The College of Engineering at University of Akron

Engineering School Admissions


Director of admissions George Newkome
Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $30
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $40

The College of Engineering at University of Akron

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 406
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 226
Overall acceptance rate 55.7% – High

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 475 verbal
746 quantitative
3.57 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE 374 verbal
789 quantitative
2.82 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering N/A
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering http:/​/​coel.​ecgf.​uakron.​edu/​biomed/​public_html/​
[email protected]
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​CBE/​
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​CE/​
[email protected]
Computer engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​ECE/​
[email protected]
Computer science N/A
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​ECE/​
[email protected]
Engineering management http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​academics/​graduate/​engineering-management/​
[email protected]
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​CE/​
[email protected]
Industrial engineering N/A
Materials engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​ME/​
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​ME/​
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​uakron.​edu/​engineering/​academics/​graduate/​index.​dot
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics


Total graduate engineering enrollment 362
Master’s (full-time) 130
Master’s (part-time) 62
Ph.D. (full-time) 137
Ph.D. (part-time) 33

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 65
Total master’s graduates 48
International master’s graduates 54.2%
Minority master’s graduates 2.1%
Female master’s graduates 18.8%
Total Ph.D. graduates 17
International Ph.D. graduates 76.5%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 0.0%
Female Ph.D. graduates 23.5%


100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Biomedical 10 8%
Chemical 16 19.3%
Civil 23 23.2%
Computer engineering 0 .3%
Electrical 19 20.2%
Engineering management 0 3%
Environmental 0 N/A
Materials 0 N/A
Mechanical 29 25.1%
Other 0 .8%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 80
Part-time faculty 12
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 0

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $10,144,349
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 77

Engineering School Ranking

#121 Best Engineering Schools

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#91 in Chemical
#109 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 19
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Overall acceptance rate 55.7% – High
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 767
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 1.7:1 – Medium
Ph.D.s granted 17
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $10,144,349
Research expenditures per faculty member $131,744
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 0.0%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 362

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 362

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 267
Minority students 4.1%
International students 71.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 95
Minority students 4.2%
International students 34.7%

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Karen Caldwell
Financial aid phone (330) 972-7663


Full-time: $7,038 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $12,051 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $391 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $670 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,544 per year
Room and board $9,586
Books and supplies $900
Miscellaneous expenses $4,000

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 0
Teaching assistants 143
Research assistants 98
Other appointments 0