York College of Pennsylvania

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York College of Pennsylvania



Tuition

$11,160 / year

Room and Board

$6,950

Application deadline

Rolling

Application fee

$30




Educational Resources

Libraries

Abraham Lincoln artifacts Collection; student art galleries; rare books collection; 19th century fiction, 17th and 18th century bibles, consortial arrangements with approximately 80 libraries throughout Pennsylvania.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 217,025 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 17,800 current serial subscriptions.
  • 103,800 microforms.
  • 10,062 Audio/Visual items.
  • 15,627 e-books.

Museums & Art

The new 180,000 square feet, 34 million dollar Grumbacher Spartan Sports and Fitness Center provides well-designed spaces for intramural and varsity sports, three playing fields, student recreation, the Physical Education Department, wellness programs, and the academic program in Sport Mangement. The Music, Arts, and Communication Center houses a state-of-the-art television studio, audio recording and live sound production equipment, a recital hall and art galleries. The 4,000-square foot Nursing Education Center replicates state-of-the-art hospital environments and is located adjacent to the Engineering labs and classrooms. All science labs have been extensively renovated to provide students with the latest technology. Students may access the high-speed computer network directly from their on-campus rooms, from home using a modem, or in any of several computer labs. The Library, Student Union, traditional residence facilities, virtually all public areas and many classrooms are equipped with wireless network access. A new 106,000 sq. ft. Humanities and Social Science Center, featuring a state-of-the-art 700 seat theater/auditorium, five computer labs equipped with 155 public computers, wireless and hard-wired network connectivity throughout the building, 13 classrooms, oral history and film study labs and 54 faculty offices is scheduled for completion for the fall of 2007.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 450 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 4 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 20 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 37% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 40% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 2% of housing units are Triples.
  • 56% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 34 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 88% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 70% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Musical concerts, lectures, comedians, coffee house acts, free feature film series, Spring Weekend, campus carnivals, Fall Festival, sporting events and special events
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 80 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi, Alpha Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Pi, Pi Kappa Delta, Senior Honor Society, Sigma Iota Epsilon
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Fellowship Organization
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Hispanic Cultural Society, International Students, Unity Club, Prism (GLBT)
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) College Chorale, College Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theater and Company, Small Ensembles, Symphonic Winds, Symphony Orchestra, YCP Players, American Marketing Association, Association of Heath Care Administrators, Biology Club, Campus Activities Board, Chemistry Society, Criminal Justice Association, Student Democratic Club, Environmental Conscience Organization, Finance Society, German Club, Habitat for Humanity, History and Political Science, IMA, Pre-Law Society, Psychology Society, Recreation Society, Rotoract, Simulation Gaming Society, Ski and Outdoor Club, Student Education Association, Student Nurses Association, Student Senate, Field Hockey, Judo Club, Men's Rugby Club, Men's Volleyball, Women's Rugby Club, Tae Kwon Do, Women's Lacrosse Club, Horizon Yearbook, WVYC Radio Station
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Spartan (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Baltimore, MD (65), Harrisburg, PA (23)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Lancaster, PA (25)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): York, PA (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 30% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 10 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 7 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 7% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Johns Hopkins University, Dickinson University)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
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