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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.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food in the area is good as long as you have transportation to get there. Not many places are in walking distance, or if they are, you have to cross busy roads.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Usually administration here is fairly lenient on most policies, however two policies in particular they are very strict with. Guests visiting the residence halls, and on-campus parties and drinking. These two topics they seem to go a little bit overboard with being strict and enforcing policy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Vandenberg could be better in terms of providing healthy eating options for its users, most of the options solely include starches and carbs, not many vegetable or fruit options.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The process to choose housing is pretty simple and easy to figure out. The social atmosphere is good in the dorms, as programs with your floor and others are a regular thing. The obvious best choices for living on campus are either the on-campus apartments or Oak View.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: When dealing with the financial aid office, be persistent, because they can be stubborn and unresponsive at times.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I was trying to find an apartment around campus but the apartments were either very high end or were cheap and dirty. It was hard trying to find a middle ground.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not much happens at Oakland party-wise. I kind of like the quiet though and there are other fun things to do than go to parties.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Right across the street from Oakland are a number of different restaurants that are pretty reasonable in price: places like TGI Fridays and Applebee's, as well as Mediterranean food options or Macaroni Grill. Almost all of the restaurants offer at least a 10% Oakland student discount.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I believe that Oakland has a very sound administration, except for the fact that the parking and problems in the parking lots (i.e. theft of items in cars).

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had a large sum of money taken away from what I had rightfully earned in the financial aid department of OU. The workers made mistakes with W-2's and permanently deleted my chance of earning back the aid I crucially need.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Vandenberg Cafeteria was not very impressive in their range of fresh foods. This year many people got sick and there were rumors that it was from the cafeteria food, but the company did not verify if it was their fault or not. I would often go back to my dorm either hungry or with an upset stomach from the Vandenberg Cafe. However, the Oakland Center's food was a lot better, but the number of meals that we were allowed from the OC were limited to 3 a week, which was an inconvenience.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The worst options for dorms are the older ones, that have old furniture and creaky elevators. However, if you are quick enough when applying for housing, you can get into the brand new dorms that are beautiful and comfortable. Living on campus did allow me to make many more friends than I would have without living on campus, but since I lived in an older dorm, I knew the housing could be better.

4 College Junior

Administration: OU is supposed to be a drug and alcohol free campus. My friends who live on campus said they can have a lot of visitation in the dorms and from what I've heard it seems pretty lenient. You WILL be punished and receive a 0.0 in a class if you are caught cheating/plagiarizing/whatever. OU is great about new organizations and providing funding for the orgs. We have our own Quidditch team!! And a lot of clubs hold movie nights and midterm/final exam review sessions with free food and pop! The only demonstration I am not fond of on campus is the "Genocide" demonstration where an external group travels to different universities throughout Michigan with a huge sign filled with pictures of abortion and comparing it to genocide. Apparently a different university refused to let them on campus and they got sued by the group. The group won. So no wonder OU lets them on campus.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: OU's Financial Aid office is not helpful and not empathetic. When they took my scholarship away even though I met the academic requirements for renewal, the lady told me to apply for one of the business school scholarships. I asked her to show me which ones I qualified for, and when she saw I qualified for NONE of them, she said "that sucks".

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Right now the food sucks. Thankfully, OU JUST shut everything down in the OC for a renovation. Previously, we had a Salad place, a Chick Filet, Subway, Papa Johns, and a burger place. In the middle of the food area is a "rotating" food option, where each week was different, like Mexican, Chinese, and around midterms/finals they do "breakfast foods" or "comfort foods". NOW, I'm not sure what exactly is staying but OU IS adding in a place called Mo's which is supposedly like a Chipotle/Qdoba, and they're rearranging the Subway to decrease time spent in line, and they're making Chick Filet full service, whatever that means. They're also changing it so you pay at the station instead of at a separate cashier island. So if I want Subway, I pay at Subway when I get my food, whereas before I would wait in line for Subway and then wait in the cashier line at the exit of the cafeteria. They are also adding a food area in OU's game room, which is in the basement of the OC. They're putting in nachos and hot dogs and that kind of food.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: OU has a good studend body. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly, the freshmen take a little longer to mature of course so beware of them but other than that it's okay.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: People make the food seem much worse than it actually is. It isn't so bad, but it could be better. There isn't much variety, also the limited amount of transfer meals a week are a pain, the only time the food in Vndy is actually good is during breakfast so to be forced to eat there is no fun.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are so many thungs Oakland University is lacking as far as athletics are concerned. This seriously impacts the level of school spirit on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I filled out a free application, and then I auditioned.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I really enjoy being in the Oakland Dance Theatre,

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I have met many people with very diverse religious beliefs.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I love my major. There is a good amount of homework, with lots of lab time.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The classes here are challenging, but worth taking.

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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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