University of Akron
One of Ohio’s most influential public urban research universities
The University of Akron (UA) offers more than 200 undergraduate degree programs in engineering, business, computer technology, health care, education, and the arts and sciences. Many of our programs are unique, top-ranked, and nationally recognized for excellence.
Get the full campus experience
• 340+ student clubs and organizations focused on academics, arts and culture, athletics, band and choir, community service, esports, Greek Life, health, and more
• Award-winning residence hall programs, state-of-the-art labs and facilities, championship-winning sports teams, and a nationally recognized Student and Recreation Wellness Center
• Relax with friends in outdoor green spaces, bowl or shoot pool in the Student Union, or climb a 53-foot climbing rock wall at the Rec Center. You’ll never run out of things to do on campus.
Take advantage of career-building opportunities
The city of Akron is a great place to get real-world experience, build your professional network, and launch your career. Located in the heart of Ohio’s fifth-largest city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by thousands of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies—giving you access to countless co-op and internship opportunities.
• 100% of Ohio’s in-demand jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are attainable through UA’s degree programs.
• 20,000+ employers recruit UA students and alumni.
• The average salary of UA’s spring 2020 bachelor’s degree recipients six months after graduation was $54,848.
Get a world-class education at an affordable cost
We offer automatic merit-based scholarships that range from $1,000–$7,500 per academic year, helping you sart—and finish—college strong. Ninety-five percent of first-time full-time freshmen receive financial assistance at UA. For Ohio residents, our Tuition Guarantee Program ensures that your tuition will not increase over four academic years. Out-of-state residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher receive the renewable $3,000 Akron Advantage Award.
Ranked among the "Best Midwestern" regional colleges | The Princeton Review, 2023
Ranked #9 among the "Best Colleges in Ohio" | Academic Influence, 2023
Ranked #88 among the "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" nationally, and #1 in northeast Ohio | Poets&Quants, 2023
Ranked #2 among the "Best eSports Colleges in the US" | Daily Game, 2022
With all the attractions of a big city and the advantages and affordability of a small town, Akron is a great place to live, learn, and play. Explore a vibrant downtown with trendy restaurants, coffee shops, music festivals, and sports venues, all within walking distance from campus. Looking for real-world work experience? The University of Akron has strong ties with local businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, giving you access to valuable co-op, internship, and part-time employment opportunities.
“I love the University of Akron’s community and support system. Every student I have encountered is open and friendly…and all the staff members work hard every day to help each student get to where they want to be.”
“My time at UA is filled with great memories due to the opportunities that UA has provided for me. I have greatly enjoyed the education program at UA due to the many field experiences that are provided early on.”