Oakland University

Oakland University

Located in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, Oakland University aims to impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creativity. OU offers 130 undergraduate degree programs and 135 graduate programs. Using its motto, “Seek virtue and knowledge,” OU has unlocked the potential of individuals and created leaders since its establishment in 1957. 

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Eli, Photography
“I felt like I was a Golden Grizzly before I was even accepted. Oakland University made me feel like I was at home, which stood out to me. College for me was a chance to explore my interests in photography and digital media, but to also find and better understand myself.”

Eric, Political Science
“I love the atmosphere at Oakland University. They make you feel like you’re more than just a number. It’s not a huge school and everything is in close proximity to each other, so it’s easy to get to classes. I also love how tight knit the community is here at Oakland, every time I walk to class, I see 5-10 people I know.”

Ernesto, Dance
“I came to Oakland on a tour as a high school senior, and my uncle took me to the multicultural initiatives office to introduce myself and see what they had to offer Hispanic students. I never filled out a form, I literally just had a conversation with them. About a week before I had to decide on what school to attend, I got a letter in the mail from them indicating that I received an additional scholarship through their office. I knew when I got to Oakland I wouldn’t just fall into the crowd. I could set myself apart and create my own opportunities.”

Mariah, Nursing
“My community was not very diverse, so it’s been great to come to Oakland and meet so many different people and experience other cultures and ideas, and I enjoy it. I love experiencing new things and taking in as much as I can to really learn about other people, and how to individualize your behavior towards other people.”

Mina, International Relations and Political Science
“At Oakland University, I’m developing skills that will allow me to start working right away. I’m so grateful to be here, and I’m thankful my parents did that for me. I’m involved in French Club, Spanish Club, and even student admissions. These organizations have helped me form connections in the field, create friendships and develop interpersonal skills.”

Tamia, Business Management
“There are a number of reasons why I chose to attend Oakland University. I have a lot of family members who went to Oakland and they enjoyed going here. Along with it being close to my home, Oakland gives me a small, tight knit community feel that I like, and was an important factor in my college decision.”

Val, Health Sciences
“I chose Oakland University because it was close to my home, and I’m very close to my family. I also chose it for their honors college, which really excited me. I was very surprised by the amount of resources that we have at Oakland. I was a commuter my first two years, and it wasn’t until my second year that I really got involved on campus. I realized that we have so many resources to help students excel, so I decided to work for the new student orientation programs.”



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