Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University


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Recent Reviews

Jean
Describe the students at your school.

Most are 1/2 my age (in their 20's and majority of them are unfriendly and materialistic, as well as competitive.

Describe the students at your school.

Most are 1/2 my age (in their 20's and majority of them are unfriendly and materialistic, as well as competitive.

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

Take prep courses in high school toward what you are thinking about as a career. Get the most out of financial aid and scholarships as there are tons that nobody ever applies for. Go to Fast Web on the internet to get the most from that resource. Take your studies seriously. If you want to party and drink a lot, you will not do well at a major university as well as the health risks it involves. Parents should stay involved in their children's education and not think they can do it all right on their own. Be there to help them as it is a traumatic change from high school. Lastly, don't wait 20 years to come back as I have. Although I am doing well, I regret that I didn't get to finish in my 20's and have a career then instead of living paycheck to paycheck. Make sure the field you are going into has jobs for you when you graduate, and be sure it is a career you are passionate about or you will be unhappy.

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

That we have one of the only 14 accredited programs in my field of Occupational Safety and Health.

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

Considering most of us aren't fortunate enough to know out of high school what we want to major in or do for the rest of our ...

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

Considering most of us aren't fortunate enough to know out of high school what we want to major in or do for the rest of our lives, you want to make sure that the college you are attending has a diverse range of programs and activities to help. And sometimes it's not about the school, but about the staff. There's nothing better than taking a class you think you're interested in, having an amazing teacher, and being able to participate in activities on campus that inspire you.

What's unique about your campus?

The faculty! Every teacher I've ever had at Oakland University has been an amazing educator. Not only are they experts in their field but they teach us in ways that apply to reality. Most of the time we're actually doing things that would happen in the business world, or are happening. Other times we're involved in intense discussions. The teachers are always there if you need them, and always willing to help work with you.

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

The parking and our lack of school spirit. Unfortunately we have a president (of the University) who feels it's necessary to install a keypad lock on the wing where his office is located. Faculty and students have no way of ever meeting or talking to him, we refuse to sell our brand so the only place students can get OU gear is in the store or at the Meijer down the street. We don't have a football team, which is actually not that bad, but the school just lacks a vision.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

Most kids come here because it's cheaper than other state schools and is close to home. They just want to rush through colleg...

Describe the students at your school.

Most kids come here because it's cheaper than other state schools and is close to home. They just want to rush through college and get on with the rest of their lives. It can be depressing to listen to them sometimes!

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

I would suggest that students research the careers that interest them at the time but that they should not be afraid if things don't work out as planned. It might seem like life is turning upside down, but things always work out for the best and all it means is that you have to work a little harder to finish school. It doesn't matter if it isn't on time as long as you are able to support yourself in the future.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school is one who isn't afraid to work hard and put their time in so that they can get out into the real world as soon as possible.

Stephanie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Go to this school if you want to be offtrack and bored.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Go to this school if you want to be offtrack and bored.

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

My advice to new college students and their parents would be to research, research, research. Make sure you visit the campus, talk to advisors and know your major. Find out if you want to commute or live on-campus. Look into clubs and sports and even greek life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

no one shoule go to this school. The teachers dont care about you. You are just a paycheck.

Kierstan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's Educational degrees. It has a huge brand new building just for the Education Majors. It also...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for it's Educational degrees. It has a huge brand new building just for the Education Majors. It also does a lot with theatre and music programs.

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

Look into all the programs at your local colleges and maybe you will be surprised at what one offers that you did not know about. It is also a lot easier if you have an idea of what you want to do and not spend a few years thinking about it. Get involved with clubs and on campus activities, especially if you commute. A lot of scholarships require community service, so make sure you do some or you will not qualify. Your parents will probably not be able to help you pay for college, so start saving up and find as many scholarships as possible. The more active you are in high school clubs and activities the better. Get involved with the community you live in or get a job to help give you experience for scholarships. Be yourself!! Do not worry about what other people think about you. Let your personality shine and you will find lots of friends who are perfect for you!

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

I do not brag about my school because there is not much to brag about. It is an okay school, but not that great. I enjoy it mainly because it has a Japanese language program, but I could have attended a school with a better one.

Bianca
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Oakland is very high class and most people keep to them selves.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Oakland is very high class and most people keep to them selves.

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

Make sure your child is going to attend the school for the right reasons and that he/she will be getting the right education. There are too many kids who have gone away to college for the wrong reasons and have jeopordized their careers from partying and other events. Also, if your child knows what field they are going into, look into which university has a better reputation. College impacts ones future tremendously and students during their college years need to invest in the right time, money and studies. Look into it and research as much as you can about the schools before making a definite decision.

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

Like most colleges money is an issue and school parking lots.

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  • Tuition & Fees
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