College Of Arts & Sciences

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MA in Mathematics
MS in Chemistry
MSc in Applied Statistics
MS in Biology
MS in Industrial Applied Mathematics
MS in Physics

About the school

Oakland University was founded in 1957 on land donated by Matilda Wilson. The university was previously divided into departments and later adopted a framework of professional schools and colleges in May 1965 when the College of Arts and Sciences was established. The Times Higher Education World University ranks Oakland University number 161 in the U.S. in 2023. The school is on The National Council for Home Safety and Security’s 2018 list of the safest college campuses in America ranking number two. Regina Carter (an American jazz violinist), Howard Birndorf (founder of Ligand Pharmaceuticals), and Jasna Rather (an Olympic medalist and 4-time Olympian) are some of the notable alumni of Oakland University Rochester's College of Arts and Sciences.

Where is the school located?

Located in southeast Michigan, between Flint and Detroit, the Oakland University campus spreads over 1,441 acres of land. It stretches over two cities, Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills.

Life at the College of Arts & Sciences

There are 18 departments of the Oakland University College of Arts and Sciences that focus on teaching and research in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Mathematics, and Laboratory Science. The University nurtures academic and non-academic activities and provides an inclusive campus life. On-campus housing is provided in the five fully furnished residence halls that feature suite-style living, student apartments, Greek cottages, special interest floors, and gender-inclusive housing. Students can also find several off-campus rental residences close to Oakland University campus.
Students have a variety of dining options such as fast food restaurants, delis, coffee shops and cafeteria-style, and can select a meal plan that best suits their schedule, choosing to eat multiple times a day, or on the go. Each plan enables students to pre-pay for meals using the handy GrizzCard and eat wherever they like on campus. The recreation facilities on the Campus include a recreation centre, an aquatic centre, a fitness court, and club sports and outdoor complex. The University offers free parking to students and visitors without any pass on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional benefits of studying at the College of Arts & Sciences

  • Extensive Facilities: The Oakland Centre offers a place where students can study, rest, collaborate, socialise and dine. It also houses meeting rooms.
  • Innovative Curriculum: The Barry M. Klein Center for Culture and Globalisation promotes collaborative cooperation across the campus to create an enriching learning experience for the students. The centre offers students the opportunity to conduct studies on culture and globalisation at an unparalleled level.
  • Transformative Learning: The College of Arts and Sciences offers a well-rounded educational experience that includes in-depth knowledge in multi and interdisciplinary studies.

College Of Arts & Sciences campus


Rochester Hills, Michigan

City Population



Midwestern United States


Humid continental

Nearest Airport

Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)

Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5)

Fast facts

  • University enrolment: 16,108
  • Graduate students: 3,267
  • Undergraduates: 12,841
  • Total international students: 756
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Living alumni: 1,32,000+
  • Countries represented: 45+

Admissions criteria

International applicants are required to abide by the following admission criteria. - Baccalaureate or degree from an institution where the medium of instruction was English - A minimum GPA of 3.0 - Transcripts from all institutions attended. A course-by-course transcript evaluation report by a current member of the NACES has to be submitted. - Two professional letters of recommendation are required - Resume/ CV - Statement of Purpose may be needed for some programmes - Statement of finances, certified bank statements and affidavit of support are needed - A graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, LSAT) is required - Proof of English proficiency: You must obtain the minimum score in the following exams to be eligible- TOEFL iBT: 79, TOEFL (computer): 213, IELTS: 6.5, Duolingo: 105, and PTE: 53. International students can visit the website for detailed information.

Fees and other expenses

A general outline of the potential expenses a student could incur while studying at the College of Arts and Sciences are as follows: - Health insurance: $1,900 - Cost of books/Course materials: $600 - Food and other expenses: $400 - Housing: $18,000 - Transportation: $500 Please consult the School's financial aid website for detailed information and any updates to this information.

Job placements

Oakland University’s Career and Life Design Center offers students numerous tools and resources to launch their careers. - Effective Career Guidance: The Career and Life Design Coaches provide career guidance to students, helping them to identify their strengths and interests. Access to Handshake enables students to search and apply for listed internships and job opportunities - Beneficial Career Events: Each year, the University hosts numerous career fairs, workshops, employer meetings, and discussions for students to get involved and find their career path.

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Last updated: 12 Mar 2024

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