Oakland University Reviews

  • 50 Reviews
  • Rochester Hills (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,230
79% of 50 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 50 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"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"
Chrystal H.
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Art & Design
"I met some of the best professors and friends through my college. They have expanded my social circle and my professional network."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"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!!"
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"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."
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"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!"
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2015
  • 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."
Lauren Albert
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"I think this particular graduate program is setting students up for success by being ahead of the curve. The faculty is extremely knowledgable and willing to provide extra help. I have thoroughly enjoyed my learning experience thus far."
Milan Anderson
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The graduate program is extremely progressive in that we are one of the first graduating classes, and we have a strong influence on the courses we take and our future predecessors. For instance, our senators and feedback are used to modify units we are currently taking. In addition, there is a strong community because the school emphasizes factors like attendance and exercises where we work as a team."
  • Reviewed: 1/29/2015
  • Degree: Biomedical Engineering
"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."
Marygrace Ashdown
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"The best part of this graduate program is the extra support you get from both the professors and program directors. They want you to succeed, and are willing to listen to the concerns of our cohort."
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2014
  • Degree: Public Relations
"I was incredibly surprised by the quality professors in the Oakland University MPA program. The classes were for the most part well structured and the professors worked one-on-one with the students. The admin staff is also by far the best I have come across. Highly recommended."
Zachary Willockx
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"The program is amazing, though some of the other school departments make life on campus a bit difficult."
Amandalynn Marshall
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This program is in its infancy and as such there are still many aspects that still have vast room or improvement. There also are very limited public transportation options and side walks in the surrounding communities. For students from larger cities this can be quite a setback since you'll have to adapt to driving everywhere, especially come winter."
Jenifer Pitcel
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2014
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
"The early childhood masters program at oakland University is a well rounded program. The instructors discuss teaching in diverse areas and how to teach to students of different needs and backgrounds. The expectations of the program are high but attainable. I am very pleased with my decision to attend the program at oakland. The only down side is the cost but I feel I pay for the education I receive."
Carolyn Halim
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2014
  • Degree: Accounting
"Pros of this school: affordable, local, great teachers, excellent networking Cons of this school: lack of parking, workload is high, have to walk a lot."
Caitlin Callaghan
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"Oakland is great and the Professors really care about the students and their career goals and education."
Josiah Eberle
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"Pros: The OU MPH program directly descends from University of Michigan's program. OU is also situated between 3 cities that need public health interventions (Detroit, Pontiac, and Flint) which gives the students ample opportunity for internships, volunteering, field trips, and possible jobs in our area. Cons: It seems to be getting the "leftovers" as far as room assignments and class times go."