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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Oakland City is a private university located in Oakland City, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 572 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oakland City acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 53% of students, Oakland City alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,300.
About Oakland City University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Division II Independents
Address
138 N Lucretia St
Oakland City, IN 47660
Website
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Oakland City University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,274/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,012/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
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100%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
572Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
541
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
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  • Average
    57%
  • Hard working and motivated
    29%
  • Outgoing
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
66%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.10 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Professional
    50%
  • Engaging
    25%
  • Average
    13%
  • Intense
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
60%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
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What I like about Oakland City is that there is a welcoming environment and it is very religious based. There is plenty of ways to get involved whether it is attending chapel, going to open gym, or joining a club. Everyone knows everyone because it is such a small school. The things that I would like to see changed are the basketball program, dorms, and the cafe. I was about of the Women’s basketball team and we had some issues with the coach and many people left due to that. I plan on transferring next year due to coach issues. The dorms are just a little outdated and could use some replacement. The cafe isn’t the best. I think they could find a better catering service to serve the food.
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I love that Oakland City University is a Christian college, promoting Christian values through Christian instructors. It is very uplifting. Oakland City University is also located very close to my home.
The atmosphere is quite different here. At OCU the Professors and Staff truly care, however there are vast room for improvements all throughout the campus