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Oak View offers bike racks, preferred parking for low-emission vehicles, and shielded light fixtures, hitting many green building requirements that helped it achieve LEED Gold status.

Oak View Hall earns
LEED certification

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The University Archives maintains a collection of historical photos, academic catalogs, papers, publications and more. A special collections room houses a variety of collections ranging from Oakland County tax rolls from the 1800s to presidential artifacts. Many of the pieces are cataloged online and can be accessed by appointment.

Behind the scenes:
University Archives

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The newly launched the Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center offers information and analysis on economic, demographic and business trends in southeastern Michigan.

Reviewing economic data
and trends just got easier

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A field trip to Krispy Kreme in Troy was part of Explore the World of Business, a summer camp offered free-of-charge to high-school students in Pontiac, Rochester, and Avondale school districts.

A sweet way to get high school
students thinking about business

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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 over 130 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.