B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Oakland University is ...
Public
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
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Oakland University

Cost

Net Price
$11,145/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,445/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,331/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,104/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,812/ 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.151 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,887Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Involved
    28%
  • Nice
    25%
  • Average
    15%
  • 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.164 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • Homey
    24%
  • Serene, Peaceful, Caring
    23%
  • Great
    15%
  • The beautiful rolling hills.
    11%
  • Quaint
    7%
  • A mess
    5%
  • Gorgeous
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
48%
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

1,973 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!
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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!
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.