Youngstown State University


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Youngstown State University

In-state Tuition

$6,713 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$12,233 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Archives and special collections, Multi-Media Center, Wilcox Curriculum Resource Center, Rose Melnick Medical Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 868,835 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 22,277 current serial subscriptions.
  • 943,167 microforms.
  • 21,119 Audio/Visual items.
  • 27,912 e-books.

Museums & Art

McDonough Museum of Art, Center for Historic Preservation, Planetarium



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,618 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 140 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 11% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 2% of housing units are Singles.
  • 43% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 23% of housing units are Triples.
  • 32% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 7 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Colors of India, Greek Sing, Welcome Week, Homecoming. . .
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 160 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Delta Sigma-Advertising, Alpha Epsilon Delta-Honorary Premedical Society, Alpha Epsilon Lambda-Honor Society of Graduate and Professional School Students, Alpha Epsilon Rho-Broadcasting Society, Alpha Kappa Mu-Historically African-American Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta-Freshman Honor Society, Alpha Phi Signa-Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Psi Omega-Drama Honorary, Alpha, Beta Alpha Psi-Accounting and Finance, Centurians Freshman Honorary, Chi Sigma Iota-Counseling Honorary, Delta Mu Delta-Business Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha-National German Honor Society, Eta Sigma Gamma-Health Education Honorary, Golden Key, Gould Society-Liberal Arts Honor Society, Jazz Society-Jazz Education Society, Kappa Delta Pi-Education Honor Society, Lambda Tau-Medical Technicians Honor Society, Omega Delta Epsilon-Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon-Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa-Leadership Honor Society, Omicron Lambda-Biology Honorary, Order of Omega-Greek Letter Honor Soceity, Phi Alpha Theta-History Honorary, Phi Epsilon Kappa-Physical Education Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi-National Honor Society for achievement in all fields, Pi Kappa Delta-National Forensics Honorary, Pi Mu Epsilon-Mathematics Honorary, Psi Chi-Honorary Psychology, Sigma Delta Pi-Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Pi Alpha-Human Resource Management, Signa Pi Sigma-Physics Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta-International English Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau-International Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Xi-Scientific Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi-Engineering Honor Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon-The Honor Society for the Computing Sciences, Zeta Phi Alpha-Social Work Honor Society, Alpha Alpha Rho-Political Science, Kappa Omicron Nu-Human Ecology Honor, Lambda Pi ETA-Communications Study, Tau Alpha Pi-Engineering Technology
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Center, Catholic Student Association, Protestant Campus Ministry, YSU Bible Class, Crosswalk Ministries, YSU Gospel Choir, V. I. S. I. O. N. , Chi Alpha Fellowship, Christian Revival & Discipleship Center, Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Spanish Club, Muslim Student Association, Neo-pagan Fellowship, Hispanic American Organization, Lebanese Student Association, Pan African Student Union, Mid-East Awareness Organization, National Pan Hellenic Council, National Society of Black Engineers, International Spanish and Latin-American Association, Joint Association for Young Minorities of Indian, D. R. E. A. M. , Amnesty International, Me Gente, Sista’s with a Vision, (The) Brotherhood, Indian National Student Association, International Student Organization
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Habitat for Humanity, Environmental Studies Society, American Chemical Society, Anthropological Colloquium, Guitar Association, YSU Amateur Radio Club, United National Association, University Scholars, Western Reserve Battalion Society, Women’s Music Society, Student Physical Therapy Association, Student Programming Board, Student Social Work Association, Students for Quality of Life, Students in Fashion, Students in Free Enterprise, Supporting Parents Association, YSUnity, Sigma Pi Alpha, Soccer Club, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society for Women Engineers, Speech Team, Student American Dental Hygienists Association, Student Art Association, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Diversity Council, Student Organization for Respiratory Care, Phi Mu Alpha, Physical Educators Club, Pre Medical Society, Relay for Life, Responsible Voters of the Mahoning Valley, Rotaract of the Mahoning Valley, Showtyme, New Music Society, Nukes, Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association, Organization for Computer Technology, Panhellenic Council, Penguin History Club, Penguin Toastmasters, NAACP, National Student Nurses Association, Ice Hockey Club, IEEE, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Interfraternity Council, Lacrosse Club Team, Forensic Science Club, Future Educators Association, Geological Society, Greek Campus Life, Historic Preservation Club, Hospitality Management Society, Early Childhood Association, Engineering Student Societies Council, Engineering Tech Club, YSU Environmental and Animal Rights Coalition, Executive Council, Exercise Science Club, Flute Society, Circle K (Kiwanis), Clinical Laboratory Science Club, Colleges Against Cancer, Dance Club, Dance Ensemble, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Marketing Association, American Society for Quality, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Adesina, Alpha Alpha Rho, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Theta Chi Fraternity, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Delta Zeta Sorority, Delta Signa Theta Sorority, Alpha Omega Pi, Alpha Xi Delta
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Jambar (twice a week)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Cleveland, OH (60), Cleveland (60)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Youngstown (1)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Youngstown (1)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • 20% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 6,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 14 fraternities
  • 4 fraternity houses
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 1 sorority houses
  • 1% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Kent State University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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