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Quick Facts About UA


  • UA offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and areas of study. Visit to learn more.
  • Honors College for top academic achievers
  • Fully accredited by the North Central Association and recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a High Research Activity University; many academic programs have special accreditations as well

Enrollment (fall 2011) Total: 29,699

  • Undergraduate: 25,190
  • Graduate: 3,961
  • Professional: 548
  • Diverse Cultures: 17.5 percent
    • African American: 4,073
    • Asian: 544
    • Latino: 514
    • Native American: 68
    • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific: 37
  • Students from 44 states and 89 foreign countries


  • University-wide student/faculty ratio is 21:1
  • More than 800 full-time faculty, many renowned in their fields
  • More than 82 percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree recognized for instruction in their fields


  • 223-acre campus with 87 buildings
  • Residence halls house more than 3,200 students
  • There are recreational facilities including the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and Ocasek Natatorium


  • High-speed wireless networking throughout campus
  • Technology-enhanced classrooms
  • Wireless laptop computers available at Bierce Library and Student Union


  • Akron fields 19 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC)
  • Nickname: The Zips
  • Mascot: Zippy
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Academic Calendar

  • Two 15-week semesters (August to December; January to May)
  • Summer sessions offered May to August

Tuition and Fees