Research assistants join new OU professor in stem cell lab

Professor Luis Villa-Diaz (left) with his research students (from left to right): Schuyler Werth, Joseph Bires, Hunter Sorensen, Matthew McClure, Genna Wilber, Cody Howe and Julia Czarnecki.

Center for Ethics encourages ethical literacy and philanthropy

The Department of Philosophy has launched the Center for Ethics in an effort to encourage students of all majors to learn about and implement ethical practices. In Professor Joyce Havstad's class, students present philosophical arguments for which organization is most deserving. She then donates 1 percent of her income to that charity, which is matched by the Center for Ethics.

Payscale names Oakland a Best Value College for Business Majors

Oakland University is once again ranked as one of the “Best Value Colleges for Business Majors” for both its annual return on investment and 20-year return on investment in Payscale’s 2016 College ROI Report. The University is ranked among the top in Michigan for Business Majors in both categories.

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  • 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."

  • 136

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 137

    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 1 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)