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Reviews 1463 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really like my school so far. The campus isn't too big, so it is easy to navigate. Also, most classes are generally small in size - usually around 25-50 students. As a result, you are able to get more one on one time with the professor if you need help with a topic or assignment. Finally, the other students on campus are considerate of others. People are nice to you and hold doors open for you when entering or exiting a building. Overall, there is just a positive, happy vibe around campus all the time.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I am loving college and the university I chose to attend. Oakland University is the perfect size for me, it close to many great places and concerts, and it is very safe. The professors are very knowledgeable and seem to enjoy their job. Overall I am very pleased with my decision to attend Oakland University.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Oakland University was an okay school to begin with. I just wish I started small like OCC before transferring to a larger school like Oakland.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My school just raised the tuition rates and I am not sure as to why. It also seem they are making it to where you have to go to school year round just to graduate on time. Also they don't seem to offer enough classes knowing that some fill very quickly.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Idk man it was just a jumble

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have made plenty of friends and also have such a great academic programs

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: School is school. I enjoy attending a smaller university to stay away from distractions like parties everyday. I find that most people I know can't wait to go back to school for all the wrong reasons. For example, parties, getting away from home, drinking, etc.. If I had my pick of any college it would not be Oakland Univeristy. If I had to pick a school in Michigan it would be Michigan State University or University of Michigan. The only reason being that Oakland Univeristy does not offer a degree in kinesiology.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School is fun. I love being away from home, just wish I made more friends.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have yet to start at Oakland University; however, i have visited the campus and i have attended an overnight version of part one of orientation. Through these experiences i have come to the conclusion that this university is the best fit for me and that i will have an exceptional four years here.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its a beautiful campus with a lot to do and I can tell it will be a great experience for me once I have gotten everything together.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every step of the way there has been a professor, councilor, OGL, RA, or number of other people to help guide me through whatever situation college throws my way. From University Housing to major courses I've had an exceptional time here, and wouldn't consider changing schools for the world.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like my school alott. I think that our campus is probably one of the best i've seen. Its not too big and it's not too small,its just right. They have every subject and if I wanted to switch my major , it wouldn't be a problem. There's also many resources that could help me when it comes to studying and preparing for test. However, I do wish that the dood was a little better. That's the only thing that turns me off about my school. Our Athletic department is cool, and just everything about my school is Awesome.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the campus! And my OGLs were so nice and helpful!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are items about my university that can be improved but overall its a great university with an amazing atmosphere.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Though I haven't taken classes yet because I'm an incoming freshman and it's still summer, I'm already super involved on campus. I have a job at the bookstore and I've had a meeting with my advisor already. I really like the people and the community- it's super diverse and the staff is super helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think it is a great school. Its a little too quiet on the weekend.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel this school is good for programs that aren't art related. The art teaching staff is great, but there are not enough classes offered and taught in comparison for the number of people in the major

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't started my classes yet, but I love campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have been presented with unique opportunities at OU that I may never have participated in if I was at a different university. I have thus far been a student-athlete on the cross country and track teams at OU, I have started as a 30 second lead role in an OU commercial on TV now, I have been a member of the Housing, Orientation, Tutoring Center, and Admissions staffs (learning valuable experience along the way, I have been involved with the student organizations on campus and am now the NIRCA chair for the running club and a pending member of the OU Student Congress Legislature).

Most of all, though, I have found my path in life with the guidance of Academic Advisers, competent faculty, and my fellow peers. I love this school.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it!!! I am a very shy kid, so when I started class, I was surprised that I met many great ppl and I learned more about myself and I came out as gay. I couldn't ask for a better school

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My school is close to home but far enough where I can feel like a real college student that is away from home!

3 College Senior

Campus Food: I'm not going to complain too much. I ate even if it wasn't great because I didn't want to starve.

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2 College Senior

Scholarships: I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out how to fill out paperwork. I'll have unsatisfied requirements that I won't know about because I wasn't notified about them. I'm still working on getting all my paperwork turned in and I'm getting frustrated because I am going through a lot of work to get this turned in, and I think they are probably not going to give me much money. I lost almost all of my grants last year. This year, even though I am in need of financial aid, I'm getting the least amount I've ever gotten from them. I wouldn't mind dealing with the paperwork if I actually got a lot in grants and scholarships. But they aren't giving me much!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't personally experienced off campus housing, but from what I've heard it's fairly easy to obtain and pay for. The only thing is that some apartments are far away from campus, requiring you to have a car.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The on campus police and administration are way too strict about keeping the campus a dry campus. Most parties are usually squashed by RAs or police within the frist hour or so that they go on, so if you want to go out, it's usually a hit or a miss.


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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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