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Oakland University Overview

Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Oakland University is a public institution. Oakland is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Oakland University Known For?

3,500 Undergraduate Awards
$30,451 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at Oakland is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Oakland is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Oakland with a bachelor's degree make about $43,100 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Oakland University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Oakland has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#160 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#286 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Oakland.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Engineering Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Biological Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Engineering Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Biological Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Biological Engineering Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Robotics Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Oakland has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Highest Paid Public Health Graduates College Factual
#12 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates College Factual
#16 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates College Factual
#25 Highest Paid Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Graduates College Factual
#31 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#44 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Oakland University?

Location of Oakland University

Contact details for Oakland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
Phone: 248-370-2100
Website: www.oakland.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oaklandu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oaklandu

How Do I Get Into Oakland?

You can apply to Oakland online at: www.oakland.edu/futurestudents

Admission Requirements for Oakland

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Oakland?

84% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
Oakland has an acceptance rate of 84%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Oakland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oakland University  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Oakland University  ( 500 to 610 )
200
800
Oakland received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Oakland University  ( 20 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Oakland University  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Oakland University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Oakland University?

$30,451 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Oakland is $30,451. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Oakland, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,271 a year. That adds up to $21,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakland is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Oakland University Undergraduate Student Diversity

12,454 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,543 undergraduate students at Oakland, with 12,454 being full-time and 3,089 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Oakland

There are also 3,470 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 12,454 full-time undergraduates at Oakland, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Oakland

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oakland University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Oakland Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 641
Black or African American 1,002
Hispanic or Latino 522
White 9,058
International Students 297
Other Races/Ethnicities 934

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Oakland University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 58 countries are represented at Oakland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Oakland University

714 Took All Classes Online
4,772 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at Oakland. In 2017-2018, 4,772 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oakland has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 17th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Oakland

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakland University was -1.3%. This is the #2,286 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakland regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Oakland majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 5%
Engineering Technologies 39%
Engineering-Related Fields 39%
Health Professions 12%
Nursing 7%
Public Health 16%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 15%
Special Education 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Oakland ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Oakland.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Engineering-Related Fields #50
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #56
Public Health #99
Engineering Technologies #171
Special Education #188
Teacher Education Subject Specific #200
Educational Administration #248
Nursing #472

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oakland University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 401 2 78 7 488
Other Health Professions 342 0 0 0 342
Mechanical Engineering 171 0 63 9 243
Teacher Education Grade Specific 142 3 58 1 204
General Psychology 183 0 15 2 200
Human Resource Management 179 5 11 0 195
General Biology 169 6 10 2 187
Computer Information Systems 140 0 27 12 179
Liberal Arts General Studies 161 0 1 0 162
Communication & Media Studies 150 0 11 0 161
Medicine 0 0 0 130 130
Electrical Engineering 84 0 34 7 125
Business Administration & Management 36 1 82 0 119
Finance & Financial Management 118 1 0 0 119
Marketing 109 0 0 0 109
Accounting 69 0 34 0 103
Educational Administration 0 53 31 16 100
Social Work 89 0 0 0 89
General English Literature 63 0 4 0 67
General Business/Commerce 64 0 0 0 64
Criminal Justice & Corrections 62 0 0 0 62
Computer Engineering 42 0 16 0 58
Design & Applied Arts 56 0 0 0 56
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 11 0 41 52
History 50 0 2 0 52
Special Education 0 4 46 0 50
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 44 0 44
Public Health 27 0 17 0 44
Management Information Systems 42 0 0 0 42
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 36 0 36
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 0 26 3 35
Political Science & Government 35 0 0 0 35
Industrial Engineering 21 0 13 0 34
Natural Resources Conservation 34 0 0 0 34
Sociology 33 0 0 0 33
Public Administration 9 0 24 0 33
Student Counseling 0 0 29 3 32
Journalism 31 0 0 0 31
Information Technology 0 0 31 0 31
Writing Studies 31 0 0 0 31
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 26 0 0 0 26
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 24 0 0 0 24
Chemistry 13 0 10 1 24
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 14 0 7 0 21
Homeland Security 21 0 0 0 21
Biological Engineering 18 1 0 0 19
Drama & Theater Arts 19 0 0 0 19
Romance Languages 18 0 0 0 18
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 16 0 0 1 17
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 17 0 0 0 17
Other Education 0 0 15 0 15
Fine & Studio Arts 15 0 0 0 15
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 13 0 13
Allied Health Professions 13 0 0 0 13
Mathematics 12 0 0 0 12
Anthropology 12 0 0 0 12
Philosophy 11 0 0 0 11
Economics 10 1 0 0 11
Dance 11 0 0 0 11
Robotics Engineering 0 0 10 0 10
East Asian Languages 10 0 0 0 10
International Relations & National Security 10 0 0 0 10
Health/Medical Prep Programs 9 0 0 0 9
Statistics 0 0 9 0 9
Physics 7 0 2 0 9
Music 8 0 1 0 9
Public Relations & Advertising 8 0 0 0 8
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Business/Managerial Economics 5 0 0 0 5
Systems Engineering 0 0 2 3 5
Applied Mathematics 0 0 2 2 4
Area Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Germanic Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Health Sciences & Services 3 0 0 0 3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 2 0 0 0 2
Engineering Chemistry 2 0 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 1 0 1
Sociology & Anthropology 1 0 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3,500 89 815 240 4,644

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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