About The University of Akron
Choose to rise at The University of Akron, a nationally-recognized STEM-intensive university in Akron, Ohio. We have about 19,000 hard-working students from 46 U.S. states and 71 countries.
Hear from current international students at UA
By the numbers
18,802 undergraduate students
- 387 international undergraduate students
2,837 graduate students
- 751 international graduate students
19:1 student-faculty ratio
72% of classes have fewer than 30 students
For more about the University go to About UA
Most popular degrees for international students
- Business administration
- Computer science and other IT fields
- Engineering technology
- Math (including applied math)
- Natural sciences, including biology, chemistry and related fields
- Respiratory therapy technology
Health and wellness on campus
Our on-campus health clinic Student Health Services provides quality, cost-effective, culturally competent and compassionate health care and health education. The Health Services also includes the Well Women's Clinic.
We also have a state-of-the-art on-campus Student Recreation and Wellness Center for students to keep fit and achieve work and life balance. Our facilities have received national recognition for design, amenities, safety and cleanliness. Our recreation center also provides fitness assessment and consultation.
Our Counseling Center provides free and confidential personal, career, and educational counseling for a range of concerns. There is also a Nutrition Center on campus to help students maintain a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to the on-campus facilities and services, UAkron is surrounded by several city hospitals less than 2 miles away, including
The city of Akron, Ohio
The city of Akron offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, and events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Check out what you can discover in Akron and the region.
Living on campus
International students will live on campus for the first year and are guaranteed on-campus housing for the remaining years.
You're sure to enjoy your new "home away from home" in one of our residence halls. Choose from a variety of on-campus living styles: traditional with shared facilities, or apartment-like living. With free high-speed Internet, cable TV access, and free laundry facilities, you’ll be living comfortably. Plus, we offer dining plans that suit your individual needs, including flexible Dining Dollars. There are also numerous off-campus living options.
Safety at UA
The University of Akron is patrolled by our own fully commissioned police department. The department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing the campus and the neighborhoods adjoining the university with law-enforcement services that enhance safety and security.
Hundreds of the blue-light emergency phones across campus, and the phones instantly connect to UA police dispatch. Free text alert and campus escort services are among many other programs and services. Please click here for more information on the safety programs and services available to students.