University of Akron

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Akron, OH

$9,596

Avg in-state tuition

$15,500

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Akron

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Akron is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Akron, Ohio. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,651, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 73%. The university offers 157 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,596, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $15,500.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

73% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

75% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

48% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1230

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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16k

Students enrolled

92%

Online student enrollment

16:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

White

74%

Black

10%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Hispanic

3%

Asian

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

49%

Socio-economic diversity

35% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $9,596 $15,500
Graduate $8,306 $13,812

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $12,296
On-campus other expenses $2,520
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,291
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,120
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,066

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $25,412 $31,316
Off-campus without family $26,007 $31,911
Off-campus with family $13,662 $19,566

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

35%

State Grant Aid

26%

Institution Grant Aid

78%

Pell Grant

35%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,854
State Grant Aid $2,097
Institution Grant Aid $5,269
Pell Grant Aid $4,769

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.