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Oakland University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityA-
Useful SchoolworkF Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Campus Maintenance than the average student.
Date: Jan 31 2006
Major: Journalism (This Major's Salary over time)
Don't buy the propaganda. Don't give in to the low price. Don't go here.

If underachieving is your goal, Oakland gives you the perfect road map to your failure. The campus is poorly maintained. Buildings are ancient, dingy, ugly, uncomfortable and some contain asbestos. The sidewalks are in atrotious shape; crumbling, uneven real tripping hazards. The exterior of most buildings are stained and grimey (from acid rain?) lending to the campus's overall "Soviet Era" appearance.

Probably 80 percent or more of the faculty in the math and engineering departments speak unacceptable English (oh, but diversity is good! Not!). Do not take math here, ever.

Registering for classes is an exercise in futility, as the computer system sucks. Classes in the Journalism department are tiny, offered at terribly inconvienent times (one night per week lasting until 10:00 pm!) and fill up all too fast leaving you struggling to manually sign yourself into classes, if you can find a class you need, at the right time and with space available (impossible!).

Being a commuter school, Oakland offers no social activites, no night life, no friends and no fun. This school seems to turn the college experience into a lifeless nightmare. A nightmare that makes you want to rip your hair out in clumps and run for the door.

Parking is another issue. Good luck finding a spot if your classes are at odd times, you'll be lucky to find a space in the next county.

Overall this school falls flat on it's face in so many areas. The overall feeling of the "Oakland Experience" is one of anger and dispair. I feel like less of a person for going here.

So, do yourself a favor, pony up the cash and go to MSU.

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