Oakland University (Oakland)

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Oakland can be found in Rochester Hills, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Oakland has an enrollment of over nineteen thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1020 (25th percentile) - 1230 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into Oakland. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Oakland average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. Oakland has an acceptance rate of around 83% with 26% of applicants choosing to enroll. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected Oakland acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 78%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at oakland.edu.

Overall Oakland Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Oakland University was reported as 83.1% in Fall 2020 with over 12,400 college applications submitted to Oakland. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Oakland ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • Oakland Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Oakland University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Oakland University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oakland has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 86.3%
  • 2017-2018: 84.4%
  • 2018-2019: 83.9%
  • 2019-2020: 83.1%
  • Projected Oakland Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 78.1%

How Does Oakland Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Oakland University is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Detroit Mercy77.5%
University of Michigan-Dearborn62.0%
University of Michigan-Flint66.0%
Eastern Michigan University74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Oakland (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math510 - 610
Total Score1020 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math19 - 27
Composite Score20 - 27
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