1,158 reviews
  1. Youngstown, OH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Youngstown State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Scores Range
820-1100
ACT Scores Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Youngstown State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,117/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,876/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,998/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,256/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,677/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,988/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.78 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,772Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Outgoing
    26%
  • Reserved
    17%
  • Shy
    6%
  • TIRED
    4%
  • Helpful
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Independent
    49%
  • Like a family
    29%
  • Like high school
    9%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Engaging
    4%
  • Commuter School
    2%
  • Competitive
    2%

After Youngstown State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Youngstown State University Reviews

1,158 reviews
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I practically live in Bliss Hall at Youngstown State University! All of the people have made my journey through music an unforgettable one, especially when the YSU wind ensemble got to travel to Carnegie Hall in New York! It is every musician's dream to perform there, and I never thought I would be doing this as a college freshman! I am in so many musical groups, and it's important to have these opportunities as a music performance major. All of my professors (even my gen ed ones) are extremely supportive, and there are so many places to study, relax, and socialize.
From Freshman year to now, there has been a lot of things that have transpired that has changes my perception on the "college life." Majority of my experiences were good, but of course growing into adult life, you have to learn to balance everything entering college. Youngstown State University hasn't really presented me with much diversity or at least the comfortably to feel apart especially because i am a minority. Overall, it has been an interesting experience both good and bad, the cost of the school is fair, but the area is not the best. There is a lot that needs to be implemented to advance this university.
As of now, I am a member in training for a fraternity at my college, but I can't wait until I'm officially accepted. Greek students are very well-respected because they do many things for the campus and are intelligent, hard-working, and kind. There is absolutely no hazing, and the housing is beautiful!