The University of Akron

The University of Akron is the region's most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education, offering a wide variety of associate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate and law degree programs.

Campus life 

Campus life at The University of Akron is anything but conventional, hosting nearly 300 student organizations on campus, focused on academics, athletics, hobbies, politics, faith, film, ethnicity, music and more. The university also offers a modern recreation center - welcoming residence halls and a full calendar of social events, athletics, arts and culture. We bring together diverse disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships, academic research opportunities, study abroad and much more. 

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You'll meet current students and faculty as you learn more about our excellent academic programs, scholarship opportunities and living on campus. And you'll see our modern classrooms, laboratories and sprawling campus teeming with life. The University of Akron is at the forefront of redefining the role of higher education as a catalyst for rebuilding communities, revitalizing the state and local economy and providing graduates with extraordinary career opportunities. Student organizations & activities One of the benefits of attending UofA is the opportunity to join other students who share your interests in one of our 300+ student organizations. 

Student Recreation & Wellness Center

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is the hub of health and recreation on campus. The rec center includes a 53-foot climbing wall, a lazy river, a running track, weight room and more.

Fraternity & Sorority Life 

Since 1873, The University of Akron has been home to over 850 members, 14 fraternities and 9 sororities. Surely there is a home in our community for you too! 

Student Union 

The Student Union is a great place to study, meet friends, eat and relax. The Union Market offers a variety of food options, including sushi, pasta, pizza, a salad bar, paninis and more. Also available are Starbucks, Panda Express, Auntie Anne's, Freshens and Chick-Fil-A. 

Arts & culture 

On any given night in Akron, hundreds of students, families and visitors step out of their front doors en route to a gallery, live performance, movie or public talk on our campus. 


The University of Akron is filled with traditions, each unique and special. When you become a Zip, these traditions become a part of you, and you will carry them with you for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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