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Youngstown State University
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  • 4 Year
  • YOUNGSTOWN, OH

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade unavailable
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Youngstown State is an above-average public university located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,175 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Youngstown State acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Nursing. Graduating 47% of students, Youngstown State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.

About

ONE UNIVERSITY PLAZA
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44555
About Youngstown State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference

Youngstown State University Rankings

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YSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$11,785 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,235 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 97 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 97 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    52%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,175 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,226
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Outgoing
    24%
  • Reserved
    14%
  • Shy
    5%
  • TIRED
    5%
  • Helpful
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 109 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Independent
    36%
  • Like a family
    27%
  • Engaging
    11%
  • Commuter School
    9%
  • Like high school
    6%
  • Awesome
    5%
  • Competitive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 48 responses

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