Universities in New York

CUNY York College


University Information

Location: Jamaica, Queens, New Yotk
Founded: 1966
Undergraduate Students: 8 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public university 
Website: www.york.cuny.edu


About the University

York College’s hallmark academic programs in liberal arts and sciences will be recognized as centers of excellence within CUNY, attracting and graduating some of the best and most highly motivated students from New York City and the greater New York area. We will be the first choice for prospective CUNY students interested in the health professions, allied health sciences, and business, including aviation management. York College will also establish itself as a model for enabling first generation college students to earn an undergraduate degree and will fulfill students’ individual academic goals while preparing them for graduate education and the competitive marketplace. Students are at the center of their own learning at York College. We offer multiple opportunities for student engagement, inquiry and research-based scholarship, and experiential learning. York maintains a vibrant campus where students actively participate in extra-curricular programs and collaborate with faculty and academic peers whose backgrounds are distinctly different from their own. The College has a dynamic student life with athletic and visual/performing arts programs, special interest clubs and social organizations where students develop enduring relationships and refine interpersonal skills.

Known particularly for its liberal arts curriculum, York College’s more than 40 major disciplines include Accounting, African-American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications Technology, Computer Science, Economics, English, Fine and Performing Arts, Foreign Languages, Music, Nursing, Occupational Therapy (BS/MS), Physics, Pre-Medical/Dental, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Communications and Theatre Arts, Studio Art, Teacher Education, and Women’s Studies.

The CUNY Aviation Institute has recently launched a baccalaureate degree in Aviation Management, capitalizing on the many job opportunities available at Kennedy Airport and other local and national airports. The Music program includes an emphasis on jazz, with the opportunity to play in the college’s popular jazz band. The English major includes an optional minor in journalism, with hands-on training available with the multiple-award winning York College newspaper, Pandora’s Box. In ’07/08, York will launch a Journalism major, designed to feed into the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Excerpt from CUNY York’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

CUNY York does not have its own health service plan that must be purchased.  CUNY presents a plan that fits most students’ needs at this website.

Students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  

Living on-campus:  CUNY York does not propose on-campus housing for students.

Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.  Please arrive early to ensure that you will have enough time to find housing.

The average budget per month is: $800-900

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.