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  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 13,827 undergraduate students. The Akron acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 38% of students, Akron alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,200.
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
96%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1180
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,568/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,942/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,857/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,239/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,636/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,593/ year
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Academics

Professors
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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.195 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.195 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,827Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Friendly
    31%
  • Determined
    17%
  • Involved
    16%
  • Friendly, determined, and involved
    15%
  • Friendly, yet keeps to oneself
    9%
  • Self Centered
    6%
  • 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.199 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.255 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Growing recognition
    30%
  • Educational
    21%
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Caring about Students, Helpful, Flexible
    9%
  • Too focused on money/funding
    6%
  • Boring
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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 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.
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I will be going into my sophomore year at The University of Akron, but my first year was more than what I expected. All the professors I had were more than willing to help you out with any academic problems. The campus is very nice, and it is so easy to find new friends with all the different groups and clubs they have. I will continue to enjoy my time here for the next 3+ Years here, and I recommend this college to anyone who is on the edge of deciding where to go!
I had great experiences at the University of Akron! All of the professors, other staff and students were so kind and helpful during my visits. It is mostly because of them that I have decided to go to college there this year. Along with the great rated academic programs, The University of Akron is going to be a great fit for me. I would tell others that they may have to get used to being in a large city. I am personally from a very small town so this is one challenge I will definitely have to try and adjust to. The University is also a large school, but once your on the campus, it feels like a very small knit community.