Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. A public institution, it engages more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond it’s region. The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson.Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university.
Students will choose from 140 undergraduate degree programs that lead to hundreds of career options. The experiences and relationships students make within their major, coupled with OU’s industry connections and prime location, mean their degree will be put to work the minute students graduate. It’s academic advisers, tutors, writing center, study groups, peer mentors, learning seminars and advanced technology will help students overcome any obstacle and push their learning past any limit.
Oakland University is located in south eastern Michigan between Flint and Detroit. The 1,441-acre campus actually extends into two cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, between Adams Road and Squirrel Road, just south of Walton Boulevard. Located in Oakland County, one of the nation’s hardest working and most prosperous counties, and the wealthiest and second largest county in Michigan, Oakland University is literally in the heart of it all. OU is conveniently located near several major freeways so that the students path to higher education is truly within reach. It even offers OU courses in nearby Macomb County.
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