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Are you a Northeast Ohio native looking for big opportunities close to home?

Your Experience

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With a heavy focus on experiential learning, you’ll build a foundation for your career and network locally and globally—through faculty, peers, internship/job placements, and Northeast Ohio’s thriving opportunities
330+ student organizations

You have the local experience and perspective to serve and lead effectively in the 330+ UA student organizations available to you. Find your niche for effecting change.

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As a student attending college close to home, you can be a strong applicant for scholarships through your current local network, faith community, foundations, and special interests. Not to mention the ability to head home for a meal—when you want 😀

Your Local Advantage

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Thriving NEO Region

With a heavy focus on experiential learning, you’ll build a foundation for your career and network locally and globally—through faculty, peers, internship/job placements, and Northeast Ohio’s abundant opportunities.

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330+ student organizations

More Than 340+ Student Organizations

You have the local experience and perspective to serve and lead effectively in the 330+ UA student organizations available to you. Find your niche for effecting change, and diversify your college experience outside of your degree program.

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Ability to Save Money

As an Ohio resident, you qualify for Akron's four-year guarantee that your tuition, select fees and room and board rates won't rise. Students who live in Northeast Ohio can also choose to commute from home and still have an active campus life.

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Your Tuition Won't Increase

By guaranteeing that the cost of your tuition won't increase over your four years at UA, our tuition freeze helps you plan for and accurately predict the cost of your college education. The Tuition Guarantee Program provides fixed tuition, select fees, and room-and-board rates for the incoming class for four years.

81%

74%

of incoming freshmen receive University-awarded scholarships.

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What Local Students Who Choose UA Say

student Gregory Brown

Gregory Brown

Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Major: Chemical Engineering
Class: 2020

"I call Akron home. I wanted to hit the ground running when I graduated college, and I knew UA’s co-op experience would give me a leg up. It pushed me to solve problems on the fly, work with new people, and be comfortable with the unknown. I was thrilled when Goodyear selected me.”

More about Gregory

  • Conducted 4 co-op rotations at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Currently: Global Material Science, Compound Development Co-op
  • Interests: cooking, reading, exercising, and travel
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student Clair Pugel

Claire Pugel

Hometown: Highland Heights, Ohio
Major: Communication, Media Studies
Minor: Consumer Marketing
Certificate: Professional Social Media
Class: 2021

"I originally thought that I wanted to go to a small school far from home, but I fell in love with Akron’s campus when I visited. There are so many resources here that will allow my career to flourish. After touring, Akron was the only college I applied to; I knew it was what I wanted and needed.

While Akron is less than an hour away from my hometown, I feel like I am living in a different culture. One of my best friends at Akron is from Stow, only 15 minutes away. She decided to live on campus and wouldn’t want it any other way.”

More about Claire

  • Crafted and produced media for award-winning programs ZTV and WZIP
  • Already working in field through the University Communications and Marketing Department
  • Interned at the Akron Zoo
  • Has held multiple freelance jobs to build her resume
student Andrew Adolph

Andrew Adolph

Hometown: Canton, Ohio
Major: Financial Management and Financial Planning
Class: 2020

"My experience at UA has truly been life changing. While I wasn’t very outgoing in high school, UA immediately exposed me to new people, new ways of thinking, and leadership opportunities. I never could have imagined this experience as a freshman going to school 30 minutes from home, and I credit my success to the services UA provides. My personal and professional mentors here will be with me for life, not just my time at UA.”

More about Andrew

  • Williams Honors College student
  • Emerging Leaders Program member
  • Zips Recruiting Club member and campus tour guide
  • Served in Undergraduate Student Government as Senator, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Selected as University Student Ambassador
  • Appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve on UA’s Board of Trustees
  • Interned at Ameriprise Financial Services in Canton
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You can apply to UA using the Common Application or the UA application. Select the option right for you.