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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 1,449 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Oakwood acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 48% of students, Oakwood alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,800.
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- 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.104 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities45 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies21 Graduates
Theological and Ministerial Studies16 Graduates
Non-Profit and Public Management13 Graduates
Counseling Psychology12 Graduates
Political Science and Government12 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services11 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology10 Graduates
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.90 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.130 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses
Oakwood University Reviews
There is no other University like Oakwood! The atmosphere is very open and loving. The extracurricular activities range from sports to poetry clubs. My favorite thing at Oakwood is the music. We are home of the Aeolians, Choir of the World 2018. There is also student led choirs that give the campus an opportunity to experience different styles of music. I also enjoy basketball season. Oakwood has very competitive fans, which makes attending basketball games a highlight of the semester. Although my school has a lot to offer, there are some things that need to be changed. I would like to see our expansion as far as the facilities on my campus. Many of our department buildings could use renovation because everyone enrolled in certain programs cannot fit comfortably within the space. Overall, Oakwood is a place to grow and develop mentally, spiritually, and academically. I am glad that I chose Oakwood for mt undergraduate experience, it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
As a young, African American female, Oakwood has been a safe place to grow and thrive. Emotionally, it has afforded me the place to feel safe. Mentally, it has challenged me to become a better version of myself. Academically, it has motivated me to pursue my passion as a musician. Overall, my experience at Oakwood has been pleasant. My fellow students and most of my professors have been nothing but positive and encouraging. While the atmosphere is beautiful, there are some downsides. I have seen a very evident lack of organization and communicaiton on the part of administration. Also, sports does not play a larger part in the University's campus life. Lastly, the school promotes a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, but the food is not the best.
Oakwood University is a great HBCU to fellowship and form life-long friendships. One downside is the tuition is very high per semester. However, your college experience is what you make it. I choose to make my college experience great and to make memories that I will remember forever!