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Colleges / Oakland University

Oakland University

Rochester, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%

Oakland Admissions

Oakland University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 92% of applicants get into Oakland University each year. Out of 10,645 applications received in 2023, 9,803 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Oakland University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Oakland University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.

Oakland University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Oakland University's admissions stats.

Oakland University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Oakland University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Oakland University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Oakland University?

Oakland University 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.

More on Oakland University Admissions

Transferring to Oakland University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Oakland University

Oakland University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Oakland University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Oakland University

Wondering what factors are considered by Oakland University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered

Make sure to check with Oakland University for more information on admission factors.

Oakland University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements audition for music, theatre, and dance
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Oakland University?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At Oakland University 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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Oakland University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 18.3%
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 University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Oakland University 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.

More Information on Transferring to Oakland University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Oakland University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Oakland University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Oakland University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Oakland University.

Does Oakland University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Oakland University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Oakland University?

✅ Oakland University is not test optional.

What is Oakland University's acceptance rate?

✅ Oakland University's acceptance rate is 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Oakland University?

❌ Oakland University does not offer early decision.

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Oakland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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

Oakland SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Oakland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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