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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Youngstown State is a public university located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,756 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Youngstown State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 30% of students, Youngstown State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,600.
About Youngstown State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Website

Youngstown State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
850-1090
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,271/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,975/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,212/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,486/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,436/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,098/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.78 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,756Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Reserved
    15%
  • Shy
    6%
  • TIRED
    4%
  • Helpful
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.94 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Independent
    44%
  • Like a family
    30%
  • Like high school
    8%
  • Engaging
    6%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Commuter School
    4%
  • Competitive
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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YSU is a great college to go to if you like a small campus but the educational opportunities of a large college or university. Class sizes are relatively small the professor to student ratio is about 14:1. Small classes allow students to get he individual help that they might need or want. The educational benefits of YSU are amazing for a same state university.
Although, there are somethings I would like to see change. There are not a lot of students that live on campus, there are only three dorm buildings in total. It almost feels like a commuter school in the sense that there are a lot of students that just go to class and then drive home. Weekends are very quiet and there aren't a lot of parties going on mostly because of the lack of students on campus. But, there is some change happening! YSU is building new apartment building the students can stay in. There are three apartment complexes around campus, University Edge, University Courtyards and they are build The Enclave.
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Youngstown state university is an excellent campus! I wouldn't choose to go anywhere else. The courses, student life, and extracurricular activities provide for the best college experience and overall career preparedness. I've learned so much through my time there, I feel very confident going into the career world. I have picked up so many invaluable skills here, top notch school!
My favorite thing about Youngstown State University is the atmosphere. The students that are attending the campus are friendly and are very involved in the activities at YSU. Also on campus there are plenty of ways for students to get involved to show their school spirit such as scavenger hunts, sporting events, giveaways, festivals, and games. The professors are also very helpful when helping incoming freshman decide their major. A Barnes & Noble has recently been constructed on campus for students to buy textbooks or any other office supplies they may need for school. Also Youngstown State University offers an app for students with a smartphone that provides campus information and security at a press of a button in case of an emergency.