University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, OH, USA
3.80 Average Rating

University of Akron is a public land-grant institution and research university located in Akron, OH. Akron is home to seven colleges conferring bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as a Student Recreaction and Wellness Center that features a climbing wall and lazy river. Part of the University System of Ohio, the University of Akron also operates three regional campuses in Orrville, Lafayette Township, and Lakewood, OH. For a break from campus, UA is a short drive from numerous restaurants, a minor league baseball park, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
96%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2019
Other May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
91%
Submitting ACT
14%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1049
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
21,099
Total Number of Undergrads
17,416
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
42%
40-99 Students
12%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
14%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,863
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,270
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,801
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,296
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
51%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
83%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,927
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
83%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$7,517
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,068

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,219
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$264
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
16%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Zippy
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-American Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Cleveland
Canton
Columbus
Atlanta
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
I really like Akron a LOT! I couldn't have asked for a better first semester here. I have incredible teachers and friends. There is also SO MUCH to do!!
Jennifer from North Canton, OH
Akron is a university that is in the city but does not feel like its in a city. It feels like home and has a warm and welcoming climate. Its a great college for many.
G from Victor, NY
The university has a beautiful campus that is well maintained.Their students seem at ease and happy to be there. Their staff and organizations were well-organized and performed at high efficiency.
Casey from Logan, OH
As a post-secondary student here, my classmates and professors made the transition to college style classes easy and were always willing to help. The campus is not confusing either so I have never had a problem finding my way to class. When walking around campus and through the student union, I have noticed that there is always some type of activity going on whether that be a movie night or a meditation session.
Sophie from North Canton, OH
The University of Akron is allowing me to enjoy my time as a college student here on campus while teaching me what I will need for the future. Additionally, Akron has offered me a variety of groups and organizations to become involved with, so that I can enjoy my time here while joining organizations that interest me. Finally, Akron has made campus to feel like home, even though I am away from my home.
Victoria from Olmsted Twp, OH
I absolutely love it here. What's most impressive was "move in" day. The University of Akron has this process down to a science. You have your set time, a group of volunteer students helps you unload, everything is loaded into shopping carts, and they help you unload in your room. It was a very fast, very well orchestrated process -- one other universities should try and emulate.

Christopher from Brecksville, OH