Oakland hosts 13th annual Clinton River Water Festival

On Friday, May 17, around 1,200 fifth graders participated in Oakland University’s 13th annual Clinton River Water Festival.

OU collaboration bringing autonomous shuttle to campus

Oakland University, as part of the EasyMile collaboration with partners Continental and the City of Auburn Hills, has been selected to host an accessible autonomous shuttle on campus with the latest round of PlanetM Mobility Grant funding.

Formula SAE Race team unveils 2019 car

In front of a gathering of sponsors and SECS faculty, staff and students, the 2019 version of the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies Formula SAE race car was unveiled on Friday, May 17 in the atrium of the Engineering Center.

OU alum earns recognition in scientific journal

Jacob Corll, an Oakland University alum whose research led to the discovery of a master gene that regulates the expression of other genes involved in the development of corn kernels, was recently recognized as the co-first author of a manuscript published in the scientific journal, The Plant Cell.

New scholarship to be awarded in the School of Engineering and Computer Science

Beginning with the fall 2019 incoming freshman class, OU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science will sponsor the new Engineering and Computer Science Academic Promise Scholarship.

Students study tropical field ecology in Costa Rica

For the past nine years, Scott Tiegs, associate professor of biological sciences, has organized trips to Costa Rica for his Biology 4333 class, which immerses students in an array of ecosystems, including rainforests, dry forests, cloud forests, wetlands, rivers and streams.

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  • Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU 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."

  • 142

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 3.4

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

  • 106K

    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)