Oakland University
OU's Reading Recovery Center – the only center of its kind in Michigan – was recently awarded a grant to train 18 Michigan teachers in Reading Recovery, which is a research-based initiative that aims to identity and assist first-grade children who are struggling to read.

Training teachers
in Reading Recovery

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Oakland University has received a $5 million commitment from Craig and Ann Stinson, of Rochester, that will be used in the two areas they are most passionate about at the university, the School of Business Administration and Athletics.


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For the second time in three years, Oakland University’s Model United Nations team took first place at the Lake Erie International Model UN Conference.

Model UN
takes first place

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At a national conference, School of Health Sciences professor Rebecca Cheezum presented a process that she created and utilized for a study that involved formerly homeless people living in Detroit.

A photo, a voice and a
new research process

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Theoretical physicist Ken Elder, Ph.D., an OU professor since 1995, has devoted his research to developing methods to model patterns or non-equilibrium phenomena in materials physics.

Research looks at
patterns in nature

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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 20,711 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 2015
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 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.