University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
93%
Acceptance Rate
15,109
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
846
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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, 2020
Fall Regular Decision August 11, 2020 June 1, 2020
Other
Summer
May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
67
97%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1125
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
640
Reading
25th
510
75th
640
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
34%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
24
Top 25%
50
Top 50%
77
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
602
$30k - $48k
293
$48k - $75k
351
$75k - $110k
315
$110k+
302

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@uakron.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-655-4884
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
I'd recommend living on campus -- at least for your first year. There are so many things I'd miss as a commuter.

Don't be afraid to talk with your professors. They, along with your advisers, can help you find direction and put you on the right path toward graduation.

Get involved -- This is a chance to reinvent yourself. High school prepared you for this moment. If you had a bad time back then, this is your do-over. The University of Akron has countless groups you can get involved with. Show up and participate, no one will judge. In fact, they'll be happy you're there.

Take AP classes in high school. If you pass the AP test, you can cut out some college classes and save a lot of money.
Christopher from Brecksville, OH
Visit the campus!! Ask questions when you visit, familiarize yourself with the campus. College is the one time in your life where you get a fresh start. No one knows who you were in high school so this is your chance to tweak it a little bit. I'm not saying to be someone you aren't, just simply someone you want to be. Break out of your shell and try (most) things once! Remember these are the best 4 years of your life.
Brittany from Rittman, OH
Don't get distracted by all the activities and fun stuff on campus. Parties aren't everything! Success is more easily attainable when you do the work now, then play later.
Jennifer from North Canton, OH
Take a tour to get to know campus. Don't have your mind set on a specific type of campus of a college, by visiting different places you will find the place that feels like home and is the best fit for you!
G from Victor, NY
Take the time to visit the campus. It's much easier to get the answers to your questions in person than over the phone.
Casey from Logan, OH
Make sure you don't loose the syllabus for your class so that you know when homeworks are due and when the next quiz/exam is. This will help you remember to study and work ahead.
Sophie from North Canton, OH
For future students I would recommend looking at how much it will cost to attend Akron, or any school for that matter. I would recommend trying to find a roommate instead of doing random assignment. And no matter who you are, you will miss home so take location into consideration as well.
Victoria from Olmsted Twp, OH
Fill out your FASFA early to get your maximum financial aid package. If you're living in the dorms, you either love it or hate it. I would recommend it to freshman because then you are located in the center of campus and everything is easier to get to. Plus you are closer to the dining hall.
Abby from Bellville, OH
I would defanitely recommend joining as many clubs as possible and to attend the welcome week events. The welcome week events are a great way to meet people. The people that I met when I first came to UA are still my friends. There is also a club fair in the student union that exhibits the many different clubs, volunteer groups, and Greek life that Akron students can join. I am in three different clubs and I've also met alot of friends by joining them.

I would also tell a first year student to relax about college and not feel nervous. This campus is the perfect size and they will feel right at home. There are so many people that are there to help and staff and students are incredibly nice. They should defanitely arrive on campus with an open mind.
Elisa from Chagrin Falls, OH