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 $21,900.
Oakwood University Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.96 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 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.82 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 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
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.
Great environment to grow in, and surrounding Huntsville community isn’t too busy, creating a good environment for concentration. Good music, nice people, and personable professors!
My experience at Oakwood has been pretty good so far. I am currently starting my 2nd semester here at Oakwood University and I’m really enjoying it. The environment around Oakwood feels so at home to me. We are all just like one big happy family on campus. The teachers and other staff members do everything in their power to help if needed. Also there are many activities going on throughout each and every week. As far as things I would change, I would just add more students because I think more People out in the world need that “ Oakwood experience.” Besides that I wouldn’t change anything at Oakwood University because it is just that wonderful.