Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate
10,025
Students Applied
63%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
813
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
US States Represented
39
Countries Represented
77
84%
Submitting ACT
18%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1104
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
620
Reading
25th
490
75th
600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
28%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
36
Top 50%
69
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
421
$30k - $48k
189
$48k - $75k
252
$75k - $110k
225
$110k+
140

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: enroll@ysu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 877-468-6978
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.39 Average Rating
For 1st year students you should definitely check out the Center for Student Progress. The people in there are real cool and they have peer mentors that help you and teach you different things about campus and college life.
Shanelle from Jeannette, PA
Get the Undergraduate Bulletin... EVERYTHING is in there.
Morgan from Center Twp., PA
Have fun. Get involved. You will get the most of your college experience by getting involved with clubs, organizations and even a job on campus. Take time from school to relax and enjoy yourself. Not only will you have fun but it will help you with school by controlling your stress. Don't be afraid to ask questions, either in class or outside of class. That's what professors are here for.
Sarah from Grafton, OH
Youngstown State is a good value for a 4+ college. It is a medium size campus with all the activities as a larger campus.
Zachary from Delaware, OH
Make an effort to make friends and meet people in your perspective fields. This is useful at any college, but here at YSU people are of a different breed. Everyone wants to help everyone else, it is great.
Andrew from Boardman, OH
A tip for students is to study a lot and not to go to a lot of wild parties. Sometimes people get robbed going to the parties.
Andre from WARREN, OH
I would tell any student thinking about going to Youngstown State University that it is truly the college for them if they like being free, receiving a good solid education, and willing to work for their degree.
Carly from Boardman, OH
Tips I have for prospective students enrolling into any college would be to not wait to get involved on campus. Go to the Center for Student Progress and see your Peer Mentor. It is a proven fact that those students who do get involved on campus are more likely to stay in college and complete their degree. I you need help in a class just ask, seek tutoring (which is FREE) or talk to the professor to see if they have a graduate assistant who could help you. Also, go to the professors office hours because the professor does not know you need help unless you go talk to them. Find an organization or club to join to get involved on campus and in the community. YSU has about any organization you could think of so no excuses for not getting involved. Lastly, if you have the opportunity to get a campus job then please do it. Being an employee on campus lets me network so much and doors started to open for me that I never knew existed.
Joline from Akron, OH
Go to each class and prepare for future lectures. College is a time to network and learn about the people around you. That being said, study with other classmates or tutor if you grasp the subject matter well. Not only does that increase your retention, it looks very good on your curriculum vitae or resume. Also, take advantage of your professor's contact information, especially their office hours. Utilizing these tools show your teacher that major effort is being used on your part to succeed in their class.
Celeste from Youngstown, OH