University of Akron Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of Akron Student Union
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The University of Akron's acceptance rate is high—96 percent of applicants are accepted in 2016. The school requires test scores as part of the application; both the SAT and ACT are accepted, although the majority of applicants submit ACT scores. The writing portions of these tests are recommended, although not required. The application form from the university does not require a formal essay. You can calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

University of Akron Description

The University of Akron's main campus occupies 222 acres in metropolitan Akron, Ohio. Originally affiliated with the Universalist church, the school is now non-denominational. The school also has two regional campuses—Wayne College and Medina County University Center. Academics at the main campus are supported by a respectable 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Popular majors for undergraduates include Accounting, Education, Marketing, and Nursing.

The college's strengths in engineering and business have been recognized in several national rankings. The university completed $300 million of construction in 2004 to expand and upgrade campus facilities. High achieving students should check out the university's Honors College. In athletics, the Akron Zips (What's a Zip?

) compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. Popular sports include Football, Soccer, and Track and Field. 

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 21,100 (17,417 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 54 percent male / 46 percent female
  • 79 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,270 (in-state); $18,801 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,086
  • Other Expenses: $2,520
  • Total Cost: $24,876 (in-state); $33,407 (out-of-state)

University of Akron Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 83 percent
    • Loans: 63 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,927
    • Loans: $7,219

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 35 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Golf, Softball, Soccer

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Data Sources: National Center for Educational Statistics and the University of Akron website