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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
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 12,656 undergraduate students. The Oakland acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Professions, and Psychology. Graduating 55% of students, Oakland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Oakland University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.142 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.175 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.188 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.229 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.118 responses
Oakland University Reviews
Due to Covid-19, in April 2020 our classes were transferred from classroom to online lecture in the matter of 7 days. I couldn't believe how well each teacher organized the page to include each week's material and allowed us to keep on track easily with all that was going on. Also, the way that some teachers did the lecture by recording their screen or doing a live online lecture worked just as well for me as the in-person lecture. I've taken online classes also in Summer 2020 that were already established online classes, and the main thing I love is the organization of all the class material. You always know what the week's assignments consists of and some classes allow you to work ahead on the material!
Oakland University has a very homely environment and a beautiful campus! As a student who stays on campus I love the amenities and the ability to wake up and go to class on a campus small enough to be comfortable but big enough to be exciting. My teachers have all been excited and ready to help me learn and I've never had any bad experiences when it comes to the different departments. The biggest thing I have an issue with is Grahm Health Center. Their health clinic on campus is perfect for small woes but isn't a place one should seek support in when it comes to mental issues. Their staff is nice and all but the place feels off and they don't treat you if you have been clinically diagnosed with pretty much anything. They'll quickly refer you somewhere else. However, I have had a great experience with Oakland University and I am proud to call myself a Golden Grizzly!
I have intentionally taken only a few online classes at OU, however, due to COVID-19 all of my classes finished the semester online during the Winter semester of 2020. I have found that the professors who run online classes do their best to communicate and keep a connection not only between themselves and students but among students as a classroom community! There are many resources from professors and OU that are helpful with online learning and in my experience, my professors have been more than willing to meet for in-person office hours as need be!