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See how Oakland University will turn your motivation into movement. Attend our GO FOR THE GOLD virtual series to learn about OU’s 140 undergraduate majors and talk with faculty, staff and students. You’ll also learn about scholarships and financial aid, the admission process, and how to make a successful transition to college.

Flu vaccinations more important than ever

The Graham Health Center is again leading the campus effort in providing influenza vaccines to the Oakland University community in hopes for a healthier, happier upcoming flu season. “This year may be our most important year ever for students, faculty and staff to get a flu vaccine,” said Nancy Jansen, nurse practitioner and director of the Graham Health Center. “We are already navigating through COVID-19 and a difficult flu season would only enhance the unique challenges we are facing in 2020.”

Honors College presents inaugural Humanitarian Award to OU alumna

Annie Fuelle, an alumna of Oakland University’s Honors College, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Honors College Humanitarian Award, which was established to recognize students who have demonstrated “sustained humanitarian involvement” during their time at OU.

‘It opens your mind’: OU student touts the benefits of studying abroad

Claudia Marques Molina spent the fall 2019 semester in Lyon, France’s third-largest city and a World Heritage Site known for its historic industrial districts, architectural landmarks and world-famous cuisine.

Oakland's League of Legends squad to make debut in HUE Invitational

The Oakland University varsity Esports League of Legends Team will make its debut this weekend at the annual Harrisburg University Esports (HUE) Invitational. The HUE Invitational is one of the biggest tournaments in collegiate Esports and will feature some of the best League of Legends teams from across the country.

OU, DIME collaborate to offer students a one-of-a-kind music education

Oakland University and the Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) have partnered to provide Bachelor of Arts degrees in performance, songwriting and music industry business classes to students wanting to study commercial music and pursue a career in music.

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  • Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.

  • Oakland University offers 277 degree and certificate programs with more than 19,000 students currently enrolled. A public university situated on 1,443 acres, OU spans two thriving cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, in southeast Michigan.

    Overachievers thrive at OU. Students conduct research as early as their freshman year, gain global perspectives studying abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on stage and learn without limits.

  • In 1957, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate to establish what is now Oakland University. The estate includes the National Historic Landmark Meadow Brook Hall, which Matilda built with her second husband Alfred Wilson from 1926-29.

    Matilda was inspired by steel pioneer and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, quoting him that she wanted to provide "ladders upon which the aspiring can rise."

  • 143

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 130

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2019

  • 3.5

    incoming freshmen GPA

  • 15.6%

    increase in overall enrollment in the past decade

  • 810

    international students

  • 106K

    alumni with 72% living in Michigan

  • 18

    NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs

  • 40+

    countries where students are studying abroad

  • 300

    student organizations

  • 3,000

    students who live in on-campus housing (19% of student population)