About Oakland University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Oakland University cost?

Oakland University Cost of Attendance
In-state $12,064
Out-of-state $24,540
On-Campus Room and Board $9,620
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,204
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $8,677
$30,000-$48,000 $8,677
$48,000-$75,000 $10,540
$75,000-$110,000 $15,120
Over $110,000 $17,765

Oakland University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 86% $6,408
Federal Grants 33% $4,438
Pell grants 33% $3,936
Other federal grants 3% $1,895
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 7% $605
Institutional grants or scholarships 68% $7,622
Student loan aid 53% $5,568
Federal student loans 53% $7,106
Other student loans 3% $8,309

Oakland University Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Play a sport 132 Up to $600

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Oakland University Admissions

What is Oakland University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 86%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 2% of applicants
SAT Reading 335-500
SAT Math 470-610
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 99% of applicants
Composite Score 20-27

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Oakland University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 19641
Living on campus 6%
Transfer Students 44%
Under Age 25 35%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Oakland University Graduation Success


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About Oakland University

Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region. Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment. Oakland University is an active community partner providing thriving civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities and valuable public service.


2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester Hills, MI

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Doctoral/Research Universities
Setting Large Suburb
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify