City of Akron

The University of Akron and the community

We are in the heart of a dynamic regional economy with solid partnerships between business and government. As a result, UA graduates have broad career opportunities, and many of our 162,000 alumni are in the highest echelons in business, education, law, arts, public service and health care.

Campus boundaries are one thing; the limits of our imagination are another. Take a walk through the neighborhoods bordering campus, and you'll notice a community moving forward: houses being refurbished into homes; new storefronts offering groceries and services to area residents, including students. Together, we're on the move.

About Akron and the region

With a population nearing 200,000, Akron is the fifth largest city in the state of Ohio.

It offers a vibrant downtown, serene parks, and events and venues that appeal to almost every interest. Its regional location and easy access to airports and major highways puts you at the hub of a world of experiences and opportunities. 

Here's a taste of what you can discover in Akron and the region:

Town and gown

UniverCity: Our Community. Our Priority

This year's Report to the Community describes the strengthened ties between UA and its community, and it looks back at the last 15 years of progress.