University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
88%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
38
Countries Represented
67
Ethnicity
African American
12%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
Hispanic
3%
White
73%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
36%
Student Organizations
300
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
55%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Zippy
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-American Conference
Intramural Sports
2
Sports Club
48
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
University of Akron Main Campus Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
I haven't eaten a lot on campus yet, but from the few times that I have it has been good.
Victoria from Akron, OH
There's a lot of variety on campus and around town for which you're able to use your meal plan. There are also vendors scattered around campus (like Starbucks) who won't take your meal plan, but it helps to break up the monotony, unlike some colleges who only have one cafeteria (and that's it).
Casey from Logan, OH
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.
Sophie from North Canton, OH
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.
Victoria from Olmsted Twp, OH
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.
Christopher from Brecksville, OH
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!
Jennifer from North Canton, OH
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.
G from Victor, NY