If you want to apply to The University of Akron, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.
Students who submit their applications to The University of Akron for fall should hear back from The University of Akron by September 1.
Here's an overiew of some of The University of Akron's admissions stats.
|The University of Akron 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18.16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1072|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||77%|
These are the application deadlines for The University of Akron.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
The University of Akron does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into The University of Akron.
In 2021, The University of Akron accepted 84% of students, approximately 9,827 from 11,760 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like The University of Akron, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
For applicants who are not residents of Ohio, getting into The University of Akron is moderately difficult.
For more information on transferring to The University of Akron, contact the school directly.
The University of Akron has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by The University of Akron during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with The University of Akron for more information on admission factors.
To apply to The University of Akron, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with The University of Akron's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to The University of Akron have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 22% submitted a class rank. At The University of Akron 18.16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39.96% were in the top 25% and 71.15% were in the top 50%.
At The University of Akron, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||15.29%|
|3.50 and 3.74||15.74%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.01%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.28%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7.46%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to The University of Akron directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
The University of Akron considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
The University of Akron is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 15% of The University of Akron's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 77% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other The University of Akron applicants, you should strive to score between 950 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At The University of Akron 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a The University of Akron student is 1072.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of The University of Akron students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of The University of Akron students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
To be most competitive at The University of Akron, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for The University of Akron's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for The University of Akron students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in The University of Akron during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to The University of Akron?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to The University of Akron.
Does The University of Akron accept transfer credits?
✅ The University of Akron accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. The University of Akron accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does The University of Akron accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ The University of Akron accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to The University of Akron?
❌ No, The University of Akron is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is The University of Akron's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for The University of Akron is 84%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at The University of Akron?
❌ The University of Akron does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into The University of Akron? The University of Akron is a somewhat selective institution. The The University of Akron acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The University of Akron is Aug 1.
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
26 and Above
18 to 26
18 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to The University of Akron is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into The University of Akron. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1190 and Above
950 to 1190
950 and Less
The median SAT score for The University of Akron students is 1072. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to The University of Akron, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at The University of Akron.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At The University of Akron, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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