University of Akron Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (12)
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.
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.
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.
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.
My undergraduate work was at the College of Wooster and going to a small liberal arts school was the best decision I ever made. It's about so much more than the classwork. College should not be viewed as a technical school it should be viewed as an experience and I think Wooster provided that. My graduate work was more clinically based but it was very helpful and I am very proud of the degree I will be receiving and the work I put in to get there. My college education is invaluable and I am so happy I chose what I did.
Great college for engineering. Lots of cooperative programs to work as you go to school. Huge opportunities to improve yourself.
The University of Akron is a great school for the sciences and technology, not necessarily so much for the humanities.
Moderately sized urban campus. Main campus focus is Engineering
The University of Akron is a great institution for higher learning. The engineering, polymer science, and nursing programs are all very strong. I wish the biology department would have had a larger budget to offer a wider variety of environmental biology classes.The atmosphere on and around campus is great. Not a huge school in which you get lost but not too small in which you would miss out on the true college experience. Earning my B.S.in Biology at the University of Akron has allowed me to become employed by the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service.
I went in the evenings as I worked full time during the day. For a working mother, it was convenient. The content of the courses in my major was redundant however, and the degree seemed to be 'fluff.' I also took off campus classes and still had to pay full tuition, which was ridiculous because we had none of the amenities campus offered. We didn't even have wi-fi!