B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  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 University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
One 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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Youngstown State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,135/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,346/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,480/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,860/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,920/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,004/ year

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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,581Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Outgoing
    27%
  • Reserved
    17%
  • 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.90 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Independent
    48%
  • Like a family
    28%
  • Like high school
    9%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Competitive
    4%
  • Engaging
    4%
  • Commuter School
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
48%
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
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Youngstown State University 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.
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YSU is very good school. They have many clubs and activities on campus. Down town Youngtowns is being built up daily, so the if you are a social person there are things to do. Academically it's an average, but they are always trying to be better every year. My niece had the opportunity to attend YSU also and she majored in Finance and the CFP fast track the school offers is amazing. She was able to get a job her Jr year in college and now 2 year after graduating she her own boss. This school is underrated because of the area it is in but YSU is a good school. And I just graduated this pass Dec and much has changed since I left. So go while they still have one of the most affordable tuition out. I didn't stay on campus because I'm a Non-Trad. I majored in Psychology and miniored in Social Work. I love the psych department We have the best chair and some of the best professors. Give YUS a try...you know you always wanted to be a Penguin.
I have had the best time at YSU. The professors are lovely and so helpful! There are so many opportunities to do research and gain leadership roles, it is remarkable. It's also a beautiful campus to call home to.