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Second grade teacher Sarah Bruha says "I teach to inspire the next generation of thinkers, learners and problem solvers." Follow @OUSEHS on Twitter for more "Why Teach" quotes.

Local educators
tell us why they teach

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More than 50 spring 2015 graduates gave back $20.15 or more to be among the first to ascend the Elliott Tower. They were given a private tour by OU's carillonneur, Dennis Curry.

Grads thank donors
and pay it forward

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Troy High School students Dhruv Medarametla (left) and Justin Xu prepare for an international competition with guidance from OU mathematics professor Eddie Cheng.

Summer Math Institute
alums compete internationally

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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
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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.