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Oakland University is a top-rated academic institution offering students a personal, high-quality, affordable education.

Classified as a doctoral/research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation, Oakland University offers a research and academic environment that rivals pricier universities. Oakland also maintains a rich campus atmosphere complete with residence halls, Greek life and Division I athletics. Global opportunities, progressive IT services and career-focused learning experiences mean Oakland graduates are more marketable than ever. With over 130 bachelor's degrees and  135 graduate and certificate programs available, students find what they are looking for to succeed.

Living in the Grizz Community

With its easily accessible location in Rochester, Michigan, near major expressways and the hub of research and business activity in Oakland County, Oakland offers an exceptional education right in the community.

Oakland University is located in Oakland County, which is also home to Automation Alley, a high-tech collection of businesses and organizations on par with California’s Silicon Valley. Facilities for nearly 200 Fortune 500 companies, including five world headquarters, and more than 400 internationally owned companies are located within Oakland County. Rochester, OU’s hometown, is located in northern Oakland County. Rochester was named 39th in a list of top 100 cities to live, and the highest-ranking Michigan city in the survey, by Money Magazine and CNN Money in 2005.