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University of Akron

302 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, United States
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  • Total Documents
    121
  • Class Notes
    105
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    12
  • Currently Enrolled
    380
  • Previously Enrolled
    263

Overview of University of Akron (UA)

About this school

The University of Akron is a public, multipurpose institution. It was founded as a private college in 1870, came under city control in 1913 and joined the state university system in 1967. Its 170-acre campus of modern buildings is located within walking distance of downtown Akron.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:16,871
    • Men:8,977 (53.2%)
    • Women:7,894 (46.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (UA)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Akron is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
302 Buchtel Common
City, State, Zip
Akron, OH  44325
Phone
(330) 972-7100
Fax
(330) 972-7676
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
93% of 15,109 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 8,168 applicants were admitted
Men
93% of 6,941 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,658 (33%) of 13,983 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,213 (29%) of 7,540 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,445 (38%) of 6,443 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
480-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
15%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
510-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
17%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UA)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,270|Out-of-state: $18,801
  • Room & Board: - $12,296 (77.74405665149216%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (6.322711178553364%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,520 (15.933232169954476%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Akron accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003123
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,878 (96.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,294 (79.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,294 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
314 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$9,343
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,290 (56.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,240
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,580 (68.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,241
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,037 (88.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
479 (16.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,453

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
11,799 (88.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,312 (78.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,312 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
986 (10.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
52%
Average Award
$7,811
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,038 (54.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,276
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,570 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,927
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,963 (74.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,777 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,150

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,033
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
6.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,307

Academics & Instruction (UA)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


702

Part-Time Faculty


750

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,088,027

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3150
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Akron provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


16.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors (UA)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (119)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminology
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fire Protection, Other
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism, Other
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Polymer/Plastics Engineering
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, medicine, polymer chemistry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Taxation, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Applied Politics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (68)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Arts Administration
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life (UA)

Location & Geography

Population


198,549

Nearest Metropolitan Area


223 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Cleveland

Weather


Temperature
16.9 average low in January, 78.5 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Akron
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Akron

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


17% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


81%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Zippy' The Kangaroo
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Akron offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ak-rowdies, akron animation association, national society of leadership and success, golden key international honor society, alpha phi omega

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


4% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,562

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
16,871
Women
7,894
Men
8,977

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.8% Asian
  • 12.6% Black/African-American
  • 2.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.0% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


2.0% from 67 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


3,298

Student Resources (UA)