Oakland University in Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, MI

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Oakland University offers 705-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 67%. The most popular test is SAT - 2% of students submitted it in comparison to 99% of students who submitted ACT. 41.6% are women, and 58.4% are men. 3% percents of international students. Oakland University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Oakland University is 11631$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $15911 and $22285 per year. 44% of full-time Oakland University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $43,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Oakland University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Oakland University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,013
$30,001 - $48,000$8,810
$48,001 - $75,000$10,782
$75,001 - $110,000$14,049

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 9250


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


9375 of Oakland University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 55 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Oakland University number 11 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Michigan.

Students at Oakland University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Oakland University.


ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Oakland University graduation rate is below the national average.

44% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Oakland University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Oakland University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 70%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 3% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Oakland University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 1% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Oakland University full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 63%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Oakland University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
930 - 1150

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 440 - 560
Math: 490 - 590
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Oakland University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 26
Math: 20 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Oakland University is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Oakland University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Oakland University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Michigan.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2200 Squirrel Road address in Rochester, Michigan.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Oakland University with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Oakland University offers 705 programs in total: 297 are for Bachelor's degree, 171 - for Master's degree, 123 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 57 - for Post-master's certificate, and 48 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the highest number of programs in comparison with other 32 universities in Oakland county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree , Master's degree, Doctor's degree-research/scholarship, Postbaccalaureate certificate and Post-master's certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance learning programs that are offered in the Oakland University: 9 are for Postbaccalaureate certificate, 9 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Michigan state average data to help you compare.


Oakland University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 14921 students with 447630 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 2052 with 49259 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 315 students.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Oakland University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Former student...had a great time but I saw in the news that, Oakland University wants students to protect themselves with hockey Pucks, lol...they want 17+ year olds to respond to a active shooter( btw a scary situation) with pucks to try to knock him/her out...lol, no. Is everyone a expert puck thrower?...can they throw concussion head shots all the time??? Can a 17+ year old in a high stress situation( that they have not trained for) accurately throw a puck( not a lethal weapon) to knock a active shooter out??? Can a older teacher 40+ handle themselves on a high stress situation that they have not trained for??? What if the active shooter is on drugs...I doubt him/her even cares about pain because they are ready to die. Look at the new reports yourselves(students/teachers/civilians) & not what someone tells you...the Florida shooting was a failure on the parents, school, & law enforcement.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Hey guys, let's all carry around a bag of marbles. So if a guy starts blowing people's brains out, we can pour them on the ground and maybe they will slip like in Home Alone. Perfect idea to go along with throwing hockey pucks. Yeah, that will totally stop someone that's already planning to die after shooting everyone up.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The worst administrative building ever. I sent over all of my transcripts to them and they received all but one, (which was sent to the same address) so they lost it, didn’t notify me of that I needed to do anything else or that there was something suspicious. Finally I called to see if I was accepted or not after waiting 2 weeks. They wouldn’t help me speed the process up at all so I had to resend the transcript and then wait another two weeks until I found out I was accepted. I had my financial aid in to them in the beginning of June for the fall semester and all the documents needed for them to process it. As I’m writing this it’s the second to last day to pay for college before I get cut out of my classes and I’m still waiting on my financial aid to go through. I’ve called them almost every day asking if it’s gone through or if there is anything else I can do to to help it get processed faster. I’ve been told numerous times there’s nothing else I can do and I just have to wait for them to process. I’m going to be cut from my classes because they haven’t processed my financial aid that’s been in for months. I’ve had everything done with more than enough time for them to DO THEIR JOBS. My whole future is going to be altered for their mistakes and incompetence. I’ve been on the phone with multiple customer service representatives and only ONE has been friendly to me. The rest do not care about the students going there. Everything that could go wrong at this college has, and I’ve never had any problems before at a college. It was the worst mistake of my life to chose to go here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great college to go to. They are always updating their facilities, and making the grounds look beautiful. I highly recommend this school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The best school in the area. The library is great, the campus grounds always teeming with life.It's an excellent place to learn if you're dedicated. I would recommend it for any individual pursuing a STEM field.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2200 North Squirrel Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2483702100

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: oakland.edu

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