16,871
Students
Financial aid thermometer
7,811
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
92
92%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

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 Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Accounting Technology And Bookkeeping Checkmark Checkmark
Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark Checkmark
Business Automation/technology/data Entry Checkmark
Business/commerce Checkmark
E-commerce Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Hotel/motel Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark Checkmark
Merchandising Checkmark
Office Management Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Real Estate Checkmark
Restaurant/food Services Management Checkmark
Sales, Distribution, And Marketing Operations Checkmark
Selling Skills And Sales Checkmark
Small Business Administration Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Journalism Related Checkmark
Organizational Communication Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Radio, Television, And Digital Communication Related Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Programming Checkmark
Computer Programming Related Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Computer Systems Analysis Checkmark
Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications Checkmark Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Education Related 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
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education Checkmark
Special Education&-early Childhood Checkmark
Special Education&-individuals With Multiple Disabilities Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Polymer/plastics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Drafting And Design Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology Checkmark Checkmark
Surveying Technology Checkmark Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
Housing And Human Environments Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
Medical Office Management Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Medical/clinical Assistant Checkmark
Physical Therapy Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Respiratory Care Therapy Checkmark
Surgical Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Assistant/paralegal Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics Checkmark
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Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Culinary Arts Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Polymer Chemistry Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Related Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Fire Prevention And Safety Technology Checkmark
Fire Protection Related Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
American Government And Politics Checkmark
Anthropology Checkmark
Applied Economics Checkmark
Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine Arts Related Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,109
Applied
13,983
Accepted
16,871
Enrolled
93%
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Female Admissions

8,168
Females Applied
7,540
Females Accepted
92%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,941
Males Applied
6,443
Males Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
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 11th September 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 510 640
SAT Math 480 640
ACT Composite 19 26

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
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

7,811
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,343
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,307
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,927
Avg. Loan Aid
5,150
Avg. Grant Aid
5,276
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

16,871
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.74%
Black or African American 12.35%
White or Caucasian 73.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 2.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 4.55%
Other 1.93%

Gender

Male (53.21%)
Female (46.79%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 17%

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

Legal services Checkmark
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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

1,452
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 702
Part-time - 750
Male - 729
Female - 723