Why attend UA?

Academics at The University of AkronWhether your dreams involve the stage, studio, classroom, boardroom, laboratory or clinical setting, we'll provide the experiences and education to help make them a reality. Choose from more than 200 undergraduate majors and degree programs.

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Students at AkronTake advantage of practical experiences on campus that will prepare you for internships and co-ops. From MTV to NASA to presidential campaigns — our students work in some amazing places.

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Faculty at UAGet to know your professors, and you'll find out that they're involved in exciting research and service projects, and they want you to succeed.

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Experiential learning at AkronResearch shows that students who are involved on campus are more likely to graduate. With more than 250 student organizations, you're bound to find an interest at UA.

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UA is a great value!UA is affordable and a great value. UA offers the best lifetime return on investment for its students of any public university in Northeastern Ohio.

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Students talk about the Akron Experience, including our nationally-ranked academic programs, beautiful campus, and opportunities for real-world experiences. At Akron, you'll meet new people, experience different cultures and explore the arts.

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  • Spring 2015 begins Monday, Jan. 12
  • Summer 2015 begins Monday, June 8
  • Fall 2015 begins Monday, Aug. 24

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