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Oakland University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Emily from Clyde, MI
  • 4
  • I love my resident advisor who makes life here much more enjoyable. The people you meet on your floor are the people you live with for 8 months. Make friends!…

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  • Loryn from Livonia, MI
  • 5
  • There are a variety of housing options. Choose a dorm or an apartment. Live with friends, or go in blind. Everyone at Oakland is friendly, and living on campus is…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I only ate here a few times but there is a good amount of options. one of the only Chick-fil-A's in Michigan

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  • 1
  • Jacob from Rochester Hills, MI
  • I am a current student here

    The food tastes like my high school food, which was universally known to be disgusting, chewy consistency on everything. I have also seen them not was the plates!

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  • 3
  • Kyla
  • I am a current student here

    There is a wide variety of places to eat in the caf, it's set up like a mall food court and there are plenty of restaurants around the campus within a few minutes driving distance. Also, the Oakland University campus has the only Chick-Fil-A in Michigan.

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  • 5
  • Zahra
  • I am a current student here

    Food is everywhere and for everyone. There are several restaurants across the campus...downtown Rochester Hills is a few miles away and I count on the Starbucks right in the library--comes in great for exam-time.

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  • 3
  • Jessica from Southgate, MI
  • I am a current student here

    I personally don't mind the food that much. They don't always have the best food but I'm just grateful for getting any food. There was a norovirus outbreak that I think occurred through the cafeteria. I'm sure they are working on more health precautions due to that. We are also getting a remodeled food court with Mo's, Panda Express, and other restaurants.

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  • 3
  • Current Student
  • I am a current student here

    Food is alright. The best places to eat are Chick fil la, Chopped and Warp and the OakView cafe. Breakfast is usually the best meal you'll get. Also the food in the campus diner is best on weekends.

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  • 4
  • Louisa from Clinton Twp., MI
  • I am a current student here

    No kosher or halal options to date, which is disappointing, but they do have gluten free and vegetarian stations. If you don't have any dietary restrictions,the food is quite good, and expanding every year. Last year, the dining hall added another floor for more cafeteria variety, and this year, the food court is expanding to include a full Chick-fil-A, as well as Asian, Mexican, and vegetarian options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Zahra
  • I am a current student here

    Not interested--but they have several frat houses--haven't seen any for females though--they must be hidden.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Warren, MI
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not interested in fraternities/sororities, so I don't know much about it. However, I do know they have Greek cottages for those who are interested in Greek life and there are many clubs/organizations/events specifically for those people. It's great to see the diversity on campus, and everyone is accepted for what they want and who they are.

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  • 0
  • Kaylee
  • 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
  • I am a current student here

    They are always looking for more people.

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