Oakland University

1,837 reviews
  1. Rochester, MI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Oakland University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,043/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,013/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,810/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,782/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,049/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,729/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,454Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Involved
    27%
  • Awesome
    23%
  • Anti-social
    19%
  • Nice
    19%
  • Average
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.116 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Homey
    38%
  • Great
    18%
  • The beautiful rolling hills.
    18%
  • Serene, Peaceful, Caring
    16%
  • A mess
    6%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Gorgeous
    2%

After Oakland University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Reviews

1,837 reviews
  • Excellent
    238
  • Very Good
    648
  • Average
    715
  • Poor
    142
  • Terrible
    94
My school, Oakland University, is a small Michigan college in Rochester. It's mostly commuters but I live on campus. The campus party-life isn't what you'd expect for the "college experience". I live in a nice, high-class, family oriented city. We have no clubs and have to leave to party. I'm a biology major and I love all the science classes at OU but the math department has a 65% fail rate. I had to drop Calculus I and I have a 3.6 GPA every semester. Overall, I wouldn't recommend my university to incoming freshman but if you are an upper-class man who likes to commute than its perfect for you!!
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Most of the professor's I've had are knowledgeable in their subject and will take time to explain something you might not understand. The campus feels like your at college but without all the hustle and bustle of a huge campus. It is both comfortable and a getaway. They are also looking for constant ways to improve the campus......along with raising tuition......
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Really love it. The campus provides a lot of opportunity to get involved and give yourself chances to further your learning.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago