The University of Akron (UAkron) is a large, public research university located in Akron, Ohio, USA.

 With over 200 undergraduate majors and strong STEM, business, psychology and dance programs, our graduates are competitive in the global job market. UAkron boasts unique academic programs, exceptional athletics, and offers international student scholarships.

Basic details

  • Region: Midwest
  • Location: Akron, Ohio
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 51%
  • Average ACT score: 21
  • Average SAT score: 1150
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Anthropology, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Geology, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, Law, Management, Marketing, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships; The Akron International Scholars Award is a full scholarship offered to one international student per year based on financial need and academic performance
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $28,767


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Rifle, Women's Rifle, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Volleyball