Oakland University, founded in 1957, is a public, comprehensive university. Its average class size numbers fewer than 30 students, and 98% are taught by regular faculty rather than teaching assistants. There are many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research projects. Oakland's internationally renowned Eye Research Institute is the only major research center in the U.S. not associated with a medical school. Oakland has major institutes and centers in wellness, biochemistry technology and international studies. In 1999, several new laboratories opened, including the EDS Software Verification and Testing Lab and the Product Development and Manufacturing Center. The university also has an active interdisciplinary Honors College. Its 1,444-acre campus is located in Rochester, 25 miles north of downtown Detroit.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
15,100
Undergraduates
6,448
Men - 42.7%
8,653
Women - 57.3%
3,452
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 12,054 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,159
Out-of-state: $35,374
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,520
Out-of-state: $24,735
Room and Board
$10,639
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Freshman Award
$12,784
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,899
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
606
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Rochester Population
13,201
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
11% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Grizzlies
Sororities
3.9% of women participate
Fraternities
3% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
5.2%
Black/African-American
8.5%
Hispanic/Latino
4.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73%
Unknown
4.8%
International Students
1.9% from 43 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
31.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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