Oaksterdam University Admissions
As the face of the University, our Admissions Department is committed to recruit, admit, and assist a diverse group of students, fostering a vibrant educational atmosphere that provides a memorable and impactful learning experience. Our Admissions staff is available for in-person or phone consultations.
Enrolling is Easy!
We gladly offer our programs to both U.S. and international students. In fact, a huge percentage of our student body and alumni are from out of town. 50% of our students are from out-of-state and 10-20% are international and we are always looking for ways to spread our curriculum globally. From South America Eurasia, our international students come from all over the world and return to their home countries with a foundation of information that allows them to spread the knowledge, create change and new careers. Tuition is the same for all students, including international students.
Oakland & Beyond
Oaksterdam University courses are offered year round at our campus in Oakland, California with both 14-week semesters and condensed 4-day seminar formats. We also take our programs and instructors on the road to other states and nations such as Colorado, Florida, Michigan, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Uruguay and Jamaica.
To find out where OU will be next, check out our course schedule and event pages!
Diverse Student Body
Students who attend Oaksterdam University come from all walks of life, from 18 to 86 years old, with multiple nationalities and differing educational backgrounds. From recent high school graduates and doctoral students to master growers and experienced (non-cannabis) professionals, the Oaksterdam classroom reflects the diversity of the industry and of the world. This authentic learning community provides unique opportunities for networking with potential partners and consultants, pioneers and experts, enriching your student experience.
- California Residents 30%
- Out-of-state Students 50%
- International Students 20%
Oaksterdam offers Veterans 15% off tuition for any course. Please read our enrollment process to learn more
Why Oaksterdam University?
- Over 30,000 graduates from over 30 countries
- Over 150 faculty members
- Indoor & outdoor horticulture training
- Business, medical & legal courses available
- Hands-on education, horticulture labs & grow room design
- Network with professionals & establish roots in the industry
- Industry pioneers & authors of Prop 215 & Senate Bill 420
- Our faculty are the most recognized in the industry
- Our Alumni are the most active in the world
- We don’t just teach the law, we helped write it
Oaksterdam University does not provide dorm rooms or hostel accommodations. Students may stay at a hotel, rent a room through Craigslist, search our student postings, or stay at Ed Rosenthal’s Bud and Breakfast.
Hotels We recommend that students coming into town for our 2 or 4-day seminars rent a room from a nearby hotel. Semester students can rent hotel rooms for the month at discounted rates.