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University of Akron Location, Campus Life, & Housing Information

Akron, OH

Location and Setting


Akron Population
198,549
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
223 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.9 average low in January, 78.5 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Not reported
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Akron
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Akron

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
80%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Zippy' The Kangaroo
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Riflery x x x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Riflery x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, ak-rowdies, akron animation association, national society of leadership and success, golden key international honor society, alpha phi omega
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

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