OU moves up to second-highest tier in Carnegie Classification

In the most recent update to the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education, Oakland University has moved up to the second-highest tier of research universities. This tier features colleges and universities with “high research activity,” a designation held by only 3.1 percent of the 4,424 colleges and universities on the Carnegie Classification list.

Biology professor examines river ecology on global scale

Associate Professor of Biology, Scott Tiegs, Ph.D., led a study involving 153 researchers from 40 countries. The study's findings are published in the latest issue of the journal Science Advances.

Prominent actor Curtis Armstrong to visit OU

Actor, producer, writer and OU alum Curtis Armstrong, a 1975 graduate of Oakland University’s Academy of Dramatic Art, will be back on campus on Thursday, February 7 for “An Evening with Curtis Armstrong.” It will be a public speaking engagement for the community highlighting his acting career and his Oakland University memories. He will also host a book signing. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m., in the Founders Ballrooms of the Oakland Center, is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and guests must register to attend.

Student leaders to be honored with Keeper of the Dream Awards

Nine students will be recognized for helping break down stereotypes and promote racial and cultural understanding.

President Pescovitz pens opinion article on pursuit of MLK's Dream

Calling upon her personal experiences as a child, her thoughts on the role of higher education to support diversity and inclusion as a university president and her hope for the future as an American citizen, Oakland University President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz submitted this opinion piece to the Detroit Free Press in advance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  

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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."

  • 142

    bachelor's degree programs

  • 138

    doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs

  • 17

    programs offered in Macomb County

  • 19,000+

    students enrolled in fall 2017

  • 3.4

    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

  • 2,700

    students who live in on-campus housing (13% of student population)