CUNY York College Reviews

  • 14 Reviews
  • Jamaica (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,308
89% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 14 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Jennifer Court
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2023
  • Degree: Social Work
"I had to dropped out because of the amount of stress that was overwhelming me and the worst part is it wasn't the class itself. The of stress was due to the fact that the Financial Aid office, Admin office, or any of the staff that work there did not help once or ever. The people don't seem to be very quality to do their job and just seem to have a nasty ass attitude. I didn't receive my leftover $ checks from Financial Aid at all, (accept the little voucher that came after the semester was already over). I tried so hard to finish my first year, but my mental health got worse, and it was thanks to this school. I am currently in debt with 4,000$ for my first year and I am trying to get to the bottom of this ASAP. I went to the Financial Aid office more than once or twice and they didn't help me at all. Instead, they told me they couldn't help me. I am so upset because I don't have the money to pay for the debt and I am not receiving the help I should have gotten to begin with. I do NOT recommend this school to those who are ACTUALLY trying to not waste time. I consider on reporting this entire school to the DOE."
Ahmed Adam
  • Reviewed: 10/8/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"York College is a commuter school, it has old buildings and dim lights, but, the school itself is amazing in terms of education. The classrooms are relatively small, and that allows the students to build intimate, strong relationships with their professors. My classes ranged from 20 to 30 students, and I was always able to approach my professors with any questions that I had, visit their office hours, and build these relationships that I knew I would need for my future graduate pursuit. There were also many opportunities where I was able to serve as a student government representative or serve as a committee member, or even be a part of a club. There were places to study and hang out and I usually spent my day on campus. I was also able to do my work-study easily and still able to pay attention to my studies. When it came to research opportunities, York had a few options for me to participate and learn hands-on. I've formed lifetime friendships and relationships on campus, although I never lived on campus. The food options were not that great or healthy most of the time, but there were a lot of times where free food was presented. The library was equipped with new computers and the lounges had new couches. The Wi-Fi was initially weak when I started school, but by the time I was graduating and advocating for better networks, the WIFI became the best. The York College App made the process of communicating with other students on campus easy, safe, and accessible. Ive used it for many reasons and to ask many questions. It saved me time and money. Tutoring services on campus are also life saviors, and the tutors are angles."
Drushanie Sayroo
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2019
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"My specific program, Health Sciences, was an interesting program. I will say, that at the end of it all, I definitely learned a lot. My issues mainly deal with the amount of faculty available to us as students. For my entire four years there, there was not a dean for my program. Many of the students, I included, had issues with professors, but we had no one to report to. The person we did report to was actually a professor, that many of us had issues with. We had to report to him because he was the head of the department and the only person in the department. There was no one else for us to talk to or get advised by, except him. There were, also, only a handful of professors for the program. Many times, there was only one professor and one class time allotted for a subject, which was frustrating. Even more so, professors often taught multiple classes. There is a serious under-staffing issue from my observations. They do, though, have professors who are absolutely brilliant and if it was not for this program, I would not have realized that my true passion was in Public Health. York may not be an ideal college, but if resources are utilized correctly, you can absolutely come out with a meaningful degree."
Fatima Mabrouk
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"I have chosen social work at CUNY York College because of their social work program is devoted to educating, empowering, and supporting the social wor students marginalized individuals and I believe that is the defining purpose of social work, itself."
Adley Thelusma
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"CUNY York College has characteristics of both an ordinary academic institution and a unique one. The college has a decently looking paved campus with benches, trees, and a moderately appealing atmosphere. The campus is located next to a busy intersection and an overpass. The scents of a nearby food kart, the sounds of trains, and the clamor of students attending the high school next to the campus, all drift across the airspace of York College on a daily basis. At night, the main building is illuminated by dozens of lights that shine through its many large windows. The entrances of each of the buildings are usually monitored by campus security. The financial aid office, public safety department, registrar, bursar, and other departments are helpful a fair amount of the time. Very often, a large number of various events occur on campus during the semester. Some of these events include job fairs, workshops, blood drives, theatrical plays, cultural events, networking events, and seminars on a broad range of topics. The faculty is generally both very knowledgeable in their specialized fields, and considerate of the many hardships that students deal with outside of their academic careers. The cafeteria has a wide selection of foods, and the prices are just about fair. The library has many dell computers, macs, laptops, and quiet areas that are conducive to studying. Not only is it open nearly 24/7 during final exam week, but it provides several printers, scanners, and staplers for student use. The computer labs in the classroom building provide even more computers for students to use in case all of the ones in the library are in use. The gym and weight room are of decent quality and are available for students to use during certain hours of the day. The swimming pool is very large and has excellent water quality. The instructors and lifeguards did a great job when they taught me how to swim in it during a class that I took in 2015. There are many clubs and sports teams that the college has to offer. I particularly took an interest in the videogame club since I was a freshman. It offered a wide array of games across multiple consoles, it is open almost every day, and the supervisor as well as the fellow gamers are very friendly. It was a great club for relieving the stress of my academic career, and for meeting new people through a common hobby. All factors considered, CUNY York College is somewhere between an average and an excellent institution."
Abraham Rouzyi
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"CUNY York College has been foundational in my career success enabling me to be employed as a medical scribe at CITYMD further paving my path to graduate school. Lifelong teachers and support from each faculty member, CUNY York has given me the tools as both an academic student and an individual to continously learn and help shape my future. There psychology curriculum has allowed me to continously adapt ideas and knowledge ive gained and apply it to the real world today."
  • Reviewed: 1/2/2017
  • Degree: English
"When I was at York College/CUNY, there was no Journalism Program. If you took writing, you had to take journalism. I wish that they had a play writing or screenwriting program; or even a creative writing program where you could write children's books. I knew that I wanted to be a writer; but journalism was not my choice. Although, I did learn how to write properly. This has helped me greatly."
Akelia Burke
  • Reviewed: 12/27/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"CUNY York College is a school that is located in the heart of Jamaica Queens. York College is perfect for a student who enjoys an environment that always has something going on. It is cheap and affordable and you can work and go to school at the same time."
Jo Jo
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2016
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"York College was a great school. I cant wait to further my education in the dual BS/MS Occupational Therapy Program. The staff want all want the best for you. Everyone is friendly and more than willing to help. I had my best learning experiences at this facility"
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I met some of my best friends and other half in college. It is definitely the place to create lasting relationships. The classes and courses were also fun and useful. My one complaint would have to be the whole administrative process and financial aid troubles. You also have to actively know what classes you need to take otherwise you run the risk of picking the wrong ones and wasting time and money."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2014
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"York is a great school and the Student Life is awesome! They just need to work on making the Financial Aid and all those administration hiccups a little better."
Valencia Steele
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The Occupational Therapy program of the City University of New York- York College is a very competitive program.This program only accepts thirty students out of the three-hundred and fifty or more students that apply. Yet it is beneficial in that it is a combined Bachelor's and Master's degree program. To continue with this program, in the first year you must have a GPA over 2.8 and within the next two and a half years you have to maintain a GPA that is over a 3.0. They are really looking for those individuals who are overachievers, are willing to excel in whatever they pursue, are demonstrative of the fact that they enjoy working in this field, have an outgoing yet respectable personality and are serious about receiving an education."
Rodlyne Gregoire
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2014
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"Pros: Graduate program provides an effective curriculum where students are able to utilize the information during clinical rotations. In addition, professors are available for mentoring and additional classwork help. Con: Program curriculum does not include hand diagnoses which is an area of growth in the career."
Rodlyne Gregoire
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2013
  • Degree: Occupational Therapy
"The graduate program currently enrolled in provides the opportunity to gain the clinical skills needed to provide services to different populations in a variety of contexts. The faculty and students offer great support."