Oakland University
One of the oldest traditions in academe, the mace is held by the university marshal preceding the university president at every commencement, convocation, and inauguration.

Historical Gem,
Hidden Tradition

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Students in the Master of Public Health charter class graduate in May 2015.

MPH program
graduates first class

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Tug, a “career changer” with Leader Dogs for the Blind, tested out the safe transport device that senior engineering students designed and built.

Senior design project
benefits Leader Dogs

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A team of six Business Scholars won first place for Best Overall Performance and first place for Best Documents at the 51st International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition.

Business Scholars
take top prize

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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, which our founder called home.

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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Doctors, 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


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.