English Language Institute

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Youngstown State University offers an intensive English program with non-credited classes for students from around the globe. Classes are available to college-bound students, permanent residents, immigrants, and special interest groups.

Students enrolled in the English Language Institute

Youngstown State University is a state-affiliated metropolitan institution that enrolls over 12,000 students. More than 100 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate programs are housed in its seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine and Performing Arts, Health and Human Services, and the School of Graduate Studies. The university is fully accredited.

The 130-acre Youngstown State University campus is located in Youngstown, Ohio, a one-hour drive from Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 400 miles from the cities of New York and Chicago.


YSU is approximately 300 miles from Washington D.C., 400 miles from Chicago and New York City, 740 Miles from Atlanta, 1200 Miles from Dallas, 1250 miles from Miami, and 2,400 miles from Los Angeles.