B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Oakland University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Oakland University

Cost

Net Price
$13,043/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,013/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,810/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,782/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,049/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,729/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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.148 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,454Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Involved
    28%
  • Nice
    24%
  • Average
    14%
  • Anti-social
    12%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Commuter
    7%
  • Approachable
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.161 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.202 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Homey
    24%
  • Serene, Peaceful, Caring
    24%
  • Great
    14%
  • The beautiful rolling hills.
    11%
  • Quaint
    7%
  • A mess
    5%
  • Gorgeous
    4%

After Oakland University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.118 responses
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Oakland University Reviews

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I started college when I was only sixteen years old and was not used to the harsh winter weather of Michigan. Oakland's dorms were the first thing I appreciated. They were well insulated and I found myself so comfortable. Once I'd adjusted to drastic climate change, I really loved the Oakland Center and the grand piano with the fireplace and comfy sofas! I would go every morning and sit back with a coffee and soak in the atmosphere before I went to my eight am classes. The supplemental instruction was so well planned out and I had understanding teachers who would go out of their way to ensure I had a firm grasp on all the content. On my darkest days I always had access the the free counselling sessions or I could turn to a teacher who would always make sure I'm okay. I love this school and receiving any scholarship to continue my education would be amazing!
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Oakland University is a great school! It's accepting of everyone and the teachers care for the education of the students. The campus is beautiful, and it offers many activities/events! Some things that could be better is the food in the Vandenburgh Hall and the cost of tuition (which continues to increase). I hope for the school to advise freshmen to bring their parents/guardians to meetings that are affiliated financial aid since they don't really know how to handle financial aid on their own. I hope for the school to build another parking structure for overnight parkers who live on campus near the dorms/apartment since the majority slots are for commuters. Overall, Oakland is a great school. If you're ever in need of help, it's available to you. From the 'Blue Lights' buttons which can contact OUPD to optional tutoring nights, you are never alone! At Oakland, I've created many memories and friends that I will never ever forget and I'm truly grateful for the experience.
I've absolutely loved my time at Oakland University and I can't wait to see what the next three years has in store for me! They're currently revamping the Oakland Center, which was already pretty cool if you ask me, and they are also designing and building more dorms and parking lots to welcome new students! Everyone on campus is very friendly and the whole campus has a cozy feel to it. There's nowhere else I'd rather be going to college. The reason I gave four stars versus five is solely based on an experience I've had with a lousy Psychology professor this spring. She was unable to properly teach material and due to her lack of approachability and time unavailability I ended with a C in the class. However, besides that minor setback, my time at OU has been wonderful!