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Tuition & Fees

$10,820

$19,351

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,501
Declined + 353
Total Received 10,854
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1  :  21

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Accounting
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School Facts

The University of Akron is a public, multipurpose institution. It was founded as a private college in 1870, came under city control in 1913, and joined the state university system in 1967. Its 223-acre campus is located within walking distance of downtown Akron.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 26,580
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoA-NA (CoA-NA)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 1829
ACT 3338

Social Networks

Public

22,122

undergraduate students

4,458

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
36%
400-499
32%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
27%
300-399
11%
200-299
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
21%
18-23
41%
12-17
26%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
36%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Akron, OH

223-acre urban campus in Akron (population: 198,402), 35 miles from Cleveland; branch campus in Wayne County. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Cleveland. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
15 fraternities 4% of male students
 
9 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
36%
400-499
32%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
27%
300-399
11%
200-299
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
21%
18-23
41%
12-17
26%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
36%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,501
Declined + 353
Total Received 10,854

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Diane R. Raybuck
Director of Admissions
P: 330 972-7100
F: 330 972-7022
admissions@uakron.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $38,071,589
State $4,934,766
Institutional $158,033
Other external
Total $43,164,388

Non-need-based

Federal $179,000
State $1,951,460
Institutional $25,834,208
Other external $5,392,065
Total $33,356,733

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-American Conference, Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference, Mid-Atlantic Conference
Mascot
Zippy
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting Technology
Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science
Advanced Legal Research
American Government Education
Animal Physiology
Applied Mathematics
Art History/Criticism/Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
Audiology
Audiology/Audiologist/Speech/Language/Pathology/Pathologist
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Management/General
Business Administration/Operations Research
Business Data Processing/Related Programs
Business/Office Administration
Cartographic/Mapping Technology
Ceramic Art
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/General
Child Development
City/Community/Regional Planning
City/Urban/Community/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classics/Languages/Literatures/Linguistics
Communication Disorders
Communications
Community Organization/Resources/Services
Community Psychology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis
Computer Systems Networking/Telecommunications
Construction Engineering Technology
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/Counseling/Guidance Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling/Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminology
Culinary Arts
Dance
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications
Dietetics/Dietician RD
Drafting/Design Technology
Drama/Dance Teacher Education
Drama/Dramatics/Theatre Arts
E-Commerce
Early Childhood Education/Teaching
Ecology
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership/Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Electronics/Communication Engineering
Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering
Elementary Education/Teaching
Engineering
English Composition
English Language/Literature
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Health
Family/Consumer Science Education
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Planning/Services
Fine Arts Studio
Fine Arts/Art Studies
Fire Protection
Fire Protection/Safety Technology
Foods/Nutrition/Wellness
French Language Teacher Education
French Language/Literature
Geography
Geography/Cartography
Geological/Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Geology
Geophysics/Seismology
Geropsychology
Graphic Design
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Health/Physical Education
Higher Education Administration
Histologic Technology
History
Hospitality Administration
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management
Human Resource Management
Human Resources Management
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
International Business
International Finance
International Relations/Affairs
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Teacher Education
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Law
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts/Sciences Studies
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing Management
Marketing/Marketing Management
Marriage/Family Therapy/Pastoral Counseling
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Medical Assistant
Medical Office Management
Medical Radiologic Technology
Merchandising Management
Metal/Jewelry Arts
Microbiology
Multi-disciplinary Studies
Music
Music History
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Nursing/R.N.
Office Management
Operations Management
Operations Management/Supervision
Organizational Communications
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Physics
Piano/Organ
Piano/Organ Performance
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Polymer Chemistry
Polymer Engineering
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio/Television
Reading Teacher Education
Respiratory Care Therapy
Respiratory Therapy
Restaurant/Food Industry Management
Sales/Distribution/Marketing Operations
Sales/Merchandising/Technical Sales
Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education/Teaching
Small Business Administration
Social Science
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Social/Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociology
Spanish Language/Literature
Spanish Teacher Education
Special Education Teaching
Special Education/Teaching
Speech Pathology/Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology
Sport/Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Superintendency/Educational System Administration
Surgical Technology
Survey/Map Technology
Surveying Technology
Taxation
Teacher Education/Multiple Levels
Technical Education
Theatre Arts
Therapeutic Recreation
Tourism/Travel
Urban Studies
Urban Studies/Public Affairs
Viola
Viola/Violin
Violin
Voice/Opera
Zoology
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Undergraduate

83%

22,122
students

Female
48%
10,609

Male
52%
11,513

Graduate

17%

4,458
students

Female
56%
2,476

Male
44%
1,982

undergraduateFull-time

77%

17,045
students

Female
48%
8,015

Male
52%
9,030

undergraduatePart-time

23%

5,077
students

Female
52%
2,594

Male
48%
2,483

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 52
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Denise Garrett Brown
International Admissions and Budget Administrator
330 972-6934
international@uakron.edu

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