Oakland University

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School Overview

Oakland University (OU) is a public, four-year university located on a large 1,500-acre campus in the cities for Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in central Oakland County, Michigan. It’s the only large research university in Oakland County, and was named Oakland University precisely because its the only and largest research university in the county. UO is classified as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Oakland University’s nursing department offers their students the option to earn LPN, ASD, RN-BSN, BSN, MSN, CRNA, Nurse Practitioner and DNP degrees.

Oakland University was founded in 1957 as Michigan State University, Oakland (MSU-O), under the banner of Michigan State, with just under 600 students and three small buildings. Four years later in 1963, Michigan State University, Oakland became an independent higher education institution and officially changed its name to Oakland University.

General Information

Admission Office

101 North Foundation Hall

Oakland University

Rochester, MI 48309-4401

(248) 370-3360

(800) 625-8648

Fax: (248) 370-4462



Contact: Eleanor Reynolds

Assistant Vice President Student Affairs
Main Address

Rochester, MI 48309-4401

(248) 370-2100

www.oakland.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 16,594

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,569

Degree-seeking undergrads: 16,113

Graduate enrollment: 3,575

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Slavic Studies B
South Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musical theatre B
Painting B
Photography B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Development B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B

Education

Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B

Engineering

Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering chemistry, engineering biology B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Cytotechnology B
Environmental Health B
Health Services – General B
Histologic Technology B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Occupational Health/Industrial Hygiene B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B
Wellness health promotion/ injury prevention B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Oakland University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(248) 370-2100
Website:www.oakland.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.oakland.edu/futurestudents
Address:2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:20,012
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:16,047 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$12,064
Out-of-state Tuition:$24,540
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,109

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Oakland University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Oakland University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies14
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1412
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services13105
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs221
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services231
Education142115
Engineering2863
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters231
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics361
Health Professions and Related Programs811101
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics2231
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1221
Psychology1111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions221
Social Sciences36
Visual and Performing Arts3176
Grand total62935615

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Oakland University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Education11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs1221
Grand total2241

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Oakland University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,064
Out-of-state$24,540
Books and supplies$764

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$16,338
Out-of-state$24,648

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,22086%
Grant or scholarship aid1,90574%$9,109
Student loan aid1,38453%$5,568

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid11,20367%$6,408
Federal student loans8,76152%$7,106

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Oakland University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Oakland University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,6884,1056,583
Percent admitted100%86%87%
Percent admitted who enrolled24%27%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Oakland University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment20,012
Undergraduate enrollment16,568
Graduate enrollment3,444

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Oakland University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (William Beaumont School of Medicine)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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