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Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Youngstown State University

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Youngstown State University? Youngstown State University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Youngstown State University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Youngstown State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for Youngstown State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Youngstown State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Youngstown State University?

Youngstown State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #34 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

SAT scores are not required for admission consideration at Youngstown State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Youngstown State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >79%
1075 to 1190 Avg + 69%-79%
960 to 1075 Avg - 57%-69%
845 to 960 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 845 Low <44%
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Youngstown State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Youngstown State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Youngstown State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Youngstown State University?

Admission data indicates that Youngstown State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #46 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Youngstown State University.

ACT scores are not required for admission consideration at Youngstown State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Youngstown State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >79%
21 to 24 Avg + 69%-79%
18 to 21 Avg - 57%-69%
15 to 18 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 15 Low <44%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.01
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Youngstown State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Youngstown State University was 3.01 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #52 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Youngstown State University accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Youngstown State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 14% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 8% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

57% of Youngstown State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Youngstown State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 17%
Top 50% of class 57%
Bottom 50% of class 43%
Bottom 25% of class 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
196

Applicants have 196 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Youngstown State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Youngstown State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Youngstown State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Not applicable
High School GPA Not applicable
High School Class Rank Not applicable
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not applicable
Recommendations Not applicable
Demonstration of Competencies Not applicable

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Youngstown State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206695 IPEDS survey data for Youngstown State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

20% of students submit their SAT scores to Youngstown State University. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

Youngstown State University has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.