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Youngstown State University Student Life

Youngstown State University is on a 160-acre campus in an urban setting in Youngstown, Ohio, not far from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There are many activities and organizations for Youngstown State University students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Youngstown State University also has fraternities and sororities.

Youngstown State University has a thriving National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In fact, more students participate in National Society of Collegiate Scholars than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Youngstown State University include Greek Campus Life, Biology Club, Frost Penguins E-Sports and Society for Human Rights.

The Youngstown State University community comes together each year for Penguin Nights, Federal Frenzy and Welcome Week Events.

Does Youngstown State University offer student housing?

Youngstown State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.

Most Youngstown State University students live off campus. In 2021, 4.93% of undergrads at Youngstown State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 14.93% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Youngstown State University. There are 850 spots available in on-campus housing for all 10,468 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 546 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Youngstown State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is Youngstown State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Youngstown State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Youngstown State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Youngstown State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Youngstown State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Youngstown State University, take Interstate 80 to Youngstown, OH. If you need to fly, book your flight to Cleveland Hopkins International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Ohio you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Youngstown State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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