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Oakwood University
  • 4 Year
  • HUNTSVILLE, AL

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade D+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Oakwood is a private, Christian university located in Huntsville, Alabama. As a historically black college, OU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,305 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oakwood acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Organizational Behavior Studies. Graduating 49% of students, Oakwood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.

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7000 ADVENTIST BLVD NW
HUNTSVILLE, AL 35896
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Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Oakwood University Rankings

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OU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1110
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$22,484 / 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
$14,669 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 101 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 116 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 116 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,305 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
126
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
  • Adventist
    31%
  • CHRISTIAN
    23%
  • Talented
    14%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Cultural
    7%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Hypocritical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 102 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 142 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
  • Christ-centered
    77%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Fashionable
    5%
  • One of a kind.
    4%
  • Strict
    3%
  • Tradition
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 61 responses

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