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Oakland University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityD- Faculty AccessibilityD
Useful SchoolworkD- Excess CompetitionD-
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD-
Individual ValueD- University Resource UseD-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC FriendlinessD-
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeD
Surrounding CityD Extra CurricularsD
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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Date: May 20 2008
Major: Other (This Major's Salary over time)
THIS IS THE REQUIREMENT BY THIS WEBSITE FOR ALL COMMENTS POSTED: Please do not "reply" to other reviews. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and has had their own experiences.—As you can see there are commenter who refuse to listen to this directive. Negative comments posted here are aggressively denied and the commenter ridiculed. This is done to discourage negative comments and silence the voice of negative commenters and prevent negative comments from being posted. Many of these comments sound like teachers and administrators defending OU. OU sends our email blasts to alert students to read positive comments that are posted here. OU staff and teachers also ridicule and negate the negative comments made at - also look at that website for more details from other students. That tells you what OU is like. I do NOT recommend attending OU. I recommend that you go to another school. I wish I had gone to another university but it is too late to change once you spend thousands of dollars in student loan money and have years of taking major courses that do not transfer between universities. At OU most of the administration and the teachers are arrogant, self-absorbed, condescending, unhelpful, and make a student's life miserable and frustrate the career goals and academic hopes of the students. I came to OU with a 4.0gpa - because of OU and their teachers it has been beaten down to a 3.4gpa ruining my gpa. Teachers often use subjective grading for exams and clinical courses based on their own like or dislike of the student which expose students to expulsion. In some majors if you get less than a 2.5 in one class you can repeat it and you are put on permanent academic probation even when you get a high grade passing in the repeated class - you are never removed from academic probation. Then if you get less than 2.5 on a 2nd class you are kicked out of the program. All the money and years you spent at OU is thrown away because none of the primary major courses are transferrable between other schools. Once you are placed on permanent academic probation OU does not let you apply for any scholarships that require that a student not be on any type of probation. They use many visiting teachers and associate professors who have limited abilities to understand students, who are unreasonable and unfair in grading and testing procedures, and some who have accents so heavy it is hard to understand their lectures. Very few of the teachers I have had at OU are true professionals, very few are actually concerned with a student. Making complaints is useless. The deans and administrators and individuals you can complain to are part of the problem and do not listen to or help the students and persecute complaining students. They will use complaints against the students complaining and cause problems for the students and make students lives miserable. Hopefully these posts are anonymous. The courses are not challenging. Students are given a lot of busy work in some classes. The teachers do not teach objectively. Their prejudices and personal opinions are openly forced on students. Some required classes were a complete waste of time. This is not a party school. Rochester is a small town at the north end of a wealthy county. There is very little to do for students unless they drive to other areas up to 1-3 hours. They do have a recreation center covered by your tuition which has an extensive exercise gym, pool, and programs where you go anytime. They have visible campus police presence. It is safer then other schools in inner cities. They do not send out a regular campus crime report like other schools. Parking is very bad. Maintenance is OK, buildings are old and in need of repair. Funds are always a problem. Teachers are union and complain about low pay for amount of work to be done for a class. Some schools help students find work and boast of 100% student employment after graduation. Not at OU. There are students cannot find work after graduation when student loans come due. OU does not help students find a job and job placement is not done. Career center counseling is available but is not worth much, and the OU job board is poor quality and not user friendly. Most students are OK, many are not friendly. There is a lot of carryover of high school cliches. OU actively pursues high school students and gives them preferential admission treatment. Many students live at home. Some live on campus or apartments across from campus. There is very little campus housing and it is very expensive. It is also not a positive academic atmosphere. It is a small campus. It used to be a farm of a wealthy family and there are deer on campus in the natural areas that are left. You can walk from one end of campus to another to get to classes. If you are seeking a positive and professional academic environment like I was, I recommend that you go to another school. Of course, you can expect comments to deny and post ridiculing comments about this post.
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