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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    D
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Oakwood University...
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
47%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1100
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$25,567/ 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
    $24,317/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,763/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,907/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,725/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,673/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,521Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    27%
  • CHRISTIAN
    27%
  • Ambitious
    11%
  • Talented
    11%
  • Cultural
    7%
  • Driven
    7%
  • Hypocritical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life.82 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    76%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Fashionable
    7%
  • One of a kind.
    5%
  • 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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Oakwood University Reviews

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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.
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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.