m a freshman at York and I’ve had nothing but luck with my professors. My classes got dropped and I didn’t realize so I was stuck with professors that I didn’t know during the evening. It was so frustrating because I was new and I knew nothing. Fortunately, I was able to have great teachers. Professor Papa, Dr. Gutikule, Dr. Rodgers and even in my second semester I have met the greatest professors. They all have their downside but they still push you to the greatest. They motivate you and make you think about what you’re aiming for. I really feel that the school is going to get a lot better. I think it’s what you make out of it.There is always an event here, always offering snacks, emails from everywhere and the professors show you opportunities that are out there for you.Three stars because I just began and I do not know what I’ll come up across Pros: great professors Understanding Very United Furniture A bunch of clubs Programs Cons: New makeover to the school More security in the area because if there’s more security students can feel much safer and not only base the College because of the area Some members have attitude but everyone has that in every school. There’s always those people you cannot avoid.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Location & Website

      Address: 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd


      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +7182622000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

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