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University of Akron

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1870
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 18,016
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $53,543,726
Admissions Address

302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325

Website

http://www.uakron.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@uakron.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Diane R. Raybuck
Admissions office telephone: (330) 972-7077
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uakron.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 31
 
Open admission policy? Yes for most students, but Selective admission to seven colleges with open access to two colleges (Summit College Student Success Program and Wayne College).
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 79%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 82%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 78%
Total applicants: 11,181
Total acceptances: 8,783
Total freshman enrollment: 3,664
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 20%
Male applicants: 5,295
Male acceptances: 4,175
Male freshman enrollment: 1,865
 
Female applicants: 5,886
Female acceptances: 4,608
Female freshman enrollment: 1,799
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 60%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 82%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 90%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 7%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 560
Math: 440 – 590
Combined: 880 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.9% 3.7%
600-699 14.4% 19.5%
500-599 34.6% 32.8%
400-499 38.9% 34.0%
300-399 9.1% 9.2%
200-299 1.1% 0.8%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 93%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 23
Math: 17 – 24
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.6% 6.0% 6.0%
24-29 26.9% 22.0% 26.9%
18-23 51.5% 44.8% 44.8%
12-17 16.8% 23.2% 22.2%
6-11 0.2% 4.1% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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