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Oakland University

318 Meadow Brook Rd, Rochester, United States
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  • Total Documents
    389
  • Class Notes
    235
  • Textbook Notes
    9
  • Study Guides
    145
  • Currently Enrolled
    151
  • Previously Enrolled
    51

Overview of Oakland University (OU)

About this school

Oakland University, founded in 1957, is a public, comprehensive university. Its average class size numbers fewer than 30 students, and 98% are taught by regular faculty rather than teaching assistants. There are many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research projects. Oakland's internationally renowned Eye Research Institute is the only major research center in the U.S. not associated with a medical school. Oakland has major institutes and centers in wellness, biochemistry technology and international studies. In 1999, several new laboratories opened, including the EDS Software Verification and Testing Lab and the Product Development and Manufacturing Center. The university also has an active interdisciplinary Honors College. Its 1,444-acre campus is located in Rochester, 25 miles north of downtown Detroit.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,901
    • Men:6,993 (44.0%)
    • Women:8,908 (56.0%)

Location

Admission Information (OU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oakland University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
September 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
201 Meadow Brook Road
City, State, Zip
Rochester, MI  48309-4401
Phone
(248) 370-3360
Fax
(248) 370-4462
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition for music, theatre, and dance recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 10,296 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 6,309 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 3,987 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,001 (35%) of 8,691 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,672 (32%) of 5,304 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,329 (39%) of 3,387 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.47
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
555 average |500-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
21%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
563 average |510-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
46%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
15%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (OU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,420|Out-of-state: $23,873
  • Room & Board: - $9,910 (77.98237330815235%)
  • Other Expences: - $764 (6.011960969468052%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,034 (16.005665722379604%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oakland University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 8
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002307
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,201 (82.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,677 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,618 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
156 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$14,475
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,307 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,102
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,045 (64.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,239
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 804 (49.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
431 (16.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,174

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,774 (75.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,072 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,886 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
660 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$13,766
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,612 (71.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,996
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,770 (73.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,711
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,419 (56.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,311 (17.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,885

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,669
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Humanities
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (OU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


589

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,210,804

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oakland University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


45.7%

Programs & Majors (OU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (84)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Training and Development, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (54)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Business
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science

Campus Life (OU)

Location & Geography

Population


12,889

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,444 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Detroit

Weather


Temperature
15.6 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Detroit
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Pontiac
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Pontiac

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


16% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


84%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Grizzlies
School Colors
Black, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, sand volleyball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Oakland University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alternative break, beta alpha psi, grizz gang, meadow brook ball committee, student program board

Sororities


5.4% of women participate

Fraternities


3% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,549

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,901
Women
8,908
Men
6,993

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.0% Asian
  • 7.2% Black/African-American
  • 3.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.5% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


2.2% from 46 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


3,432

Student Resources (OU)