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Youngstown State University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1908
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,001
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $12,588,921
Admissions Address

1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.8
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sue Davis
Admissions office telephone: (877) 468-6978
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: February 20
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? Yes for most students, but selective admission for out-of-state students
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Very important
State residency: Very important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 78%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 4,219
Total acceptances: 3,304
Total freshman enrollment: 2,328
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 32%
Male applicants: 2,028
Male acceptances: 1,589
Male freshman enrollment: 1,150
Female applicants: 2,191
Female acceptances: 1,715
Female freshman enrollment: 1,178
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 9%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 10%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 55%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 2.8
First-year students submitting GPA: 90%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 18%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 420 – 550
Math: 410 – 560
Combined: 830 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.6% 3.2%
600-699 13.7% 14.8%
500-599 28.8% 25.6%
400-499 39.0% 37.2%
300-399 14.5% 18.3%
200-299 1.4% 0.9%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 91%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 15 – 22
Math: 16 – 22
Composite: 17 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 3.0% 1.7%
24-29 16.9% 15.4% 18.2%
18-23 50.5% 40.0% 38.2%
12-17 29.9% 34.4% 41.4%
6-11 0.7% 7.2% 0.4%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%


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