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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 17,416
   Women 8,034 (46.1%)
   Men 9,382 (53.9%)
Graduate Students 3,683
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 96% of 13,911 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 528 average
460-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 514 average
450-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,577
Out-of-state: $36,411
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,662
Out-of-state: $20,496
  Room and Board $12,395
Average Percent of Need Met 55%
Average Freshman Award $8,658
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 757
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Akron Population 198,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 55% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Zippy' The Kangaroo
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
12.5% Black/African-American
2.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.8% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students 2.1% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 15.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 61%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported