About OU

About OU

Oakland University offers more than 130 undergraduate programs and more than 120 graduate degree and certificate programs. The campus is on 1,443 acres of wooded meadows in Rochester, Mich. 

Points of pride: 

  • Oakland is the only public university in Michigan with an all-in price. No activity fees, no recreation fees, no registration fees — not even an application fee!  
  • In addition to the many scholarship, grant and loan opportunities available to all students, OU offers scholarships that allow incoming students from out of state, Mexico and Canada to pay in-state tuition rates as long as they meet admissions criteria.
  • Students, staff, faculty and visitors enjoy free on-campus transportation services such as the Bear Bus shuttle and shared bicycles.  
  • More than 19,000 students currently call themselves Golden Grizzlies and more than 84,000 alumni proudly wear black and gold.
  • Oakland boasts more than 200 student organizations, including more than a dozen with Greek affiliations, an active student government, and a wide variety of intramural and club sports.
  • Rich with culture, Oakland is home to the historic Meadow Brook Hall and Gardens, the professional Meadow Brook Theatre, Meadow Brook Festival, the OU Art Gallery, and the department of Music, Theatre and Dance.
  • Oakland is home to Division I athletic programs that develop the spirit of true champions both on and off the field. OU holds dozens of regular season titles, consistently brings home tournament championships and makes frequent NCAA appearances.
  • The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine inaugural class of 50 students began their studies in fall 2011. 
  • Oakland is home to several research institutes and centers, and is rated one of the country's 83 doctoral research universities by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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