The University of Akron School of Law

The University of Akron School of Law

The excellent legal education, affordable tuition, low student debt, and strong placement rates offered at Akron Law make us one of the best value law schools in the nation and the best value law school in Ohio. Located in the heart of downtown Akron and just 45 minutes south of Cleveland, the University of Akron (UA) is one of the 50 largest universities in the country. UA is a comprehensive research and teaching university with degree programs ranging from the associate to the doctoral level. Founded in 1870, UA has celebrated more than 140 years of academic excellence while forging ahead to meet the complex needs of today's students. The Akron School of Law was founded in 1921 and merged with UA in 1959. More than 7,000 students have graduated from the law school. Akron Law alumni practice throughout the United States and abroad. Nearly 180 Akron Law alumni have been, or currently are, judges in 13 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in the federal court system.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.uakron.edu/law/
Address: 302 Buchtel Common, Akron, OH 44325-2901
Admission Phone: 800-425-7668
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students431
Student-faculty ratio20:1
Tuition $24,214 per year (full-time, in-state)
$24,314 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$14,819 per year (part-time, in-state)
$14,919 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramYes
Estimated Living Expenses$17,913
Founded In1961
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/31/17
Full-time program application fee$ 0
Financial Aid Deadline05/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

The University of Akron School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
jamarcusm 153 A 3.40

Accepted

- - - 3 months ago
yogdan 150 P 3.00

Accepted

Yes 01/27/16 01/26/16 01/11/16 2 years ago
Mediainteraction2 134 A 2.60

Interested In Applying

No - - - 2 months ago
taylordennen 153 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Nicoleschaum 150 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Nicoleschaum 150 A 3.45

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Christianj 152 P 3.50

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
riley12clark 150 P 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
jaurymj 137 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
fabrizio87 154 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
schaumnj 151 P 3.85

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Deaston13 155 P 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
John3234 136 A 2.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 12 months ago
phillipschildt 180 P 4.00

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Mgoldberg4 155 A 3.59

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - one year ago
iredd24 147 A 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
KyleWarren 150 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
futurejd19 156 A 2.94

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Eddycruz04 165 P 3.60

Pending

- - - one year ago
Htrep1002 156 A 3.54

Pending

01/05/16 - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants1224651456
Number of Offers588400188
Number of Matriculants15812335
75% GPA3.543.543.47
Median GPA3.333.343.21
25% GPA3.023.062.95
75% LSAT149149149
Median LSAT152152151
25% LSAT154154154
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students431
Total Students Receiving Grants304
% of Students Receiving Grants70.5
75% Grant Amount$15,030
Median Grant Amount$8,750
25% Grants Amount$3,500
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (42.5)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (24.1)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.2)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (2.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (339)
  • Hispanics (15)
  • Black or African American (22)
  • Asian (13)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (45)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (8)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (5)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (32)


  • Total Women% (46.3)
  • Total Men% (53.7)
The University of Akron School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 135 85.15% 78.57% 6.58%
2014 138 84.43% 80.74% 3.69%
2013 161 83.78% 86.22% -2.44%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (98)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (25)
  • Employed Other (25)
  • Unemployed (11)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (1)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association