Oakland University.

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Oakland University

Oakland University is a public research university in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Michigan. It is the second largest university in the Detroit Metropolitan Area with 20,012 students and it is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity." The university offers 132 bachelor's degree programs and 138 professional graduate certificate, master's degree, and doctoral degree programs, including those offered by the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Oakland University was created in 1957 when the heiress to the Dodge automaker fortune, Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, lumber baron, Alfred Wilson, donated their 1,443-acre (584 ha) estate to Michigan State University, for the formation of Michigan State University-Oakland, later renamed Oakland University. The donation included two million dollars, their contiguous mansions Meadow Brook Hall and Sunset Terrace, which now forms the Oakland University campus, and all associated collections of cultural artifacts. Covering 88,000 square feet (8,200 m2) and with 110 rooms, the Tudor-Revival style Meadow Brook Hall is the fourth largest historic mansion museum in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, and is classified as one of America’s Castles.The university's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Golden Grizzlies. They are members of the Horizon League.


  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 15,562 students
  • 0.16 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.oakland.edu

Notable programs at Oakland University

Visual and Performing Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Accounting, Actuarial Science, Marketing, and Finance.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

8,691 students out of 10,296 applicants were accepted into Oakland University. They had an average SAT score of 1141. 80% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 43% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Oakland University was $23,873, while for in-state students it was $11,970. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $28,098.

The average financial aid at Oakland University is $8,483. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $15,390 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Oakland University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

58% of undergraduate students at Oakland University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Oakland University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oakland University was of $9,910 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $764.

Diversity at Oakland University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017