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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?

3,616 Undergraduate Awards
$27,125 Avg Cost After Aid
73% 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, 51% 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.

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 Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Dispute Resolution Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Education Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Systems Analysis Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Gerontology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best General Biology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Software Applications Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Information Technology Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Computer Programming Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate 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 Best Geropsychology Schools College Factual
#1 Best Polymer Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Other Computer Programming Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Other Education Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Other Education Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#39 Best Computer Science Associate Degree Schools Computer Science Degree

Where Is University of Akron Main Campus?

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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?

73% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores
University of Akron Main Campus has an acceptance rate of 73%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 20% 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 490 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 490 to 610 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Akron Main Campus  ( 500 to 620 )
200
800
University of Akron Main Campus received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 25.

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

Can I Afford University of Akron Main Campus?

$27,125 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
10.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Akron Main Campus is $27,125. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Akron Main Campus, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $7,647 a year. That adds up to $30,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Akron Main Campus is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

University of Akron Main Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,791 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,651 undergraduate students at University of Akron Main Campus, with 10,791 being full-time and 2,860 being part-time.

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There are also 2,443 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,791 full-time undergraduates at University of Akron Main Campus, 52% are male and 48% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 364
Black or African American 1,084
Hispanic or Latino 352
White 8,147
International Students 186
Other Races/Ethnicities 658

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

4,665 Took All Classes Online
14,815 Took At Least One Class Online
101.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 14,815 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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of University of Akron Main Campus

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Akron Main Campus was $10,270 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $18,801. The following table shows how University of Akron Main Campus is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Taxation #4 #7
Educational Assessment #10 #16
Fire Protection #22 #22
Communication Sciences #31 #16
Social Work #34 #28
Public Health #67 #34

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 101.6%. This is the #407 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.

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
Business Administration & Management 2 14 32 210 0 53 0 311
Nursing 0 0 0 220 1 56 6 283
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 197 0 20 15 232
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 130 0 24 0 0 0 154
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 152
Social Work 0 0 0 79 0 65 0 144
Accounting 0 4 2 102 0 17 0 125
Marketing 0 5 0 110 0 5 0 120
General Biology 0 0 7 101 1 5 5 119
Chemical Engineering 0 0 21 81 0 3 10 115
Special Education 0 0 0 85 0 15 0 100
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 76 0 24 0 100
General Psychology 0 0 0 97 0 0 0 97
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 50 35 0 4 0 89
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 68 0 16 0 84
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 43 0 39 0 0 0 82
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 20 0 61 0 0 0 81
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 1 0 20 53 6 80
Chemistry 0 0 0 15 0 36 29 80
Allied Health Professions 0 55 0 24 0 0 0 79
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 18 0 51 9 78
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 29 48 0 0 0 77
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 2 63 0 5 0 70
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 70 0 0 0 70
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 29 40 0 0 0 69
Construction Engineering Technology 0 27 7 35 0 0 0 69
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 61 0 2 3 66
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 52 0 9 4 65
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 39 0 9 7 55
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 47 8 0 55
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 10 27 12 0 0 0 49
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 25 3 20 0 0 0 48
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 47
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 43 0 0 0 43
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 41
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 36 0 5 0 41
Computer Programming 0 9 0 31 0 0 0 40
Music 0 0 0 25 0 15 0 40
Computer Systems Networking 0 1 2 36 0 0 0 39
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 16 22 38
History 0 0 0 31 0 4 2 37
Applied Mathematics 0 0 13 17 0 7 0 37
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 34
General English Literature 0 0 0 27 0 4 0 31
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 31
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 29 0 2 0 31
Romance Languages 0 0 19 11 0 0 0 30
Statistics 0 0 0 19 0 11 0 30
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Information Technology 0 18 3 8 0 0 0 29
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 15 14 29
Fire Protection 0 4 0 24 0 0 0 28
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 5 16 0 0 3 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 19 0 1 3 23
Industrial Production Technology 0 4 11 8 0 0 0 23
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 21
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 2 18 0 20
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 20
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 20
Sociology 0 0 0 14 0 2 4 20
Economics 0 0 0 16 0 3 0 19
Taxation 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 18
Information Science 0 0 0 12 0 6 0 18
Criminology 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 14
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 2 0 11 0 13
Writing Studies 1 0 0 0 2 10 0 13
American Sign Language 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 13
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
General Engineering 0 0 0 4 0 7 1 12
Housing 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 11
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
International Business 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 6 4 0 10
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 10
Anthropology 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Geography & Cartography 0 3 0 1 2 3 0 9
Hospitality Management 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 8
Philosophy 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Homeland Security 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Dance 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Dispute Resolution 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6
Computer Systems Analysis 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Culinary Arts 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Museum Studies 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3
Gerontology 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
Physics 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Quality Control Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Area Studies 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Other Health Professions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Archeology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
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
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic 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 Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 457 303 2,850 83 696 295 4,690

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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