York College Pennsylvania is a private college in south-central Pennsylvania. It was originally set up in the 1770s as York County Academy and was associated with St. John’s Episcopal Church. It received its charter from the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in 1787.
The institution offers over 50 undergraduate majors in professional programmes, the sciences and humanities, as well as master’s programmes in business administration, education, nursing and a doctorate in nursing practice.
The 190-acre campus is surrounded by woods.The campus is home to The Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall, the arts centre on campus, which houses three art studios, a photography facility, rehearsal and practice rooms, multi-track recording studio and mixing control room, music library, edit suites, studios and two video production facilities. There is also the DeMeester Recital Hall that hosts talks and music concerts.
Since 2009, York College of Pennsylvania has had a Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) which aims to provide students with professional skills alongside the liberal arts education. To achieve this the CPE conducts regional and national polls to find out what employers expect of their employees and integrates these findings into co-curricular programmes.
In terms of varsity sports, York College has 11 men's and 11 women's teams competing in NCAA Division III.
Some famous alumni include politician David R. Kessler, artist Roger Welch and writer Jeff Siegel.