Oakland University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Oakland University Grizzly
Oakland University Grizzly. Zeusandhera / Flickr

Oakland University Admissions Overview:

With an admittance rate of 86%, Oakland University admits the large majority of applicants each year. Students with good grades and test scores are likely to get in. To apply, prospective students are required to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to get in touch with the staff of the admissions office at Oakland.

Students are not required to visit the campus and take a tour of the school, but it is encouraged for those interested in applying.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Oakland University Description:

Oakland University is one of Michigan's 15 public universities; the school occupies a large 1,441-acre campus in Rochester, Michigan. The university first opened its doors to students in 1959, and today it has an 18 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from an impressive 132 baccalaureate degree programs.

Preprofessional programs in business, nursing, communications and education are quite popular among undergraduates. Student life is active, and the university boasts of 170 student organizations including nine with Greek affiliations. In athletics, the Oakland Grizzlies compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League.

Popular sports include swimming, softball, basketball, soccer, and track and field. The men's basketball team has met with recent success.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,012 (16,568 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,064 (in-state); $24,540 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $764 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,620
  • Other Expenses: $2,034
  • Total Cost: $24,482 (in-state); $36,958 (out-of-state)

Oakland University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,109
    • Loans: $5,568

Academic Programs:

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 1%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf 
  • Women's Sports: Track, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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