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Youngstown State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Youngstown State University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee is $45.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Youngstown State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Youngstown State University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14.28%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 22%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 84%
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Considering Applying Early to Youngstown State University?

Youngstown State University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a slightly difficult school to get into.

In 2021, Youngstown State University accepted 70% of students, around 6,039 of the 8,636 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Youngstown State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing, engineering, engineering technology, health occupations programs is program moderately difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Youngstown State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Youngstown State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Youngstown State University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Youngstown State University must submit the following items. Double check with Youngstown State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements ACT/SAT-however test optional Fall 2020
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Youngstown State University?

Students admitted to Youngstown State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74.2% submitted a class rank. At Youngstown State University 14.28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39.5% were in the top 25% and 72.56% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Youngstown State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 74.2%

Youngstown State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Youngstown State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 22% of Youngstown State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 84% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Youngstown State University?

To be competitive with other Youngstown State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 960 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Youngstown State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Youngstown State University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Youngstown State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Youngstown State University?

To be most competitive at Youngstown State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Youngstown State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Youngstown State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

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Transferring to Youngstown State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Youngstown State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Youngstown State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Youngstown State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Youngstown State University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Youngstown State University.

Does Youngstown State University accept transfer credits?

Youngstown State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Youngstown State University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit
  • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Youngstown State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Youngstown State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Youngstown State University?

No, Youngstown State University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Youngstown State University's acceptance rate?

Youngstown State University's acceptance rate is 70%.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

70%

How hard is it to get into Youngstown State University? Youngstown State University is a less selective institution. The Youngstown State University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.

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Youngstown State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

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 1.

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

Youngstown State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

18 to 24

Avg

18 and Less

Low

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Youngstown State University SAT Scores

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960 - 1190

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Math SAT Range

480 - 590

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480 - 600

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Youngstown State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.48

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Youngstown State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,786

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,279

Out-of-State

$15,279

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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