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Oakland University

Rochester, MI

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About This Campus

The possibilities are endless at Oakland University, where majors range from the traditional to the progressive. With an array of more than 142 bachelor's degrees, students in disciplines from accounting and art history to health sciences and engineering are pursuing their dreams at OU. Unlike larger state universities, less than 1% of OU's classes are taught by graduate students. More than 2,000 students live on OU's beautiful campus and enjoy wireless internet, cable TV, lounges with big-screen TVs, free parking, and free laundry facilities. On-campus dining options include an all-you-can-eat dining halls and a mall-style food court. The campus boasts more than 200 student organizations, including multicultural, religious, and political groups as well as fraternities and sororities and academic associations. Rochester, named one of the nation's top 10 places for lifelong learning by U.S. News & World Report, is the ideal college town.

Location Information

The suburban scene offers outdoor activities, the annual Art and Apples Festival, and countless restaurants & hangouts. Nearby in Clarkston, The DTE Energy Music Theater hosts concerts.

Helpful Information

Oakland University is in a largely suburban area with very limited public transportation. Students should consider a car while here in order to take advantage of all of the opportunities offered by the area. Campus parking is free.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Rochester
Population | 84,000
Enrollment | 19,309
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/04-12/14
Spring | 01/06-04/25

Campus Diversity

White | 75%
Black | 9%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Asian | 7%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 3%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biological Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Art Education
  • Creative Writing
  • Robotics

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: American Studies, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies (minor), Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Exercise Science

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Cytotechnology, Field Biology, Histotechnology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Office Management, Operations Management, Public Administration

Chemistry: Biochemical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Kindergarten Education, Secondary Education, Teaching and Learning

Engineering: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Sciences

Food Science: Nutrition

General Studies: Gender Studies, Individualized Degree Program, Liberal Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Health Science, Nuclear Medical Technology, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy, Wellness

History: History

Information Studies: Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Language and Culture, Spanish

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Chemical Physics, Materials Sciences, Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Service, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 15 ($498.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 05/30/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

Important Notes: Oakland University is a no-fees university. There are no additional fees beyond tuition.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/30/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 13% living on campus
  • Double: $5403 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $883
  • Proximity to campus: 0-2
Notes About Housing
Our housing office will work with the NSE Coordinator to accommodate NSE students.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $700.00 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Three different block plans with declining balance plans available (for same charge): 280 meals with 280 meal dollars, 225 meals with 335 meal dollars, or 165 meals with 450 meal dollars.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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