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Oakland University is situated in Rochester, Michigan. It is a public university and the only major university in Oakland County. The University consists of more than 15, 000 students. Oakland University offers more than 100 graduate degrees and certificate courses.

Oakland University's athletics teams are called the Golden Grizzlies. There are more than 16 sports teams competing in The Summit League and Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Sports like baseball, men's basketball, men's soccer, women's tennis and women's soccer are offered here. The notable alumni of this university are film and TV actor Curtis Armstrong, jazz violinist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter, and actor in “Days of our Lives, ” Steve Blackwood.

Profile of Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI is home to Oakland University. Rochester Hills is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Oakland University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in media and education and teaching.

Oakland University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Oakland University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 18, 081 enrolled students .

Student Life

Oakland University values student athletics, and belongs to the Mid-Continent Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership. "

Oakland University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching858elementary school teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, reading teaching, early childhood education, special ed, curriculum and instruction, secondary teaching, . . .
Business and Management629business management, marketing, human resources development, accounting, finance, business, human resources, MIS, . . .
Liberal Arts496English, liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history, economics, Spanish language, linguistics, . . .
Engineering245mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, systems engineering, engineering physics, various engineering courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine230registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, various nursing, adult health nursing
Media204communication studies, journalism
Therapy and Counselling157psychology, physical therapy
Science99biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry courses
Computer Science and Engineering94computer and info science, computer engineering, information technology, software engineering
Medicine41health professions
Mathematics29mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Family and Social Work24public administration
Music20music performance, piano, music theory and composition, voice, music
Fine Arts19art history and criticism, fine arts
Medical Support and Technology16clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14exercise science
Art Studies12visual and performing arts
Medical administration11environmental health, occupational health
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts3theatre design

Contact: Oakland University

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401

General Phone: (248) 370-2100


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