C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896

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%
SAT Range
812-1040
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Oakwood University

Cost

Net Price
$26,979/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,815/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,058/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,883/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,027/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,674/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,750Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
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
93%
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 Oakwood University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
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Oakwood University Reviews

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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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The Freshman dormitories, Carter Hall and Holland Hall are the 2 best residence halls on campus! One reason, they are newer and have more perks than the upperclassmen dorms do. Carter hall (freshman girls) has a kitchen where students can cook, air conditioning in every room, the option of a suite or a regular double room, and an updated security system.
Oakwood University has a lot of strengths and weaknesses that cause attending here to be a double edged sword. The students and faculty members are fantastic people with unique backgrounds and experiences. The programs offered here are up to par or excellent. The major problems with attending Oakwood is the on campus food needs great improvement, financial services and account services need a better system, and living conditions are just okay.