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Tuition & Fees

$10,509

$19,040

not including room and board

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,650
Declined + 516
Total Received 15,166
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Health Professions
  3. Engineering
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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 23,046
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)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  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)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IFSAC-DA (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Degree Assembly)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  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

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Akron, OH

223-acre, urban campus in Akron (population: 198,100), 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 East Buchtel Avenue
Akron, OH 44325

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
55%
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

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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
38%
400-499
41%
700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
36%
400-499
35%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
26%
18-23
42%
12-17
20%
6-11
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
38%
18-23
34%
12-17
20%
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
45%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,650
Declined + 516
Total Received 15,166

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Diane R. Raybuck
Director of Admissions
P: 800 655-4884
F: 330 972-7002
admissions@uakron.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $31,662,758
State $4,768,114
Institutional $152,920
Other external
Total $36,583,792

Non-need-based

Federal $130,663
State $1,885,965
Institutional $28,863,640
Other external $10,090,192
Total $40,970,460

Varsity Sports

M W
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
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting Technology/Technician/Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science/General
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
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/Advocacy
Community Psychology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Analysis
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking/Telecommunications
Construction Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education/Counseling/Guidance Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling/Guidance Services
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminology
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Dance
Dietetics/Dietician RD
Drafting/Design Technology/Technician/General
Drama/Dance Teacher Education
Drama/Dramatics/Theatre Arts
E-Commerce
Early Childhood Education/Teaching
Ecology
Economics
Education
Education/Other
Educational Leadership/Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics/Communication Engineering
Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering
Elementary Education/Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician/EMT Paramedic
Engineering
English Composition
English Language/Literature
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship
Family/Consumer Science Education
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Finance/Financial Management
Financial Planning/Services
Fine Arts Studio
Fine Arts/Art Studies
Fire Prevention/Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection
Foods/Nutrition/Wellness
French Language Teacher Education
French Language/Literature
Geographic Information Science/Cartography
Geography
Geography/Cartography
Geological/Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Geology
Geophysics/Seismology
Geropsychology
Graphic Design
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Health/Physical Education
Higher Education Administration
History
Hospitality Administration/Management/General
Hotel/Motel Administration/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 Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Arts/Sciences Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing/Marketing Management
Marketing/Marketing Management/General
Marriage/Family Therapy/Pastoral Counseling
Mathematics
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science/Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Merchandising/Buying Operations
Metal/Jewelry Arts
Microbiology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies/Other
Music
Music History
Music History/Literature
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory/Composition
Nursing
Nursing/R.N.
Operations Management
Operations Management/Supervision
Organizational Communications
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Physics
Piano/Organ
Piano/Organ Performance
Political Science
Polymer Chemistry
Polymer Engineering
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Administration/Social Service Professions/Other
Public Health
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio/Television
Reading Teacher Education
Respiratory Therapy
Restaurant/Food Service Management
Sales/Distribution/Marketing Operations
Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Secondary Education/Teaching
Selling Skills/Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Science
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Social Work/Other
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/Addiction Counseling
Superintendency/Educational System Administration
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Survey/Map Technology
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Taxation
Teacher Education/Multiple Levels
Technical Education
Theatre Arts
Therapeutic Recreation
Urban Studies
Urban Studies/Public Affairs
Viola
Viola/Violin
Violin
Voice/Opera
Writing/General
Zoology
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Undergraduate

83%

19,037
students

Female
47%
8,977

Male
53%
10,060

Graduate

17%

4,009
students

Female
53%
2,135

Male
47%
1,874

undergraduateFull-time

79%

15,175
students

Female
47%
7,036

Male
53%
8,139

undergraduatePart-time

21%

3,862
students

Female
51%
1,941

Male
49%
1,921

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

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 60
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Renee Baker
International Admissions
330 972-7686
rb60@uakron.edu

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