Oakland University

Rochester, MI

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$13,346

$24,710

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,334
Declined 2,109
Total Received 12,443
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Public

15,543

undergraduate students

3,470

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 19,013
Established in 1957
Coeducational Coeducational

1,444-acre campus in Rochester Hills (population: 74,205), 25 miles from Detroit. Major airports serve Detroit and Flint (35 miles); bus and train serve Pontiac (five miles).

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Detroit
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Detroit Metropolitan

Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI
48309

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Grizz Gang
  • Student program Board
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Beta Alpha Psi

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • OU Has Talent show
  • Casino Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • state certified police officers, security lighting, extensive camera system, self-defense/alcohol abuse classes

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
46%
400-499
18%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
18%
300-399
1%
30-36
14%
24-29
34%
18-23
43%
12-17
8%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.56

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,334
Declined 2,109
Total Received 12,443

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, cricket, cycling, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, rock climbing, rugby, running, soccer, tae kwon do, tennis, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, curling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, tennis, triathlon

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Anatomy
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biochemistry
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Creative Writing
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Chemistry
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
History, General
Homeland Security
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Management and Supervision
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Project Management
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

19,013

total students

98.5%

in-state

1.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

15,543
students

Female
57%
8,820

Male
43%
6,723

18%

3,470
students

Female
56%
1,956

Male
44%
1,514

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

12,454
students

Female
58%
7,170

Male
42%
5,284

20%

3,089
students

Female
54%
1,650

Male
46%
1,439

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 30%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
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

1,448

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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
  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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