Spirit-fueled scholarships open to students this fall

Two recently established scholarships – one honoring the memory of a former Golden Grizzlies Band member, and the other created by past members of the Grizz Gang, are now open for students to apply.

Student represents Oakland University at College Debate 2016

Jana Al-Jarrah, a political science major at Oakland University, has just returned from participating as a Michigan delegate at the College Debate 2016 in California.

Newly launched career tool helps students find their future

Whether you know exactly what you want to do after graduation or are in the beginning stages of deciding, this tool will help you explore all of OU’s 130 undergraduate majors, including degree plans, sample job titles and salary outlooks for each one. Plan ahead so you will be ready to dive into life after graduation.

Honors College welcomes record number of freshmen

This year’s crop of Honors College freshmen – more than 400 students – is 30 percent larger than last year’s incoming class. The group also boasts 160 Presidential Scholars – students who achieved at least a 3.9 GPA and an ACT score of 31 or above while in high school – a 25 percent increase over last year.

Professional development program connects students and employers

Matthew Karrandja CAS ’97 helped Management student Erica Shantz launch her career after meeting her at an ACHIEVE networking event.

Admissions Events

Orientation Part I

Various Dates

Go for the Gold

October 1

Transfer Student Information Session

October 1

Music, Theatre and Dance Day

October 15

Transfer Student Open House

October 18

Graduate Open House

October 19

Saturday, October 01, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 02, 2016
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday, October 03, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Oakland University offers more than 270 degree and certificate programs with over 20,000 students currently enrolled. The 1,443 acre campus spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

  • 133

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 136

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 20,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2015

  • 3.4

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 19.4%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 745

    international students

  • 102K

    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

  • 18

    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

  • 40+

    countries where students are studying abroad

  • 300

    student organizations

  • 2,700

    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)