The University of Akron Zips reside, conveniently, between the major cities of Cleveland (40 miles south) and Pittsburgh (100 miles northwest). So if you're itchin' to visit the 'ol Rustbelt of the U.S. or visit the birthplace of Heinz Ketchup in Pittsburgh, your destinations are just a couple of hours away. One of the Princeton Review's "Best in the Midwest," University of Akron holds its head up high as a shining star in academia. Its industrial/organizational psychology program was ranked one of the nation's top 10 in 2009, so watch out for those sneaky future therapists. They might just be mind-readers. And let's not forget UA's mascot Zippy, winner of the Capital One Bowl Mascot of the Year Challenge in 2008.
If you're looking to escape the dorms and spend some quality time away from campus, start browsing the places listed on our site. Many of the complexes advertised have maybe-not-necessary-but-definitely-enjoyable amenities to sweeten the deal. Care about the environment? Choose a place that recycles. Want to cut down on rent? Grab a few roommates, and shop around. For traveling around Akron and beyond, take a gander at the Metro Regional Transit Authority schedule and services. But why take Metro when you can travel by Roo Express?! The Roo Express takes University of Akron students downtown, near campus, and to the North side of campus.
Lucky for students, all the Akron action is within reach, since downtown is down the street from campus. Take in a little culture at Akron Art Museum, which has free admission for students. Not in an arty mood? Brush up on your innovators with a trip to the Inventors Hall of Fame. Hear those cash registers chime by spending a couple bucks at Chapel Hill Mall. Unwind with some tea at Karma Kafe hookah bar after a few hours of studying at Angel Falls Coffee House. Check out the goings-on on bustlin' Main Street. You might just be lucky enough to catch one of Main Street's famous festivals. Akron boasts free concerts during the summer and ice skating during the winter.