University of Akron

Akron, OH

University of Akron

Akron, OH

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$10,270

$18,801

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

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

14,793

undergraduate students

2,806

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,599
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: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Cleveland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Akron-Canton

University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH
44325

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • AK-Rowdies
  • Akron Animation Association
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Omega

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Student Appreciation Day
  • Greek Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
18%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
44%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
27%
500-599
45%
400-499
17%
300-399
3%
30-36
7%
24-29
35%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline August 11
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Track and field, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
American Government and Politics (United States)
Animal Physiology
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Applied Economics
Applied Mathematics, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Development
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
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
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminology
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
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
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising
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
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Office Management/Administration
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Merchandising and Buying Operations
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Office Management and Supervision
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Polymer Chemistry
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
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
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Social Work, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Stringed Instruments
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Technical Teacher Education
Voice and Opera
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

17,599

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

14,793
students

Female
47%
6,988

Male
53%
7,805

16%

2,806
students

Female
56%
1,558

Male
44%
1,248

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

11,641
students

Female
47%
5,358

Male
53%
6,283

22%

3,152
students

Female
52%
1,630

Male
48%
1,522

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 72%
Student 4 year graduation rate 20%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

485

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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