Lead in NEO

Build Your Professional Network

Save Money

Lead in
NEO

Build Your Professional Network

Save
Money

Access UA’s unique opportunities for Northeast Ohio students without the costs of attending school far from home.

Your Experience

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 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.

save money

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 Experience

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 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.

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. And as a student attending college close to home, you can be a strong applicant for scholarships through your current local connections, faith community, foundations, and special interests. 

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 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.

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. And as a student attending college close to home, you can be a strong applicant for scholarships through your current local connections, faith community, foundations, and special interests. 

74%

of new freshmen receive the Akron Guarantee Scholarship, which increases in value as you progress toward your degree.

Not to mention the ability to head home for a meal—when you want 😀

What Local UA Students Say

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

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

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

Apply Now

You can apply to UA using the Common Application or the UA application. Select the option right for you.