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 1,521 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Oakwood acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Biology. Graduating 47% of students, Oakwood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.
Oakwood University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities49 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies35 Graduates
Non-Profit and Public Management28 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services25 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies21 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology11 Graduates
Political Science and Government10 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
Oakwood University Reviews
There is no other University like Oakwood! The atmosphere is very open and loving. The extracurricular activities range from sports to poetry clubs. My favorite thing at Oakwood is the music. We are home of the Aeolians, Choir of the World 2018. There is also student led choirs that give the campus an opportunity to experience different styles of music. I also enjoy basketball season. Oakwood has very competitive fans, which makes attending basketball games a highlight of the semester. Although my school has a lot to offer, there are some things that need to be changed. I would like to see our expansion as far as the facilities on my campus. Many of our department buildings could use renovation because everyone enrolled in certain programs cannot fit comfortably within the space. Overall, Oakwood is a place to grow and develop mentally, spiritually, and academically. I am glad that I chose Oakwood for mt undergraduate experience, it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Oakwood University is a very good school. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and it's a beautiful campus. The teachers and other staff members are excellent people, and reflect highly on the school. The worship you recieve is amazing! Everything about Oakwood is excellent.
Oakwood University is a Christian HBCU. Here you can find exactly what you're looking for; from great friends to an improved relationship with God. I believe like any other university, there will be highs and lows but for the most part, you'll get what you put out. Oakwood is also known for its musical prestige and academics (specifically pre-med). Many of the students here, graduates or not, go off to do great things in the world. Aesthetically, it is a relatively small campus but so much work is being done to make it better each year. In spite of it being a 4-year university, it doesn't have a huge variety of majors to choose from. Don't get me wrong, it has a good selection, but not as wide variety as anyone would expect. People are friendly, faculty is graceful, the food is not the best, it's in Alabama so everything closes early, and there aren't co-ed dorms. Just a few observations of mine.