Oakland University is ...
NCAA Division I (without football)
Oakland University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.151 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.164 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.205 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.118 responses
Oakland University Reviews
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Oakland University is booming, tons of new students each year, diversity growing, and the campus itself! Great opportunities exist at OU, but I would love to see some more great professors who make the learning journey easier and enjoyable. Although great professors already exist, I have had personal experience along with my friends where struggling through a semester is what we deal with; sometimes even retaking a class! There are tons of opportunities to be involved in this great community, which is alway exciting. I have met great professors, staffs, and friends. I enjoy being a student at OU but minor changes in professors should do the trick!
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!
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.