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The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio.

Home to the nation’s largest academic program for polymer science and polymer engineering, The University of Akron also has earned national recognition in several other undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including law, engineering, nursing, counseling and industrial/occupational psychology. Serving 27,000 students, the university offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Holmes, Medina and Cuyahoga counties.

Living in the Zips Community

We are in the heart of a dynamic regional economy that allows us to build partnerships with business and government, thus providing our graduates with vast career opportunities.

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 300 academic degree programs, and in the highly talented faculty who will help mold you into a critical thinker. Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community. Most important, here you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and among over the 220 student organizations on campus.