Oakland University: Ranking & Review

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Rochester Hills Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 285 929
Top 6%

Oakland University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate84%85%84%
Enrolled undergraduates2,4561,0521,404
Enrolled total (including graduate students)19,3338,49810,835

4,499 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

717 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $45.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,954
Percent of students submitting SAT scores80%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,064
Percent of students submitting ACT scores43%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Oakland University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $24,678 $36,581
Off-campus $23,652 $35,555
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,910 and other expenses per full academic year.

Oakland University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,685 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $13,410 $24,735
Fees for full-time undergraduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $447 $825
Tuition for Full-time graduates $16,950 $24,648
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $706 $1,027

Programs and Degrees

Health Professions and Related Programs 794 84 134 1,012
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 594 164 758
Education 165 245 14 424
Engineering 251 130 10 391
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 215 6 7 228
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 220 8 228
Psychology 207 9 3 219
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 110 53 1 164
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 121 33 154
Visual and Performing Arts 139 3 142
Social Sciences 131 131
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 112 112
English Language and Literature & Letters 93 4 97
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 74 74
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 41 6 47
History 38 38
Physical Sciences 18 10 1 29
Natural Resources and Conservation 29 29
Mathematics and Statistics 17 4 7 28
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 27 27
Legal Professions and Studies 23 23
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 22 22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 8 8
Philosophy and Religious Studies 4 4
Grand Total3,4048081774,389

A total of 3,404 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Oakland University.

At the master's and doctor's level 985 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate46%43%47%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 64%

General info

Alternative namesOU
MottoSeguir virtute e canoscenza
Seek virtue and knowledge
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementOakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region. Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment. Oakland University is an active community partner providing thriving civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities and valuable public service.
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,982
Instructional FTE833
Research FTE6
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteoakland.edu
Address2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48309-4401
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Fax+1 (248) 370 2286

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