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Oakland University
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  • 4 Year
  • ROCHESTER HILLS, MI

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Oakland is an above-average public university located in Auburn Hills, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,454 undergraduate students. The Oakland acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Professions, and Psychology. Graduating 57% of students, Oakland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.

About

2200 NORTH SQUIRREL ROAD
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI 48309
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League

Oakland University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Oakland Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,843 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,154 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 142 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 178 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 178 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,454 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,089
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 136 responses
  • Involved
    26%
  • Nice
    23%
  • Average
    15%
  • Anti-social
    10%
  • Commuter
    10%
  • Awesome
    9%
  • Approachable
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 191 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 232 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 144 responses
  • Homey
    26%
  • Serene, Peaceful, Caring
    20%
  • Great
    15%
  • The beautiful rolling hills.
    9%
  • Quaint
    7%
  • A mess
    6%
  • Gorgeous
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 118 responses

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