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Oakland University

Rochester, MI

The Grizz hangs in the Oakland Center to study and eat
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  1. Discover your passion - Get involved through events and 300-plus organizations
  2. Recreation & Sport - Programs and services to encourage life balance, well-being
  3. Let's eat - Dining options: delis, snackbars, bakeries, coffee shops, cafeterias

About This Campus

The possibilities are endless at Oakland University, where majors range from the traditional to the progressive. With an array of more than 142 bachelor's degrees, students in disciplines from accounting and art history to health sciences and engineering are pursuing their dreams at OU. Unlike larger state universities, less than 1% of OU's classes are taught by graduate students. More than 2,000 students live on OU's beautiful campus and enjoy wireless internet, cable TV, lounges with big-screen TVs, free parking, and free laundry facilities. On-campus dining options include an all-you-can-eat dining halls and a mall-style food court. The campus boasts more than 200 student organizations, including multicultural, religious, and political groups as well as fraternities and sororities and academic associations. Rochester, named one of the nation's top 10 places for lifelong learning by U.S. News & World Report, is the ideal college town.

Location Information

The suburban scene offers outdoor activities, the annual Art and Apples Festival, and countless restaurants & hangouts. Nearby in Clarkston, Pine Knob Music Theater hosts concerts.

Helpful Information

Oakland University is in a largely suburban area with very limited public transportation. Students should consider a car while here in order to take advantage of all of the opportunities offered by the area. Campus parking is free.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2024/2025 Placement

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Rochester
Population | 84,000
Enrollment | 16,108
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 09/06-12/16
Spring | 01/04-04/24

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 1%
Asian | 7%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Two or more | 4%
White | 68%
Other | 7%
International | 5%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biological Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Art Education
  • Creative Writing
  • Robotics

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/16/23

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 15 ($562.50 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

Important Notes: Oakland University is a no-fees university. There are no additional fees beyond tuition.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/16/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 14% living on campus
  • Double: $5654.50 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1,029.00
  • Proximity to campus: 0-2
Notes About Housing
Our housing office will work with the NSE Coordinator to accommodate NSE students.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $700.00 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Three different block plans with declining balance plans available (for same charge): 280 meals with 280 meal dollars, 225 meals with 335 meal dollars, or 165 meals with 450 meal dollars.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/16/23

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
Eligibility for services may require documentation.
Off-campus transportation includes SMART Services, Medi-Go, Older Person's Commission.

Other Health Related Comments
Oakland University's mask usage requirement is eliminated for all campus areas except for patient care sites including Graham Health Center (GHC) and the COVID-19 testing site in Oakland Center.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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