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2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI

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Oakland is a public institution that has a fair number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, in a predominately suburban area. Approximately 19,000 students are enrolled annually at Oakland University.

Areas of study available at Oakland include:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Most students accepted to Oakland score in a range of 19 to 25 on the ACT exam. An estimated 70% of all applicant were accepted at this school, with 34% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at oakland.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay approximately $11,000, while nonresidents pay $26,000 for the year. Oakland University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Oakland University through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students can visit the Oakland University website to see a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Oakland University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting into Oakland.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 25
ACT ® Math19 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score19 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Oakland

The table below lists the chances of getting into Oakland University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions6,941 (68%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,361 (34%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Oakland University is around 19,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 18% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $11,000-$13,000
    • Out-of-State: $25,000-$29,680
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $360-$430 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $830-$990 per credit unit
  • The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $9,600

A variety professional schools of study are operated by Oakland. These schools may have differing tuition costs. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Medical School (Tuition: $44,000/yr)

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$6,107
Receiving Student Loans55%$7,123

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Oakland University may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Oakland University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years13%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)
  • Dance Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Oakland University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (The Summit League)
  • Basketball (The Summit League)
  • Track and Field (The Summit League)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (B)
  • Physical Therapy (D, M)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science (B)
  • Nursing Practice (D)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (M)
  • Nursing Education (M)
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (B, M)
  • Family Practice Nurse (M)
  • Environmental Health (B)
  • Geriatric Nurse (M)
  • Radiologic Technology (B)
  • Medicine
  • Adult Health Nursing


Communications and Journalism

Business and Marketing Studies


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences



Public Administration and Social Services

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • Japanese Language and Literature (B)
  • Linguistics (B, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

Computer and Information Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Physical Sciences

Engineering Technology

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History (B)
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies (B)
  • Photography (B)
  • Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Drawing (B)
  • Film Studies (B)
  • Dance (B)
  • Music Pedagogy (M)
  • Music (B)
  • Painting (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (B)
  • Conducting (M)
  • Voice and Opera (M)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Acting (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts
  • Piano and Organ
  • Music Theory and Composition

Mathematics and Statistics

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • East Asian Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies
  • African Studies

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