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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

Youngstown State University Student Life

Youngstown State University is on a 160-acre campus in the urban setting of Youngstown, Ohio, not far from Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Youngstown State University Student Activities

Youngstown State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? Youngstown State University has fraternities and sororities.

Youngstown State University has several thriving National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In fact, more students participate in the 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.

Youngstown State University students' favorite campus events are Penguin Nights, Federal Frenzy and Welcome Week Events.

Youngstown State University Housing

This table offers information on housing at Youngstown State University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes No special consideration for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 10%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 850
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 546
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 90%

Youngstown State University offers on-campus 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 2022, 10% of undergrads at Youngstown State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 90% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Youngstown State University. There are 850 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,445 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 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.

Youngstown State University Athletics

At Youngstown State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Youngstown State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Racquetball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rock Climbing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

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. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

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 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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Youngstown State University Campus Services

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