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University of Akron Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mid-American Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $237,932)
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 - -


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%
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
  • 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. …

  • Jun-18-2012 Read More
  • kayla
  • 3
  • there's plenty of dorm options, and each has their own give and takes. you'll have to beware of fire alarms (which is probably true anywhere), and also heating and cooling…

  • Apr-24-2016 Read More
  • Sabrina from Akron, OH
  • 3
  • I haven't experienced dorm life myself, but I get mixed responses from everyone. Some say it's absolutely awful, some say they have fun. It is convenient, though, especially if you…

  • Jan-05-2015 Read More
  • - Akron, OH
  • 4
  • It's fun if you have a roommate who you get along with! Last year I stayed in Exchange RH and didn't make a single friend, I'd rather live in the…

  • Sep-12-2017 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Jennifer from North Canton, OH
  • Dec-21-2017 I am a current student here

    The food is good. I will say that the dining hall (Rob's) is the best on days when they do tours on campus. So go those days!

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  • 3
  • - Akron, OH
  • Sep-12-2017 I am a current student here

    Lots of choices with Aramark. Don't go to robs, poor selection of food and everyone who works there looks like they hate their lives. Freshens and Union Market are the best for swipes and Panda Express, Qdoba, and Chick file are the best for dining dollars. I recommend the blue plan, gold is too much. It's also nice you can use your dining dollars for groceries at Freshens and Zee's. I've never had a bad experience anywhere other than Rob's.

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  • 3
  • Christopher from Brecksville, OH
  • Sep-16-2016 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options around campus where you can use your Zip card. Rob's Dining Hall is the default. It's cafeteria food, but it'll do in a pinch. most of the other places (Pulp, Qdoba, Einstein Bagels) are only a five minute walk. You can also go off campus to the awesome Luigi's -- a legendary local Italian eatery for some of the best pasta and pizza ever.

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  • 4
  • kayla
  • Apr-24-2016 I am a current student here

    lots of options, maybe not all that healthy but it's easy and not too bad.

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  • 4
  • courtney from akron, oh
  • Apr-04-2016 I am a current student here

    rob's is pretty good and there's different food places all over the campus. off campus there is a ton of food options throughout the city.

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  • 3
  • Song from Akron, OH
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Depending on where you eat, some of the food is good. Good food is usually expensive, and even those that aren't that good can be pretty pricey. I just often pack a lunch.

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  • 1
  • Elizabeth from Akron, OH
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    The new meal plans this year completely screw kids over. Quality is okay but more places need to take Zipcards.

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  • 1
  • Allyson from Nova, OH
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Food and Dining services sucks on campus. Because of budget cuts, it has really gone downhill. However, there are so many options for food in the immediate area surrounding campus.

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  • 5
  • G from Victor, NY
  • Jul-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There are so many different options for food. You can change it up everyday and have new choices for the whole year. The food is good and the serving sizes are awesome.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • - Akron, OH
  • Sep-12-2017 I am a current student here

    You don't need to be a Greek to be friends with them and participate in Greek activities. Greek life was a bad decision on my part. I didn't enjoy it at all, too much drama.

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  • 0
  • G from Victor, NY
  • Jul-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There is Greek Life it is not supper big thing, but it is still there and many people participate in it and have a great time.

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  • 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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