Youngstown State is an above-average public university located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,834 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Youngstown State acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 34% of students, Youngstown State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Missouri Valley Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.78 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities133 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies132 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services104 Graduates
Early Childhood Education65 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering59 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.100 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.126 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
Youngstown State University Reviews
Before first attending college I was nervous just like any other first timer would be, but not only because I wouldn’t be able to find my classes in time but also would I make any friends. My first day was a lot more comforting than I imagined. I met up with my academic advisor who always kept me on track with upcoming tests or big assignments I would have to do. Also if I ever felt lost trying to find a class or building I wasn’t familiar with there was always someone there who could lead me in the right direction. College is a going a lot better than I imagined and I am nothing but thankful for the people and kind acts that have been brought to me during my journey!
My experience so far at Youngstown State University has been great! All the professors are very helpful and really take their time to explain things in the classroom or even during their free time. I have made some of my best friends at this school, if i had to change anything i wish there was more to do after classes are over, there seems to never be any activities or things to participate in unless you join specific clubs. Other than that i really enjoy going to this school!
I loved the tight knit, family connection at Youngstown State University. Just like any other college Youngstown offers students hundreds of resources free of charge. Someone is always willing to give a helping hand on campus!