A 'golden' opportunity

When the Detroit Youth Choir returns to the America’s Got Talent stage later this month, Oakland University alumna British NiCole Burnett (BM ’06) will be watching. For nearly two years, she’s served as one of the vocal coaches for the group, which is made of up of young people between the ages of 8 and 18 from throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.

OU Campus Student Organic Farm launches crowdfunding campaign

The Campus Student Organic Farm (CSOF) at Oakland University recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to expand their hoophouse, which will allow the CSOF to become even more sustainable in the future.

Master’s student earns $10,000 scholarship from accounting board

Nicolas Giallombardo, a student in OU’s Master of Accounting Program, is one of only 207 students in the country to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

OUWB White Coat Ceremony welcomes ninth class of medical students

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Class of 2023 received its official welcome to the school — and field of health care — during a White Coat Ceremony held Friday, Aug. 9.

Amid record number of applicants, OU prepares to welcome its most academically talented freshman class

The university received applications from 14,858 freshmen and 3,427 transfers for a total of 18,285, the most applicants in OU’s history.

OU influence at the State Capitol never stronger

Three Oakland University Political Science students — Timothy Kandow, Andrew Sebra, and Gustaf Vanderndonck — have been spending their summer getting hands-on experience working in the Michigan Senate.

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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."

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    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

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    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 3.5

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

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    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

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    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

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    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)