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Academic Rigor
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4.4250
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Most Helpful Review for Oakland University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Courtney from Lapeer, MI
  • 16 out of 16 people found this review helpful

Throughout high school I was never challenged but as soon as I came to OU that all changed. The professors have been pretty good for the most part and they have challenged me to think critically which is a lost art in our society today.

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  • Author - Lowell, MI
  • Dec-26-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I had it in my mind that I would hate Oakland; however, that changed as soon as I visited. Oakland has a very welcoming campus, from the moment I stepped foot I knew I was home. OU is smaller compared to other schools in Michigan, but it is truly one of a kind.

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  • Kyla
  • Dec-21-2016 I am a current student here

    The school has an amazing and beautiful campus and all academic buildings have a designated parking lot or structure for the students who commute. There are multiple study areas in the academic buildings that offer a comfortable and quiet area where you won't be disturbed if you need to study before a class. There are maps of the campus in several locations around campus, as well as inside the academic buildings themselves.

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  • Lauren from Troy, MI
  • Oct-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Many professors that care about the students and want to give them a good education. Certain majors or minors are not specialized or offered here but counselors are willing to work with you. There are many different support systems to help students.

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  • ninesha - oak park, mi
  • Jun-02-2016 I am a current student here

    oakland univerairy is a great school. unlike other big universities, the advantage is that oakland isnt a big party school, so their is no opportunity for failure, unless u fail yourself. oakland gives alot of resources that most schools dont give to their students so its very help and beneficial. the food isnt that great, besides the food court. the people are very friendly gor the most part

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  • Natalie from Monroe, MI
  • Dec-31-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I really love the atmosphere here. Everyone seems very friendly and the school seems as though they are working hard to keep everything modern and clean. It is at the top of my list right now.

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  • Zahra
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    OU is a great place to study. With the addition of the new medical school, it's quickly going to the top. It's clean, friendly and so far, I'm really enjoying my classes there.

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  • Olivia from Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    I am currently a junior here at Oakland.It is a diverse, medium sized Midwestern university with many big city amenities such as the Palace of Auburn Hills, dance clubs, and many fine eating establishments. Classes are not too big, and the professors are very helpful. Iv'e had a great time here so far, and would recommend Oakland!

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  • corunnahighschoolsenior
  • Nov-15-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Oakland is a nice, safe university. This college offers a wide variety in education. Also affordable, but not very much space for parking.

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  • Amen from Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Oct-03-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It seems like there are a lot activities for you to take part in. The classes are pretty small which can be a plus.

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  • Marcel from Detroit, MI
  • Sep-08-2015 I am a current student here

    This is an awesome University! Oakland University is known as a hidden gem in Michigan because students strive to go to bigger schools. OU meets and exceeds the other schools I toured because the atmosphere was so friendly.

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