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| I'm a freshman at OU right now, and this is my second semester (Winter 2012). I don't want to go off on Oakland with a negative post or whatever, that's not productive at all. So the best I can hope to do is help others so they don't have my crap experience.|
Anyway, campus life here at oakland is missing in action. weekends are a ghost town (I live here), party life is nothing, and plenty of people here are about clean fun(nothing wrong with that, just a problem when there isn't any to start with). There isn't really much going on during the day either, just walk to class, walk back to dorm (OC or library if you commute), eat crappy cafeteria food, walk to class, walk to dorm, sit, sleep, repeat. I'm sure commuters feel the same way too.
Classes here are a joke, my professors last semester and this semester don't know what they're talking about, the ones that do are pushovers. So you'll have an easy time if that's what you're going for. Don't expect to learn much if anything.
The cafeteria and food court are yet another thing that I should advise against. The subway in the food court is lazy, they don't clean up their knives and make crap sandwiches. The only good restaurant is Chick Fill-A (but it's unhealthy), the rest are sub-par quality. The cafeteria is just sad. They'll have decent food on tour days, that's about it. It's also the same basic thing every day, I've lost about 7 pounds so far this year from losing my appetite so often. Weekends is the worst time if you enjoy eating. The subway (which sucks) is open for 4 hours, and the cafeteria pretty much ignores it's food, leaving food out or not putting food out. Best bet is to walk over to Applebees or have food in your dorm.
That pretty much sums up my rant haha. The best advice I can give to anyone considering this school is to not even bother with it. Presentation is great at the beginning of the year, but it just slows down into a sluggish atmosphere that a snail would even tell it to speed up.
Also, the people who live here are all spoiled and rich. Many have cars (which explains the bad parking for commuters).Basically avoid this cesspool at all costs!
|Jan 22 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I've read soo many comments on Oakland and there is one thing that no one has really mentioned and this is advice i want to give to any incoming students. I spent my first year at Saginaw Valley and transferred to Oakland last semester. I understand that because Oakland tends to be a "commuter school", it's harder to get involved and have a social life but Greek life at OU is amazing. If your planning on coming to Oakland i really stress at least considering rushing a fraternity or sorority. Being in a sorority has made all the difference for me. There are parties every weekend in the apartments across campus. There are so many welcoming and friendly people in the Greek system that i have met my best friends because of it. Academically Oakland is a tough school. But it's worth it. I feel challenged and like i am accomplishing something. And yes, i have had condescending teachers but i don't blame the school, there were the same types of teachers in Saginaw and probably at all schools. But Oakland is a beautiful campus, there are friendly people and you can get the college experience you want here if you look for it. Parking is a pain, its hard to schedule the class you need in your preferred time frame but no college is going to be perfect and Oakland has so many other things to offer. I am a commuter and i never in a million years thought i could be so happy with Oakland. |
|Dec 24 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| After attending OU for the fall semester of 2011, I have to say that I really wish I would have just started off at an community college. My major standing classes for my first semester had their scheduled times change on me without any formal notification. This in turn forced me to drop the only engineering class I would have been taking in the semester. After meeting with my counselor to discuss the winter semester, my engineering classes were once again changed on me without notification and would have forced me to drop one of my engineering classes again. Im normally not an angry person but after hearing this, I really was really fuming. Talk about steam shooting out of my ears mad. After learning this, I had to say enough is enough and transferred to a community college close to home to make up for some money lost in the process of going to this school. If you plan on spending a good amount of money, don't waste it here. The school obviously could care less about my schedule and even though it was scheduled correctly, half a year in advance, it obviously didn't matter. |
|Dec 01 2011|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |