Record setting number of freshman apply at YSU this Fall - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Record setting number of freshman apply at YSU this Fall

Posted: Updated:
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

The number of freshman applicants this fall is the highest in Youngstown State University history.

So why are potential students migrating to Penguin country?

Since the Fall of 2014 until now, the number of freshman applicants at Youngstown State has increased by nearly 200%.

And not only are there more freshman applicants than ever enrolling in the history of the university, the quality of those students when it comes to the honors college and the number of those receiving scholarships has also dramatically improved.

On Monday, hundreds of potential students gathered on campus, many with their parents to attend Crash Day.  They were checking out what YSU's campus has to offer when it comes to higher education.

Krista Semich of Champion is considering YSU, "It was amazing just being able to see all the opportunities I could have for college.  And places I could go and different majors I could study."

Krista's father, Jim Semich, was also impressed with what he saw, "I just love the layout of the campus, just how everything's the right size."

The fall of 2018 is record setting for the university.  The highest number of freshmen applicants in the university's history.

Gary Swegan is YSU's associate vice-president of enrollment, planning and management, and says YSU has worked hard to keep it's tuition costs down and President Jim Tressel in the last four years is being credited with bringing a renewed energy.

"As folks were walking in you know this morning I heard Dayton and Columbus and Cincinnati.  We've got folks from Pennsylvania and New York and Puerto Rico," Swegan said.

And along with more students enrolling, the quality of those students has also improved.

"Four years ago we had 96 freshmen as part of the honors college in the freshmen class. Last year 333, and those 333 were as good or better than the 96 four years ago," according to Swegan.

Quantity plus quality that continues to breed excellence at YSU.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

    Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

    Thursday, January 17 2019 9:53 PM EST2019-01-18 02:53:50 GMT

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Ohio.      The attorney says one worker found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his work station this week.      The group of workers filed a lawsuit against the automaker last April, saying the company didn't do enough to stop the racial harassment at its Tole...

    More >>

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Ohio.      The attorney says one worker found a monkey doll and a racist drawing near his work station this week.      The group of workers filed a lawsuit against the automaker last April, saying the company didn't do enough to stop the racial harassment at its Tole...

    More >>
  • Congressman Tim Ryan chooses UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green to attend State of the Union

    Congressman Tim Ryan chooses UAW Local 1112 President Dave Green to attend State of the Union

    Thursday, January 17 2019 9:37 PM EST2019-01-18 02:37:53 GMT

    Congressman Tim Ryan announced Thursday that his guest for the State of the Union address will be Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1112.  "I'm honored to bring Dave Green as my guest to the State of the Union this year. Since GM's announcement to close the Lordstown plant, he's been working around-the-clock to support GM workers and advocate for a new product at the facility. Dave will be representing the hundreds of laid off GM Lordstown workers who deserve to be seen an...

    More >>

    Congressman Tim Ryan announced Thursday that his guest for the State of the Union address will be Dave Green, President of UAW Local 1112.  "I'm honored to bring Dave Green as my guest to the State of the Union this year. Since GM's announcement to close the Lordstown plant, he's been working around-the-clock to support GM workers and advocate for a new product at the facility. Dave will be representing the hundreds of laid off GM Lordstown workers who deserve to be seen an...

    More >>
  • Police investigating body found behind mattress at Youngstown home

    Police investigating body found behind mattress at Youngstown home

    Thursday, January 17 2019 9:27 PM EST2019-01-18 02:27:05 GMT

    Youngstown police are investigating after they said a body was found around 4:45 pm Thursday at a home on East Dewey Avenue. 

    More >>

    Youngstown police are investigating after they said a body was found around 4:45 pm Thursday at a home on East Dewey Avenue. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms