OU ecologist’s NSF grant supports research into deadly amphibian disease

Dr. Thomas Raffel, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, has been awarded a five-year grant totaling nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation for his research on the effects of temperature variation on chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease that has been linked to mass amphibian die-offs and extinctions throughout the world.

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Career Services prepares OU students, alumni for career success

New report ranks Oakland University third-safest college in nation

Oakland University is ranked among the safest colleges in the nation, according to a new report from a national trade organization dedicated to furthering public knowledge on home safety and security issues.

Learning How to Learn

Dr. Barbara Oakley, a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will be teaching a classroom-based version of her popular online course, "Learning How to Learn," this fall at Oakland University.

Oakland captures third consecutive Metro Series title

The Golden Grizzlies earned points by defeating or finishing ahead of Detroit Mercy in 10-of-18 competitions this season.

New business analytics certificate expands big data education programs at OU

Oakland University's new Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is ideal for working professionals from any discipline to gain knowledge in this growing field. The program is available beginning in the fall of 2017.

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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)