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Oakwood University
  • 4 Year
  • HUNTSVILLE, AL

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade D+
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C minus
  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 1,366 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oakwood acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 51% 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
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Oakwood University Rankings

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OU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1110
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$23,398 / 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
$13,744 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 93 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 104 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 104 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,366 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
95
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Adventist
    29%
  • CHRISTIAN
    27%
  • Talented
    13%
  • Ambitious
    10%
  • Cultural
    6%
  • Driven
    6%
  • Hypocritical
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 90 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Christ-centered
    79%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Fashionable
    6%
  • One of a kind.
    5%
  • Tradition
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 59 responses

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