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The OUWB anatomy lab, which opened in 2013, can accommodate up to 200 students. Primarily used by the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, it is also used for some of the nursing and health science anatomy courses.

Behind the scenes:
Anatomy Lab

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After losing family members to cancer, Tyler Parsons decided he wanted to discover treatments. A biology major, Tyler is working towards a career in research oncology.

'I'm a very competitive person
and cancer is winning'

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One of 11 students who took part in this year's Israel archaeology study abroad program, Madison Hayman works with a Hebrew University supervisor, Asaph, in the Late Bronze Age area, c 1300 BCE.

uncovering pieces
of history

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Dr. Stanton, an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing, engages students in research that explores the factors influencing economic decision making and consumer behavior.

Research explores what
drives consumer decisions

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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.