University of Akron Main Campus in Akron

Akron, OH

(Rating 3 based on 5 reviews)

University of Akron Main Campus offers 1305-degree programs and 30 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 96%. The most popular test is SAT - 14% of students submitted it in comparison to 92% of students who submitted ACT. 50.3% are women, and 49.7% are men. 6% percents of international students. University of Akron Main Campus is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Akron Main Campus is 18025$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $14326 and $24844 per year. 42% of full-time University of Akron Main Campus students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Akron Main Campus is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Akron Main Campus students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$15,204
$30,001 - $48,000$15,612
$48,001 - $75,000$19,017
$75,001 - $110,000$21,475

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7020

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


12792 of University of Akron Main Campus undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 65 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Akron Main Campus number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Ohio.

Students at University of Akron Main Campus awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Akron Main Campus.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


University of Akron Main Campus graduation rate is below the national average.

42% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Akron Main Campus completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

University of Akron Main Campus acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 73%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 23%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so University of Akron Main Campus acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 29%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The University of Akron Main Campus full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 35%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Akron Main Campus students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
890 - 1190

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 580
Math: 450 - 610
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking University of Akron Main Campus students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 25
Math: 18 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Akron Main Campus is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In University of Akron Main Campus the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Akron Main Campus and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Ohio.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 302 Buchtel Common address in Akron, Ohio.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Akron Main Campus with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft, forcible sex offense, and burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Akron Main Campus offers 1305 programs in total: 396 are for Bachelor's degree, 321 - for Master's degree, 216 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 120 - for Associate's degree, 102 - for Post-master's certificate, 69 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, 66 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 6 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 361 universities in Ohio state, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, less than 1-year certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered. University of Akron Main Campus is one of the few institutions in Ohio that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 30 distance education programs that are offered in the University of Akron Main Campus: 15 are for Master's degree, 9 - for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Ohio state average data to help you compare.


University of Akron Main Campus provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 17265 students with 517951 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 3184 with 76426 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 467 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for University of Akron Main Campus

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

The campus is honestly really beautiful. I went here for my undergraduate degree and am now working on campus (not employed by the university, just located in an outside agency's office here) and I couldn't be happier. There are a lot of really great professors and plenty of things that go on during the semesters on campus.

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Overall Rating:

As a parent attending my students orientation, I am very disappointed in how my student ended up in tears over trying to schedule classes for over 3 hours and one of the advisers had an attitude and wasn't helpful. Plus was unable to sign up for classes that was needed. Come to find out another student had the same problem and ended up in tears as well.The University wanted a lot of money from my student to attend even after monies from FAFSA and scholarships. So a withdrawal not to attend was put into action and we then were informed by the University that they did not receive the FAFSA. FAFSA was called and indeed FAFSA contacted the University and has the transaction number for it.It is a shame that the University could not reach out and let us know there was a problem on their end regarding FAFSA. Lesson learned for future schooling. Make sure to check that everything is a go. The University of Akron has too many pit falls. Not impressed.

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Overall Rating:

There is so much wrong with this university and it's incredibly saddening to see what the school has become during the course of my time there. High turnover of faculty, administration that mishandles finances without thinking about what difficulties their binge spending and money shuffling will create for students, cuts to programs and scholarship money drying up as the population of the city goes down and people start to realize what kind of school UA actually is...considering financial aid, you better either be rich enough to pay all of your tuition in cash or be prepared to be in debt over your head when you get out because this school is incredibly stingy when it comes to providing adequate aid. Programs keep changing and the university is doing whatever they can to keep students from graduating on time so they can suck as much money out of them as possible to keep the school from going bankrupt. How about taking all of the money you're using to build new buildings that aren't needed on funding your programs, filling the financial gaps that are bringing the school down and actually fund more than one search for quality faculty to replace staff who have left instead of hiring the first person that puts in an application?

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Overall Rating:

I am not happy by the fact that I am paying for mediocre and less than favourable professors to not even teach their material. The professors might have experience in their profession but shouldn't be teaching. Do not bother with anything in CIS, especially Networking. The only professor I recommend in that department is John Nicholas. I would transfer to any other college, but I am attending Akron U on a scholarship. I wouldn't recommend this university unless you want to spend half of your time here lost in the material and struggling to receive a decent grade.

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Overall Rating:

Akron gets a bad rap and a lot of people talk bad about it but it is a better school than its reputation would lead you to believe. First, the majority of people who blame the school for their lack of success are lazy. It is a lot easier to blame the institution for your lack of learning instead of studying and being accountable for your own success. Just like anything in life, you get out what you put in. I spent 4 years on this campus; at the union, in the dorms, classroom halls, the library and rec. The union and rec are gorgeous but the library could use some TLC. Overall, the facilities are great and the majority of the teachers do care and will go the extra mile. But, then again I had teachers who could care less. My adviser was also horrid and I sensed that she truly did not want me to succeed which is definitely a negative. But, I made it into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Mount Union thanks to my education here. Akron is a good school and a good value. GO ZIPS!!!

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Location & Website

Address: 302 Buchtel Common


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3309727111

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address:

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