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Study at University of Akron Main Campus

University of Akron Main Campus, also referred to as UA, is situated in Akron, Ohio and was established in the year 1870. The university offers over 100 graduate and more than 200 undergraduate degrees. The main campus is set on nearly 218 acres of land. UA consists of the following schools, campuses, and colleges:

  • Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  • Honors College
  • School of Law
  • Summit College
  • University College
  • Wayne College
The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Zips. The official colors are gold and blue. UA has football, basketball, and soccer teams. Some notable alumni of the university include Jabari Arthur, football player; Dominique Moceanu, Olympic gymnast; Alice M. Batchelder, attorney and jurist; Kermit L. Hall, legal history scholar; and George Wallace, comedian.

Profile of University of Akron Main Campus

The main campus of University of Akron is in Akron, OH (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. University of Akron offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. University of Akron offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size.

University of Akron Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


University of Akron offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, University of Akron had 23, 007 enrolled students.

Student Life

Student athletes at the school belong to the Mid-American Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of Akron, a publicly assisted metropolitan institution, strives to develop enlightened members of society. It offers comprehensive programs of instruction from associate through doctoral levels; pursues a vigorous agenda of research in the arts, sciences and professions; and provides service to the community. The university pursues excellence in undergraduate education and distinction in selected areas of graduate instruction, inquiry, and creative activity. "

University of Akron Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching673early childhood education, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, social studies teaching, educational administration, English teaching, . . .
Business and Management584accounting, marketing, business management, international business, human resources, financial management, MIS, operations management, . . .
Liberal Arts312English, history, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, American government and politics, political science and government, Spanish language, international relations, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine297registered nursing, various nursing, licensed practical nurse, nurse anesthetist
Engineering240mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, plastics engineering, engineering
Security and Law Enforcement223criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety, fire protection, fire protection tech, criminology, criminal justice and administration, corrections
Family and Social Work199social work, child development, public administration, family systems, community organization, housing, family and human sciences, food and nutrition
Media186organizational communications, public relations, communication studies, media and digital communications, radio and television, journalism courses
Law156law, legal assistant
Engineering Technician153construction engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, surveying tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Therapy and Counselling148psychology, community psychology, marriage and family therapy, organizational psychology, Counselling psychology, substance abuse Counselling, communication disorders
Science140biology, chemistry, polymer chemistry, animal physiology, geology, physics, microbiology, zoology, . . .
Medical Support and Technology115audiology and speech pathology, radiation therapist, surgical tech, respiratory care tech, medical assistant
Computer Science and Engineering97computer science, systems analyst, computer networking, computer engineering, computer support, database administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy62dietitian, recreational therapy, health and fitness, athletic trainer, exercise science, sports and fitness management
Music36music performance, music, violin, guitar, and strings, voice, jazz, piano, music history and theory, music theory and composition
Fine Arts33fine arts, metal and jewelry, art history and criticism, fine arts studies, sculpture
Design29graphic design
Construction Trades29apparel and textiles
Mathematics27mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Medicine25medical preparatory, public health
Drama and Performing Arts16dance, drama, theatre arts management
Hospitality15hotel management, restaurant and food services management, hospitality management
Photography and Commercial Art10photography
office and Administration9administrative assistant, data entry, office management
Medical administration8medical office management
Cooking and Culinary Arts6chef training
Architecture and Planning6urban planning
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy

Contact: University of Akron

University of Akron Main Campus

302 Buchtel Common

Akron, OH 44325-4702

General Phone: (330) 972-7111


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