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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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Sophie from North Canton, OH
  • Apr-16-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The options in the Student Union are my top choice for food on campus but there are a variety of places that you can eat off campus that accept your meal plan money.

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  • 4
  • Jenny from North Canton, OH
  • Apr-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Rob's is not bad food, but the Union Market has even better food. We have a Starbucks, a Subway, a Chipotle, and a couple of Einstein Bros. Overall the food is pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Sabrina from Akron, OH
  • Jan-05-2015 I am a current student here

    Campus dining-as in the dining hall-is pretty good. The meal plans they have are convenient, and for $15 it's an all you can eat buffet and Mongolian grill. However, there's tons of other options besides. There's restaurants, convenient stores, and a grocery store, either on campus or on campus routes. Downtown has a whole area of just food. Student Union has a Subway, Ohio Burger, Auntie Anne's, Starbucks, and Market alone. So there's plenty of options if you have the money for it.

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  • 5
  • Victoria
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I haven't eaten much on campus yet, but of what I have eaten they are really good. Rob's Dining Hall and the Caf�© in the Student Union seem to be really good with dealing with food allergies.

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  • 5
  • Emalie from Akron, OH
  • Oct-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Definatly alot of choices for food around campus and different places life giant eagle, target and other places takes the student ID as a credit card if you have money added to it.

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  • 3
  • Victoria from Olmsted Twp, OH
  • Sep-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is college food. Rob's is an all you can eat food service and offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night food. The union market tends to be a little more healthier in their options, but they are unfortunately closed on the weekend. Ohio Burger is a really good burger place to go to. Freshens is the healthiest place on campus, selling salads, crepes, rice bowls, and smoothies. Their convince store is also very healthy with selling organic fruit, and food. Although it is not homemade cooking like I'm used to, the food is still good.

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  • 4
  • Seth
  • Aug-14-2014 I am a current student here

    There's a Subway, Auntie Anne's, and a Starbucks on campus. A Chipotle is coming soon across the street. And the generic campus food stores seem to have a good variety.

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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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