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The University of Akron

Akron, OH 4-Year Public

About The University of Akron

The University of Akron is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Akron, OH, less than an hour from Cleveland.

Founded in 1870, The University of Akron currently enrolls around 17,772 students a year, including 15,309 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $191,415,000. For each full-time student, The University of Akron spends about $8,959.

Admissions Facts About The University of Akron

Acceptance rate: 77%

Average GPA: 3.5

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1081

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 15

The University of Akron Acceptance Rate 2021

The University of Akron is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. The University of Akron accepts around 77 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at The University of Akron is 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into The University of Akron is 1081. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is The University of Akron a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at The University of Akron, around 75 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,938 students who started at The University of Akron as first-time freshman, 774 graduate within four years.

The University of Akron's six-year graduation for undergrads is 53 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 77 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $54,848 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $28,643 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does The University of Akron sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is The University of Akron a good school for YOU?

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The University of Akron's application deadline is August 15. All applicants should hear back from The University of Akron by September 15.

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College Info

302 Buchtel Common Akron, OH 44325

Campus Setting: Urban

The University of Akron Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 11

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The University of Akron is Aug 11.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The University of Akron is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

The University of Akron ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


19 to 25


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to The University of Akron is 22. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into The University of Akron. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

The University of Akron SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1240


Math SAT Range

500 - 620


Reading SAT Range

490 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


1010 to 1240


1010 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for The University of Akron students is 1125. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to The University of Akron, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at The University of Akron.

The University of Akron Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at The University of Akron is like? There are approximately 17,599 students enrolled at The University of Akron, including 14,793 undergraduate students and 2,806 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from OH and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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Part Time


In State



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