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The University of Akron
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  • AKRON, OH

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Report Card

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  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
77%
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
$17,328 / 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
$7,171 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 178 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 216 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 216 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

academic spotlight

The University of Akron has become the first public university in Ohio to offer an undergraduate degree in polymer science and polymer engineering, providing more students from around the world with skills as polymer scientists and engineers.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    67%
  • On Campus
    6%
  • Online
    27%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,791 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,860
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 120 responses
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Friendly, determined, and involved
    22%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Involved
    14%
  • Friendly, yet keeps to oneself
    10%
  • Self Centered
    5%
  • Keeps to him/herself
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 220 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 276 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 146 responses
  • Growing recognition
    28%
  • Educational
    20%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Caring about Students, Helpful, Flexible
    10%
  • Too focused on money/funding
    7%
  • Boring
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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