University of Akron

Akron, OH

University of Akron

Akron, OH

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$11,881

$17,785

not including room and board

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
58%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $8,026
Board $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 Facts

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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
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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

Majors

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