Student headcount: 19,053
Undergraduate degree programs: 134
Graduate degree and certificate programs: 124
Students living on campus: Nearly 2,100
Alumni: more than 84,000
Faculty members: 466
Faculty with doctoral degrees: 94%
Students receiving financial aid: 13,216
Financial aid awarded last year: $122 million
TOakland University is a nationally ranked university offering students a personal, high-quality, affordable education through a diverse combination of liberal arts, professional instruction, and cultural and social experiences.
Since its founding in 1957, Oakland has grown from 570 students to more than 19,000 in 2009. While the
university has shown tremendous growth and change, the core mission has stayed the same: to deliver an
undergraduate and graduate education that prepares students with a portfolio of skills and values necessary for success.
Located in Rochester, Michigan, the university fosters collaborations with business and industry to help
graduates meet the demands of a highly educated workforce.
Diverse programs, diverse opportunities
A campus that thrives on vision, challenge and hard work, we take seriously our responsibilities to provide a high-quality education to the residents of our community, state and nation.
Students may choose from 134 undergraduate degree programs and 124 graduate degree and certificate programs. Through core undergraduate curriculum requirements, students hone their skills and develop a greater awareness and understanding of the world we live in through exposure to a diverse learning environment, and through opportunities to study and live abroad.
Internships give students a head start
Oakland students are often rewarded with prestigious internship and co-op opportunities at leading organizations and corporate institutions including NASA, the Mayo Clinic and the Brookings Institute. Students also work with faculty mentors on significant research projects in partnership with many of the nearly 200 Fortune 500 companies, 400 foreign-based corporations and other businesses, educational institutions, hospitals and government entities located throughout Oakland County.
A hometown feel
More than 2,100 Oakland students live on campus and reap the benefits of an enriching, unparalleled living environment. With a variety of options available – from residence halls and townhomes to the University Student Apartments – students find the perfect fit to bring learning to new levels.
Capture the college spirit
OU is home to the Golden Grizzlies, Summit League members and participants in the NCAA Big Dance. The university supports more than 200 student organizations, which keep students actively involved in academic competitions, charitable activities and community events.
Recreational and cultural attractions
Oakland’s state-of-the-art 250,000-square-foot Recreation and Athletics Center is complete with an indoor arena, natatorium and high-tech workout facilities. And, don’t miss Oakland’s famous Meadow Brooks: Meadow Brook Hall, a 100-room historic house museum; Meadow Brook Music Festival, an outdoor summer amphitheatre; and Meadow Brook Theatre, which stages comedies, dramas, mysteries and musicals. The Oakland University Art Gallery sponsors a number of free exhibitions and lectures each year.
Thanks to the reputation it is gaining within the region and beyond, Oakland has been recognized by several national organizations.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching categorizes Oakland as one of the country’s 83 doctoral research universities. U.S. News and World Report consistently recognizes Oakland in its annual report about America’s Best Colleges. Forbes magazine also ranked Oakland University as one of America’s Best Colleges in 2009.
Visit us today
Schedule your own personal visit by contacting our Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) OAK-UNIV or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us on the Web at oakland.edu/go.