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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Akron is a public university located in Akron, Ohio in the Cleveland Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,563 undergraduate students. The Akron acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 38% of students, Akron alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
About University of Akron...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
Website

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University of Akron Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
990-1280
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,863/ 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
$7,816/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.204 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.204 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,563Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,309
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
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  • Friendly
    29%
  • Friendly, determined, and involved
    18%
  • Determined
    15%
  • Involved
    14%
  • Friendly, yet keeps to oneself
    10%
  • Self Centered
    5%
  • Keeps to him/herself
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.264 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Growing recognition
    29%
  • Educational
    21%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Caring about Students, Helpful, Flexible
    9%
  • Too focused on money/funding
    6%
  • Boring
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
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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The University of Akron campus is just truly amazing! The scenery is fantastic along with the many routes you can choose to reach your destination. The campus set up is easy to understand and follow, and the emergency booths are a plus. Your safety on campus is really shown. I've been on campus multiple times and its hard not to fall in love with everything about Akron!
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The University of Akron is a very modern campus located in the heart of Akron. In the past few years there have been many renovations on campus. The law building was recently renovated a year ago and the Business administration building is in the early stages of a renovation currently. There do come some downsides to being located in the heart of Akron. Occasionally a homeless person will wander on to campus and ask students for money. But I have never heard of them getting violent. There's plenty of clubs to join and friendly people if you're the social type. If you're not, that's okay too! Tons of kids just go to class and go home and they still have a great experience due to the excellent professors that are on campus.
I like the overall atmosphere of the University of Akron. The campus is very inviting and welcoming! I am currently a sophomore living on campus, and I have yet to find something to complain about.