Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300 academic degree programs, and in the highly talented faculty who will help mold you into a critical thinker. Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here you will discover energy in our high-tech classrooms, in our Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and among the nearly 300 student organizations on campus.
Excellence, opportunity and energy. You will find all three at The University of Akron.
UA at a glance
1870 as Buchtel College
We have approximately 27,000 students representing 45+ U.S. states and 80+ foreign countries. They're a culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic spectrum. See our student profile.
UA offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, including many that are recognized nationally for their excellence. Learn more.
The Akron campus:
The University of Akron is a vibrant community within metropolitan Akron, with more than 80 buildings on 218 acres. Since 2000, we have added 22 buildings, completed 18 major additions, acquisitions and renovations, and created 34 acres of green space. See slideshow.
UA offers courses across the region and online.
As a member of the Mid-American Conference, UA fields 19 NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women. Follow the teams at GoZips.com.
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The institution now known as The University of Akron was founded as Buchtel College in 1870 by the Ohio Universalist Convention, which was strongly influenced by the efforts, energy and financial support of Akronites, particularly industrialist John R. Buchtel.
By 1907, Buchtel College's emphasis on local rather than denominational interests led it to become a private, nondenominational school.
UA and the Akron community
The University of Akron is at the forefront of redefining the role of higher education as a catalyst for rebuilding our communities and revitalizing the economy, thus providing our graduates with vast career opportunities.
Our online newsroom has everything you need to stay on top of activities at UA.
For members of the news media, the newsroom is the place to find expert sources on a variety of topics.
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