If you are considering submitting an application to Oakland, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who apply to Oakland for fall should anticipate a decision by September 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Oakland's admissions stats.
|Oakland 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||17%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for Oakland University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Oakland does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Oakland has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Oakland consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Oakland for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Oakland, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Oakland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Other Requirements||√||audition for music, theatre, and dance|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
Students admitted to Oakland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At Oakland 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 41% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
At Oakland University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.8%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Oakland directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Oakland does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Oakland is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
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
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
Does Oakland accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Oakland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Oakland?
✅ Oakland is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is Oakland's acceptance rate?
✅ Oakland has an acceptance rate of 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Oakland?
❌ Oakland does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Oakland? Oakland is a somewhat selective institution. The Oakland acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Oakland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. 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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