Oakland University

Rochester, MI

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Oakland University, founded in 1957, is a public, comprehensive university. Its average class size numbers fewer than 30 students, and 98% are taught by regular faculty rather than teaching assistants. There are many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research projects. Oakland's internationally renowned Eye Research Institute is the only major research center in the U.S. not associated with a medical school. Oakland has major institutes and centers in wellness, biochemistry technology and international studies. In 1999, several new laboratories opened, including the EDS Software Verification and Testing Lab and the Product Development and Manufacturing Center. The university also has an active interdisciplinary Honors College. Its 1,444-acre campus is located in Rochester, 25 miles north of downtown Detroit.

Website: www.oakland.edu/

Public
Co-ed
15,901
Undergraduate
Students
(56.0%) 8,908 Women
(44.0%) 6,993 Men
3,432
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
84% of 10,296 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.47
SAT Math
555 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
563 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,128
Out-of-state: $36,581
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,420
Out-of-state: $23,873
Room and Board
$9,910
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$14,475
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,669
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
589
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Rochester Population
12,889
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Grizzlies
Sororities
5.4% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.0% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted September 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
201 Meadow Brook Road
City, State, Zip
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
Phone
(248) 370-3360
Fax
(248) 370-4462
E-mail
visit@oakland.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 1
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition for music, theatre, and dance recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 10,296 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 6,309 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 3,987 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,001 (35%) of 8,691 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,672 (32%) of 5,304 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,329 (39%) of 3,387 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.47
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
555 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
49%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
563 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
15%
Score of 24 - 29
40%
Score of 18 - 23
39%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 46%
Top half: 79%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,128
Out-of-state: $36,581
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,420
Out-of-state: $23,873
Room and Board
$9,910
Books and Supplies
$764
Other Expenses
$2,034
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@oakland.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 8
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002307
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,201 (82.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,677 (76.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,618 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
156 (9.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$14,475
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,307 (80.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,102
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,045 (64.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,239
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 804 (49.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
431 (16.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,174

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,774 (75.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
8,072 (82.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,886 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
660 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$13,766
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,612 (71.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,996
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,770 (73.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,711
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4,419 (56.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,311 (17.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,885

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$27,669
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Humanities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
589
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,210,804
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Training and Development, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Business
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Physics
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Higher Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Reading Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Science

Location and Setting


Boston Population
12,889
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Campus Size
1,444 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.6 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Pontiac
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Pontiac

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
16% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
84%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
state certified police officers, security lighting, extensive camera system, self-defense/alcohol abuse classes

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Grizzlies
School Colors
Black, gold, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Ice Hockey     x  
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Ice Hockey x  
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis    
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, football, ice hockey

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, racquetball, sand volleyball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alternative break, beta alpha psi, grizz gang, meadow brook ball committee, student program board
Sororities
5.4% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
15,901
Women
8,908 (56.0%)
Men
6,993 (44.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
12,549
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.0% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.5% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
2.2% from 46 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
3,432

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
37.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
82%
Average Starting Salary
82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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