Oakland University is located in Oakland County, one of the most prosperous counties in the United States. Facilities for nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, including five world headquarters, and more than 400 internationally owned companies are located within Oakland County.
Rochester, Mich., is OU’s hometown. Located in northern Oakland County, Rochester was named 39th in a list of top 100 cities to live, and the highest-ranking Michigan city in the survey, by Money Magazine and CNN Money in 2005. Rochester and the surrounding area was ranked based on population, number of educational facilities, safety, environment, housing affordability, taxes, weather, commute times and job market.
In addition, the area's rolling hills, wetlands and woodlands provide beautiful neighborhoods and plenty of year-round recreation. The surrounding community also offers an abundance of entertainment, cultural and social opportunities. Together, all this makes Oakland County a great place to live, work and go to school.