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University of Akron

School Profile

  • University of AkronPublic Four-year University in Akron, OH
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 19,817
First-year Undergraduate Students: 4,149
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 18,521
Graduate Students: 3,806

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Data Entry Applications
  • Associate of Fashion Merchandising
  • Associate of Histologic Technician
  • Associate of Medical Assistance
  • Associate of Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of American Government/Politics
  • Bachelor of Animal Physiology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Botany
  • Bachelor of Ceramics
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Child Development
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Criminology
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Special Education
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of E-Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Family/Consumer Sciences - Education
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Housing Studies
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Humanities
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Jazz Studies
  • Bachelor of Junior High Education
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Medical Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Metal/Jewelry Arts
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Voice/Opera
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Nursing - Practical
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Polymer Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Polymer/Plastics
  • Bachelor of Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Recreational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Sales and Distribution
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Stringed Instruments
  • Bachelor of Zoology
  • Certificate of Archaeology
  • Certificate of Database Management
  • Certificate of Development Economics
  • Certificate of Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Certificate of Executive Assistant
  • Certificate of Medical Transcription
  • Certificate of Office Clerical Services
  • Certificate of Office Management
  • Certificate of Quality Control
  • Certificate of Real Estate
  • Certificate of Retailing
  • Certificate of Sign Language Interpretation
  • Certificate of Web/Multimedia Design

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $8,752
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $18,000

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 61


Member: NCAA
Team name: Zips


  • Ranked #222 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #130 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #231 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #140 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #125 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #95 Chemical
  • Ranked #93 Mechanical
  • Ranked #127 Best Law Schools
  • Ranked #57 Part-time Law
  • Ranked #8 Trial Advocacy
  • Ranked #31 Audiology
  • Ranked #107 Chemistry
  • Ranked #265 Nursing
  • Ranked #72 Nursing-Anesthesia
  • Ranked #161 Psychology
  • Ranked #7 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Ranked #100 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #95 Social Work
  • Ranked #128 Speech-Language Pathology

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Admissions Address

The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2001
(330) 972-7100
(800) 655-4884
Fax: (330) 972-7022
Contact: Diane Raybuck
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 73%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 73%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 14,609
Female applicants 7,613
Male applicants 6,996
Applicants accepted 10,601
Female applicants accepted 5,442
Male applicants accepted 5,159
Freshman enrollment 4,516
Female freshman enrollment 2,200
Male freshman enrollment 2,316
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 75%
Class standing breakdown
Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class 12%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class 30%
Freshmen in top 50 percent of high school class 58%
Freshmen in bottom 25 percent of high school class 18%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 87%
Average high school GPA 3.0
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 16%
SAT Critical Reading average score 495
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-570
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 510
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 430-590
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 95%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 16-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 17-24

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