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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI, USA
3.59 Average Rating

Oakland University is a 4-year public school in the Detroit metro area that was originally established as a satellite campus of Michigan State. Oakland is now home to seven colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in 143 academic programs. In addition to classroom space, the Oakland campus hosts research facilities such as the Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation, the Eye Research Institute, and the Center for Creative & Collaborative Computing. For recreation, the Oakland University Golf and Learning Center features two golf courses as well as a state of the art practice center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
99%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1070
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
19,333
Total Number of Undergrads
15,901
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
37%
20-39 Students
41%
40-99 Students
18%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
19%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,123
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,410
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,735
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,910
Books and Supplies
$764

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,109
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
74%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,438
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,622

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,568
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,271
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
322
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
16%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Golden Grizzlies
School Colors
Black/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
Chicago
Grand Rapids
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
82%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
Oakland University is a very fun, healthy place to be. The campus is beautiful and peaceful, the staff and students are very friendly and open, and the different academic and extracurricular opportunities are fantastic. I not only learned a great deal inside the classroom, but outside the classroom as well, and that made my college experience a lot more enjoyable.
Kaylee
Oakland University has a beautifully well-keep campus and a live community. It is mostly a commuter college but the university is currently working toward new campus housing. The staff are skilled in their fields and are eager to aid students toward graduation.
Krystal from Farmington Hills, MI
Oakland is a very diverse community which I am proud to be a part of. There are it's upsides and downsides, but the friends and connections I have made so far are nothing short of outstanding! I truly feel like I am at home.
Emily from Clyde, MI
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.
Zahra
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.
Marcel from Detroit, MI
Really great University; Oakland has a lot of things to offer and by far is one of the best Universities in the state of Michigan.
Current Student
Oakland University is a mid-sized university of about 20,000 students and 100,000 alumni. It is located in Rochester, Michigan, which Time Money Magazine ranked as one of the top ten best small cities in America; there's lots to do in the surrounding area, many internship and employment opportunities, and a vibrant, diverse community. Oakland boasts strong academics, high placement rates post-graduation, and an amazing location.
Louisa from Clinton Twp., MI
Oakland University is a wonderful university with amazing intelligent teachers. I am a transfer student and all of my credits transferred. Oakland has a reasonable tuition rate and a variety of on campus housing.
Loryn from Livonia, MI
Oakland University is an involved and exciting school with so much to offer students. A place to learn and explore many options of career choices. A place to meet life long friends.
Yewande from Warren, MI

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