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York College of The City University of New York, also referred to as York, is a public, coeducational College located in Queens, New York, United States. It was established in 1847 as the Free Academy to provide free, higher education in New York City. In 1961, the City University of New York was established, incorporating the Free Academy, and other units, under the then Board of Higher Education. It was then that the college received its present name. The College opened its doors as York College in 1966.

The academic departments under York College are as follows:

  • Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • Math and Sciences
  • Professional Programs
The men s and women s sports teams of York College are known as the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals respectively. The official mascot is the Cardinal. Men participate in cross country, soccer, basketball, track & field (indoor and outdoor), swimming, volleyball, and tennis. Women participate in cross country, basketball, volleyball, track & field (indoor and outdoor), swimming, and softball.

Profile of CUNY York College

Students attend York College in Jamaica, NY, a large city. The school is a public institution. York College degrees go up to the Master s degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. York College is known for its programs in business and management, family and social work, and therapy and counseling.

York College Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that York College only let in 44% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 370. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 480.


York College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

There are 6,727 students at York College . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

York College values student athletics, and belongs to the City University of New York Athletic Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference.

York College Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

York College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management267business management, accounting, marketing
Liberal Arts119 sociology, English, liberal arts and sciences, history, Spanish language, speech and rhetoric, political science, economics, . . .
Therapy and Counseling118 psychology
Family and Social Work79 social work, adult development and aging
Education and Teaching71health teaching, physical education teaching
Medical Support and Technology44physician assistant, clinical lab tech, health service and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering28computer and info science, computer science
Science26biology, chemistry, geology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine 21registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14occupational therapy
Medical Adminstration6environmental health
Media4communications tech
Fine Arts 3fine arts

Contact: York College

CUNY York College

94-20 Guy R Brewer Blvd

Jamaica, NY 11451

General Phone: (718) 262-2000

http://www.york. cuny.edu

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