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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
    A-
  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 12,408 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Akron acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 39% of students, Akron alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference

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.

UA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
990-1250
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,269/ 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
$7,603/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

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.208 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.208 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,408Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,226
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 112 responses
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Friendly, determined, and involved
    21%
  • Determined
    16%
  • Involved
    14%
  • Friendly, yet keeps to oneself
    10%
  • Self Centered
    5%
  • Keeps to him/herself
    4%

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.212 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.268 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 139 responses
  • Growing recognition
    29%
  • Educational
    20%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • 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
39%
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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I really adore Akron. I've had some really incredible professors and mentors throughout my first few years of school and have been able to network and make so many connections. The College of Business is excellent and there are so many opportunities to make friends and join clubs. The CBA has over an 85% job placement after graduation and they give you real world skills to be able to translate into the workforce. I've had several opportunities for internships and meeting with businesses through the career fairs. I know Akron doesn't always have the best reputation but I love the education I'm able to get. Akron isn't everyone's first choice, but I've found more friends who are willing to work hard to get where they want to go. Plus Akron's guarantee scholarship is amazing and I'm able to get a very affordable education!
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My experience as a freshman at the University of Akron has been exciting and a new learning experience. I truly love the atmosphere at Akron and meeting new friends from diverse backgrounds. I also enjoy my classes and especially the ones geared toward computer and information technology. The instructors are very thorough and accommodating. The only thing that is lacking at Akron is that they do not recognize Eagle Scouts of America. Many universities now recognize that significant achievement and are now offering scholarships for that acomplisment. So, I am hopeful that in the future the University of Akron will decide to also recoginize the impotance of acheiving an Eagle Scout status. Overall, I am very glad that I chose to attend the University of Akron and feel very blessed to be a part of the Akron Zip Family!
My experience at Akron is a positive one. Resources and opportunities are available to anyone who seeks them out. My professors were all wonderful (I'm a Biomedical Science major). Food and facilities on campus are awesome! I lived in Exchange and my dorm felt like an apartment, I loved it. I met awesome people but the only thing I would say is that although a college of nearly 20,000 students, only about 15% of them live on campus, creating a small college vibe. In addition, as soon as you step off campus, it is a really bad area with high drug and crime rates. But barely any of that carries over onto campus. I really enjoyed my time at the University of Akron.