Youngstown State University

One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH

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Questions and Answers about Youngstown State University

Olivia G.
21 days ago
What is the tuition price difference for in- state and out of state tuition?
Nabbale H.
1 month ago
Does Youngstown State University give an automatic scholarship to international admitted students?
Kaela L.
5 months ago
Is there a summer marching band session at Youngstown State University?
Youngstown State University
Good Morning Kaela, Here is a helpful link with information about the YSU Marching Pride!
Kaela L.
5 months ago
Are Freshmen allowed to bring cars on Youngstown State University campus?
Youngstown State University
Hello Kaela, Yes, you can have cars on campus beginning your freshman year!
Shamya R.
6 months ago
Does Youngstown State University offer scholarships or grants for out of state students?
Youngstown State University
Good Afternoon Shamya, We do. You can find more information about scholarships at our Financial Aid website- You can use this tool to help narrow your search down to things you might be eligible for. Check it out!
Chris I.
7 months ago
What opportunities or programs does YSU have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?
Youngstown State University
Good Morning Chris, YSU offers a wide-array of student activities and student organizations for students to get involved with during their time at YSU! This can be a great way to get acclimated to campus life, make new friends and discover valuable resources! You can find more information about everything we have to offer here-

Majors offered at Youngstown State University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Criminal Justice and Corrections, General

Academics at Youngstown State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Less Selective (69% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Youngstown State University demographics

74% White
10% Black
4% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
1% Asian
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Common careers for Youngstown State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Quality Manager85k
Software Engineer80k
Mechanical Engineer74k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)71k
Electrical Engineer70k
Process Engineer68k
Project Engineer67k
Based on 6,657 student responses
49.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
84.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Youngstown State University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible and helpful professors
Fun orientation programs
Helpful career services
Access to outdoor activities
Federica Delrio
Babysitting And Childcare
Reading + 20 others



Moving from out of the country, I found Youngstown State to be a very welcoming community. On-campus activities are very interesting and different, so you have a chance to get involved. Staff and students are always nice and understanding. Would definitely recommend this school!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes it seems like they prioritize sports before anything else, cutting funding to other departments who need them. Funding is, in general, not very much.

Shannon Hackney
Painting and Studio Art
Singing + 2 others



I love the community YSU creates especially when you join an organization. The friendships that I have developed are ones I will have for the rest of my life.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do not like that not many food options stay open late. This restricts the nightlife on campus which YSU does not currently have compared to other universities.

Kathryn Borthwick
Poetry + 2 others



Youngstown State University is honestly a very up-and-coming area under its new leadership with an actual plan. The campus is very safe due to heavy patrolling and the academic life is rigorous. I do have to warn anyone interested, on on-campus dining is not the way to go. It is so much better to cook your own food or visit the excellent restaurant options just off-campus. Parking is also kind of a hassle for dorm living. The academics and the lively social scene really make up for it!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Again, the food on campus and parking. It's a good hike around campus no matter where your classes are but it's not too bad from any given point. Unless you're a math major living in the honor's dorm. Then you have a good hassle to do. The only other thing to complain about would be that the school does brownouts during the summer which DO shut off the air conditioning. It will be hot. Be prepared to study off-campus.

Kamryn Beohm
Shopping And Thrifting
Beach + 3 others



YSU has been a great experience so far. It is a great and comfortable atmosphere. I enjoy the people and professors. Everyone is very helpful and kind. I am excited to continue my education here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I like everything about YSU so far, besides the cold Ohio weather!

Gabriella Baltes



Youngstown State University is an affordable school with great science programs and large availability of clinical and job experience. The university also gives you the ability to earn money by working at the school during your breaks with very flexible hours. They also connect you with employers in your field and have great support from professors and other resources.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you are a commuting student the parking availability is very limited.

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