University of Akron Reviews

  • 17 Reviews
  • Akron (OH)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,500
82% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

DontgoToAkronU
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2021
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2023
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"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!"
Mitch
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2019
  • Degree: Patient Care Technician
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"This college is nasty and racist. The workers are seen spitting on floors and defecating on floors after night time cleaners come in and actually do a good job. Academically its trash. Polsky has roaches in the drinking fountains and toilets. Nasty!! The homeless come in and leave used needles in restrooms. Urine stained couches. Lawsuit coming!"
A Bock
  • Reviewed: 4/2/2019
  • Degree: Cybersecurity
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
Bravis Boehle
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2017
  • Degree: Homeland Security
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
Caitlin
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"The schooling, so far has been good. The professors I've had are helpful and responsive. The coursework has been relevant, helpful, and relates to the work I'll be doing as a social worker. The biggest downfall is that the school is large so scholarships, directly from the school, are hard to come by which leaves students with loans and lots of out of pocket expenses. Your best bet for getting books cheaper is to rent or buy from amazon. They are almost double the price at the bookstore. Overall, I give the school a 7/10."
Chap
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Physical Education
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"It was a cheaper option than most schools. With the price came some compromise in quality of education and the entire experience. there's no such thing as a 4 year degree at this school."