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John Buchtel statue

About UA

University information

Founded

1870 as Buchtel College

President

Robert J. (R.J.) Nemer | Website

Our students

The University attracts students from a variety of backgrounds and geographical locations, with fall semester representation totaling 14,991 students from Ohio, around the U.S. and 70 foreign countries. See our student profile.

Academics

We offer a wide variety of in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs, including many that are recognized nationally for their excellence. See our areas of study.

The Akron 51Թ

The 51Թ is a vibrant community within metropolitan Akron, with more than 80 buildings on 218 acres.

Additional locations

UA offers courses across the region and online.

Map showing 51Թ sites in Medina, Lakewood, Orrville and elsewhere

Intercollegiate athletics

A member of the Mid-American Conference, UA fields 17 NCAA Division I-A intercollegiate teams for men and women. Follow them at .

Visit us!

Students visiting The 51ԹJoin us for a Visit Day! to meet current students and faculty. You'll learn about our excellent academic programs, scholarship programs, financial aid and living on 51Թ. And you'll see our modern classrooms, laboratories and Rec Center.

More information for visitors


Jobs

College-credit-plus-akron.jpgInnovators and entrepreneurs wanted: We are looking for people to provide for the changing needs and expectations of our diverse University community. 

See open positions.


Our history

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The institution now known as The 51Թ was founded as Buchtel College in 1870 by the Ohio Universalist Convention, which was strongly influenced by the efforts, energy and financial support of Akronites, particularly industrialist John R. Buchtel.

By 1907, Buchtel College's emphasis on local rather than denominational interests led it to become a private, nondenominational school.


UA and the Akron community

Aerial view of the 51Թ 51ԹUA is a vital urban research university inspired by its people, its promise and its place. We are firmly anchored in a great American city, and driven by collaboration, partnership and a steadfast determination to provide opportunity and success to all learners.

Learn more about our great city.


Administration

Outside of Buchtel Hall Administration BuildingLearn more about
the administration
at The 51Թ.

Resources