Forbes lists Oakland University among top tier of Michigan colleges

The 2016 Forbes magazine rankings of America’s Top Colleges is out and Oakland University holds a strong presence on this year’s list.

Partnership brings a full-time Veteran Resource Representative to campus

As part of a statewide effort to help veterans pursue higher education, Oakland University is partnering with the Michigan College Access Network and the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency to bring a full-time Veteran Resource Representative to campus.

Students and alumni compete in Amazon robotics competition

A team of eight current students and alumni have teamed up with local robotics firm Dataspeed, Inc., to compete for the second year in the Amazon Picking Challenge.

New Program: Master of Science in Cyber Security

The program – the only one of its kind in the state – is designed to prepare students who seek both a strong foundation and detailed technical knowledge in security, privacy, and cryptography applied to information systems, networks, and software.

Working together to manufacture leaders

Oakland University's partnership with one of the largest employers in southeast Michigan continues to cultivate leaders among graduating Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) majors.

Psychology research finds that bears can recognize images

OU Psychology research indicates American black bears may be able to recognize that images presented on a computer screen correspond to real life objects.

Admissions Events

Transfer Welcome Day

August 31

Transfer Tuesday

July 26

Are you Ready for College?

August 5

College Palooza

August 13

Orientation Part I

Various Dates

Orientation Part II

August 31

Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, August 01, 2016
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday, August 04, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, August 05, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 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)