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University of Akron Main Campus Overview

University of Akron Main Campus is a public institution located in Akron, Ohio. Akron is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Akron Main Campus Known For?

3,683 Undergraduate Awards
$27,256 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at University of Akron Main Campus.
  • In 2017-2018, 50% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of Akron Main Campus Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

University of Akron Main Campus has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#187 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#299 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Akron Main Campus.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Polymer & Plastics Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Mathematics & Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value General Biology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Engineering Technology (Other) Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Industrial Production Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Akron Main Campus has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Mathematics & Computer Science Graduates College Factual
#5 Highest Paid Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Graduates College Factual
#6 Highest Paid Computer Systems Networking Graduates College Factual
#27 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates College Factual
#35 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#50 Best Computer & Information Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Akron Main Campus?

Location of University of Akron Main Campus

Contact details for University of Akron Main Campus are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325-4702
Phone: 330-972-7111
Website: www.uakron.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniversityofAkron
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uakron

How Do I Get Into University of Akron Main Campus?

You can apply to University of Akron Main Campus online at: www.uakron.edu/admissions/undergraduate/admission_procedures/index.dot

Admission Requirements for University of Akron Main Campus

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Akron Main Campus?

93% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 93%, University of Akron Main Campus is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 93%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to University of Akron Main Campus submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 640. Math scores were between 480 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 510 to 640 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 480 to 640 )
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800
University of Akron Main Campus received ACT scores from 97% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Akron Main Campus?

$27,256 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Akron Main Campus is $27,256. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Akron Main Campus, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,822 a year. That adds up to $27,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Akron Main Campus is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Akron Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,641 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 14,794 undergraduate students at University of Akron Main Campus, with 11,641 being full-time and 3,153 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Akron Main Campus

There are also 2,806 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,641 full-time undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Akron Main Campus

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Akron Main Campus students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Akron Main Campus Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 368
Black or African American 1,154
Hispanic or Latino 371
White 8,743
International Students 293
Other Races/Ethnicities 712

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at University of Akron Main Campus. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 88 countries are represented at University of Akron Main Campus. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Akron Main Campus

802 Took All Classes Online
6,102 Took At Least One Class Online
3.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at University of Akron Main Campus. In 2017-2018, 6,102 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Akron Main Campus has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 29th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Akron Main Campus

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Akron Main Campus was 3.0%. This is the #1,816 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Akron Main Campus regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Akron Main Campus majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Assessment 33%
Public Health 25%
Taxation 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Akron Main Campus ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Akron Main Campus.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Taxation #8
Educational Assessment #15
Communication Sciences #19
Social Work #64
Public Administration #79
Public Health #86
Instructional Media Design #108
Teacher Education Subject Specific #165
Public Administration & Social Service #176
Nursing #401

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Akron Main Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 0 212 5 66 12 295
Business Administration & Management 19 13 0 210 0 43 0 285
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 197 0 21 19 237
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 149 0 39 0 0 0 188
Social Work 0 0 0 81 0 90 0 171
Chemical Engineering 36 0 0 76 0 6 11 129
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 129
Marketing 0 2 0 108 0 7 0 117
Accounting 2 2 0 96 0 15 0 115
General Biology 5 0 0 101 1 4 3 114
Special Education 0 0 0 99 0 13 0 112
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 59 0 49 0 0 0 108
General Psychology 0 0 0 97 0 0 0 97
Chemistry 0 0 0 19 0 47 29 95
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 62 0 29 0 91
Communication Sciences 9 0 0 18 0 51 9 87
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 76 0 2 8 86
Health & Physical Education 2 0 0 60 0 21 0 83
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 59 0 19 4 82
Finance & Financial Management 1 0 0 69 0 8 0 78
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 56 0 14 8 78
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 78 0 0 0 78
Human Development & Family Studies 26 3 0 42 0 5 0 76
Allied Health Professions 0 45 0 29 0 0 0 74
Criminal Justice & Corrections 4 16 0 54 0 0 0 74
Construction Engineering Technology 9 30 0 31 0 0 0 70
General Sales & Marketing 17 0 0 43 0 0 0 60
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 53
Mental & Social Health Services 2 0 0 0 0 44 6 52
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 1 0 0 0 0 26 20 47
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Engineering-Related Technologies 24 13 0 8 0 0 0 45
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 45
Applied Mathematics 26 0 0 14 0 3 0 43
Fire Protection 0 6 0 37 0 0 0 43
Information Technology 2 25 0 15 0 0 0 42
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 39 0 2 0 41
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 40
Computer Systems Networking 5 3 0 30 0 0 0 38
Information Science 0 0 0 22 0 14 0 36
Romance Languages 24 0 0 12 0 0 0 36
Electronics Engineering Technology 1 18 0 16 0 0 0 35
Industrial Production Technology 14 11 0 9 0 0 0 34
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 31 2 0 33
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 32
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 31
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 28 0 1 2 31
Music 0 0 0 18 0 12 0 30
General English Literature 0 0 0 28 0 1 0 29
History 1 0 0 25 0 3 0 29
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 27 0 2 0 29
Computer Programming 0 4 0 22 0 0 0 26
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 16 10 26
Criminology 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 26
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Communication & Media Studies 14 0 0 0 0 8 0 22
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Statistics 0 0 0 13 0 7 0 20
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Economics 0 0 0 15 0 4 0 19
American Sign Language 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13 0 0 0 0 5 0 18
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 16 2 18
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
Housing 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Culinary Arts 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 16
Computer Science 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 15
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 15
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 15
Sociology 0 0 0 10 0 1 4 15
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
Geography & Cartography 1 2 0 5 0 5 0 13
Dance 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Physics 0 0 0 5 0 6 0 11
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Mathematics 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 10
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Anthropology 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 8
General Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 8
Hospitality Management 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 7
International Business 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 7
Computer Software & Applications 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Writing Studies 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 6
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 5
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Health Professions 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dispute Resolution 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Gerontology 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Museum Studies 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Philosophy 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Computer Systems Analysis 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Teaching English or French 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Homeland Security 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Archeology 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zoology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quality Control Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 302 456 1 2,924 41 771 280 4,775

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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