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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
Simmons Hall 109N

Contact Ms. Kimberley Gentile
Senior Associate Director of Admissions Outreach
Email: gentile@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6345

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community, And Regional Planning Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Animal Physiology Checkmark
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science, General Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/office Automation/technology/data Entry Checkmark
E-commerce/electronic Commerce Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration/management Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Merchandising And Buying Operations Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Restaurant/food Services Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
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Small Business Administration/management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
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 Science Checkmark
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst Checkmark
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
System, Networking, And Lan/wan Management/manager Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, Other Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Multiple Disabilities Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
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Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
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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
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Drafting And Design Technology/technician, General Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Engineering/engineering-related Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Mechanical/mechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Surveying Technology/surveying Checkmark Checkmark
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
Family And Consumer Economics And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Housing And Human Environments, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark Checkmark
Audiology/audiologist And Speech-language Pathology/pathologist Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Histologic Technician Checkmark
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist Checkmark
Medical Office Management/administration Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist Checkmark
Medical/clinical Assistant 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
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling Checkmark
Surgical Technology/technologist Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Culinary Arts/chef Training Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General 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
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions, Other Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Corrections Checkmark
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark Checkmark
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management Checkmark
Fire Prevention And Safety Technology/technician Checkmark
Fire Protection, Other Checkmark
Protective Services Operations Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics (united States) Checkmark
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Applied Economics Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation 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 History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Music, General Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14,553
Applied
10,629
Accepted
14,793
Enrolled
73%
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Female Admissions

7,919
Females Applied
5,816
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,634
Males Applied
4,813
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.48
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 11th September 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st December 31st
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 490 610
SAT Math 560 500 620
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,618
In-state
17,149
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,652
Full-time student fees
12,296
Room & board
8,026
Room only

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

14,793
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.18%
Black or African American 10.06%
White or Caucasian 75.77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 2.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 4.31%
Other 1.57%

Gender

Male (52.76%)
Female (47.24%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 20%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities
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
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Football No Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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
Tennis No 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
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

1,269
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 627
Part-time - 642
Male - 640
Female - 629
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