#11 Best Public Universities in Michigan

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan

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Student Population
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Location Rochester Hills, Michigan
Online oakland.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Oakland University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 12,443 prospective students applied, and 10,334 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,667 enrolled in the school.  14,605 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,704 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $13,346 plus fees of $0. Oakland is ranked 733 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Oakland is rated within the lower 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Oakland University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1020/1230
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.37
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Aug 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Oakland University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$784
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,806
Budget for Other Expenses$2,434
Total One Year Cost$27,370
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Oakland University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$784
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,806
Budget for Other Expenses$2,434
Total One Year Cost$38,734

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oakland University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 26%
Business 18%
Communication 9%
Education 7%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171571 IPEDS survey data for Oakland University.

Current students may use the Oakland University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.