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The University of Akron

Akron, OH
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Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325-2001

United States

Phone: 330-972-7100

Fax: 330-972-7022

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Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Rachel Privett
Title:Assistant Director of Admissions
Admissions Office Address:The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2001
Admissions Office Phone:1-800-655-4884
Admissions Office Fax:330-972-7100
Admissions Office Email:admissions@uakron.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Recreation Center
Student Union (includes food court, Starbucks)
E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
James A. Rhodes Arena
Robertson Cafe
Student Recreation and Wellness Center, which features a 56-foot rock-climbing wall, recreation pool, "lazy river", spa, ball courts and fitness facilities; Student Union with a movie theatre, bowling and billiards, a food court and a Starbucks Cafe.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Summit County Metro Parks
Canal Park - Home of the Minor league Akron Aeros
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Progressive Field - Home of the Cleveland Indians
Akron Art Museum; Cuyahoga Valley National Park; and Blossom Music Center. Three shopping malls near campus and Akron Civic Theatre.

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:Yes
     Hours:M - F, select Saturdays
8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone Number:1-800-655-4884
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:M - F, 11am and 3pm., select Sat at 11 am
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:www.uakron.edu/visitua

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:Yes
Start Date for High School Juniors:Anytime
Appointment Required:Preferred
Average Length of Interview:1 hour
Information Sessions:Available
Times:M - F, 10am & 2 pm, select at Sat 10am
Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@uakron.edu

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Athletic Department
Advance Notice:1 week
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@uakron.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:www.gozips.com

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Not Available
Advance Notice:Other
Arrangements:Other

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
UA is 13 miles form Akron-Canton Regional Airport and 40 miles from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Greyhound Bus Service provides transportation to Akron from most major cities in the country. The Metro Regional Transit Authority provides bus transportation in the Greater Akron area. Amtrak serves Akron with direct service to and from such cities as Youngstown, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
Admissions, in Room 109 Simmons Hall is located at 277 Buchtel Ave. DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH From I-77, follow I-77 to I-76 East. Exit I-76 East onto Rt. 8 North. Follow Rt. 8 North to the Carroll St. / Buchtel Ave. Exit. After exiting follow to the second light, make a left onto Buchtel Ave.; continue on Buchtel Ave. through the 4th stop light. Turn left into the Visitor Parking Garage. Bring your parking stub to the Admissions office for validation. From Rt. 8, follow to the Buchtel Ave. exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Buchtel Ave.; continue on Buchtel Ave. through the 4th stop light. Turn left into the Visitor Parking Garage. Bring your parking stub to the Admissions office for validation. DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH From I-77, follow I-77 to Rt. 8 North. Exit Rt. 8 North at the Carroll St. / Buchtel Ave. exit. After exiting, follow to the second light, make a left onto Buchtel Ave., and continue on Buchtel Ave. through the 4th stop light. Turn left into the Visitor Parking Garage. Bring your parking stub to the Admissions office for validation. DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST From I-76, follow I-76 West to Rt. 8 North. Follow Rt. 8 North to the Carroll St. / Buchtel Ave. Exit. After exiting follow to the second light, make a left onto Buchtel Ave.; continue on Buchtel Ave. through the 4th stop light. Turn left into the Visitor Parking Garage. Bring your parking stub to the Admissions office for validation. DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST From I-76, follow I-76 East, to Rt. 8 North. Follow Rt. 8 North to the Carroll St. / Buchtel Ave. Exit. After exiting follow to the second light, make a left onto Buchtel Ave.; continue on Buchtel Ave. through the 4th stop light. Turn left into the Visitor Parking Garage. Bring your parking stub to the Admissions office for validation.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron 135 South Broadway Street Akron, OH 44325-9002 (330) 253-5970 www.quakersquareakron.com Akron City Centre Hotel 20 West Mill Street Akron, OH 44308 (330) 384-1500 www.akroncitycentrehotel.com Sheraton Suites 1989 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 (800) 274-4831 www.sheratonakron.com
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
Hampton Inn Stow (5 miles) 4331 Lakepointe Corporate Drive Stow, OH 44224 (330) 945-4160 www.stow.hamptoninn.com Country Inn and Suites Macedonia 7820 Capital Boulevard Macedonia, OH 44056 (330) 908-1700 http://www.countryinns.com/macedonia-hotel-oh-44056/ohmacedo Doubletree Akron 3150 West Market Street Akron, OH 44333 (330) 869-9000 www.doubletreeakron.com Hilton Akron Fairlawn 3180 West Market Street Akron, OH 44333 (330) 867-5000 800.HILTONS www.akronhilton.com

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • The University of Akron
    Akron, OH 44325-2001
    Phone: 1-800-655-4884
    Fax: 330-972-7100
    Email: admissions@uakron.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    Yes
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    Yes
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Not Available
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