Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an urban research university located in Youngstown, Ohio
Although Youngstown state University is not located near any outstanding geographical features, that has not stopped Youngstown State’s campus from being noted for its landscaping, which is dissimilar from that of many other urban universities.
Youngstown state university is somewhat unique for a sizable university in that it utilizes only college professors and not graduate assistants in undergraduate instruction.
Most buildings on the campus of Youngstown state university have been built within the last half-century, making them newer than most buildings in downtown Youngstown, where most buildings were constructed before the Great Depression.
YSU offers doctoral degrees in educational leadership and physical therapy, as well as a doctorate in mathematics in cooperation with Rhodes University. Together with the University of Akron and Kent State University, YSU sponsors the Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine (NEOUCOM), a BS-MD program. YSU engineering students may pursue doctoral studies in cooperation with the University of Akron and Cleveland State University. In addition, YSU has 35 masters programs and over 100 undergraduate majors.
The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University was deemed an “All-Steinway” school in 2004. The Dana School of Music is one of the oldest non-conservatory schools of music in the United States. It is housed in Bliss Hall. Additionally, the Youngstown State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed in March 2005 at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The ensemble’s performance was highly praised, and they received a standing ovation.