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The University of Akron

College of Engineering

Akron, OH

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The University of Akron

Overview

The University of Akron / College of Engineering is located in Akron, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 86
Doctoral Degrees 49
Other Advanced Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam, qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

305
Applied
217
Accepted
68
Enrolled
71%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 with bachelor's degree, 3.5 with master's degree; letters of recommendation; personal statement; resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

371
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.35%
Black or African American 1.89%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.81%
Unknown 1.08%

Gender

Male (76%)
Female (23%)

Faculty

91
Total faculty
Full-time - 86
Part-time - 5
Male (76)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Engineering materials, energy research, nano and microelectromechanical systems (NEMS and MEMS), bio-engineering, computational methods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
13,480,320

Location & Contact

Address 302 Buchtel Common
Akron, OH  44325
United States
Contact Dr. Donald Visco
Dean
Email: dviscoj@uakron.edu
Phone: 330-972-6978