University of Akron Main Campus
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325-4702
(800) 655-4884
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The University of Akron is a four-year public research institution located in northeastern Ohio. The school was originally founded in 1870 in affiliation with the Universalist Church. Today, the school is part of the University System of Ohio and has an enrollment of more than 27,000 students. The main campus is in Akron, but branch locations also operate out of Orrville and Lafayette Township. Students enrolled at the main campus can choose from a range of programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Programs Offered

The University of Akron provides degree programs for students with a variety of different career goals and academic interests. There are about 200 undergraduate majors available, including accounting, art, biology, child and family development, engineering, graphic design, interior design, marketing management, psychology, social work, and supply chain management. The university also has a law school. Distance learning, workforce development, and continuing education courses are available for interested individuals. Online courses are offered in areas such as English, mathematics, education, criminal justice, marketing, economics, and psychology, to name a few.


The University of Akron’s main campus has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1914. The school has also earned specialized accreditation for their programs in marriage and family therapy, law, dietetics, psychology, audiology, speech-language pathology, nursing, art and design, dance, music, and teacher education.


The University of Akron allows potential students to complete their applications online. The school has an open admission policy, but there is a $40 non-refundable fee required to process the application. Students will also need to request their official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores be sent to the admissions office. Students who have already earned some college credit prior to enrolling should request these transcripts be sent as well. For more information about the graduate or transfer student admissions process, please contact the admissions office or visit the school’s website.

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