University of Akron

Akron, OH

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/

Public
Co-ed
16,871
Undergraduate
Students
(46.8%) 7,894 Women
(53.2%) 8,977 Men
3,298
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
93% of 15,109 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
480-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19-26 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
$9,343
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,033
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
702
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
17% 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.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
12.6% Black/African-American
2.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.0% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
2.0% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
302 Buchtel Common
City, State, Zip
Akron, OH 44325
Phone
(330) 972-7100
Fax
(330) 972-7676
E-mail
admissions@uakron.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 15
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 15,109 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 8,168 applicants were admitted
Men
93% of 6,941 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,658 (33%) of 13,983 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,213 (29%) of 7,540 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,445 (38%) of 6,443 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
84% of 6,486 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
480-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
34%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
510-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
42%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 24%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 77%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


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
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,520
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FinAid@UAkron.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003123
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,878 (96.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,294 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,294 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
314 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,343
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,290 (56.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,240
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,580 (68.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,241
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,037 (88.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
479 (16.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,453

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
11,799 (88.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
9,312 (78.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,312 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
986 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$7,811
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,038 (54.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,276
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,570 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,927
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,963 (74.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,777 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,150

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,033
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
3,889
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
101
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
109
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
3,471
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,307
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Animal Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Programming, Other
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Protection, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, medicine, polymer chemistry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
702
Part-Time Faculty
750
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,088,027
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Taxation, Master of Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Applied Politics

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance and Banking
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Social Work
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Computer Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Law
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Akron Population
198,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
223 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.9 average low in January, 78.5 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Akron
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Akron

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
81%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Zippy' The Kangaroo
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Riflery x x x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Riflery x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ak-rowdies, akron animation association, national society of leadership and success, golden key international honor society, alpha phi omega
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
16,871
Women
7,894 (46.8%)
Men
8,977 (53.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
13,562
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
12.6% Black/African-American
2.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.0% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
2.0% from 67 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
3,298

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
16.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
36.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
61%
Average Starting Salary
61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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