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Oakland Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Oakland, the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Oakland by September 1.

Applying Early to Oakland?

Oakland University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Oakland University

Oakland is amoderately difficult school to get into. Oakland evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Oakland accepted 81% of all applicants., around 9,776 of the 12,054 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Oakland, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Oakland Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Oakland

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Oakland 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Oakland must submit the following items. Double check with Oakland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Other Requirements audition for music, theatre, and dance
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Oakland?

Students admitted to Oakland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At Oakland 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Oakland University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 57%
3.75 and 3.99 21.13%
3.50 and 3.74 17.15%
3.25 and 3.49 15.64%
3.00 and 3.24 13.34%
2.50 and 2.9 14.22%
2.00 and 2.49 0.84%
Oakland doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Oakland does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Oakland University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Oakland.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Oakland during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Winter Term Summer Term

Oakland Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Oakland?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Oakland.

Does Oakland accept transfer credits?

Oakland accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Oakland accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Oakland accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Oakland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Oakland?

Oakland. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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Oakland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

81%

How hard is it to get into Oakland? Oakland is a somewhat selective institution. The Oakland acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.

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Oakland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oakland is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Oakland is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Oakland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.53

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Oakland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

18,552

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,346

Out-of-State

$24,710

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Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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