Overview

Applicants
10,296
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
1,176
with Terminal Degree
720

616
Women
560
Men
194
Minority
41
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Chinese Studies.
  • Japanese Studies.
  • Latin American Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Anatomy.
  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Biophysics.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Development.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.
  • Project Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Journalism.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Chemistry.
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health and Wellness, General.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
  • Homeland Security.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Drawing.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
  • Voice and Opera.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Mark Mendola
US Tax Leader & Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Neerja Sethi
Vice President & Co-Founder, Syntel, Inc.

Regina Carter
Jazz Concert Violinist

Lonnel Coats
President & CEO & Director, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

Howard Birndorf
Biotechnological Entrepreneur

Robert Socia
President, GM-China (retired)

Anthony R. Tersigni
President and CEO, Ascension Health

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
19%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,102

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,996

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,069

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,669

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,406
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$24,735
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$764

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,430

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,910
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,901
Foreign Countries Represented
45

Demographics

4.83%
Asian
7.13%
African-American
3.63%
Hispanic
75.20%
Caucasian
3.67%
Unknown
2.15%
International

56% female
44% male
1% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
16%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
41%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Sarah Guadalupe

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Comprehensive measures of ability & achievement, reading, math, written exp. impact learning "disability" is present narrative summary clear statement of diagnosis current-last 3 years assessment used to diagnose impact on functioning

Documentation Required for ADHD


Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
308
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
16

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Grizzlies)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Golden Grizzlies)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups: <a href="http://www.oakland.edu/gsc/" target="_blank">http://www.oakland.edu/gsc/</a> Gender and Sexuality Center

Minority Support Groups: <a href="http://www.oakland.edu/cmi/" target="_blank">http://www.oakland.edu/cmi/</a>

Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Sustainability

69/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP, Dell & Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Denica Holzworth
Visit Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions

Address
North Foundation Hall,Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454

Phone
(248)370-4644

Email
brooks@oakland.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center
Pawley Hall
Oakland Center
Kresge Library
Oak View Hall-home of the Honors College

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Village of Rochester Hills (outdoor shopping mall)
Downtown Auburn Hills & The Palace of Auburn Hills
Downtown Rochester
Downtown Birmingham
Somerset Collection (shopping mall)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
(248)370-4644

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by special arrangement

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
rec@oakland.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
We are at capacity with on-campus housing and cannot accomodate overnights.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Detroit Metro Airport bus-SMART bus The Bear Bus

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-75 to exit 79 University Drive (East)

Local Accommodations
All major chain hotels Royal Park Hotel, Rochester


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