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Your chances of getting into Youngstown State University

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into Youngstown State? 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 GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.51

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Youngstown State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Youngstown State are to have around a 3.51 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Youngstown State accepts 81% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Youngstown State is 3.51 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #30 in Ohio for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Youngstown State is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Youngstown State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 14.26% Good
3.75 to 3.99 22.9% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 21.83% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.39% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 9.97% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.18% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.47% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Youngstown State SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Youngstown State University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 14% of students submitted SAT scores and 72% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

830-1160

Applicants Submitting SAT 

14%
SAT Scores for Youngstown State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 370
Math 25th Percentile 460
Composite 25th Percentile 830
SAT Scores for Youngstown State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 570
Composite 75th Percentile 1160
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Youngstown State is 1000 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 830-1160. Students who get into Youngstown State University score in the top 87 percent of all SAT test takers..  Youngstown State ranks #42 in the state of Ohio for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1000 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Youngstown State regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 830 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 830, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 660, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Youngstown State University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1000 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 995, you have around a 81% chance of being admitted. A 1160 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 89% chance of getting in.

Youngstown State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1160 and Above Good >89%
995 to 1160 Avg + 81%-89%
830 to 995 Avg - 69%-81%
665 to 830 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 665 Low <54%
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Youngstown State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

18-24 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

72%
ACT Scores for Youngstown State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 18
ACT Scores for Youngstown State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 24
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Youngstown State is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 18 and 24.  The school ranks #41 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 18 and score in the score in the top 62 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 72 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Youngstown State University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Youngstown State University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Youngstown State for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 81% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 89% with a 24 ACT score.

Youngstown State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >89%
21 to 24 Avg + 81%-89%
18 to 21 Avg - 69%-81%
15 to 18 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 15 Low <54%
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High School Class Rank

73% of Youngstown State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 38% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Youngstown State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 73%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

67

Applicants have 67 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Youngstown State University is $45.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Youngstown State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Youngstown State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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

FAQs

Does Youngstown State University prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Youngstown State. 72% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Youngstown State University?

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