YSU sees strong start to new school year

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University opened a new academic year today with increased enrollment, residence halls at capacity and a freshman class that is the strongest academically in the university’s history.

YSU started the Fall semester today with 12,801 students, up 426 students from 12,375 on the first day of classes last year, according to unofficial student counts (Official student counts will be recorded on the 15th day of the semester).

It is YSU’s first Fall-to-Fall enrollment increase since 2010.

The incoming freshman class is 6 percent larger than last year and, for the third consecutive year, boasts the highest standardized test scores and high school grade point averages in YSU’s history.

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