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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH 4-Year Public

About Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Youngstown, OH, less than an hour from Cleveland, Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1908, Youngstown State University currently enrolls around 11,786 students a year, including 10,468 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $261,469,318. For each full-time student, Youngstown State University spends about $7,060.

Admissions Facts About Youngstown State University

Acceptance rate: 70%

Average GPA: 3.48

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Youngstown State University's acceptance rate?

It is minimally difficult to get into Youngstown State University. Around 70 percent of all applicants are admitted to Youngstown State University each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Youngstown State University is 3.48 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Youngstown State University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 75 percent of students who start at Youngstown State University come back the next year. Out of the 1,639 students who started at Youngstown State University as first-time freshman, 410 graduate within four years.

Youngstown State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 48 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 66 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $45,710 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,190 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Youngstown State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Youngstown State University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

One University Plaza Youngstown, OH 44555-0001

Campus Setting: Urban

Youngstown State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Youngstown State University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Youngstown State University is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Youngstown State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


18 to 24


18 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Youngstown State University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Youngstown State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Youngstown State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Youngstown State University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Youngstown State University is like? There are approximately 12,150 students enrolled at Youngstown State University, including 11,001 undergraduate students and 1,149 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 83% percent are from OH and 17% percent of students are from other states.


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