Oakland University ranked as most LGBTQ-friendly campus in Michigan

Oakland University has been ranked as the most LGBTQ-friendly campus in the state of Michigan by the Campus Pride Index, which rates both colleges and universities using a five-star system.

Grizz Grind 5K campus challenge

Unique back to school opportunity for faculty, staff and students being offered by group of OU alumni fitness entrepreneurs.

New book celebrates people, events that shaped OU's history

In the recently released "Oakland University: The Campus History Series," iconic images guide readers through OU's rich history, from the University's "Pioneer" years to present-day as the Golden Grizzlies.

OU unveils School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Oakland University is celebrating Board of Trustees approval to create a School of Music, Theatre and Dance, building upon its longtime success as a performing arts department.

OUWB welcomes seventh class at White Coat Ceremony

Following a week of orientation at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, the Class of 2021 received its official welcome to medical school at the White Coat Ceremony on August 11, 2017.

OU’s ‘Love Doctor’ to share tips on public engagement at Soundings Series event

The Office of Research Administration is inviting all Oakland University community members, as well as the general public, to attend “Being a Public Scholar: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” an upcoming “Soundings Series” event featuring Sociology Professor Terri Orbuch, also known as “The Love Doctor.”

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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)