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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
    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
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
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 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 53 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    28%
  • CHRISTIAN
    28%
  • Ambitious
    11%
  • Talented
    9%
  • Cultural
    8%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Hypocritical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
51%
of students say they don't have Greek life.80 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    77%
  • Unique
    9%
  • 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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Oakwood University Reviews

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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!
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Oakwood University is homey and extremely inviting. If you make the effort to be a friend, you will most likely receive friendship in return wherever you go, whether you're dealing with other students, professors, or staff. Even though the school is costly, it is a great place for people looking to study at a Christian HBCU.

One of the aspects of the school that could potentially be seen as a downside is the fact that a specific set of moderate rules are in place, such as a curfew, required the attendance of worships and weekly chapel, and a dress code, which states "no jewelry". Also, something else to consider is that the food sold at the cafeteria and the Oakwood University Market is vegetarian and/or vegan.

Overall, Oakwood University is a warm, friendly, stable place of education that is highly rewarding and enjoyable in the long run.
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.