University of Akron, Akron

Akron, OH

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  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: Honors dorm.
Room & Board Expenses $9,878
Living On-Campus 16%
Living Off-Campus 84%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave University of Akron, Akron 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2011

College Life Rating

The social atmosphere is very eventful. Everyone is always doing something and with the diversity its like always something new going on. THere are a lot of organizations and many student groups to join so its great for everyone for whatever they're looking for. Many activities on the weekends and lots of athletics for those people into that. We have a great rec center that is brand new plus 4 huge pools. Overall a great campus life and student life here.

Former Student - Last Attended 2009

College Life Rating

Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(330) 972-2911
Medical Center Emergency Department
(330) 972-7808
Campus Police
302 Buchtel Common. Akron, OH 44325


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Zippy
School Song: Akron Blue and Gold
School Colors: blue and gold
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities arena, baseball, and soccer fields; natatorium, shooting range, track complex
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Mid-American Conference
Basketball: Mid-American Conference
Baseball: Mid-American Conference
Track: Mid-American Conference

Athletics Department at University of Akron, Akron

Athletic Director Name
Mack Rhoades
Athletic Department Email
Athletic Department Address
University of Akron, Rhodes Arena, 373 Carroll Street, Akron, OH 44325

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 15
Number of Sororities: 8
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 2%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 2%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services

Other Services at University of Akron, Akron

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Dr. Willis Lonzer II, research and development scientist, Johnson & Johnson
  • Sandra Pianalto, president, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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