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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,997 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 85 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

The Summit League

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $84,215)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,425)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 118 85 - -
Baseball 33 - - -
Basketball 16 19 - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Soccer 30 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 27 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 33 29 - -
Tennis - 7 Yes -
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.7%
Hispanic 1.8%
Non-resident alien 2.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 18
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 11

Notable Alumni

  • Christopher Howe, actor ("Burn Notice")
  • David Hasselhoff, actor
  • Don Kirkwood, former MLB pitcher
  • Elizabeth Reaser, actress ("The Family Stone," "Twilight")
  • Maximiliano Larroquette, designer of the Chevrolet Volt
  • Robert Englund, actor known for role as "Freddy Krueger"
  • Thomas Lynch, author, National Book Award finalist
  • Mike Bruner, keyboardist for the band Rare Earth
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Yewande from Warren, MI
  • 5
  • Dorm life is exciting, mainly because you are able to chose who you want to room with. The dorms are also very spacious and offer many activities for students to…

  • Nov-07-2012 Read More
  • Kaylee
  • 4
  • The dorms seem a little scary at first but you soon get pretty comfortable in them. Every RA (Resident Assistant) I met was responsible and very fun. I became close…

  • May-06-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Loryn from Livonia, MI
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many local restaurants. There are dining rooms in each residence hall. There are cafes all over campus and a food court located in the Oakland Center.

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  • 3
  • Krystal from Farmington Hills, MI
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    The current dining hall for the dorms is not the best food but the food court has restaurants like Subway, Chick-fil-a, and Chopped and Wrapped which are pretty good. The new dorm being built will have a new dining hall.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Clyde, MI
  • Jan-21-2014 I am a current student here

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the food. The Dining Hall is not like your average cafeteria. It has a mongolian grill and so many choices every day. The Food Court has so many options like Papa Johns, Coyote Jack's, Subway, and even Chick-Fil-A, the only one in Michigan.

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  • 3
  • Megan
  • Jan-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is OK, I prefer to pack my lunch.

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  • 3
  • Alexis from Sturgis, MI
  • Oct-29-2013 I am a current student here

    All I can say is, don't have too high of expectations; with college, comes the cafeteria food. However, there are plenty of options each day and at the end of the day, most college students are just happy they got fed at all.

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  • 2
  • kk from MI
  • Oct-03-2013 I am a current student here

    If you live on campus its the same stuff over and over which gets old fast

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  • 3
  • Joseph from Auburn Hills, MI
  • Aug-26-2013 I am a past student here

    I've only ate here a few times but the food can be a little overpriced. There are some good places to eat just across the street so if you have the time in between classes, support the local businesses that offer some great food. Papa Romanos, Moy Kong, Mongolian BBQ, DiBella's

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kaylee
  • May-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Pretty active. I don't participate myself, but I have a lot of friends who do and say they enjoy it. It's easy to get involved with, so check it out!

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  • 0
  • Bri
  • Mar-24-2013 I am a current student here

    They are always looking for more people.

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  • 0
  • Nic from Rochester, MI
  • Jan-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Fraternities put on a pig roast every fall semester with free food, rides, and games. Fun for families and people of all ages. Always attracts a huge crowd and lots of fun.

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  • 0
  • Yewande from Warren, MI
  • Nov-07-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is an up and coming excitement at Oakland University. Students can join the many different Greek life at Oakland starting from academic sororities to sisterhood sororities.

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  • 0
  • Julia from Troy, MI
  • Oct-11-2012 I am a current student here

    As a sorority sister, I give OU top marks in this category! Greek life at OU is not stereotypical at all! It's a great way to meet lots of people, develop a network of friends, keep an active social life, and many leadership opportunities are available.

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