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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH

Youngstown State is a public, multipurpose university. It was founded as a school of law in 1908, gained university status in 1955 and became a member of the state system of higher education in 1967. Its 150-acre campus is located less than a mile from downtown Youngstown.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students11,391
   Women6,022 (52.9%)
   Men5,369 (47.1%)
Graduate Students1,360


Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate67% of 9,010 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineAugust 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.24
SAT Math493 average
430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading485 average
420-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing455 average
390-510 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,192
Out-of-state: $27,192
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,327
Out-of-state: $14,327
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met34%
Average Freshman Award$8,750
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


Youngstown Population65,184
Nearest Metropolitan AreaCleveland, Pittsburgh
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 28% of freshmen, 11% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities3% of women participate
Fraternities 3% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
10.1% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.5% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students1.7% from 49 countries
First-Year Students Returning74.8%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.65 3.84 665 670 26
Low 3.27 3.39 640 660 23
High 4.00 4.37 690 680 29
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