B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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+
University of Akron is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
Website

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
97%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1190
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Akron

Cost

Net Price
$16,423/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,051/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,854/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,271/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,478/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,754/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.178 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.184 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,227Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Involved
    18%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Friendly, determined, and involved
    15%
  • Self Centered
    7%
  • Friendly, yet keeps to oneself
    5%
  • Keeps to him/herself
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.188 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.244 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Growing recognition
    31%
  • Educational
    21%
  • Awesome
    14%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Caring about Students, Helpful, Flexible
    9%
  • Too focused on money/funding
    5%
  • Boring
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.119 responses
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University of Akron Reviews

2,489 reviews
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The University of Akron is a wonderful place to be. They offer really helpful and really awesome services. The campus is beautiful and the buildings are nice. In my two full-time semesters, I've had amazing professors who teach really well and care about their students, no matter the size of the class. The new president is trying to do amazing things here at Akron, and I'm thankful to be a part of it. The only downfalls I have with the University are the cost of tuition, even though so much is included the rate is somewhat high, the food is expensive and the places to eat on campus are always packed, and I'm constantly wasting money on books simply because they are the University of Akron edition. If 'm paying a crazy amount of money to be here, it should include my books or food since those are the two money monsters. Besides those three setbacks, the University is an awesome place to be and I've recommended it to many people and will continue to recommend to more in the future!
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The city of Akron is the perfect place for a university. It is a safe area with great food, beautiful parks, fun (and free) museums, the Aero's Stadium, the Akron Marathon...too much to name it all! It's not expensive to live in Akron, and if you have time after studying, Cleveland and Columbus are very close and offer more attractions. The University of Akron has a beautiful, safe campus. Faculty and advisers are supportive and knowledgeable.
The U of A has really been a great learning experience for me. The advisors there are wonderful and will definitely try their best to keep you on the right track ti make your college experience as easy as possible. Also, the way of transportation at the University of Akron is also another great feature! Even on weekends , they still assist you with having a nice night out of fun safely. What makes this place so wonderful is that we have a variety of food places next to us that we can eat and enjoy, study and hang out with friends at. It's a great place to be here at the university and I'm very excited at how this university will grow in the near future.