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Emily Messick, Sarah Pavliscak and Ashton Lyon are shown taking a tour of the Sarapiquí River in the Costa Rican rainforest during a study abroad trip.

Students study tropical
ecosystems in Costa Rica

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Forensic nurses provide essential care and services to patients who are victims of violence and trauma.

Forensic nursing program
first of its kind in Michigan

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Twelve Cinema Studies students and two alums worked with the Deka Brothers on the film “Father & Son.”

On set with

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Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine graduated 47 physicians in its first-ever commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15.

OUWB Graduates
Charter Class

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This is OU

In spirit of the words of Andrew Carnegie, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate in 1957 to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise," establishing what is now Oakland University. The OU campus has 1,443 acres with the historic address of Rochester, Michigan, and includes the National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall.

Grounded in teaching, service and research, Oakland University offers more than 270 degree and certificate programs to aspiring minds from its large campus spanning two thriving cities (Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills) in southeast Michigan. OU's distinctive educational approach connects 20,519 students, over 100,000 alumni and its surrounding communities to the unique and diverse opportunities within the region and beyond. OU students are given what they need to build a solid academic foundation to be prepared for unlimited possibilities.



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Doctoral, master's, degree and certificate programs
Enrolled students for fall 2014
Incoming freshman average ACT score
Over 100,000 alumni
Incoming freshman average GPA
Countries in which to study abroad


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Become a Golden Grizzly

Turn your academic dreams into reality at Oakland University. A doctoral, research intensive university, OU offers more than 130 bachelor's degrees and 125 graduate and certificate programs for endless opportunities.

Over-achievers thrive at OU while conducting research, studying abroad, competing in Division I athletics, leading student orgs, performing on the stage, landing internships, and learning without limits.