University of Akron Main Campus

302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325-4702

About University of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron Main Campus is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate21,327
Student Age% Under 2568%
 % 25 and Over32%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time73%
 % Part-time27%
Race/Ethnicity% White73.7%
 % Black13.0%
 % Asian1.9%
 % Latino1.1%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown6.3%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$40
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,247
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,903
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid87%
 % Undergraduates with Loans65%
 % Undergraduates with Grants63%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$900
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,160
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,134
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,520
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,152
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,066

Neighborhood Data for the Akron Area

Median Age35.6
Median Household Income$34,190
Total Population201,111
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-950.0%50.0%
 Age 10-1751.4%48.6%
 Age 18-2448.9%51.1%
 Age 25-2948.2%51.8%
 Age 30-3948.7%51.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White62.3%
 % Black31.7%
 % Asian2.3%
 % Latino2.1%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,160
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,134
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$525
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50052.2%50.6%9.4%
 $500 to $74944.9%39.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9992.9%7.9%30.5%
 Over $10000.0%1.9%6.5%
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