The acceptance rate at Oakland is 81%. It ranks #34 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Oakland University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 9,776 out of 12,054 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 980/1210 ACT 20/27). Oakland University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.53. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Oakland application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Oakland University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 90% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1210|
|Average SAT Score||1100
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Oakland University?
Oakland University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Oakland ranks #14 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||23
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Oakland?
Admission data indicates that Oakland regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oakland University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Oakland University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Oakland. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oakland University was 3.53 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.53 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Oakland accepts 81% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||21.13%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||17.15%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||15.64%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||13.34%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.22%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.84%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
80% of Oakland University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||20%|
|Top 25% of class||47%|
|Top 50% of class||80%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||25%||23%|
Applicants have 308 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Oakland University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Oakland University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171571 IPEDS survey data for Oakland University.
90% of students submit their SAT scores to Oakland. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to Oakland. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1210. 90% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.