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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.

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Rochester
Population | 84,000
Enrollment | 19,013
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/03-12/15
Spring | 01/06-04/27

Campus Diversity

White | 73%
Black | 9%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Asian | 7%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 5%


-- 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

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American Studies
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • French
  • German
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Jewish Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Management
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Women and Gender Studies


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 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15 ($519.75 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/08/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

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

Financial Aid

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment 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 07/08/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 13% living on campus
  • Double: $5511.00 (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.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/08/20.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

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