Tuition & Fees

$12,064

$24,540

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,169
Declined + 1,993
Total Received 10,162
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Public

16,793

undergraduate students

3,468

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Communications/journalism
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Codes

SAT 1497
ACT 2033

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
13%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
11%
30-36
8%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
17%
30-36
8%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
6%
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School Facts

Oakland, founded in 1957, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,444-acre campus is located in Rochester, 25 miles north of downtown Detroit.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 20,261
Established in 1957
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Rochester, MI

1,444-acre campus in Rochester Hills (population: 72,952), 25 miles from Detroit. Major airports serve Detroit and Flint (35 miles); bus and train serve Pontiac (five miles).

Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
43%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
13%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
11%
30-36
8%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
17%
30-36
8%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,169
Declined + 1,993
Total Received 10,162

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Dawn Aubry
Interim Assistant Vice President Student Affair, Admissions
P: 800 OAK-UNIV
visit@oakland.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,360,800
State $748,206
Institutional $8,943,298
Other external
Total $31,052,304

Non-need-based

Federal
State $143,350
Institutional $21,887,391
Other external $6,906,521
Total $28,937,262

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Summit League (Division I)
Mascot
The Grizz
School colors
black and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Adult Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Anthropology
Applied Health Science
Applied Mathematics
Applied Statistics
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Diagnostic/Therapeutic Sciences
Biomedical Science/Biological Communication
Biomedical Science/Environmental Chemistry
Biomedical Science/Medical Physics
Biomedical Sciences
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemistry
Choral Music Education
Cinema Studies
Communication
Communications
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Engineering
Computer Science/Informatics
Conducting
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dance/Performing Arts
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Early Education/Intervention
East Asian Studies/China
East Asian Studies/Japan
Economics
Education Leadership
Educational Leadership
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
Embedded Systems
Engineering Biology
Engineering Chemistry
Engineering Management
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Finance
French
General Management
German
Graphic Design
Health Sciences
Higher Education Leadership
History
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management
Independent Major
Industrial Applied Mathematics
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Technology
Information Technology Management
Instrumental Music Education
Instrumental Performance
Integrative Studies
International Relations
Japanese
Journalism
Latin American Language/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics
Medical Physics
Medicine
Modern Languages
Music
Music Education
Music Education K-12
Music Theatre
Music/Instrumental Performance
Music/Piano Performance
Music/Vocal Performance
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Safety/Health
Operations Management
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Piano Pedagogy
Piano Performance
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Reading Education
Reading/Language Arts
Safety Management
Secondary Education
Slavic Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
Studio Art/Drawing
Studio Art/K-12
Studio Art/New Media
Studio Art/Painting
Studio Art/Photography
Systems Engineering
Teacher Leadership
Theatre
Theatre Design/Technology
Training/Development
Transitional Physical Therapy
Vocal Performance
Voice Pedagogy
Wellness/Health Promotion/Injury Prevention
Women's/Gender Studies
Writing/Rhetoric
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Undergraduate

83%

16,793
students

Female
57%
9,641

Male
43%
7,152

Graduate

17%

3,468
students

Female
57%
1,981

Male
43%
1,487

undergraduateFull-time

76%

12,887
students

Female
59%
7,543

Male
41%
5,344

undergraduatePart-time

24%

3,906
students

Female
54%
2,098

Male
46%
1,808

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Winter: December 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 100
Countries most often represented Albania
Canada
China
India
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

David Archbold
Director of International Students
248 370-3358
archbold@oakland.edu

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