University of Akron

Akron, Ohio
4-year Public university

Overview

University of Akron is a public institution established in 1870 with urban setting located at Akron. It is ranked Tier 2 in National Universities. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,463 (2018); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,750 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,871. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#Tier 2 in National Universities
Setting
Urban
Location Akron, Ohio
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1870
Selectivity Unselective
Size Large
16,872 Undergraduates

Learning

18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Cost

$33,470
Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
$17,350
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $11,463
Outstate Tuition Fee $17,750
Room and Board Fees $12,200
$35,000 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation

Applying

96% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.16 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp

For International Students

71 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Nov
01
Early Action Deadline
Jul
01
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Mar
15
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
--
--
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Mar
01
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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--
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$9,343 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$5,240 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $33,470
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
56% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Available
Akron Guarantee Scholarship
Total Worth $500 to $6,500
Eligibility All entering freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance Minimum of 2.0 GPA
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

The Dr. Jean Johnston Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details To undergraduate students demonstrating outstanding personal characteristics, including a strong work ethic, dedication to service, and a commitment to campus involvement
Akron Public Schools’ Innovation Generation Scholarship
Total Worth Tuition and general fee
Details Students must attend UA full-time and must pursue a bachelor's degree of their choice

Students

16,872 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
73% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
38% Students graduate within 6 years