Rochester, MI
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$23,873 ($10,230)
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Reviews 1191 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a great student section for our hockey games. Everyone is always talking about going to both the home and away games are campus!

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't really care for athletics. The school tends to give more privileges to them. Those are the students that make money for the school. I don't really have anything else to say.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I like Oakland, but at the same time you can still tell they cater to those of other races.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship. I will have one the second year of being in my program.

3 College Junior

Majors: The classes that I had to take were challening for me. There were a couple of classes that I had failed. I had to retake them. I ended up passing them with better grades than I had even expected. My stats class that I just took in the winter was whoo. That was a tough class for me. I started going to tutoring and seeing my professor and I passed.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most students dress normal. Jeans or sweats. The athletic girls are always in sweats. So are the guys. The avregae people wear sweats too, but they'll actually get dressed.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not really into it. It's okay though I guess.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I wish they had more dedicated to disabled students. Other than that everything else is nice. The student center is where I live when I'm not in my room. I'm not a big fan of the library. Only because I don't work well in there.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's normal. I am usually in giant lectures.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have never really gotten into the alumni association. The campus career stuff is great. Now it does not mean that every student has an on campus job, but they always have links to what you can apply for.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's very pretty around Oakland University. I especially love it around the fall. It's gorgeous! Parking is horrible. There really isn't much to do on campus unless you like a lot of on campus events. I like to do things more so off campus. You can go to downtown Rochester or to the mall.

4 College Junior

Academics: Oakland is not hard to excel in. You have to be willing to do the work. You get great results if you put the time in to get them. Without studying I don't know what I would have done. There are plenty of resources there to help. Tutoring or visiting my professors.

College Junior

Academics: I didn't give a rating because I actually just got into my program for my major. The work has not begun yet. I think it will be a good program. They've had really successful outcomes from students. My major is Social Work. I'm excited for what it will bring and do for me.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: I don't care for Oakland's dining service. I hate it. It's not good to me. I would usually go to Subway in the food court. I tried my best to stay out of Vandenberg dining hall. It's good for the freshmen who come in. They have not experienced the food enough, but when you've been there for three years like me you start to see a difference. I always went to the oc to eat where better options were.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They're very strict about drinking. They give out a lot od DUI's and they bust those with drugs. They're really big on those two. They tend to break up parties before they really get started.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have never looked off campus to live somewhere. From my friends point of view though it is expensive. It's Rochester so apartments and condos are high. Auburn Hills housing options are a little better but not by much.

College Junior

Scholarships: Oakland's financial aid process is a little annoying. Sometimes I wish that they would tell you what you need to know when you go in to see them. You won't know something is wrong until you get an email or ebill. They already know if you will be receving one or not. The phone service is not that great. You literally have to walk in to explain your situation.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: OU is a good school if you're looking to save money and get an education. If you're looking for good student life and a social scene, look elsewhere.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The academic programs are great, the workload is fair, and the professors are generally good.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'm studying psychology and enjoy the professors very much.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The academic programs offered are great, otherwise campus life is fairly dull.

2 College Junior

Facilities: All of the social scenes on campus are well-maintained, but the social scene on campus does not seem too vibrant.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are not too many issues on campus. Most police activity is related to drugs, with a few violence and sexual assault cases on rare occasions.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The area is decent, but it doesn't feel like a real college town.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. Instead, I commute daily.


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Jessica Edmondson
Oak Park
Grad Year
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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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