University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
20,169
Total Number of Undergrads
16,872
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
44%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
12%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
13%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
47%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
49%
50%
Ethnicity

African American
8%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
78%
Hispanic
1%
Unknown
3%

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
The classes are challenging. Many times, freshmen are faced with weed-out classes. Don't let this discourage you. If you're sure of what you want to major in, soldier through those first few difficult courses and it'll all open up for you.

I'm averaging about three hours of homework a night. Calculus for Business Applications is tough, but there are tutors available to assist.
Christopher from Brecksville, OH
My teachers were excellent and really worked with us to make sure we knew the material. I did not have a crazy amount of homework.
Jennifer from North Canton, OH
The professors are amazing are know their subjects well. they take the time to make sure you are in the classes you are ready for and to challenge yourself at the same time.
G from Victor, NY
All of the professors that I have had, have been nice. They try to do what they can to help students out and encourage them, when the students ask for the help. They are also very understanding with things like learning challenges and accommodations to help with the learning challenges.
Victoria from Akron, OH
They offer many courses my previous school did not. For example, two years of a foreign language is a requirement. My previous school only offered Spanish and Sign Language; on brief review of course offerings, I found that UA offers Japanese, German, Latin, and perhaps some years even Russian. This is a sign that they have a strong teaching body.
Casey from Logan, OH
Depending on the class, you will be faced with challenging lessons.
Sophie from North Canton, OH
I am currently not have any difficulties in my classes. As a freshmen I was expecting most of my classes to be giant lecture halls, but in fact they weren't. The only giant lecture class I have is for chemistry (about 290 some kids). All of my other classes are about less than 30 kids, allowing us the professors to get to know us. If one is struggling in any of their classes, they can either communicate with the professor during office hours or receive free tutoring at our on campus library. (I didn't know how to rank academic rigor, so that's why I gave it three stars)
Victoria from Olmsted Twp, OH