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Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is an Ohio public research university located in Youngstown, Ohio founded in 1908.  It is located halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh about 2.5 hours northeast of Columbus.  Over 12,000 students attend one of Youngstown's 115 majors and 40 graduate programs on a residential campus located in downtown Youngstown, including engieering, allied health, nursing, education, and business.  Students are considered transfer students once they've completed college credit after high school.  The university grants open enrollment to transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

Information about transfer to Youngstown State University

Information about scholarships for transfer students at Youngstown State

Information about transferring credit to Youngstown State

Information about online degree programs at Youngstown State

Virtual Visit and Contact Information

For more information about YSU, please contact:

Kim Avery, Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 330.941.1662


Students interested in learning more about transfer to YSU may contact Kim at the contact information above to meet virtually or by phone or email.   YSU has virtual admissions information sessions at this link: and virtual major information sessions available at this link:


Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways- A student who completes the associated AA or AS Bachelor's Degree Transfer major at Columbus State can follow the OGTP for the same major at Youngstown State. Youngstown State offers the following OGTPs for these Columbus State majors:

Anthropology, Business, EnglishGeography, GeologyHistory, Mathematics (BS), PhilosophyPolitical SciencePsychology (AA)Social Work, SociologyBiology, Chemistry, Economics (AS)Physics