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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Oakwood University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Adventist
Athletic Division
USCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
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Oakwood 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
48%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
750-1010
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,427/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,898/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,833/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,833/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,508/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,626Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    29%
  • CHRISTIAN
    29%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Cultural
    8%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Talented
    8%
  • Hypocritical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.78 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    76%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Fashionable
    8%
  • One of a kind.
    4%
  • Tradition
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
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I am a junior at Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL and I love being there! Going to Oakwood was the best decision I could have made for my education. The campus is full of love, diversity, excitement, and Black Excellence. If I could change anything, I would suggest upgrading equipment and remodeling some of the older buildings. Overall I am very satisfied with my Oakwood Experience.
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This is my first year at Oakwood University so far this is the best school ever, I feel so comfortable around people and on the campus in general. My mentor Toson Knight was the president here once he got me and a couple of my other friends into the school. Oakwood is a great place and I recommend anyone who wants a bright future to attend Oakwood University!
Oakwood University is a nice school if you are looking for a intimate college experience. I consider the University expensive and students often have to use loans in excess. Even though a small school it offers good programs in music and theology. Wouldnt recommend for engineering students, to complete an engineering degree you have to dual enroll with a local University. What Oakwood lacks in academics and real life experiences it makes up for with Chrstianity.