Rochester, MI
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$23,873 ($10,230)
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Reviews 1216 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Junior

Majors: As stated in my previous review.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Some professors need to get rid of their god complexes.

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2 College Junior

Academics: I feel like that I am not learning anything new or worthwhile in these BSN classes. These RN to BSN classes are just a means to an end so that I can earn my NP.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Not much of a nightlife close by, the closest is in Pontiac and it is not very safe there.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not as many varied options as other colleges like U of M and State.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Having a difficult time trying to receive scholarships.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Multiple different groups for religious affiliations, sexual orientation etc.

College Junior

Health & Safety: Dont live on campus enough to see any sexual assault/ abuse.

College Junior

Athletics: do not deal much with the athletic facilities.

College Junior

Greek Life: Do not deal with Greek life.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i live in my own house 20min from campus.

3 College Junior

Facilities: it's ok does mot seem to provide much help with scholarships to students.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: With Detroit, Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Sterling Heights being relatively close, there are options for attractions and activities. Which is fortunate, because the Rochester area can be limiting due to its suburban quality. Overall, very good though because the local larger cities have some more options.

3 College Senior

Academics: Pretty average. There are good professors and there are bad ones. Sometimes you need to be pretty self motivating to get anything done, but I think that pretty normal for college. Study areas are ok. Wish there were more quiet study rooms in the library, however, they are working to improve that. In the curriculum, the general education studies are annoying. I don't think they serve as much of a purpose as the people of the university think. For the most part, I feel like I'm wasting my money on general education electives, than being productive.

4 College Senior

Academics: My major, graphic design is relatively new at the University, but I know they are working to build it. The current professors are knowledgable and passionate about what they teach which is great. However, I wish that our facilities were better, and that the internship opportunities were more. Also, I wish that there was a section in the curriculum more for portfolio and website development and applying for jobs. They have some resources, and the professors are there to help if promoted, but I know from personal experience, that I felt very lost in trying to develop my profession portfolio. They are doing great teaching you how to be a designer, but falling short in helping us to become professionals.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The University provides no help with off campus housing. If you want to live off campus, you're on your own. You better hope you have your own car to get there, for there isn't any decent public transportation. The costs aren't really that affordable for the average college student, especially if you want to live alone, it's near impossible to find a place affordable. The town is pretty residential, not suitable for cheap college living.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The university if mainly a commuter school. There are some activities that happen on campus, but they can be limited. They never go too late, they never have alcohol, and sometimes, they aren't always advertised the best. Not to say there aren't any events, the few events that do occur, can be pretty fun. The student center is ok. It's not open 24 hours which I find annoying, and in terms of on campus hot spots, there are a few, but they're only occupied during lunch hours for the most part.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I don't know a lot of greeks, but it seems that the ones who are greeks, are generally pretty cool. However, the greek system does seem relatively tame on this campus. There doesn't seem to be obnoxious parties, or snotty sororities.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: I don't really go out partying. I usually don't have time for it, but have only heard from friends that the options are limited and that the variety isn't that great.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: The hours of dining are terrible! There is no where to eat late on campus, and the food is always overpriced. There are some healthful options, but there are few.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: While there is financial aid available, you are completely on your own with it. The people in the financial aid office are very vague and different people will tell you different things. Also, none of them in the office have any actually doing power to help you. They will always refer you to another source, which is a headache, and it often takes forever to process paperwork. I also know that they have even misplaced some of my paperwork, thus making things late, thus charging me with ridiculous late fees. The late fees have disrupted my class registration too, thus messing up my curriculum at time too. If I wasn't so far in my program, I would most definitely considered transferring just to avoid the mess.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The strictness if ok. I find that there aren't a lot of opportunities to 'break the rules' because there is such a strong University police department. However, in some ways, that is nice. I don't have to worry about being unsafe while on campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It's usually the same chain and fast food restaurants. It's more of a large, suburban town, not a college town.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: For my major, the professors are very knowledgable and extremely supportive. They inspire me to do my best and try new things, as well as provide valuable criticism, and also challenging me to do better.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: For my intended major, there are some opportunities within my department. However, they are limited. The University does not seem to have as many career prospects, mostly career fairs are limited to people who are math, science, or business majors. The arts seem to be a little neglected.


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Oakland University has much to offer any student, with free state-of-the-art workout facilities, workout classes, and parking. Oakland University is not only considered an affordable school—but also a good one. If students had the chance to choose a college all over again, most would say they'd still choose Oakland University. Oakland gives students tools like academic and career advising, and also online classes and tutoring. Clubs and organizations help students to get involved and meet new people, while internships help students get real world experience in their professional fields while still in school.

Through connection programs, like one that helps freshmen become accustomed to college life and introduces them to students pursuing the same degrees, Oakland creates a safe environment for students to learn. Oakland is also considered one of the safer campuses, giving students the option of being escorted home by a student cadet when walking alone at night in the fall or winter semesters; this is known as the "Safewalk" program and is only a phone call away.

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