Oakland University

Rochester, MI

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

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Leaders don’t just meet expectations. They shatter them.

They dig deep to enforce change and define destinies. Leaders push beyond what’s possible to find what’s best. They transform the world—and themselves. Unlock your inner leader at Oakland University and revolutionize your future.

As an OU student, you’ll enjoy:
• Advising throughout each year
• Tutoring, study groups and supplemental instruction
• Full-service writing center
• Study abroad opportunities
• Research projects as early as freshman year

You’ll find your professors become your mentors, and they’ll help you make important connections between theory and practice. They stand firm on years of academic excellence—they are published authors, noted researchers, experts in their fields—and use their knowledge to cultivate and challenge yours.

Ignite your future
Oakland University’s 275+ accredited degree programs with no-fee tuition pricing will turn your spark into a flame. With personalized instruction and extraordinary support, you’ll push the boundaries, build your confidence and rise up to make a difference—all while making memories that last a lifetime. Learn more at oakland.edu/futurestudents

Get to know us
There is no better way to get a feel for your future college than by visiting our beautiful campus in Rochester, Michigan. Take a campus tour, attend a special event and meet fellow students. Just go to oakland.edu/visit  to view all the available events tailored just for you.



Categorized as a "Doctoral/Research University" | The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education


Named the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan | Campus Pride Index.


Master of Science in Nursing ranked #44 among the nation's best master's programs in Nursing | Study.com


Named the third-safest college campus in the nation and the safest in Michigan | YourLocalSecurity.com.


Since our founding in 1957, Oakland University has made affordable tuition a major priority, including tuition-free opportunities for those who qualify. In fact, more than half of our students receive financial aid to help them cover some or all of their Oakland University tuition. We disburse more than $150 million each year in financial aid, with the average award exceeding $7,000 per student per year. Financial aid is available in various forms, including scholarships, grants, loans, work-study jobs, and campus employment.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Oakland University has gone above and beyond in providing me everything I need to be successful professionally, academically, and personally. The sense of family and the relationships I’ve built at OU are things I will cherish long after graduation.”

    • Sanjay Antani
      SBA ‘21
  • “Oakland University not only gave me the opportunity to find my passion, but it also allowed me to create my own path to success both inside and outside of the classroom.”

    • Joseph DiFranco
      CAS ‘23
  • “Oakland University has given me endless opportunities to grow as a better student, leader, and human! OU allowed me to gain so many connections both personally and professionally, and I feel confident going into the rest of my life.”

    • Allison Purtell
      SON ‘22