- 4 Year
- AKRON, OH
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- Academicsgrade B minus
- Valuegrade B minus
- Diversitygrade B
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade A minus
- Professorsgrade B+
- Locationgrade B minus
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade A minus
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade C+
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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Most Popular Majors
- Nursing220 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering197 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities190 Graduates
- Business181 Graduates
- Marketing115 Graduates
- Accounting102 Graduates
- Chemical Engineering102 Graduates
- Psychology97 Graduates
- Special Education and Teaching85 Graduates
- Biology84 Graduates
Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
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.
- Mix of Online and on Campus67%
- On Campus6%
- Friendly, determined, and involved22%
- Friendly, yet keeps to oneself10%
- Self Centered5%
- Keeps to him/herself4%
- Growing recognition28%
- Caring about Students, Helpful, Flexible10%
- Too focused on money/funding7%
The University of Akron Reviews
I appreciate the size of the campus; all relevant courses and buildings are within reasonable proximity to each other, and it is very walkable and disability-friendly. The university staff is incredibly accommodating, helpful, and competent at their work, especially the guidance and advising departments. I've also had pleasant experiences with professors at Akron who were very empathetic and supportive of me and my peers' circumstances during Covid. The campus life is quite vibrant and there is no shortage of fun clubs and organizations for students even with the most niche interest, it's very easy to fit in!
The only gripe I have is with the seemingly unending, constant construction. The sight and smell of construction in the middle of the campus is unsightly, but ultimately I understand the purpose is the improvement of the university's infrastructure.