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About The University of Akron

Founded in 1870, The University of Akron is one of the largest state universities in Ohio. More than 23,000 students attend The University of Akron, including about 700 students from approximately 101 different countries.

The main campus, in the heart of Akron, Ohio, has 80 buildings on 180 acres. Landmarks include the Goodyear Polymer Center, the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and Buchtel Hall.

The University of Akron has two 15-week semesters, the first beginning in August and the second in January. Classes are also offered in the summer.
The University of Akron offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and areas of study; more than 100 master's degree options; 17 doctoral degree programs; and four law degrees. The University has about 700 full-time faculty members, about three-quarters of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their fields.

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Applying to The University of Akron

To be considered for admission, you must submit:

  • a University of Akron application form with the required fees
  • transcripts of previous course work and grades. Graduate applicants must provide records of undergraduate course work; undergraduate applicants must provide records from secondary school.
  • evidence of having earned the highest degree necessary for admission. Graduate applicants must have already earned an undergraduate degree; undergraduate applicants must have earned a high school diploma.
  • proof of English proficiency

Admission to some degree programs may require additional documents or test scores (e.g., the GMAT for an MBA).

If you are applying from overseas and will enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa, you must also submit proof that you have enough funds to cover your expenses while you are in the U.S.

Information about Academic Programs at The University of Akron

Reach Your Goals at The University of Akron!

After you finish your courses at the English Language Institute, study at The University of Akron and reach your goals.  Visit UA Academics & Majors for more information.