University of Akron

Akron, Ohio
4-year Public university


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
Location Akron, Ohio
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1870
Selectivity Unselective
Size Large
16,872 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
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 of Attendance
For out-of-state students
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


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
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
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

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


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