Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$9,279

$15,279

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
48%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
44%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
51%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

21.89

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,246
Declined 2,997
Total Received 9,243
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Public

11,001

undergraduate students

1,149

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Youngstown State University is a public, multipurpose university. It was founded as a school of law in 1908, gained university status in 1955, and became a member of the state system of higher education in 1967. Its 160-acre campus is located less than a mile from downtown Youngstown.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,150
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational

160-acre, urban campus in Youngstown (population: 64,312), 60 miles from both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Served by air, bus, and train; air also serves Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Cleveland, Pittsburgh
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Cleveland Hopkins International

Youngstown State University
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH
44555

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Fraternities/Sororities (IFC, NPHC, Panhellenic)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Frost Penguins E-Sports
  • American Medical Student Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Welcome Week
  • Penguin Productions Concerts/Federal Frenzy/Fall Fire Fest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
68%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
48%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
18%
500-599
44%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
51%
12-17
18%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,246
Declined 2,997
Total Received 9,243

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

class rank

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

bass fishing, bowling, climbing, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, running, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, climbing, equestrian sports, fencing, ice dancing, lacrosse, racquetball, running, shooting sports, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Soccer, Table tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Table tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Banking and Financial Support Services
Biochemistry
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Brass Instruments
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Care and Support Services Management
Child Development
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Communication, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetic Technician
Dietetics/Dietitian
Dietitian Assistant
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Economics
Italian Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Painting
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Printmaking
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sports Communication
Stringed Instruments
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Voice and Opera
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

12,150

total students

83.5%

in-state

16.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

11,001
students

Female
54%
5,984

Male
46%
5,017

9%

1,149
students

Female
61%
702

Male
39%
447

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

8,756
students

Female
54%
4,642

Male
46%
4,114

21%

2,245
students

Female
60%
1,342

Male
40%
903

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 19%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

420

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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