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The University of Akron
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  • 4 Year
  • AKRON, OH

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Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

277 E. BUCHTEL AVE.
AKRON, OH 44325
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
From The University of Akron

For the past 150 years, The University of Akron has risen from one peak to another in engineering, business, technology, health care, and the arts and sciences.

Bound and determined to meet every challenge, we continue to climb, to forge new paths and reach new heights — and we want you to join us.

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The University of Akron Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
990-1230
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,351 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,218 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 178 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 211 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 211 responses

Majors

Biomedical Engineering

The University of Akron's biomedical engineering program applies biology and engineering principles to medicine and healthcare. Our engineers graduate with the skills needed to improve community health and change lives.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,641 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,153
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Friendly, determined, and involved
    20%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Involved
    14%
  • Friendly, yet keeps to oneself
    9%
  • Self Centered
    5%
  • Keeps to him/herself
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 215 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 271 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 142 responses
  • Growing recognition
    29%
  • Educational
    20%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Caring about Students, Helpful, Flexible
    9%
  • Too focused on money/funding
    6%
  • Boring
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 119 responses

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