University of Akron: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Akron is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 69%. Located in metropolitan Akron, Ohio, the University of Akron was originally affiliated with the Universalist church, but is now non-denominational. The school has two regional campuses—Wayne College and Medina County University Center. Popular majors for undergraduates include engineering, business, and health professions. High achieving students might want to consider the university's Williams Honors College. In athletics, the Akron Zips compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference.

Considering applying to University of Akron? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Akron had an acceptance rate of 69%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 69 students were admitted, making Akron's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 16,088
Percent Admitted 69%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 25%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Akron requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 17% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 490 620
Math 500 630
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Akron's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Akron scored between 490 and 620, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 630, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 630. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Akron.

Requirements

University of Akron strongly recommends, but does not require, the SAT writing section. Note that Akron does not superscore SAT results; your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Akron requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 95% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 18 25
Math 17 26
Composite 19 26

This admissions data tells us that most of Akron's admitted students fall within the bottom 46% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Akron received a composite ACT score between 19 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Note that Akron does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. University of Akron strongly recommends, but does not require, the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA for University of Akron's incoming freshmen class was 3.48, and nearly half of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to University of Akron have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Akron Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Akron Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Akron. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

University of Akron, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. Admissions are based primarily on your GPA in Akron's required high school curriculum and your SAT or ACT scores. The admissions office will be looking for high grades in a rigorous course schedule that includes four years of English and math; three years of natural science and social studies; two years of foreign language; and one year in the arts, or an additional year of foreign language.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students, and you can see that standardized test scores and high school grades vary widely. Nearly all successful applicants had combined SAT scores (ERW+M) of 900 or higher, ACT composite scores of 16 or higher, and high school averages of "C+" or better.

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