Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone (877) 468-6978

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Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555

Youngstown State University Campus

College Description
Youngstown State seeks to offer its students a vital living and learning environment with a relatively small, cohesive campus and a wealth of curricular and cocurricular activities. Attractive residence halls house close to 1,000 students and include a special residential honors facility. Student activities abound, with more than 140 student organizations, including social sororities and fraternities and opportunities for participation in theater, performing groups, student publications, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, and activity planning.

Of the 11,800 students at YSU, 10,619 are undergraduates. Multicultural students number 1,248, and international students hail from fifty-five countries. Students benefit from a wide range of student services: complete tutorial assistance in all subject areas, with special centers for writing, reading, and mathematics; counseling and health services; career testing, planning, and placement; special programs for multicultural, women, and nontraditional students (those older than 25); and an orientation program that includes mentoring by faculty and staff members and upperclass students.

The University seeks a balance between teaching, service, and scholarly activity that serves both its students and the larger community of scholars. The University is committed to keeping its doors open to all who seek higher education and equally committed to giving students every opportunity to enrich their minds, develop their creativity and problem-solving abilities, and become informed, conscientious citizens of the world.

Academic Life
The College of Arts and Sciences offers majors in Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, biology, chemistry, combined science, computer information systems, computer science, earth science, economics, English, environmental studies, French, geography, geology, German, history, Italian, mathematics, office information systems, philosophy, physics/astronomy, political science, professional writing and editing, psychology, religious studies, social studies, sociology, and Spanish.

The Beeghly College of Education offers majors in counseling, early and middle childhood education, educational administration, educational leadership, gifted and talented educational specialist studies, secondary education (with specialized teaching fields), and special education.

The Rayen College of Engineering and Technology offers majors in chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, civil and construction engineering technology, drafting and design technology, electrical and computer engineering, electrical engineering technology, industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechanical engineering technology.

The College of Fine and Performing Arts offers majors in art, art history, music/history and literature, music/music education, music/performance, music/theory and composition, telecommunication studies, and theater.

The Bitonte College of Health and Human Services offers majors in allied health, clinical laboratory technology, community health, criminal justice, dental hygiene, dietetic technology, emergency medical technology, exercise science, family and consumer sciences education, family and consumer studies, food and nutrition, histotechnology, hospitality management, medical assisting technology, merchandising (fashion and interiors), military science, nursing, nursing home administration, physical education, physical therapy, police science and corrections, prekindergarten, respiratory care, social service technology, and social work.

The Williamson College of Business Administration offers majors in accounting, advertising and public relations, finance, general administration, labor studies, management, marketing, marketing/fashion retail, marketing/industrial, marketing management, marketing management technology, marketing/retailing, marketing/shopping center, and public administration. Associate degrees are offered with concentrations in accounting, finance, management, and marketing.

Interdisciplinary minors are offered in American studies, environmental science, journalism, linguistics, peace and conflict studies, and women's studies.

Students may also enroll for a combined B.S./M.D. program with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Each student successfully completing this program is awarded the Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University and the M.D. degree from the College of Medicine.

YSU is one of a few comprehensive metropolitan institutions that provide associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. Currently, the University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and six colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine and Performing Arts, and Health and Human Services. The spirit of cooperation among departments and colleges permits students to pursue interdisciplinary majors and minors, to major in one department or college and minor in another, or to pursue double majors. Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. In addition to fulfilling this general education requirement, each student must complete the major and/or minor requirements in order to meet the minimum 124 semester hours required for the baccalaureate degree.

Conversion of associate degree credits into baccalaureate programs is possible within the University. Transfer and dual-admission agreements with two-year institutions and community colleges provide opportunities for transfer into baccalaureate programs at Youngstown State.

The Individualized Curriculum Program is available to students whose needs are not met by existing conventional programs. Students may design curricula to suit their particular needs, allowing alternative paths for earning the undergraduate degrees currently offered.

Campus Life
Located on a spectacular 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, Youngstown State University (YSU) offers its students a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU's diverse student body of 11,800 and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system. The average undergraduate class size is 28.5 for lectures and 10 for labs.

Youngstown is at the center of a metropolitan area of 600,000, located 60 miles from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland. The campus is within easy driving or walking distance of restaurants, shopping centers, museums, and parks. The University is a major contributor to the city's cultural and recreational vitality, each year presenting hundreds of concerts, exhibits, lectures, performances, and athletic contests. The city offers an outstanding symphony orchestra, three community theaters, a vital arts community, and unlimited recreational options provided by 2,500-acre Mill Creek Park. YSU students can take advantage of close ties to area businesses for internships and work co-op programs, which provide valuable on-the-job experience.

YSU offers cooperative/internship education programs in which students participate in both classroom and experiential study via employment in a government, industry, or business setting. Opportunities for international studies for academic credit are available in several majors.

Facilities and Resources
Maag Library houses more than a half-million books and more than 200,000 government documents and subscribes to more than 3,100 periodicals and scholarly journals. Online research services provide access to all state university libraries in Ohio and a wide range of other information sources. The library's resources are augmented by the Curriculum Resource Center in the College of Education. A Multimedia Center, housed in Maag Library, offers research materials in a variety of formats.

Comprehensive computing facilities are readily available to students throughout the campus. Scientific laboratories at YSU are fully outfitted with up-to-date instructional and research equipment. Studios and performance halls in the College of Fine and Performing Arts have been recently renovated for acoustic excellence, and the McDonough Museum of Art is an innovative exhibit space for student and faculty work.

Youngstown State University competes in NCAA athletics. In the past decade, it has captured four Division I-AA national football championships. During the same decade, the women's basketball team won five Mid-Continent Conference titles and played three years in the NCAA tournament. The University fields ten women's and seven men's intercollegiate Division I teams. Fitness and recreational facilities are free to all YSU students in the Beeghly Physical Education Center and the Stambaugh Sports Complex, including track, tennis, swimming, racquetball, basketball, handball, Nautilus, aerobic conditioning, and free-weights.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is awarded in four basic forms: scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment. Depending on the student's computed financial need, the award may include a package of any or all of these components in varying amounts. Financial aid applications should be submitted to the University by March 1 for fall-quarter assistance and must be resubmitted each year.

About 75 percent of Youngstown State students receive some form of financial aid through a comprehensive program that includes need-based and performance-based aid. The average award is $5,778 per student receiving aid. Youngstown State prides itself on an exemplary scholarship program that rewards academic performance and promise. The University Scholars program was instituted to provide full-cost scholarships for 160 high-achieving students. Numerous other scholarships are available under a wide range of criteria.

Admission Requirements
Ohio residents and residents of Mercer and Lawrence Counties in Pennsylvania must have graduated from high school with a state-approved diploma or passed the test of General Educational Development (GED). Nonresidents must have graduated in the upper two thirds of their high school class, have a minimum ACT composite score of 17, have a minimum combined recentered SAT I score of 820, or have passed the GED test. Transfer applicants must have earned at least a 2.0 accumulated point average and be in good standing at the last institution attended.

Application deadlines vary depending on the semester and the program for which a student is applying. Under the EARLY registration program, students who are admitted by February&btilda;sp;15 become eligible for advance advisement and registration in fall classes. Applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee. For more information and an application, students should contact:

Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
Telephone: 330-742-2000
877-468-6978 (toll-free)
Fax: 330-742-3674
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