University of Akron

Akron, OH

University of Akron

Akron, OH

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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.

Underrepresented Students Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $3,500 may be awarded to entering freshmen, historically underrepresented, based on the criteria below. Recipients must be degree seeking and have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or minimum composite ACT score of 20 or minimum SAT score of 1020 (total score on SAT taken on or after March 1, 2018) or minimum SAT score of 950 (combined critical reading and math score on SAT taken before March 1, 2018).

Criteria may include: Ohio and Non-Ohio Residency; Ohio County of Residence; location of high school attended; financial need/economic background; extracurricular activities; first generation college attendance; evidence of leadership ability; creativity; community involvement; and students with a history of overcoming adversity.

Consideration will also be given to students from urban areas and Appalachian counties.

This scholarship is renewable provided that the student completes a minimum of 12 credits for fall and 12 credits for spring each year AND has a 2.75 cumulative GPA by the end of each spring semester.

Apply now for the 2022/23 year.

Our university was built on a hilltop in Akron—a word meaning “the highest point.”

For over 150 years, that’s where we’ve set our sights, rising from one peak to another in engineering, business, technology, health care, and the arts and sciences.

Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights—and we want you to join us.

WE ARE AKRON.
WE RISE TOGETHER.

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