Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
We’re determined and ambitious. We’re tackling new challenges. We’re building a promising future for ourselves and the communities that brought us here. From business to engineering to the creative arts, Youngstown State has a lot of choices as you begin your college career. With over $125 million in total financial aid being distributed annually, we also provide opportunities for students to graduate with little-to-no debt. YSU is conveniently located in Northeastern Ohio between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Just the right size school to move beyond the high school experience without getting lost, Youngstown State consists of 12,756 students and offers a 16:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. Our students may live on campus, off-campus, or downtown. Our students get the best of both worlds from the excitement of city living, to the security and community of a traditional college campus. NCAA Division 1, Youngstown State offers eight men’s and eleven women’s varsity sports in addition to four NCAA football championships and 27 other conference titles since 1995.