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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

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
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Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
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Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Organizational Communication, General Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Programming/programmer, General 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
Curriculum And Instruction Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 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
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Polymer/plastics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark 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
Child Development Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Nutrition/nutritionist Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Kinesiotherapy/kinesiotherapist Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 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
Statistics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, 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
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Crisis/emergency/disaster Management Checkmark
Cyber/computer Forensics And Counterterrorism Checkmark
Fire Prevention And Safety Technology/technician Checkmark
Fire Protection, Other Checkmark
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dance, 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
Music, General Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,282
Applied
10,178
Accepted
11,323
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

6,511
Females Applied
5,431
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,771
Males Applied
4,747
Males Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.51
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 1st
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 548 490 610
SAT Math 557 490 620
ACT Composite 22 18 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,097
In-state
13,170
Out-of-state
10,097
In-district
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Fees

2,285
Full-time student fees
11,220
Room & board
4,988
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

11,565
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,102
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
15,536
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,843
Avg. Loan Aid
6,158
Avg. Grant Aid
6,225
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
60%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

11,323
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.7%
Black or African American 12.32%
White or Caucasian 71.62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 4.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 4.58%
Other 1.98%

Gender

Male (51.26%)
Female (48.74%)

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 21%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming and Family Weekend, SpringFest and New Roo Weekend

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Society of Women Engineers, Exercise Science Club, Women in Business, Muslim Student Association and Akron Chess Club

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
Baseball No No Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football Checkmark No Checkmark
Golf No No No
Indoor Track No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No No Checkmark
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

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

Faculty

1,032
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 468
Part-time - 564
Male - 514
Female - 518
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