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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Akron

Akron, OH

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/BulletinOnline Catalog

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • 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
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, 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
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • 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 Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Printmaking
  • 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
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, medicine, polymer chemistry
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageNot required
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty757
Part-Time Faculty748
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
80%
Regular Class Size2-9 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
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingAvailable through AP examinations

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings1,882,249
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus3150
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
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 Fine Arts, Master of Taxation, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Applied Politics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Management
Master's Programs of Study
  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Arts Administration
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Audiology, Juris Doctor
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Gerontology
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Law
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • School Psychology
  • Sociology
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 3.35 3.63 640 660 24
Low 2.40 2.40 640 660 12
High 4.00 4.57 640 660 34
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