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Oakland University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

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Date: Feb 12 2009
Major: Communications (This Major's Salary over time)
I had a very positive experience at OU. Don't listen to the negative reviews, those were made by students who attended Oakland 7-8 years ago. A lot has changed. There is 18,000+ students and about 14,200+ undergrads, making it a medium/large school. Like most big universities, not all stay on campus, but it is a little more on the "commuter" side. About 1,900 students live on campus which you would see at other large commuter schools, or small/medium residential universities. Basically you have a big school with a smaller school atmosphere.

For those who live on campus, social life will not be a problem. For those who don't, if you don't work 24/7 and you want to get a little bit of a college experience stick around for the different events or come to the basketball games and baseball games. You are bound to meet people if you make an initiative to actually becoming involved.

I liked the campus a lot, it is very scenic and homey. The winters are cold, but we do live in Michigan. You can basically get everyone on campus within a ten minute walk, but everyone is allowed to have a car, which you will really only need if you don't live at Oakland.

I don't mind the classes, but they are a tad bit difficult in some areas and the professors aren't the greatest in some classes, but you have to expect that in all big schools.

Overall, Oakland is a growing school and they also are looking into making more residence halls. They predict OU to have 25,000 students by 2020. So i can definitely see the population going up by about 900 students every year to make OU into a major university.

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