OU’s ISE program recognized with David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship award

Oakland University has been selected to receive the 2018 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship in recognition of the university’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Established in memory of the founding publisher of Automation World magazine, the scholarship was created to encourage and support the growth of careers in industrial automation.

Tip of the iceberg: OU graduate’s study of penguins helps propel interest in animal welfare

A six-month study by Oakland University alumna Amanda Lechnar on the underwater behavior of gentoo penguins at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center is changing the way researchers are looking at how animals in captivity interact with each other and their environment.

Engineering alum works to bring more electricity to Africa

During the nine-month project, Abdrahamane Traoré worked with engineers to optimally design a solar/wind/battery hybrid microgrid for the complex.

OU gets active at Pontiac’s Fit Fest on June 2

Come get moving at the Pontiac Fit Fest, which takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 in Beaudette (Mill Dam) Park.

Oakland County fifth-graders visit OU for 12th annual Water Festival

Featuring presentations from a variety of governmental and environmental agencies, OU's Clinton River Water Festival teaches fifth-grade students about the central role that water plays in their lives.

OU earns national designation for excellence in cyber defense education

The recognition is part of a national initiative to reduce vulnerability in U.S. information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing a growing number of professionals with cyber defense expertise in various disciplines.


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  • 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."

  • 142

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 28

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 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)