HOW WILL YOU RISE?

At The University of Akron, you have better career opportunities and a brighter future. We're a community united around motivation and resilience. Find out how our campus, scholarships, degrees and career outcomes will set you up to lead the charge.

The application for 2021 enrollment opens on August 1. Sign up to receive an application reminder and admissions updates using the form.

"I am proud to be a Zip because many great things have happened to me at this school. This place made my dream come true. It’s my future alma mater, it’s awesome and well-respected. It’s everything."

— Shawnn Foster

"UA is a large university, but after visiting the campus and meeting professors and staff while getting to see students, I saw that The University of Akron gives specialized attention to each student like a small college."

— Jason Render Jr.

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Visiting campus is an important part of the college process. We want you to experience UA from where you are, so we’ve put together videos and virtual tours for you

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19,000+

Enrollment

$32 MIL

Scholarships and awards offered annually

92%

Spring 2018 grads employed within 6 months

23

Average first-year class size

DOES THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON OFFER

THE DEGREE YOU WANT TO STUDY?

Highly ranked and in-demand majors, minors and certificates
so you can make your move

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CAMPUS LIFE

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

Organizations & Activities

Join students who share your grit, passion and intellect through our 340+ student organizations, including intramurals, academic organizations and clubs.
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Fraternity & Sorority Life

A UA tradition since 1873, our community is home to over 850 members, 14 fraternities and 9 sororities. Reach higher while building lifelong relationships.
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Recreation & Wellness Center

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is the hub of health and recreation on campus. The rec center, ranked #14 in the nation by Best College Reviews, includes a 53-foot climbing wall, a lazy river, a running track, weight room and more.
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Student Union

The Student Union is a great place to study, meet friends, eat and relax. The Jean Hower Taber Student Union offers a variety of food options, including sushi, pasta, pizza, a salad bar, paninis and more. Also available are Starbucks, Panda Express, Auntie Anne's, Freshens and Chick-Fil-A.
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Arts & Culture

On any given night in Akron, hundreds of students, families and visitors step out of their front doors en route to a gallery, live performance, movie or public talk on our campus.
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Traditions

The University of Akron is filled with traditions, each unique and special. When you become a Zip, these traditions become a part of you, and you will carry them with you for a lifetime.
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STUDENT HOUSING & DINING

Our residence halls, home to thousands of students, are among the best in Ohio.

UA offers a variety of living options, from a traditional room style with shared facilities to apartment living with private baths. We also have many living-learning communities, in which students with a shared academic interest live and benefit from mentorship activities and faculty support.
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ADMISSION INFORMATION

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

Eighty-one percent of our undergraduates receive some form of financial aid, and UA offers $32 million in scholarships and awards each year, including full-ride academic scholarships.

As an applicant, you'll automatically be considered for the Akron Guarantee Scholarship, which increases as you earn credits. And non-Ohio residents who qualify can earn the $3000 Akron Advantage Award.

Learn about all the financial aid resources available to you and how to weigh your options.

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ADMISSIONS: HOW TO APPLY

Once the application opens on August 1, you can apply to UA using our application or the Common Application. In the meantime, gather the materials you'll need to include: 

  • Be ready to ask your high school counselor to send UA your official high school transcripts.
  • If you take the SAT or ACT, mark that you want your scores sent to UA (or make sure your scores are noted on your transcript). Reach out to an admissions counselor regarding any testing updates due to COVID-19.
  • No essay is required.
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