Skip to Main Content
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
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.
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
64%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • 200-Point SAT & 4-Point ACT Score Improvement Guarantees
  • Save $200 When You Enroll Online

Cost

Net Price
$10,637/ 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
$7,917/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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.88 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,834Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,435
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Outgoing
    24%
  • Reserved
    14%
  • Shy
    5%
  • TIRED
    5%
  • Helpful
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.100 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.126 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Independent
    39%
  • Like a family
    29%
  • Engaging
    9%
  • Commuter School
    7%
  • Like high school
    7%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Competitive
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
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
Colleges like Youngstown State University
More

Youngstown State University Reviews

1,274 reviews
All Categories
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!
Start Your Review of Youngstown State University
Rate It!
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!