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3 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2009

The political science program at OU was a lot better than I expected. The professors made themselves available, and the program offered lots of extracurricular activities to get to know the students in the program

3 out of 5
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Degree: Fine and Studio Arts Management
Graduation Year: 2015

I met some of the best professors and friends through my college. They have expanded my social circle and my professional network.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2014

College is a necessary evil. Yes, the classes suck, the homework sucks, and more than likely the professors suck as well. But not having a degree sucks even more. So suck it up and get that degree!!

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Great school if you are willing to committ to getting involved. You can gain leadership experience easily, but most students don't take advantage of these opportunities. Even if you commute, stay on campus and do something.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2010

Teachers and academic program were good, administrative organization is terrible, next to impossible to see a counselor in the school of business. Convenient location, rather overpriced. Beautiful campus.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2010

Teachers and academic program were good, administrative organization is terrible, next to impossible to see a counselor in the school of business. Convenient location, rather overpriced. Beautiful campus.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

Go to community college, same classes, more instructor time, way cheaper. Don't worry about a major your freshman year. It's all gen eds.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Many students say that Oakland is a commuter campus, but it is becoming less so. It is a gorgeous campus in a fairly wealthy area-a far cry from Detroit. The campus and community is very safe, and many of the professors are very caring. The education department at Oakland is good, and they have an 5 autism program!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Elementary Education

I attended Oakland University and earned my degree in Elementary Education. I found that being at Oakland University was one of the greatest decisions I could have made when choosing a college for my degree. Oakland allowed me to be involved in my education. I gained experience in my field because of the high standards my degree program and I am grateful for all those experiences. Having the experiences I did, whether they were good or bad, and working with my peers and professors are some of the most successful ideals I walked out with when I graduated.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Oakland University is an average school at best. The coursework shouldn't be difficult, but the professors make it so, i'm guessing that they're more concerned with their own research than helping students. My biggest problem though is with the student body. We all know that networking is very important, probably even more important than your GPA, and this school has an abysmal social life. The university is situated in an affluent, traditional,suburb which has a lot to do with it. The students are very cliquey and stick with people that they've known in high school, you'd be better off pulling teeth than trying to make friends here. They have really snobby attitudes and don't seem to be aware of how the world works, I think a lot of them take what they have for granted and look down on others who lack what they have. This poor attitude is even reflected by many of the staff who work here. The school has a crazy high transfer rate (around 40-50% of undergraduates leave to complete their degree at other universities), so this isn't even a first choice school for the majority. I chose this school because of convenience and financial reasons, you do save money by not living on campus and just commuting. Oakland lacks in diversity amongst the student body and taking what I know now, I would've attended Wayne instead. I feel that Wayne has a far better reputation for the major that i'm studying and that the student body is more diverse, plus it's in Midtown and near some of the best hospitals, museums (THE DIA!),restaurants,etc.

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