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Founded in 1957, Oakland University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 16,568 full time undergraduate students, and 3,444 full time graduate students.
The Oakland University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 582 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Oakland University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at OU are considered Less Selective, with ,58% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 40% were in the top quarter, and 15% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Oakland University.
158 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
133 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
202 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
215 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
215 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
214 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
214 Students rated local services 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
216 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
119 Students rated Oakland University
The campus is massive and offers a wide variety of majors. The University has lots of different food options on campus and lots of space to study/hang out. The staff are very helpful and do their best to help you with your problems. The advisors help steer you in the right direction and give good advice.
As a freshman, OU is pretty decent. The main problem would be the very little help the financial aid office offers. OU has a system to alert all students and faculty about problems on campus and efforts to make sure they don't happen again. Campus itself to a very beautiful place to be, although the stores are a bit pricey.
From the moment I heard about Oakland University, I knew that this was the school for me. The entire school faculty are always reliable, helpful, and patient with whatever problem you have. I never feel like my problems are ignored or downsized. They always guide me to a solution. Golden Grizzlies take pride in their student-oriented activities. And the entire school has such a welcoming energy. The only downside I see is the overall tuition. Because I don't qualify for FAFSA, OU are very limited in their financial help. And the financial aid that they do provide is in student loans. But overall, I really do love Oakland university.
I love Oakland University. As a visitor, I was able to see what it like around the campus and my sister recently graduated from this school! It is a safe environment for future colleagues and overall, I would say they have opportunities out of this world.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Oakland University is 86%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
My college experience so far has opened the door to acadamia in a way I never before believed possible. Rather than the teachers becoming annoyed if you answer too many questions, or being ridiculed by your classmates for being younger than they are, yet in the same grade, they seek out and pride intellectualism. I've become better at time management, working and going to school full time, and have been able to make connections with my teachers that would be frowned upon in high school, talking after class about books, films, and politics in a way that no high school teacher would have ever dared do. All in all, college has renewed my love for study, and has opened my mind to the idea that I really can do whatever I set my mind to, all it takes is a little hard work.
Lack of financial aid awards given, not enough parking and tuition is raised too much too often.
This school is comfortable.
My classmates contain a mixed variety of really hard workers and students that don't 'get it' yet.
Someone who is very independent, and likes to experience a lot of new things. Going to school here ends up feeling like high school. The classes are all small, the workload is about the same, and you eventually start to see the same people all the time.
What's unique about Oakland University is the 7 to 1 girl to guy ratio of students on campus. Now for any prospective student searching for the right school who does not know where to go, this fact alone could be a draw for many guys not just looking for a degree. Being a great school that draws many future female teachers to Oakland's exceptional education and nursing programs, guys will find themselves emersed with attractive females in every classroom. Now I wasn't aware of this fact before i started going there, but it definitely was a plus!
Tough classes. Fair Professors.
I am very modest.
I wish I had known how different university was than community college. Before attending classes at Oakland University, I had been going to school at Macomb Community College. There, the class sizes were much smaller and overall the way the classes were structured were much different. Going into Oakland University, I wasn't used to the "three exams then one final" structure that made up the majority of my courses. It's a much harsher grading system than I had become acclimatized to at MCC. I simply hadn't fully realized this increase in difficulty before I started my courses.
The kind of person that should attend Oakland University is someone that is serious about education. The University experience is unique in that it is only a few things is life that you can learn to appreciate. I attended college directly out of high school for a few reasons; one of which being that's what everyone expected me to do. I don't think that I really appreciated how valuable the experience was at the time. I now realize how important a college degree is in life. Not only for career goals but for personal achievement.
the financial aid process and the housing selection. financial aid sometimes takes to long to process everything and the housing process is just something that needs to be changed.
It's nursing program, basketball, and law program.
I love Oakland University. There are so many things to do here and so many things that are free that you need as a college student. Many opportunities!!
The most popular groups are the RHA (Resident Hall Association) and of course Greek Life (sororities and fraternities).
The academics are hard but if you study and pay attention you will do great.
I dont really know of any stereotype at our school.
culture shock. you have to get used to not being with family everyday. college work is definitely different from high school so you have to focus twice as hard.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
86% of students
attending Oakland University receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 53% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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