Future Students

Opportunity soars and over-achievers thrive at Oakland University. Dreamers become leaders and the dedicated become empowered. Prospective freshmen, transfers and graduate students should use the links below to begin the admissions process.

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The 151-foot Elliott Tower, complete with water fountain and garden, is the rallying point for students on campus.

Meadow Brook Hall, a national historic landmark. Take a tour, or even a class, in historic Meadow Brook Hall, former home of OU’s founders.

With hands-on labs, OU is classified as a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Oakland University is comprised of 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows in Rochester, Michigan.

Be among the 2,500 students who live on campus in OU’s residence halls and student apartment complexes.

Launch your future by exploring your options, engaging in your major and gaining relevant experiences.

The campus landscape expands with OU’s new bell tower, residence hall, parking structure, engineering building and recreation complex.

Explore your horizons by studying abroad in six continents or studying away at nearly 200 universities in North America.

Form meaningful relationships with faculty who provide the connections you need to take your learning to the next level.

Join one of OU’s 250 student orgs — like the Student Organic Farmers, who grow fresh produce for underserved communities.

Nursing and health science students learn together in the Human Health Building — an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration.

Be your best. It’s a fact: students who get involved on campus are more likely to succeed.

Your Oakland education is the ladder to your future — and when you take the first step, we’ll empower you to rise even higher.

Education students help shape the lives of thousands of learners — from pre-schoolers to inner-city teens to teachers in China.

Determine your calling. OU offers more than 130 bachelor’s degree programs, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.