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The University of Akron

Akron, OH

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Overview

The University of Akron is a University institution located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admissions
109M Simmons Hall
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Mr. Greg Landis
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: glandis@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-5827

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
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Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
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Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
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Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Radio, Television, And Digital Communication, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Programming, Other Checkmark
Computer Programming/programmer, General Checkmark
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Polymer/plastics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Housing And Human Environments, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Physical Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Statistics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Polymer Chemistry Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management Checkmark
Fire Protection, Other Checkmark
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics (united States) Checkmark
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
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Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
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Stringed Instruments Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,321
Applied
10,292
Accepted
15,309
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

7,273
Females Applied
5,578
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,048
Males Applied
4,714
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.5
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st September 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 539 470 600
SAT Math 545 480 610
ACT Composite 23 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,595
In-state
13,215
Out-of-state
9,595
In-district
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Fees

5,252
Room & board
2,987
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

7,089
Avg. Financial Aid Package
2,133
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,335
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,852
Avg. Loan Aid
5,323
Avg. Grant Aid
5,780
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
55%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

15,309
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.29%
Black or African American 10.36%
White or Caucasian 75.56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 3.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 4.37%
Other 1.43%

Gender

Male (50.16%)
Female (49.84%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Not Reported
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 13%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Student Appreciation Day and Greek Week

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
AK-Rowdies, Akron Animation Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, Golden Key International Honor Society and Alpha Phi Omega

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,181
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 474
Part-time - 707
Male - 581
Female - 600
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