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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate78%

Youngstown State University Admissions

Youngstown State University is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Youngstown State University is 78%. Last year, 6,718 students applied to Youngstown State University and 5,250 were admitted.

If you are applying to Youngstown State University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $45.

Youngstown State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Youngstown State University's admissions stats.

Youngstown State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 15%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 79%
Waitlist No

Youngstown State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Youngstown State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Youngstown State University?

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

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Youngstown State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Youngstown State University?

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

Admissions Factors at Youngstown State University

What does Youngstown State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Youngstown State University for more information on admission factors.

Youngstown State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements ACT/SAT-however test optional Fall 2020
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

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. Youngstown State University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76.42% submitted a class rank. At Youngstown State University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Youngstown State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 14.26%
3.75 and 3.99 22.9%
3.50 and 3.74 21.83%
3.25 and 3.49 15.39%
3.00 and 3.24 9.97%
2.50 and 2.9 12.18%
2.00 and 2.49 3.47%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Youngstown State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 15% of Youngstown State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 79% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Youngstown State University?

To be competitive with other Youngstown State University applicants, you should aim to score between 950 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Youngstown State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 950, 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 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Youngstown State University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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.

More Information on Transferring to Youngstown State University

For transfer students, it is not 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 • 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.

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

❌ No, Youngstown State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Youngstown State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Youngstown State University is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Youngstown State University?

❌ Youngstown State University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

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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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1160


Math SAT Range

460 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 590

Youngstown State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Youngstown State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. 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.

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