Return on Investment

The investment management skills Brad Garrigues FIN ’16 developed after a full year working with Oakland University’s new $2 million Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) not only gave him real-world investing experience, it also helped him land a professional position with The Kresge Foundation.

OUWB welcomes sixth medical class at White Coat Ceremony

Dean Folberg shaking hands with students at the 2016 OUWB White Coat Ceremony

Ph.D. student in electrical engineering shows off his Golden Grizzlies' pride while studying abroad China

Steven Louis, a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering, is studying nanotechnology, or technology on a molecular scale. These molecules packed a powerful punch – one that sent him all the way to Suzhou, China for the summer to study at the Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO).

students participate in eye research

For the past three months, a select group of six undergraduate students has worked with faculty in OU’s Eye Research Institute on projects investigating causes and potential cures for eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy.

Working together to manufacture leaders

Oakland University's partnership with one of the largest employers in southeast Michigan continues to cultivate leaders among graduating Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) majors.

Psychology research finds that bears can recognize images

OU Psychology research indicates American black bears may be able to recognize that images presented on a computer screen correspond to real life objects.

Admissions Events

Transfer Welcome Day

August 31

Go for the Gold

October 1

Transfer Student Information Session

October 1

Orientation Part I

Various Dates

Orientation Part II

August 31

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, September 01, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Oakland University offers more than 270 degree and certificate programs with over 20,000 students currently enrolled. The 1,443 acre campus 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."

  • 133

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 136

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 20,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2015

  • 3.4

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 19.4%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 745

    international students

  • 102K

    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)