CUNY York College

Jamaica, NY, USA

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CUNY York College

2.68 Average Rating

Fitima from Brooklyn, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A large diverse population of students and professors from all walks of life and areas of the world. They are clubs and organizations that help people build life-long friendships. The faculty are actually more helpful than I expected, and keep their cool with stressed college students.
Tips for prospective students
Along your college journey at York you have your independence, but you are not alone; there is ALWAYS someone there to answer your questions and give you advice when you need it.
Academic Rigor
The workload can be a little tedious, but depending on how quickly you adjust to a different system of learning (that is totally different from high school) it can be enriching, and you have knowledge about various subjects to keep with you for life.
Food and Dining
The food at breakfast is awesome (the croissants melt in your mouth). The lunch is good also; it has the feel of a bistro in Manhattan *tasty*. One downside is that it gets kind of crowded in the student cafeteria, so if you want to have a serene conversation, it's not really the place to go.
What to do for fun
In the Atrium on the main floor during club hours there are always festivals that celebrate various cultures of the world, and shows/skits from clubs like the Step Team, African Students Association, e.t.c. Great performances in the performing arts center that range from Flamenco dance to Shakespeare's Macbeth there is never a dull moment in that building. There is a game room that helps a lot to de-stress, and an art gallery with exhibits form talented students for the right-brained people (like me).
Bang for the buck
The experiences at York are worth every penny of tuition (which is not expensive by the way), but the people you meet along the way and lessons you learn are priceless.
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VL from Ridgewood, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have gained experience and learned alot from this school.
Am enjoying being here
I feel there should be more extracurricular activities. I think that if there are more extracurricular activities it would benefit incoming and current students.
Bang for the buck
Always stay on top of financial statuses.
Tips for prospective students
For future students I think the best tip would be to study every day. I believe they should rent books from the book store. They should always stay on top of their readings and attend group studies. Also use the library for any papers or projects.
Great for these types of students
Students whom are willing to succeed in their studies.
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janell from Jamaica, NY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
this is a noble institution that provide students with excellent educational, social and moral opportunities to help them to become better citizens in our society. york is a home away from home for many international students and they are known for their friendly atmosphere and great teaching.
Tips for prospective students
york college is the place for you where you can study and achieve your dreams and aspiration with the help of some great professors that really care that you do succeed in your classes. there are tutoring, counseling and mentoring among others to enhance the physical, psychological and mental growth and well being of each student.
Academic Rigor
its ok
Dorm Life
unfortunately york college don't have any dorms.
Food and Dining
excellent food and cuisine to satisfy everyone. in addition york college is in close proximity to the city therefore there a many food courts to choose from.
What to do for fun
hit the gym, walk on the avenue and do some shopping, join the performing arts group, play a sports and swim in our massive pool.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
blanket day, where for fifteen minutes students are allowed to take out there blankets and take a short nap.
Great for these types of students
international students, social work, performing arts and occupational therapy majors.
Clubs and Activities
over thirty clubs and activities. like the international students club, music club, soccer club and dance club among others.
Campus Safety
many security guards to aid in your safety.
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Kayla from Valley Stream, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors are really helpful and do anything within their means to help you pass the class
Am enjoying being here
There are a lot of activities and events that are scheduled that really keep you involved in the community
Bang for the buck
Being a cuny college the tuition for a year is more or less around $5000. With federal pell grant and the nys tap it usually covers your costs depending how much is awarded. Sometimes you might get some money back.
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khursheda from Brooklyn, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
the professors i had so far at York college are very nice and they work hard to ensure that each of their students understand the topics they are discussing in class. They will help you if you have any questions after class in their office and are willing to help you to the best of your abilities to help improve your grade in that course by going over topics discussed in class. They are always willing to help you with reports for class and give you the chance to go to their office and study for the final exams by appointment.
Am enjoying being here
the people at York college are very friendly and if you have any questions, they are willing to help you.
Bang for the buck
the College is definitely more bang for your buck because the tuition is less expensive and the bookstore gives you cheaper prices for the textbooks in every course.
Tips for prospective students
If you want to go to a small college with less students in each classroom, you are more than likely to learn more in the course and your College experience would be so much better. My message to prospective students who want to attend or are thinking about attending York College, you must be on your A game at all times. In college, whether its York or another college there is no time for slacking and you need to learn to study your notes everyday and not just before the exams. Be very attentive at all times in class because you are not there to have fun. The classes are not easy and unlike high school its not free to attend class, buy your books, pay for the tuition, etc. Remember you are not looking to get a 2.0 GPA we go to college to fulfill our dreams of becoming someone that can make a difference in our communities. We begin with a 4.0 GPA and no matter how hard the courses are do try and keep it close to a 4.0 without panicking yourself. Stay calm and don't be too stressed. Taking to many credits a semester may seem like nothing before you take the course but when you take the actual course be aware it will be hard to be on your A game. try to take at least 15 credits a semester and see how it goes. College is a pathway to the real world while your there please make it memorable and remember that your no longer a kid anymore so you need to get your priorities in check before going to college.
Great for these types of students
york is very good for nursing students, people who love planes and want to pursue a career in that feild, biology, pre-med and all of the sciences, education majors, and accounting.
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Smile from Astoria, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Three words: affordable, convenient, and over-crowded.
The only reason I came to York College because the transportation was convenient. Other than that, most of the people there are nice. It has any major.
Tips for prospective students
Communicate with your professors, most of them are willing to help you out.
Academic Rigor
Before selecting your courses, drop by the Advisement Office to check in for the courses you are required to take for the following semester. Or if you already have a major, go to your major's department to check in with the professor adviser for additional information to your courses' selections.
Textbooks is a yes.
The Student Support Services is really helpful if you feel left our or depression, the counselor really takes her time to listen you out!

*Honestly, I did not like York College at first but slowly as I adapt to it, it REALLY is not so bad. Besides the college experience, you have to stay on top of your studies!!
Dorm Life
Sadly, York College does not have dorm however in the future they will be as the building is now udner-construction!
Food and Dining
The foods are a bit pricey however they have pizza that most students love.
It's kind of hard to get a seat in the cafe however there are chargers for you to charge your electronics!
What to do for fun
Pay attention to the very beginning of the semester, there are events you can attend to (carnivals, book reading +pizza and soda included, and ice-cream social etc)

Check out the game room; with xBox, play-station, and a pool table.

The Student Activities room is always welcoming for students to hang out in, the staff there are friendly too.

Go to the 'Multi-purpose room, parties varies.
Bang for the buck
Try to make York College your home! You will enjoy it here if you give in some of your time. The faculties and staffs there are really nice. It depends which counselors you meet because it's always nice to have a trusted-adult here.
You won't feel left out, but if you do try talking to front desk in the Student Activities. There are always posters on the board so you surely can't miss that out! The student government is always active, so if anything you can always check that out too!
*Before going to college, I was really worried about having to select a college and York College turns out to be closer to me, and thank goodness I was accepted.
Great for these types of students
Hard-working
Competitive
Social
Clubs and Activities
Good.
Always check your notifications and go the meetings, you will meet more people!
Campus Safety
No matter where you go, there are always security guards on campus. Make sure yoru ID is out.
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Winnie from Elmont, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
CUNY York College is great school to apply to if you want the feeling that you're getting your tuition's worth. The professor's are accurate in their teachings and are understandable. Overall it is great to wake up in the morning knowing you are attending classes at York College.
Tips for prospective students
There is no room for procrastination. You'll be competing with determined and persistence students who wants their degree and to be acknowledge just as much as you. In other words, slacking is not option.
Academic Rigor
The academics at CUNY York College is outstanding.
Dorm Life
The school does not have dorms yet they are many apartments not to far from the school mainly for students.
Food and Dining
There is a cafeteria in the school and also many stores, restaurants and markets located all around the school's location. So if you do not have time to grab something from home, eating wont be a problem. They're will be no starving.
What to do for fun
There are always some type performance, presentation, shows, plays or discussions in the school. Also, there are countless number of clubs in the school. Fortunately for all students you can get permission to start your own club.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for students who love to learn and have fun at the very same time. Why? There is always something going on campus.
Campus Safety
There are security guards everywhere, in every building.
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