Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University


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Recent Reviews

Alexandra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University, located in Rochester. Michigan, offers over 130 undergraduate degrees and 135 graduate degrees. There is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University, located in Rochester. Michigan, offers over 130 undergraduate degrees and 135 graduate degrees. There is a program for everyone at OU. Although limited, on campus housing provides both dorm and apartment living in a variety of styles and a variety of living learning communities . A new dorm will be open in 2018 to welcome more residents to campus. On campus residents can be involved in there house councils to help plan a variety of events for residents. Additionally, many students easily find employment on campus so that they can live, work, and learn at OU. The academic advisers are invested in helping students achieve not only their degree, but in helping students plan for their life post graduation. Oakland University is a home to both residents and commuters.

Reilly
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I think that OU is the perfect school for the current phase of my life. There are many significant pros, such as several degr...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that OU is the perfect school for the current phase of my life. There are many significant pros, such as several degree programs, amazing professors, comfortable class sizes, and a beautiful campus. However, they have a very limited amount of scholarships for transfer students. It has been very difficult for my family and I to afford attending this school. Any scholarship would help shape my college experience at Oakland that much better!

Sania
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Oakland University is, overall, a decent college. Because most students commute, the atmosphere on campus can be quite lonely...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University is, overall, a decent college. Because most students commute, the atmosphere on campus can be quite lonely. There isn't much to do on campus, and as a result, it doesn't provide the stereotypical college experience, although that is not necessarily a bad thing. There are efforts being made to make the university less of a commuter school through expansions in housing and other areas. While these projects will certainly be beneficial to future students, the hikes in tuition they cause can be frustrating. Academically, Oakland University does a good job of preparing its students in whatever their field of study is. The faculty includes many inspiring and passionate professors who go above and beyond to help students succeed. Oakland University is a developing college and despite its flaws, I see many good things in its future, and feel lucky to be a student here.

Caleb
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Overall I enjoy it here. Class size is great and professors are all friendly and easy to get a hold of. Have some of the best...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I enjoy it here. Class size is great and professors are all friendly and easy to get a hold of. Have some of the best dining options including Panda Express, subway, chic-fil-a, and more. The dorms are also very nice and feel safe all the time. Had a problem with the locks one time and maintenance was able to fix it immediately the next morning which was awesome.

Gabrielle
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Small university with a high number of students that commute. Living facilities are well maintained, but lacks a sense of com...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Small university with a high number of students that commute. Living facilities are well maintained, but lacks a sense of community. There is very little to do on the weekends due to most of the facilities closing. Despite the lack of social prowess class sizes are small; this gives students the opportunity to have personal relationships with their professors inside. The university is inclusive of LGBT+ students and strives to include minority on the campus as well. The campus is pretty with a mansion and golf course on it. Much of the forest surrounding the main campus is left in tact.

Jasmin
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Oakland University is a college full of opportunities for its students. The college not only has a great academic program, bu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University is a college full of opportunities for its students. The college not only has a great academic program, but also extra curricular activities. The campus is beautiful in every way and encourages students stay and study on campus. The area the university is in is also a huge plus. A student can never get bored at Oakland University!

shahrukh
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Oakland University is a great campus because it close to home and it's less costly than most universities. Most the professor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University is a great campus because it close to home and it's less costly than most universities. Most the professors are nice and easy to go to to ask for help. There are plenty of extracurricular activities, but for some things such as dance, we do not partake in competitions. I wish we did because we have many talented students at this university. The counselors help guide you for classes but cannot give career advise because it's something only you can decide. For freshman year, I was told to take 16 credits, but it was too much for me. Starting out with 12 credits is a better option to get the full time college feel, as well as using extra time for other school activities. However, they do a great job in guiding you on how to go about choosing your classes throughout the years there. The best thing is Kresge Library because they have a quiet 3rd floor for those who like to study without any noise. Overall, the college offers many degrees and a healthy college environment. The only negative is that many freshman are misguided by counselors on how college is. I believe that if your at college, you have to have a balance of studies, work, and social life. The counselors make it seem like you should only study and partake in extracurricular activities. The best advice I can give in one sentence is to find a balance in your college years at Oakland University to truly be successful.

Laurel
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Oakland University is an affordable college that is constantly growing with commuters and on campus students. I feel that I h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University is an affordable college that is constantly growing with commuters and on campus students. I feel that I have had more opportunities at Oakland than I would have had at a bigger school like MSU or UofM. The academics are incredible and getting involved on campus is super easy as there is a club for anyone.

Annika
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Oakland University is unlike any other due to its drive to establish itself in the world of education. So, I am constantly im...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakland University is unlike any other due to its drive to establish itself in the world of education. So, I am constantly impressed by the constant improvements being initiated (new dorms, hiring more faculty, building new classes, etc.). This extra-effort is already being recognized nationally. Oakland University was ranked as one of the safest college's in the country (College Choice), most inclusive campus' in Michigan (Campus Pride Index), and one of the top public universities in Michigan (Forbes Magazine). All around me on campus, Oakland University is expanding and striving to create a better environment for their students. This hunger for success is evident, making it stand out from other Universities. Other schools, I fear, tend to lean back because they have been around longer. Oakland University, however, is young, scrappy, and hungry (like a renowned founding father). I will forever appreciate this youthful spirit on campus.

Gina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love Oakland University. It is a smaller campus with a big campus feeling. I enjoy being able to walk to all my clas...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love Oakland University. It is a smaller campus with a big campus feeling. I enjoy being able to walk to all my classes in ten minutes or less. There are many opportunities to get involved on campus through student organizations, on campus employment, intramural sports, research, and much more. The professors are usually always more than willing to go the extra mile to help a student. Overall, I love Oakland. The only thing I would change if I could is the grading scale, it is way too hard to earn a 4.0 or competitive grades at this institution.

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  • $12,923
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