CUNY York College in Jamaica

Jamaica, NY

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)

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 undergraduates 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 giving 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 index doesn’t take into consideration 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 perception. 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 schools.

    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 continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has 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

      Overall Rating:

      Overall Rating:

      Went here for a year, got accepted to Lehman and I'm going to start there for Fall 2019. This college is the bare minimum of what I believe is acceptable for a college. The hallways are dim and ugly, the windows are Brown and yellow from age, and the bathrooms smell excruciatingly disgusting. The Library also had a short outbreak of bed bugs so that's another thing to note. Although the experience of being there wasnt top notch, I had some decent and very lenient professors who helped me pass their classes. The school is very open to the public which I think is great, I love seeing tables in the "atrium" full of people that are trying to promote things within the school or promote something that can be essential to a student's future. Also, back to the undesirable traits about the school, there is always staff on clean up duty to make sure the school is clean, but the school manages to keep the bathrooms in disgusting shape. The students in this school are disgusting and don't treat the school as they would their own home. There has been more than a handful of times where I have walked out of a bathroom because of Putrid smell. This specifically is about the womens bathroom. The school is in dire need of a reup and better discipline with students that trash the bathroom. Otherwise, this school is not the best college to attend in NYC, but can manage you until you feel comfortable with transferring out, as I did. If you're an incoming student, dont worry about the teachers, they're very chill and laid back in my opinion. I've only had one teacher that was very strict for Psychology, every other teacher was calm and collected. Also, one LAST thing, is that be VERY careful with deadlines in this school!! ALL my classes were dropped because I needed to hand in tax returns and now I have to pay for an extra summer class in order to satisfy my Scholarship.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      The worst CUNY, no contest. The staff here seem to always be unable to help or never present. Most interactions with the staff end up leaving you feeling like you’re talking to a robot, unless you show up in person after their lunch break and they’ve had a great day which is highly unlikely, no empathy is present. Not sure if people are desensitized here because of certain experiences with students in the past but the behavior is not acceptable for an institution such as College. The college needs an overhaul from top down, clearly the leadership in this college is lacking and allowing things like this to continue. I attended the school for over a year and besides just a couple professors and the veteran department no on there seems to want to help, and in fact border on discrimination to the point you wonder if staff is actively trying to make it harder for you to get anything done.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Tough CUNY school at lesser cost then private colleges in queens.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      This college is dangerous for your mental development and educational experience as a college student. If you are a serious person or sensitive individual, and you have standards, avoid this place at all costs. Do not come here. Here is why. This college consists of immature students who most likely come from the ghetto, it is a bad area overall. Constant noise everywhere, people eating in the library. Everywhere you go in the library, there is noise coming from stupid students who still think they're in high school. You will find people eating, blasting music through their headphones, people talking, sounds left and right in their main library area. Also, the lectures are a joke. As a previous reviewer mentioned, expect to be looking at videos and powerpoints, which is not a bad thing if you value a more "easier" approach to your college education, but that is mostly what you will be observing here. Students have an attitude problem during the lectures. There will be an amount of students acting up in every lecture, where they will talk the entire 2-3 hours as the professor is trying to teach or explain the damn lesson. There will be students banging and making noise in the classrooms, and if the door of the classroom is open, other professors are speaking loudly enough for you to hear them from the other door. Students joking and laughing, making a lot of noise if the doors of the classroom are opened. What a joke this college is. People who should be pulling their weight aren't. People who are in a position to change this madness are sleeping on this. You have been warned. Do not attend this college, if you do, you are at risk of mental trauma and a bad college experience where you will not be prepared for graduate school and other serious endeavors in your life. Students are also cheating their way through the courses, and the professors do not care. Find a different college, find a college that has a good foundation, visit the area. This is not it folks, you can find better for yourself. Run away from this place. Run away. For your life. Before it is too late.

      Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

      Overall Rating:

      Sugar, York College is the place to be at. York College has some slamming gals. They gots a lot of junk in their trunk. I would recommend this college right and left. And you don't need a high SAT score to get accepted at this joint. And the sports teams are cool. Check out the womens track and basketball team. Also, hang out at the York College gym with some chicks. York College is a real party school.

      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

      Institution's internet website address:

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