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Akron University

The University of Akron
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH 44325
A unique combination of initiatives, traits, competencies and past successes at The University of Akron give our students a competitive edge after graduation. As it moves into the 21st century, The University of Akron is poised to become the public research university for Northern Ohio, comparable to what The Ohio State University has long been for Central Ohio and to what the University of Cincinnati has more recently become for Southern Ohio. It's a gem among Ohio public universities.

The main campus, in the heart of Akron, Ohio, has 81 buildings on 218 acres. Landmarks include the high-tech Goodyear Polymer Center, the renowned E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and the stately Buchtel Hall. Students also enjoy the massive Student Wellness and Recreation Center, as well as the new Student Union.

More than 200 undergraduate majors and areas of study are available, as well as over 100 master's degree options, 17 doctoral degree programs, and four law degrees. New University degrees and certificates are offered in such areas as computer engineering, intellectual property law, e-commerce and international business. Research into biomaterials, nanotechnology and other emerging sciences offers hope for astounding medical and technological breakthroughs - and innovative activities in the arts and in community service continue to define and enhance the quality of life for those in the region and beyond. In fact, as far as engineering schools go, the University of Akron has a nationally recognized reputation in the field.
Quick Facts:
  • If you're researching engineering schools, the University of Akron is the only public university in Ohio with a science and engineering program ranked in top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
  • College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is the largest single center for polymer education in the U.S.
  • There are more than 200 student groups, including sororities and fraternities, bands, gospel choir, theatre guild and many others.
  • Among the largest Ohio public universities, we have more than 725 full-time faculty members, about 84 percent of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their fields.
  • We have 18 NCAA Division I-A Intercollegiate Athletic teams for men and women that compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Congratulations: 2005 - 2006 MAC Champions - Men's Soccer, Football and Women's Cross Country, indoor and outdoor track-and-field.

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