Entities

The University of Akron

The University of Akron

Acronym
UA
Entity Type
Location
Founding Date
1870

The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university. It is known for an innovative approach to higher education. UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education. Students can choose from more than 200 majors and minors distributed among the university’s 11 schools, with engineering, polymer science, and education the most majors.

  • UA students are eligible to receive many merit-based scholarships, the majority of which are based on their high school academic performance and standardized test scores. 
  • It is home to the largest and most diverse polymer research and educational program in the country