Youngstown State University Jon Budding

About YSU

  • Public university
  • Medium sized university
  • Located in small city in an urban setting
  • YSU offers certificates, diploma, associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.


In relation to Hilliard Davidson, YSU is 174 miles away. It would take 2 hours and 40 minutes to get their.

Student Review: Some say that there is a lot of crime near YSU and it is not the safest university.


The most popular majors include Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Social Work, General Studies, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and Accounting. Personally I want to major in either Business or Engineering of some sort.

Student Review: Some say the teachers are very good at their lectures and are good with helping students.

  • Deadline of Application: August 1st
  • Percentage of Applicants admitted: 71%
  • ACT scores: 18-24
  • SAT scores: Average about 1020 out of 1600
  • GPA: Average 3.01

There many options between dorms and off - campus housing. You can choose to stay in one of many dorms like the Cafaro house, Kilcawley house, Lyden house, Wick house, Weller house. There are also some off - campus housing too like University Edge, Erie Terminal, The Flats At Wick and Buechner Hall residence hall for women.

Cost of Attending
  • Application Fees: $45
  • Cost of Attendance: $21,192
  • Tuition: $8,327
  • Room and Board: $8,990
  • Food Plan: $4,495-$4,675
  • Books supplies: Average $1,100
  • Other Expenses $2,775
Food Plans

Based on the food plans at YSU there are 6 plans for New Students and those meal plans called 12 Bronze($4495), 12 Silver($4585), 12 Gold($4675), 8 Bronze($4495), 8 Silver($4585), 8 Gold($4675). There are 3 plans for returning students 5 Bronze($4495), 5 Silver($4585), 5 Gold($4675).


There are many things you can do on campus and that includes Recreational/club sports, Clubs/ Organizations, Greek life, Student Government, and many events

Student review: Some say the campus is very boring and not much happens. Also some say the sports at YSU are very interesting and fun to attend.


The reason I choose YSU was because the university seemed just right for me. It's a medium sized school with many opportunities and has a lot of my interests within the university.

Fun Facts
  • YSU first was a school of law but in 1955 it gained university status
  • YSU was originally founded by the YMCA
  • YSU is ranked as a Forbes top college ranking 640 of 650
Personal Reflecftion

YSU seems like it could be the right choice for me because it has all the right things I'm looking for and it seems like a great college. Personally I would consider attending YSU and I would recommend the college to others as well.

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