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Youngstown State University is a public institution that was founded in 1908. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,644, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Youngstown State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,712 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,669 (2012-13).
At Youngstown State University (YSU), undergraduate students have more than 100 majors to choose from. The public university also offers a variety of programs for graduate students through the YSU business school, education school, and departments of nursing and physical therapy, among other departments. Outside of class, there are about 140 student organizations to consider joining, including fraternities and sororities, as well as the Youngstown State Penguins sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.
Students can also catch free planetarium shows at the school’s Spitz SciDome or test out the five-story, rock-climbing wall in the Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center. The city of Youngstown, Ohio, is close to the Pennsylvania border, and students interested in a road trip can check out Pittsburgh or Cleveland, both home to professional sports teams and arts venues such as the Cleveland Playhouse and Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. Notable alumni of Youngstown State University include Bob Davie, former University of Notre Dame football coach, and actor Ed O’Neill, who starred in Married...With Children and appears in Modern Family.
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Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University, an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs;
Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region;
Supports economic development through applied learning and research;
Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement;
Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and
Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.
Youngstown State University Core Values:
We the faculty, staff, administrators, and students of Youngstown State University hold the following
Centrality of Students:
Excellence and Innovation:
Collegiality and Public Engagement:
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Youngstown State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Youngstown State University is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||86.7%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Youngstown State University is 18:1, and the school has 35.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Youngstown State University include: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; General Studies; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Accounting; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||10%|
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Youngstown State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,644, with a gender distribution of 47.6 percent male students and 52.4 percent female students. At this school, 7.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 92.7 percent of students live off campus. Youngstown State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Youngstown State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Youngstown State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Youngstown State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Youngstown State University, 77.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,144.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$7,712 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$13,669 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,150 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data