About Youngstown State University

Founded in 1908, Youngstown State University. is a Public college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,283 full time undergraduate students, and 1,360 full time graduate students.

The Youngstown State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 399 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Youngstown State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate67%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range850-1090
ACT Range18-25

Admissions at YSU are considered Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

53% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 26% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Youngstown State University.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
41%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
16%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
66%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
38%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
57%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
4%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
9%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
41%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
16%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
60%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
66%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
15%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
64%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
38%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
57%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
13%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
9%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
21%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    78 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    70 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    111 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    117 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    116 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    115 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    116 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    117 Students rated academics 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

Youngstown State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Youngstown State University?

55 Students rated Youngstown State University

Joanne - 12/20/2023

I enjoy the atmosphere, around the campus and in the classrooms. The faculty and students are very supportive and friendly. Everyone is willing to help others achieve their goals in education as well as in life. Youngstown State University is the place to experience a well-rounded education as well as life.

Devin - 06/16/2023

Youngstown state is diverse and offers a lot of Extracurricular activities. Being on campus, you can engage with programs that could enrich your life. If you feel that you're alone, there is all kinds of help and groups you can look into. There is Black student union, Fraternity, Sorority, LGBTQ committee, and much more. You will find your niche here.

Duyen - 10/01/2020

Youngstown State University had a great Math department with so many great professors. I’m totally in love with math department at YSU

Matthew - 05/22/2020

When I was first accepted to the school, I had no idea what to expect, and I was beyond terrified, especially being an out-of-state student. But when I first got to the school, my fears immediately left, and I felt like I belonged there on day one of me even being there. The professors really help alleviate whatever stress any student might have, and they show that they are devoted to helping their students succeed, no matter the cost. Some professors are not the greatest, but that's normal since nobody is perfect, but they are still great people. The campus itself is a beautiful place, situated right in the downtown area of the city, and all the students I have met are really devoted to their respective fields of study, and not there just to be there. Overall, a fantastic place.

Youngstown State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Youngstown State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Youngstown State University is 67%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would give myself the advice of always studying. College is all about studying if you do not study then you will not pass your tests and you will regret it. College it is all on you, your teacher is no longer holding your hand through everything and helping you through every step. College is very individual. One big theing for me would be time management, make sure that you manage your time wisley, because college work will stack up faster than you think making things become rather stressful. high school to college is a huge transition, but it is able to be done. Do not stress yourself out right before you go to college because if you put hard workinto college it will come easy. High school was a good learning experience, but college is a big step forward. Always study, turn in your work on time, go to class and never give up. Put 100 percent into everything you do in college.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Youngstown has a great atmosphere about it.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    The range of race, culture, and age varies significantly.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Youngstown State University would deffinatly have to be the challange. I believe this is the best thing about this school because to have a successful career one would have to show that they are up for any challange. The challange of completing Youngstown State University shows employers that you are one of the best to hire in your field.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school would have to be the tuition being raised and pell grants taken away. Youngstown State is suppose to be a way for those stuggling financially to earn an education. The cost of tuition went up $1,300 within the past two years, this puts a stressful toll on those already in financial need. Some low income families get to go for free just because their parents don't have jobs, while my family works hard to earn a living and I do not even get a pell grant.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person should attend this school, it has many majors to choose from. It is still lower in tuition compared to other schools even after the outrageous raise in cost. I would reccoment this school to anyone looking to stay close to home and save some money.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    n/a

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag most about the Music School and my teacher. My private voice teacher is like my mom. I can talk to her whenever.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    In the winter time, sometimes it can be bitter cold. Walking from building to building in the bitter cold is frustrating. I have free parking so it is a long walk for me to get to my designated building for classes. I dread the walk to and from my car in this frigid weather.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    There is not a specific type of person that shouldn't attend this school. The only people that should not attend school would be the one's who are the one's that don't really care about school and they're attending just to go.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    it is close to my home, and the school i have chosen has the classes i need to move forward in my career field

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its array of interesting characters.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    All unmotivated students from the local area, mainly commuters and nontraditional students.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Now being in my senior year of school, I credit my very successful college career to Youngstown State University. IThe school averages 16,000 students, which is big enough to always see and meet new people, but small enough to hold personal relationships with your professors.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are definitely what you make out of it. Your professors will know your name if you let them learn it. Class sizes range from 30-50 people usually so unless you skip most of the classes your professor will take initative to get to know you. They also understand that a lot students have to work during their time in college and are good about modifying the syllabus if there is a major conflict with the students schedule. A student is definitely not a number at YSU. I am a maketing major and nonprofit leadership minor and have been granted so many opportunities in the community because of my involvement with YSU.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek life on campus is very popular, but does not define our campus. There are endless other organizations to be involved in. I was involved in Student Government, Academic Senate, student leadership councils, Student Nonprofit Leadership.

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    At first, I was only supposed to stay at YSU for my first year and then transfer. With numerous factors weighing my decision, I decided to stay at YSU. I was not happy with this choice at first, but looking back on it now, I never would have been able to excel in my academics without staying at YSU.

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  19. When you step off campus what do you see?

    Find an older student in your major willing to guide you through your semesters and give you advice. Even if they are only a semester ahead of you, they will know things that advisers don't.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

11,283

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,360

Total Grad Students

16%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

165

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

6

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

6%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
10%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Youngstown State University receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While 62% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$8,557

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$8,990

Room and Board

18,647

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,975
$30 - $48K
$10,212
$48 - $75K
$13,486
$75 - $110K
$15,436
$110K & UP
$15,098

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