Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University

Youngstown , United States
  • 68,8
    Acceptance Rate
  • 8
    Available Programs
  • 12756
  • 23923
    Average Cost
  • 83
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Youngstown State is an above-average public university located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,715 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Youngstown State acceptance rate is 68,8%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 41% of students, Youngstown State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.

Entry requirements


  • High school GPA score (minimum of 2 and above, Rank not needed)
  • Graduation from high school or Passing the general education development test
  • SAT/ACT scores; SAT score- 920 or higher; ACT- 17 or higher
  • 4 Units of English, 2 Units of maths, 1 unit of social science, 2 units of a foreign language, 1 unit of science
  • Completed application choosing a major
  • Application fee
  • GED test results, if needed
  • High school transcript
  • SAT/ACT score documents
  • Ohio graduation test proof (For Ohio residents only)


  • Bachelor’s degree from an institute approved by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0
  • Either official or certified copies of transcripts
  • If the transcript is not in English, an official English translation is required
  • Certified copy showing proof of degree
  • Official scores of: GMAT, MAT, GRE
  • English Proficiency Scores
  • Letter of reccomendation

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Scholarship & funding

The YSU Foundation, with an endowment of over $250 million, is committed to providing this "edge of excellence" for the University and the students it serves. The Foundation provides more than $8 million in scholarship assistance annually for its students. Students must submit the YSU Undergraduate Admission Application (with transcripts) by February 15 to be considered for scholarships through the Scholarships for Excellence Program at Youngstown State University. With the exception of the University Honors College Application, there are no other application forms needed for YSU's Scholarships for Excellence. Students cannot be awarded more than one scholarship through the Scholarships for Excellence program.

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Student life

I Know Where I've Been - Jaron LeGrair and Voices of YSU
Students at Youngstown State University adjusting to campus life
"Rise Up" - Voices of YSU
YSU Campus Tour