Oakland University (OU) is a top-rated academic institution in southeast Michigan, offering a diverse range of academic programs through the following professional schools: School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, and School of Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. The University also offers a challenging and enriching Honors College.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education categorizes Oakland University as a "Doctoral/Research University-Intensive".

Oakland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, OU's graduate business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees are accredited by the American Association of Colleges and Nursing.

Ranking Profile:

- Oakland University is listed among Tier 2 National Universities (US News 2012).

- The Princeton Review named Oakland University in its first edition of “The Best Midwestern Colleges, 150 Great Schools to Consider”. Among the schools OU appears with are Notre Dame, Northwestern, Indiana University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin.

- Oakland University is ranked as one of the nation's most underrated schools in the 2004 edition of “The Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 328 Most Interesting Colleges”, published by Kaplan Publishing/Simon and Schuster.

- Oakland University's Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia was recognized as sixth in the United States in the 2004 edition of U.S. News and World Report's “America's Best Graduate Schools”.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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