University of Akron

Akron, OH

University of Akron

Akron, OH

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Tuition & Fees

$11,881

$17,785

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,629
Declined 3,924
Total Received 14,553
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Public

16,404

undergraduate students

3,415

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 19,819
Established in 1870
Coeducational Coeducational

223-acre, urban campus in Akron (population: 197,846), 42 miles from Cleveland; branch campus in Wayne County. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Cleveland. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH
44325

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
58%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
490
75th
620
25th
500
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
17
75th
25
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) March 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,629
Declined 3,924
Total Received 14,553

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • 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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

65%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,472

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,596
Housing $8,026
Food $4,270
Additional fees $2,285
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $25,177
Average Financial Aid - $7,472
Total with Avg. Aid $17,705

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 621-3847
F: 330 972-7139
finaid@uakron.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, billiards bowling, cricket, dodgeball, equestrian sports, golf, hockey, lacrosse,paintball, pistol, racquetball, riflery, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, billiards bowling, cricket, dodgeball, equestrian sports, golf, hockey, lacrosse, paintball, pistol, racquetball, riflery, roller hockey, rugby, sailing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

cheerleading, dance teams

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping. yes
Accounting and Related Services, Other. yes
Accounting. yes yes
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General. yes
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes
American Government and Politics (United States). yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes yes
Applied Economics. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biological/Biosystems Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Child Development. yes yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Programming, Other. yes
Computer Programming/Programmer, General. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst. yes
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. yes yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Conducting. yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Corrections. yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Police Science. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes yes
Criminology. yes
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management. yes
Culinary Arts/Chef Training. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dance, General. yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce. yes
Ecology. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes yes
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other. yes
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic). yes
Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Family Systems. yes
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other. yes
Fashion Merchandising. yes
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician. yes
Fire Protection, Other. yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geographic Information Science and Cartography. yes yes yes
Geography. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing. yes
Geropsychology. yes yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
Histologic Technician. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management. yes
Housing and Human Environments, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Industrial and Organizational Psychology. yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes yes
International Finance. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Jewelry Arts. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes yes
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist. yes yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems and Services, Other. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes yes
Management Science. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Marketing, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes yes yes
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Medical Office Management/Administration. yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist. yes
Medical/Clinical Assistant. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes
Merchandising and Buying Operations. yes
Microbiology, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes
Music, General. yes yes
National Security Policy Studies. yes
Nursing Practice. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Office Management and Supervision. yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Photography. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Physics, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Polymer Chemistry. yes yes yes
Polymer/Plastics Engineering. yes yes yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Psychopharmacology. yes
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Real Estate. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Restaurant/Food Services Management. yes
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Sculpture. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Selling Skills and Sales Operations. yes
Small Business Administration/Management. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes yes
Social Work, Other. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes yes
Statistics, General. yes yes
Stringed Instruments. yes yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes
Superintendency and Educational System Administration. yes
Surgical Technology/Technologist. yes
Surveying Technology/Surveying. yes yes
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager. yes
Taxation. yes
Technical Teacher Education. yes yes
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Voice and Opera. yes yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes
Writing, General. yes
Zoology/Animal Biology. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Health Professions
  3. Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

19,819

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

16,404
students

Female
48%
7,840

Male
52%
8,564

17%

3,415
students

Female
57%
1,954

Male
43%
1,461

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

12,105
students

Female
46%
5,582

Male
54%
6,523

26%

4,299
students

Female
53%
2,258

Male
47%
2,041

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Countries most often represented Canada
German
Ghana
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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