Oakland University is way too expensive for what you get.
There are expensive miscellaneous fees that no one knows what
they're for even when you call and ask about them.
2) The majority of the people I met
there are arrogant, rich kids.
3) I went to
a nearby community college (who shall remain unnamed) for nursing
after attending Oakland University after taking several nursing prerequisites for
their program (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Writing, Music)
and maintaining a 3.2 average there. The community college told
me, “Don't bother sending in you Oakland University transcripts. None
of the classes will transfer because the skill level is
too low” That is a direct quote from
the nursing advisor at the nearby community college. I
was taking the prerequisites to get into Oakland's nursing program!
After 1 year at Oakland and never getting on their
nursing wait list (with a 3.2 average), I got on
the community college's nursing wait list in my first semester.
University couldn't process my change of address fast enough so
they did not give me my mail until they got
it right. I e-mailed every influential person I could
to try and do something about it and NOTHING EVER HAPPENED.
5) There are 3 sororities at Oakland.
A slutty one, a fat one, and a bitchy
one. I joined the bitchy one (not knowing it
was bitchy and I later cancelled my membership) They are
just like high school all over again. Some of
the girls are cool but 75% of them are immature,
fake girls that will not consider you a “sister” unless
you flirt with all the frat boys, look a certain
way, and go out and drink every night even when
you have an exam in the morning. I guess that's
why their average GPA is so low but its the
highest of the 3 sororities!
6) My chemistry teacher
would say frequently to a lecture hall full of students.
“If you don't know this material by now, you should
kill yourself.” I kid you not. That's what he said
and other things along the same lines. He makes
all his own rules and notes so don't even bother
buying the text book because it won't help you- all
of his tests are on HIS way of doing things.
If you don't understand his “grandma circle” then you're
7) There is no 24 hour food available on
Oakland University's campus other than vending machines. So either
stock up on bags of bugels or buy a mini
fridge and microwave for your room.
RA's a USELESS. My roommate and I (before I
moved into the sorority house) were being harassed by this
African American girl down the hall from us. She
would write the meanest, nastiest things and pictures on our
door whiteboard. I talking to my RA about this
COUNTLESS times. But everytime she did NOTHING. We didn't
know this girl. We didn't even know who it
was until I conducted a stake out to find out
who it was. I waited by my door all
day and when she thought no one was around, she
went for it. But I was behind the door
watching her through the peep hole. She wrote something
mean about people she'd never even met and RAN away.
I wrote a paragraph on my whiteboard warning her
that I saw her through the peep hole and I
know who she was and what room she was in
and that if anything nasty was written on our whiteboard
again, I would assume it was her and take “serious
action”. There was never a nasty thing written on
our door again. Well until I moved into the
sorority house. I check back in with my old
roommate and since I had left, the harassing got worse.
They would pour bags of food in front of
her door (my old roommate was a little overweight) again
write nasty things on her door.
My experience with Oakland
University was unpleasant and I would NOT recommend anyone to
Actually there were a few good
1) April- a/the nursing counselor is awesome.
Extremely helpful and genuinely cares about the students.
Oakland rec center is very nice. The fitness classes
are very good too.
3) When the cafeteria
was open, the food is very good. With a
lot of healthy options.