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University of Akron Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
21,046
Total Undergrads
Including 4,673 Part-time
4,648
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 228 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $237,932)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $78,559)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 71 54 - -
Baseball 42 - - -
Basketball 18 15 - -
Football 115 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Soccer 26 33 - -
Softball - 21 - -
Swimming and Diving - 36 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 13.5%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 3.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.7%
Two or more races 0.1%
White/non-Hispanic 73.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 29
Liquor Law Violation 17
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 21
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Star
  • 3
  • Dorm rooms are small and overpriced, but the locations are generally ideal. …

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Deanna from Akron, OH
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of food choices on campus to eat. There are even places off-campus in near by areas that take student dining dollars, which broadens the food choices

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  • 3
  • Jay Fall from Akron, OH
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    This consists of the union market and robs or as I like to call it Roberto's which I like to think gives it a classy aspect. The food also depends on where you go, the union market has a lovely sushi bar, and rob's has a great stir fry. But I recommend going to one of the numerous subways around campus.

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  • 3
  • Jacqueline from Akron, OH
  • May-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Food on campus is tasty but super expensive even while on a meal plan. Being a commuter students I try to stir clear of buying food on campus because the cost can really rack up fast. I tend to make meals at home and eat leftovers. Or if you want to eat out there are a number of restaurants one of my favorites being Chin's Place.

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  • 4
  • Stephanie from Hiram, OH
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    There is many food choices at UA but our main dining hall is called Rob's. Rob's is buffet style eating and has just about everything you could imagine to choose from. The pizza is the best!! Inside the student union, UA also has the market which has just about every to go dining option you could imagine! Subway, Auntie Annes, and Ohio Burger. Downstairs in the union there is Zee's Natural, an all natural / organic store! MY FAVORITE! We also have a DQ on campus, Zee's, and Starbucks! You'll never run out of dining options at Akron.

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  • 4
  • Joseph from Garfield Heights, OH
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Rob's is the main dining hall on campus. It is all you can eat. They have fresh sandwiches (made to order), a stir fry station (made to order), a salad bar, and hamburgers (made to order). Every day they have, desserts, coffee, fountain drinks, pizza, and fruit. They also have a section that serves cafeteria food. For the most part, the food is good here. There are lots of other places where you can use your meal plan swipes. If you get bored with Rob's there are other places. If you're a vegetarian/ vegan, you'll probably go to these more than Rob's.

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  • 5
  • Bryan from Akron, OH
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Great food and awesome places to eat.! If your staying on campus and you have a meal plan,you will be in heaven.I recommend robs dinner,the atmosphere is pretty nice here and they are until 2am.!

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  • 3
  • Tamara from Parma, OH
  • Jan-28-2014 I am a current student here

    It's alright. It's as good as college food can get. They do have some known food retailers as well like Starbucks, Auntie Anne's, Subway, etc.

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  • 2
  • T
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There could be more options as far as food goes, and the prices of food are ridiculous.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jay Fall from Akron, OH
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    I have only experienced Greek life through the window, and at parties. But my professional opinion it is great, they are not out of control. But they are clearly still having lots of fun and breaking things. This depends on which frat/sorority that you join.

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  • 0
  • Stephanie from Hiram, OH
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Although I am not involved in Greek Life this semester, I have plenty of friends that are and I have decided to rush next semester. Greek Life at Akron is a huge deal and all the sorority girls and fraternity guys are extremely nice and helpful! Great way to get involved!

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  • 0
  • Joseph from Garfield Heights, OH
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    I had a room mate who joined a frat and somehow ended up saving a few thousand dollars on housing. Other than that I know nothing about Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Rachel from Canton, OH
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is incredibly strong and active. There are numerous fraternities and sororities, so if that is what you are interested in, there is a spot for you! They are constantly hosting fundraisers on campus and seen making a difference throughout the community.

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  • 0
  • Jenifer from Rossford, OH
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I have heard Greek life is great. Two of my best friends, that I just met when school started, pledged and they are having a blast. They told me it was like having a lot of big sisters and brothers. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get involved in Greek life because I am an athlete, so my time is limited.

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  • 0
  • James from Parma, OH
  • Jul-28-2013 I am a current student here

    I am currently a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and I have loved every minute of it. the guys are really nice and helpful. Though different from most social fraternities, we stress more academics. for example, you need a 2.5 GPA to be considered to join. Then every week we have study tables to do homework and whatever else we may need to do. All in all I am very happy with the greek life on Akron's campus.

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