Tuition & Fees

$10,270

$18,801

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
40%
400-499
21%
700-800
15%
600-699
24%
500-599
34%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
32%
12-17
23%
30-36
9%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,983
Declined + 1,126
Total Received 15,109
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Public

16,871

undergraduate students

3,298

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Health Professions
  3. Engineering
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Codes

SAT 1829
ACT 3338

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Location

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 20,169
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Akron, OH

223-acre, urban campus in Akron (population: 197,633), 42 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
30%
500-599
40%
400-499
21%
700-800
15%
600-699
24%
500-599
34%
400-499
25%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
23%
6-11
2%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
32%
12-17
23%
30-36
9%
24-29
33%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
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

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,983
Declined + 1,126
Total Received 15,109

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

William Kraus
Associate Provost, Enrollment Management
P: 800 655-4884
F: 330 972-7002
admissions@uakron.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Jennifer E. Harpham
Director of Student Financial Aid
jharpham@uakron.edu

Varsity Sports

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

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

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Athletic Directors

Tom Wistrcill (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Mary Lu Gribschaw (women's)
Senior Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

20,169

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

16,871
students

Female
47%
7,894

Male
53%
8,977

16%

3,298
students

Female
53%
1,760

Male
47%
1,538

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

13,562
students

Female
46%
6,216

Male
54%
7,346

20%

3,309
students

Female
51%
1,678

Male
49%
1,631

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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
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 67
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
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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