Breathing Treatment

An Oakland University research study may help lung cancer patients breathe a little easier

Winter Photo Contest winners selected

Photo by Madelyn Pederson, majoring in Studio Art: Photography. See all photo contest winners in the OU Magazine or visit OU's Facebook page to see all submissions.

Oakland University receives grant to help monitor invasive species in state’s rivers, streams

Scott Tiegs, Ph.D., an associate professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, has been awarded a $191,888 grant from the state of Michigan, which he plans to use to establish a monitoring network of “citizen scientists” who will help to provide early detection of the New Zealand mud snail, an invasive species found in a handful of rivers across the state.

Oakland University Chorale to join DSO for ‘A Night at the Academy Awards’

Oakland University Chorale to join DSO for performances Feb. 24-26

ISE students get hands-on experience within the Chevrolet Bolt EV manufacturing process

ISE students gained real world experience by working to improve the Bolt workstation set up at the Lake Orion Assembly plant.

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  • Oakland University offers 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."

  • 132

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 20,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2016

  • 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)