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Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University, an urban research university, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.


We started out as a single commercial law course offered by the local YMCA. Over a century later, we serve the Youngstown area with the same passion — and even more offerings.

  • 1908 founded By The Ymca
  • 1944 Ymca Transferred Leadership
  • 1967 joined The Ohio System Of Higher Education


  • 115+Undergraduate Programs
  • 40+Graduate Programs


Youngstown State University is committed to fostering high quality, nationally-competitive research to promote faculty and student development in support of the University's teaching mission.  The Office of Research administers the research enterprise at YSU and includes the Office of Research Services, campus-wide research integrity functions, intellectual property and commercialization, undergraduate research, faculty research funds, student travel funds, graduate research opportunities, the Regional and Economic Development Initiative, and the YSU Research Foundation. 


The Career and Counseling Services office offers a variety of programs and services to all YSU students and alumni. Our staff is here to help you with your overall career planning.

Student services

Student Government Association

  • To Unite. To Represent. To Serve
  • In order to better represent the students of Youngstown State University, to unite more closely the interests of undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff, to obtain the best leadership for guidance to higher goals and ideals, and to provide for the most efficient and successful management of all student activities, we, the students of Youngstown State University, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Housing services

Live on campus, off-campus, or downtown.

  • University Residence Halls
  • Student Apartments Located On-Campus And Downtown
  • Weller House - sixteen efficiency apartments specifically targeted towards graduate students and students with families.
  • Cafaro House - each suite are a number of bedrooms. Typically, first-year students are assigned to a 17-person suite
  • Lyden House - All four floors include rooms for each gender, and each wing has one restroom for each gender. 
  • Kilcawley House - Each floor has a traditional double-loaded corridor layout, with two-person rooms on each side of the hallway. There is only one bathroom per floor, so the floors are gendered with three housing men and three housing women. 

Library services

Maag Library

  • MaagNET Library Catalog
  • OhioLINK Library Catalog
  • Textbooks
  • Electronic Books
  • Government Documents
  • A-Z Research Databases
  • Maag Journal Finder
  • Request Forms
  • Research Guides
  • Digital Collections

ICT services

  • TVs
  • access to the YSU network, either through ethernet ports or the wireless network

Medical services

Wick Primary Care at YSU

  • Diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries and administration of first aid within the office
  • Continuation of allergy shots, administered if serum and written instructions are provided by an allergist
  • Nutritional diagnosis and counseling
  • Orthopedic evaluation of injuries to bones, muscles, and joints within the scope of a primary care practice
  • Dermatological problems

Campus life

Our students get the best of both worlds. From the excitement of city living, to the security and community of a traditional college campus.

  • 145-Acre Campus
  • 20+ Restaurants Within Walking Distance
  • One Of The Safest Campuses In Ohio
  • public kitchen with a stovetop, oven, refrigerator, and sink
  • laundry rooms with washers and dryers that can be used for free by all residents
  • various study and social spaces
  • pool and/or ping pong tables
  • soundproof music practice rooms
  • public computer lounges
  • workout spaces
  • a shared microfridge unit, which is a minifridge, small freezer, and microwave, combined in one unit

Sports facilities

  • Stambaugh Stadium
  • Beeghly Center
  • Beeghly Natatorium
  • Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS)
  • Farmers National Bank Field
  • YSU Softball Complex
  • YSU Tennis Center
  • Mill Creek Park Golf Course
  • Eastwood Field

Student clubs

Parry in Fencing Club, or book concerts with Penguin Productions. Or do you dare to enter Harry Potter's Room of Requirement? Hundreds of choices, and they're all up for grabs.

Youngstown State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

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