Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University


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Scott
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school was built on the Dodge's land. Meadow brook mansion is on campus

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school was built on the Dodge's land. Meadow brook mansion is on campus

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Please make sure your student knows what he or she is going into. Get with an advisor and plan the student?s classes from start to finish. The education program is VERY intense and is a great deal of work; your student must keep on top of their work. People on campus can be rude, but most are quite and like to be left alone. There is a select small group of students are racially driven and will use reverse discrimination to get their ways. General education classes have a large amount of students 50-150; the further along your student gets the smaller the class size. Not all classes are taught well by professors, some are taught by the SI?s, and material on the professor made exam is not covered by the SI?s instructions.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who can create his or her own schedule, smart, and can afford the rising cost of it. This person should be able to know who is right and who is wrong in their judgments about your classes you would like to take.

Samir
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is what you make of it. You get out what you put in, and in a good school you get so much more. If you put time in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is what you make of it. You get out what you put in, and in a good school you get so much more. If you put time into getting to know your school, its history, and traditons then you will be able to fully realize the schools potential as well as your own. Yet, if you don't get involved and don't attend classes how can you expect to have a great college experience. That's just it, you can't. Whatever school you decide to go to, make sure you get involved. Make the school your own, your definitely paying enough for it. Take pride in your classwork, take joy in your extra-cirricular involvements, and scream your heart out at the sporting events! Remember, the reason you decided to go to college was to better prepare yourself for a career. But that doesn't mean you cant have fun preparing! Good luck! P.S. Ramen Noodles are your friend.

What's unique about your campus?

OU provides students with the resources and abilities to do whatever we want. If we want to start up a club or organization, they give us money to do so. If we want to bring in a famous speaker, they will do it. At OU professors actually care about students. Departments regularly host discussion nights off campus in local bars and pubs. I get to have discussions with the experts in the fields-my professors! OU has awesome sporting events. The Men's B-Ball team is going to dominate this year. GO GRIZZLIES!!!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Too many people complain about the parking because they are too lazy to walk a couple blocks. But other than that nothing! I love OU!! GO GRIZZLIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The college years are extremely important years in a persons life so it's important to choose a school that will give you a g...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The college years are extremely important years in a persons life so it's important to choose a school that will give you a great college experience. There are a few things that you should look for when choosing a school. One of these things is class sizes. Some colleges have huge lecture halls that hold hundreds of student but if you prefer to have a more one-on-one relationship with your professor than you shoud choose a school with smaller class sizes. The best way to tell if a college is the right one for you is to visit the campus and talk to people who go there. When in college is is important to realize how important all of your classes are and you should take every class you have seriously and put time and effort into each one, but you shouldn't only focus on schoolwork. You should become familiar with the campus and find out what activities they have that you'd be interested. If you do both of these things your college years will be some of the best years of your life.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about Oakland University is the math department. Many of the teachers are from other countries and are very hard to understand. Many kids take math classes at a different, but very close, college and transfer the credits.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Oakland University has a great selection of classes and really great, friendly professors. The class sizes are pretty small. My biggest class was 100 students and the smallest was about 15. Everyone is extremely friendly and the environment is very relazed. There are plenty of things to do on campus and even many things to do just while you're waiting in between classes.

Amanda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important for students to choose a school based on what their academic needs are, NOT the school their friends are goin...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important for students to choose a school based on what their academic needs are, NOT the school their friends are going to. Of course I wanted to go to school with my friends but I chose the school that was more aimed towards my major andI am very glad that I did! It might be a hard decision but you will be glad you chose the right school later. Also, do not put off applying to colleges! start in junior year so you have plenty of time and do not stress yourself our senior year. Also, many students think they would like to take the least number of classes possible but that will only work if you want to stay in school for 20 years. If financially possible, students should not overload themselves, but take as many classes as they can handle in order to complete school in good time. Take classes that are important for your major, not just classes that seem fun, unless you have the money you dont mind spending. Try your hardest in school, be yourself, and have fun! college is a big bit of your life-dont let it pass you by.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is smaller and has greater emphasis on the arts which is what I needed. All the music classes are much smaller than other classes so the professors know all the students and allthe students know each other which is really beneficial.

Jaclyn
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I strongly believe in having a goal, or a set plan in mind before entering any college. Taking random classes, when money is...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I strongly believe in having a goal, or a set plan in mind before entering any college. Taking random classes, when money is an issue, is not a good idea. Every college does have certain requirements, so classes not going towards your degree may have to be taken. They say this will create a well-rounded, educated person. If you do not have any idea what you want to do, talk to an advisor right away. Do not wait a year into your college experience. A social life seems to be very important in a college student's life, but really it's the education you recieve. Put the partying aside and concentrate on your classes. It may seem hard, but it will eventually pay off (I hope). College is a basis for your career, so concentrate on that now. Save the fun for summer!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I knew to apply to the nursing program right away. Thay way I would have been directly admitted. Now, I have a two year wait. I highly recommend knowing what you want to do before entering any college. A set plan is a good idea.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The type or person that should not attend this school, is a person who is not willing to study. You need to have discipline. Going to college with no intention on working hard is not a good idea.

Bianca
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Oakland's best known for the Medical field.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Oakland's best known for the Medical field.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure your child is picking the right school for the right reasons. College years are the most crucial and most important in paving the way to their future. Students need to know everything they can about the school they're applying for, as well as the parents. Do the research for each university or college desired to be attended and spend time discussing as a family on where your child may be attending. It's a great experience especially when it's done as a family.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking and price esp. with the economy.

Tyler
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

go to the college that you fell at home that you will get the most out of it and make many freind along the way start early with picking on where you would like to go

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

undeafeted football team that does not exist, majors, here campus life ,freind you make, atheltics, acedemics

Leslie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Many 18 year-olds are not ready to move away from their homes. I stayed home for college and attened Oakland University. Ma...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Many 18 year-olds are not ready to move away from their homes. I stayed home for college and attened Oakland University. Many of my friends always told me that I should of moved away because "the freedom and parties are awesome." Yes, that did sound fun, but I know that the most important thing about college is your education. I still go out and have fun with friends just like any other college student, but I am able to stay focused on school. I know many students that go away and flunk out of school because the partying took over their life. Smaller colleges like Oakland still have many fun things for students to do and get involved in. I am enrolled in the college of education at Oakland and found out that it is the best in the state! My friends almost convinced me to go away, but I am so glad that I didn't. My advice to you, future college students, is to look at all your options before setting your heart on moving far away from the parents. You might be surprised by the outstanding programs that smaller, closer, and cheaper universities have to offer!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Since it is a commuter school, it is sort of hard to meet new people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that wants to move out of their house and go to a party school should not attend oakland university. This school is mostly a commuter school, and there are never any parties on campus.

Ross
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The majority of the facilities are new and very well maintained. It is located in the wealthiest county in the state of Michi...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The majority of the facilities are new and very well maintained. It is located in the wealthiest county in the state of Michigan.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It is known for having a small campus in a very nice area. The top programs are nursing and business.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would recommend they visit the college at least two times. Once with an official college visit, getting a tour from a school student or employee, and once just as an observer. Also, it is important to get to know the surrounding area because in my opinion that is just as , if not more important than the actual school campus. As a student, it is also a good idea to talk with an academic adviser before enrolling so they can get a feel for what it will take in order to graduate on time.

kim
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the student is ready and willing to put in the time and work to suceed. If the student is still immature I wou...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that the student is ready and willing to put in the time and work to suceed. If the student is still immature I would suggest going to a community college first. I have had many friends flunk out of school because they got wrapped up in the social activities.

What's unique about your campus?

It is close to my home and work.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone looking to go to a medium sized university.

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