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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
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 12,968 undergraduate students. The Oakland acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 47% of students, Oakland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
About Oakland University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309

Oakland University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
805-1110
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,198/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,677/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,033/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,540/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,120/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,765/ year
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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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.157 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,968Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Involved
    27%
  • Nice
    24%
  • Average
    16%
  • Anti-social
    11%
  • Awesome
    10%
  • Commuter
    7%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.170 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.211 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • Homey
    23%
  • Serene, Peaceful, Caring
    23%
  • Great
    15%
  • The beautiful rolling hills.
    11%
  • Quaint
    7%
  • A mess
    7%
  • Gorgeous
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.118 responses
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I love Oakland Iniversity. The staff and students are all so very friendly and helpful. If you have a question about anything, there is always someone here to help you out. The Honors College staff are exceptional and extremely helpful. It doesn’t matter how busy they are, they always make time for you and make you feel important. The informational session for the Honors College was so helpful in helping me make my final decision to attend here at Oakland University. Everyone here is so approachable and kind. The classrooms are very nice, not to mention the Oak View Honors dorms! This is a beautiful building and has very nice dorms. This is my new home and I cannot say enough about how much I love Oakland University.
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The campus is thriving! Everything is up to date and tech savvy. Buildings are continuously being built, the campus is so beautiful. The only downfall, especially when I was commuting, was the parking. They recently built another parking structure though. Academic life was far from easy, some teachers were amazing, some were ok. Dorm life was fun, the OC is a great place to meet people. The library was my second home for a while because of my class load. The quiet floor was always the perfect place to study and the study rooms were great for group projects.
I lived on campus, and I truly feel this is the best way to experience Oakland. There is a true community feeling, there's always a friend somewhere on campus, and the students are really focused on doing the best they can at succeeding! The professors are genuinely interested in their students and are very, for lack of a better term, real to their students about the requirements to pass their classes. I loved every minute of my time here!