College Deliberately: Oakland University

Oakland University is a large, public, four-year University that emphasizes culture, research and career located in a suburb of Rochester Hills, MI. It is known for Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences and Elementary Education and Teaching.

Oakland University

place 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
phone Phone: (248) 370-2100
web Web: http://www.oakland.edu/
  • Oakland University is also known as:
    Oakland University, Oakland, OU, O.U.


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Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Oakland University Higher Learning Commission Accredited 1966-01-01 2029-08-31
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Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region. Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment. Oakland University is an active community partner providing thriving civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities and valuable public service.

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Student Centeredness

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The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
4% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

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Bachelor’s degree
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Oakland University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 31
Swimming and Diving Women’s 30
Soccer Men’s 28

The complete list of sports at Oakland University is available for members.

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Tuition for Oakland University is in the 32.8 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as affordable.
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We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how Oakland University is discussed on reddit and twitter.
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An approximation of whether tweets talking about Oakland University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets that say ‘Oakland University’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing Oakland University within those restrictions.
An approximation of whether tweets from the area around Oakland University are, on average, positive or negative.
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Sentiment for tweets from an area 1mi around Oakland University. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around Oakland University within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
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