Oakland University Review

Oakland University is a 4-year, public school located in the large suburban area of Rochester in Eastern Michigan. The college provides more than 18,000 students with undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree programs.

Oakland University School Overview

Oakland University was founded in 1957 as part of Michigan State University and became an independent institution in 1970. Today, the school remains the largest research institution of higher learning in Oakland County, Michigan. The university currently offers more than 120 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate degree and professional certificate programs.

Programs in the arts and sciences, health science and business administration are some of Oakland's most popular. Research opportunities in biomedical research, robotics, advanced automation and eye research are available to students.

Admissions and Enrollment at Oakland University

Oakland University looks at a few different criteria when selecting incoming freshmen for enrollment: high school grade point average, standardized test scores, positive trend of grades and number and types of college preparatory courses taken. Incoming freshmen at the university have an average high school GPA of 3.3 and an average ACT score of 22.2

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment at Oakland University

Oakland University sits on 1,441 acres of meadows and wooded land in the Rochester, Michigan, region. The school has 48 major buildings, including a high-tech business and technology building, an art gallery, a theater and a state-of-the-art recreation and athletics center. Its Kresge Library has 747,000 volumes and 100 computers for students.

There is an 18:1 student-to faculty-ratio at Oakland University. Class sizes average at fewer than 35 students per course. Almost 90% of graduates from Oakland University find employment within six months of graduation.

Overview of Schools and Colleges at Oakland University

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education and Human Services
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science

Contact Information

  • Address: Rochester Hills, Michigan 48309
  • Phone Number: (248) 370-2100