University of Akron Reviews

  • 61 Reviews
  • Akron (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,500
90% of 61 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 61 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 1/10/2023
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"I enrolled in University of Akron through a University Partnership program at a local college where I can take Akron approved classes locally and online to receive a bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron. This seemed like an amazing opportunity as an adult student with a job since I am far away from Akron. Once enrolled and attending I was later informed that two classes were not available locally and was told I must attend in person at Akron to finish my degree requirements without any substitution. This was horrible to hear after the sacrifices my family endured made to allow me to attend this school. There was also additional classes Akron required for the degree that were not listed on the college’s course path for this program. I faced many headaches with administration in regard to transferring in credits their own website (and transfer database) claim transfer in fine. There were cancelled classes, and time changes to my program after classes were scheduled to begin. I honestly wish I had not read into the hype of the University Partnership program and looked through the reviews of this school first. I am stuck without a degree at the moment searching for my out. The school also faces a sub-standard refund policy of no refund after 14 days into a class (previously only 7 days)."
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2021
  • Degree: English
"Horrible greedy school. They love taking your money and not only giving you no opportunities but giving opportunities to people from out of state. If you drop all your classes then you still have bill its literally crazy. You feel unwelcomed, unprepared, and empty."
Izak Farrington
  • Reviewed: 1/11/2020
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Akron has a good pre-physical therapy program. The program included both great hands on and in the classroom learning. I believe that Akron has prepared me to find jobs that are in the field of study but also to continuing my education to obtaining higher learning in the medical field."
Ellee Young
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2019
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"The University of Akron is a great school! I am very glad that I chose to do my undergrad there. Most of my teachers were very helpful and were willing to go the extra mile to help students succeed. The campus itself is beautiful, and most of the buildings are located pretty similar and you do have 15 minutes to get to each class! There is a lot of extracurricular activities and clubs at the University to get involved with and to make friends with! The school spirit at the University of Akron is amazing! Everybody loves being a zip! The best part of the University of Akron? No Friday classes!"
A Bock
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
"This degree program sounds fun and is a great degree however The University of Akron finds just about every way to mess it up. The one adviser they have is kinda helpful but has no idea what is going on with internships. They only offer classes during one time slot so you are not able to customize your schedule. The one professor they have for the digital forensic courses is worthless. They have too many students in the program and not enough professors. By the time I entered my third year I was not able to take the required course work because the classes were not offered. I would recommend staying far away from Akron if you want a cyber security degree."
Molly Papay
  • Reviewed: 4/19/2018
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"The classes were challenging, but very interesting. I particularly enjoyed the freshman design courses where teams were challenged to build working prosthetic arms. There are many opportunities for students to be involved on campus and network with future employers."
Teresa Donisi
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2017
  • Degree: Philosophy
"Attending The University of Akron was one of the greatest choices I have ever made. I am from New York, and I always get asked why I came to Ohio, but honestly, it is because I love it here. I fell in love with the atmosphere as soon as I took my tour and stayed because I fell in love with the community the school lets off. Classes are a perfect size. The professors are incredible - always making sure they impacting your lives, while still keeping things interesting. Our President, Matt Wilson, has done so much for our school already and I am excited he chose to stay on. Akron is one small family. And, with all of that, you get Zippy, the best Kangaroo around."
Ericka Jane, Age 30
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"The University of Akron provides a great collegiate experience. The College of Engineering is superb and helps students get paid co-ops. I was able to get a job before I even graduated."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Physics
"I enjoyed it very much and grew spiritually as well."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"College was a great experience for many reasons.not only do you expand your knowledge, but you meet so many people"
Mike Hunt
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"The University of Akron was a great school. The MBA program provided opportunities to gain real world experience through case studies and apply our knowledge in internships."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Graduate school helped prepare me for a great job"
Derek K.
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Akron was a great masters program. The professors were of a strong quality and the classes prepared me for my career."
The Akronite
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"Hard-working students are there and the diversity brings much experience from across the world into the classroom."
kelley madick
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University offered the Nurse Practitioner Program for psychiatry. This is an excellent program with good clinical opportunities. Additional courses are optional including pharamcology and therapy. I was very impressed with the quality of education and help received."
Mike Schmitz
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Law
"Overall Akron has been a great choice for me so far. There law program is rated one of the highest in Ohio. The passing rate for the BAR is in the very high. The teachers challenge you to think about the material in a way that helps engrave it into your memory. I would recommend this college for any future lawyers."
Bravis Boehle
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"The Emergency Management & Homeland Security program at the University of Akron is an excellent choice for future students who want to get involved in the public safety field. The instructors provide a wide variety of course work that challenges you to understand regulations and current security issues. The professors are involved with the students and offer assistance when needed."
Reed Davis
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I went to a small, suburban college for my undergraduate program, so to come to a university in a major city was a bit of a change for me. however, The University of Akron has been great so far. I highly recommend the school to anyone. Their biology program in particular is really quite great. Their new president clearly cares about the students and all the professors want you to succeed. They all take the time to learn your name in a class of 100."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Akron has a lot of good things to offer and campus life has changed greatly in the last 20 years. I really enjoyed my time as an undergraduate, living on campus, and as a graduate student living at home."
Derek S.
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"It was a great program. The professors were great and all practicing tax attorneys."