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The University of Akron is a public, multipurpose institution. It was founded as a private college in 1870, came under city control in 1913 and joined the state university system in 1967. Its 170-acre campus of modern buildings is located within walking distance of downtown Akron.

Website: www.uakron.edu:443/

Public
Co-ed
14,793
Undergraduate
Students
(47.2%) 6,988 Women
(52.8%) 7,805 Men
2,806
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 14,553 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
560 average
500-620 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $26,086
Out-of-state: $34,617
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,270
Out-of-state: $18,801
Room and Board
$12,296
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$2,133
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$28,643
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
627
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Akron Population
198,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Zippy' The Kangaroo
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
10.3% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.4% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
1.8%
First-Year Students Returning
71.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
20.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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