YSU

Youngstown State University

1 University Plaza, Youngstown, United States
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  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    83
  • Previously Enrolled
    336

Overview of Youngstown State University (YSU)

About this school

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 Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,386
    • Men:5,508 (48.4%)
    • Women:5,878 (51.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (YSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Youngstown State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Plaza
City, State, Zip
Youngstown, OH  44555-0001
Phone
(330) 941-2000
Fax
(330) 941-1998
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Minimum ACT composite score of 17 or combined SAT score of 910 from evidence-based writing and reading test and math test required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
65% of 9,765 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 5,402 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 4,363 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,288 (52%) of 6,379 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,622 (46%) of 3,504 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,666 (58%) of 2,875 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.32
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
556 average |490-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
542 average |490-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
26%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
16%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (YSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,899|Out-of-state: $14,899
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Youngstown State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003145
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,907 (91.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,559 (81.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,558 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
202 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
37%
Average Award
$9,269
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,221 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,306
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,217 (78.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,064
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 920 (59.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
351 (16.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,349

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,411 (86.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,243 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,158 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
556 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
33%
Average Award
$9,147
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,695 (76.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,362
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,191 (84.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,828
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,827 (45.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,116 (12.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,587

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,759
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Advanced Education Nursing Scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Religious Affiliation, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (YSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


399

Part-Time Faculty


645

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 5% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
997,062

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Youngstown State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.7%

Programs & Majors (YSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (111)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, Other
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


Chemistry, medicine

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Computer Information Systems, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health and Human Services, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (56)


  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Statistics

Campus Life (YSU)

Location & Geography

Population


65,184

Nearest Metropolitan Area


160 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Cleveland, Pittsburgh

Weather


Temperature
16.4 average low in January, 77.4 average high in September
Rain
159 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Youngstown
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Youngstown

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


90%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Penguins
School Colors
Scarlet and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, rock climbing, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Youngstown State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, american society of mechanical engineers, society for human resource management, black student union, fraternities/sororities (ifc, nphc and panhellenic council), stem leadership society

Sororities


2% of women participate

Fraternities


2% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,880

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,386
Women
5,878
Men
5,508

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 10.2% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.7% White
  • 4.4% Unknown

International Students


3.1% from 71 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,256

Student Resources (YSU)

Study resources