Excellence, opportunity and energy. You will find all three at The University of Akron.
UA offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, including many that are recognized nationally for their excellence. The University of Akron is a vibrant community within metropolitan Akron, with more than 80 buildings on 218 acres. Since 2000, we have added 20 buildings, completed 18 major additions, acquisitions and renovations, and created 34 acres of new green space.
The institution now known as The University of Akron 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, non-denominational school.