York College of Pennsylvania is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, which focuses on offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts and sciences, as well as professional programs. Students may also enroll in courses leading to the associate degree and the master's degree in selected professional fields.|
The College draws its 4,400 full-time undergraduate and 1500 part-time and graduate students from some 30 states and 15 foreign countries. Typically, 45% of York's freshmen hail from Pennsylvania, 20% from Maryland, 15% from each of the states of New Jersey and New York, and strong contingents from Virginia, Delaware, Connecticut, and other states.
The College occupies a 115-acre, park-like, suburban campus, in the rolling hills of the south central part of the state. York is an economically vibrant area, with a solid industrial base as well as productive service and agricultural centers. Close to the heart of "Pennsylvania Dutch" country and the spectacular Susquehanna River recreation area, York is one hour from Baltimore, two hours from Philadelphia or Washington, D.C., and four hours from New York City, Pittsburgh, or Richmond. Nearly half of its undergraduate students reside in college housing; others commute from their homes or live in rental housing in the vicinity of the campus.
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