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  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is great for individuals who are looking to grow closer to Christ. He is definitely blessing this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you didn't have to work hard or study in high school, all of that changes in college. Come in with a bang. If you don't do well your freshman year, you are going to have to spend the following three years pulling your GPA up. That will not be fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Every school has room for improvement. Oakwood definitely has its imperfections. I know that it is worth every penny because students would not jump through hoops to come back to school if it wasn't. At Oakwood, you don't just get an education that will get you a job. You are being taught how to live in accordance with God's word. You cannot put a price on your own salvation. In teaching you how to live according to God's words, they are helping you to teach others so His love and His words can continue to be spread.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first, I did not want to go to Oakwood. That seems to be a lot of students' stories; however, I ended up there and I am loving every minute of it. I have only been at Oakwood for one year, and I can already say it is the best school anyone could attend. It is so amazing to be around so many young individuals who have so much in common with you from the very beginning. Everyone hears that you will meet lifelong friends in college, but no one can imagine not being friends with their high school friends forever so that lifelong friend quote doesn't really phase them. It was not until I came to Oakwood and started making new friends that I began to understand how the people I was meeting could be lifelong friends. God blessed me with a lot of individuals who have the same goals that I do and the work ethic to get there. If you put Him first, He will make sure that you are surrounded by positive individuals. During my first year of college, I grew close to five different girls that I know will be in my life forever. In just one year, we have already gone through so much. We have watched each other grow as people and in Christ. We know that it is not going to stop at one year. People say that there will be no year like your freshman year and, while that may be true, I know that these next years are going to be even better than my freshman year. I would not trade anything in the world for the Oakwood Experience. I cannot wait to continue my college years.

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty at Oakwood is wonderful. The teachers don't only teach the information in the textbook, but they also teach from the Bible. This is great because, in the end, the only wisdom that will truly count is what we learn from the Bible and apply to our lives. It doesn't matter what subject they're teaching. They all find some way to tie it into the Bible. I came from public school, so I was not used to this kind of teaching structure because it is not allowed. All of my teachers started class off with a devotional thought and/or prayer. I know that set the tone of how the class went. These teachers are truly a blessing because they are teaching us information that you cannot put a price on.

  • 06/16/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Did enjoy being here

    I really enjoyed being at Oakwood. When I first attended, I didn't appreciate it until I saw what the school was like. Now, that I'm officially gone, I realize how much I miss the school. The spiritual aspect is a plus! However, there were a couple issues here and there but nothing that one can't overcome and besides every school has his or her own issues. If I had the option again, I would go to Oakwood!

    Did learn a lot

    I learned a lot while attending Oakwood, both inside and outside of class. The school brings in wonderful speakers to talk to the students at different times. The motto, Enter to Learn Depart to Serve is definitely a phrase that Oakwood University stands true to.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 3 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I am an incoming freshman, so I do not know how well their classes are, but I do know that I will learn a lot spiritually and educationally.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    always be prepared and never slack off because then you fall behind, your first year will go by so fast so just stay ahead and do your best.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    on-campus security that is on patrol 24/7.

    Greek Life

    no greek life sorry.

    Clubs and Activities

    various clubs and organizations from choirs, bands, poetry clubs, art clubs, and biomedical science clubs to volunteer services and mission trips.

    Great for these types of students

    christians, minorities, and all others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a historic slave cemetery located on the campus. additionally, the only time that dr. martin luther king jr. came to alabama he visited the oakwood university campus where he gave a speech. ellen g. white museum located in the library.

    Bang for the buck

    the on campus student government works diligently to ensure the students get heard. the tuition is fairly low and there is lots of help available for students. the university president is very approachable and helpful. he allows students to visit him freely and make suggestions.

    What to do for fun

    bowling, movies, skating, exercise, worship, dancing, clubs, poetry, etc.

    Food and Dining

    there is a dining hall and a on campus market where you can purchase food with your pre-paid meal plan and flex points. the campus only serves vegetarian cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    each dorm has various activities planned out for students. you also meet friendly people who want to get to know you. the dorm staff is loving, helpful, and understanding.

    Academic Rigor

    great science and music programs!

    Tips for prospective students

    you will find everything here at oakwood university. study hard. meet great people. enjoy all the worship experiences and social activities.

    In three sentences

    oakwood university is a wonderful place for the spiritual, academic, and social growth of young adults. the teachers here care and treat you like family and make the transition from high-school to college very enjoyable. it's utopia.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Their is something for everyone to get involved in at Oakwood University; Their are clubs for every department and numerous activities to join. Art&soul and AYS is put on by the students and is an artistic outpouring for those who enjoy poetry, singing, rapping or playing an instrument. Activities such as these bind the students together.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is great for students who share the beliefs of the University. Those who want to grow spiritually and academically will do great at Oakwood and will find it to be a pleasant worthwhile experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Moran Hall was built by the students and for the students.It was named after the first African American president of Oakwood University. Every incoming freshman joins the rest of their peers at the beginning of the year to take part of the history that their forefathers fought so hard for them to achieve.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood University is one of the few Seventh- Day- Adventist Private HBCU's. It is also listed as one of the best Baccalaureate Colleges in the Southern Region, as well as one of the best HBCU's by the U.S News and World Report. Oakwood University is a highly accredited school that prepares you for the real world and the kingdom, and no price can be put on an eternal life with Jesus Christ

    What to do for fun

    Oakwood is a very nice agricultural campus full of nice earthy hangout spots to kick it with friends, its perfect for those who love nature. Attend the many musical recitals, rap sessions and art&soul programs put on by the students. Attend the many sporting events and support your peers, this is were many of the bonding occurs at Oakwood.

    Food and Dining

    The Food is steadily improving at Oakwood University. It is strictly centered around our SDA beliefs. Adamant students and staff members are doing their best to make sure that they come up with creative vegetarian and vegan meals for the students.

    Dorm Life

    Oakwood University is full of out of state of country students, so the friends you make in the dorm quickly become your family. The Deans treat you as their own children and it is like a big happy family. Dorm life can be one of the most pleasant and memorable memories you will make at Oakwood University.

    Academic Rigor

    Oakwood is fairly rigorous when it comes to academics, however what will make or break you in the end is your time management and your ability to focus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management will make or break you, learn when to work and when to play. Focus on the reason why your there, to strengthen your relationship with Christ and to get a college education. Remember to put God first in everything that you do and he will help you successfully master the trait's presented above.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a family oriented campus that challenges their students both academically and spiritually. Their primary focus is to prepare their students not only for the real world, but to spiritually ground them in their beliefs in preparation for Gods kingdom.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is pretty much a club for every major, every activity, and every type of student on Oakwood's campus. Also, if a certain club is not in place students can create one and get it up and running in no time !

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood offers many different scholarships which assist freshman getting in and keeping students after their first year. There is also scholarship assistance available for those searching for more funding towards their education.

    What to do for fun

    Student activities include a wide variety of options based on each individuals preference. Thursday nights are reserved for various student activities such as a poetry sessions called Art and Soul or other themed events such as Western Night. Oakwood University's campus also houses a full skating rink open in the evenings free to university students.

    Food and Dining

    The Oakwood student may find dining at either the Cafeteria or the Market Square commonly known as The Snack Bar. The Cafeteria features an ongoing pizza bar, salad bar, grill and deli available everyday, in the main lines various different meals are served everyday. The Snack Bar allows students to purchase anything from cough drops to laundry detergent to ice cream or chips. Along with a hot grill serving a variety of foods from hot dogs to biscuits all day.

    Dorm Life

    Oakwood University currently houses students in four dorms; Freshman females in Carter Hall, upperclassmen females in Wade Hall, freshman males in Holland Hall, upperclassmen males in Edwards Hall. Dorm life includes chapels, wing meetings, and social events. Curfews have recently been extended allowing more time in the library or off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor or specific class, the academic rigor varies. Usually, professors are very willing to assist students who have certain concerns towards their studies. The Center of Academic Success offers tutoring for students who need extra help outside of class hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Those planning on attending Oakwood University should come prepared to be immersed in not just a school but a family. Random conversations with strangers which transform to close friends may occur. Dinners at professors homes is also not uncommon. A higher level of academic as well as personal growth is also within the view of future students.

    In three sentences

    Located between the rolling hills of Huntsville Alabama, Oakwood University is a private university with a concentration on the academic as well as spiritual growth of students. Academic focus ranges from music to cytotechnology, depicting the geographic diversity as well. Oakwood University stands to focus on the enrichment of the individual to produce the growth of a community as a whole.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well....The land our school is on was once a slave plantation, there is the National space science and technology center just around the campus. On campus: there is a southern tradition, where people wear money on their shirt to show that it's their birthday & when others see the birthday person they give them money.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is definitely expensive for many students - I mean ...it's college. But honestly, you do get the bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is a good amount of things to do. You realize that when you and your buddies don't have that much money, pretty much just being together is enough to have fun. Usually with my friends, we'll hang in the library and socialize, play spades, go to the on-campus skating rink, enjoy poetry monthly on-campus via Art-n-Soul, and there are things to do off campus, like go bowling, or go to the movies, or just hang out at your friend's house.

    Food and Dining

    The vegetarian cuisine is usually a last resort. Every now and again some good comes out of the cafe. But th Market is definitely way better.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorm is bearable - it could be better. Every college of course has rules, but dorm life is more strict.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are adamant, but very understanding and willing to work with you. The work is challenging, but most of the time the burden comes from having too much work to do and not it being too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a personal relationship with God at the same time fellow-shipping with people who believe in the same things you do: Come to Oakwood.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is an amazing school where God is present, you meet lifelong friends, and you gain a sense of diversity.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety does an amazing job at keeping us safe in an otherwise, open environment.

    Greek Life

    there are no sororities on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities encourage a family atmosphere.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for people who like to make the most out of life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The institution is Seventh-Day Adventist. We have a great campus church that provides a lot of evangelistic opportunities.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood has a worldwide network. You can go anywhere in the world and find someone associated with Oakwood. It is very comforting to know that someone within your community is always accessible.

    What to do for fun

    Hit up the skating rink, attend sporting events, attend religious events...

    Food and Dining

    I am not impressed with the quality of food but I am impressed with the quality of service.

    Dorm Life

    The Deans are very friendly and loving.

    Academic Rigor

    My teachers push me to new heights but also help me if I begin to struggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Form good relationships with current students. Get involved in the social activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    I appreciate Oakwood for it's Christian atmosphere. I enjoy the relationship that I have with the faculty and staff. Oakwood is an amazing place to get an education.

  • 01/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    New and transfer students attending Oakwood this fall, I highly recommend that you all actually take the time to study for your classes. During my first semester I found myself distracted, thus causing me to procrastinate a lot. Although my grades never dropped below a C, I knew that I could do a whole lot better than what I was doing. My second semester I took much more time with my studying and managed to get my GPA up. And besides, there could be nothing worst than spending YOUR summer retaking classes you slacked in, not to mention the money it will cost your parents!

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood is moderately priced compared to many other private colleges out there. One of the improvements I would suggest is better housing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Oakwood is a Christian university and is very Christ-centered. I actually love going to the weekly worships because there are often very great speakers there. Then there's the work load. What can I say, its college. There are some days that I want to be there, some days I do not. I just try to continue to make the best of it.

    Am learning a lot

    The most of teachers here are great. Although it can be quite difficult to understand them, because of the accents, they do know what they are talking about. Some will even help you out a lot when you assignments are late!

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that this will be a great school for students who are looking for a small school setting with personal attention fro the instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that you go through the college days experience. This told me a lot.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a cost but that is the case with any private college.

    Will enjoy being here

    I always enjoy visiting this campus.

    Will learn a lot

    I am looking forward to my college experience and learning new things.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    theology, christian,foreign

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    good christian atmosphers

    Bang for the buck

    could be a little cheaper

    What to do for fun

    basketball games, campus social events, entertainments and restaurants nearby.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you stay on top of all requirements and dont have too much fun stay focused.

    In three sentences

    oakwood is a place of brotherly love and christian education. here at oakwood you have a good area to to focus, with city life not to far. im glad i attend.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    if you are spiritual then you might feel a little out of place but anyone can be there its a very welcoming place for every type of person

    What to do for fun

    it all depends on your kind of fun, there is a skating rink and football and baseball fields and a pool or you can go off campus and do things

    Dorm Life

    it could be better but it helps you appreciate thing a lot more lol

    Academic Rigor

    it has a great staff of educators

    Tips for prospective students

    don't go in think the worst and don't believe ALL of what you hear about the school it is what you expect but you will get a lot more out of it in the end.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood really changed my life it helped me get so much closer to god and help me see greater things in life

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety ensures that all students receive safety and work hard to keep us as safe and secure as possible. Campus safety stays connected to the students via email, text message, and school wide alerts. I have never felt more safe than I have living on and off campus at Oakwood University!

    Greek Life

    Other than the theology students requirements to learn Greek, we don't have many Greek organizations. We do have a few related to academic achievements and others related to women and men of excellence!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    They are many clubs and activities within those clubs available at Oakwood. Each major has a club that assists the students in learning more about the school, major, and possible career opportunities in the field!!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are ready to gain a spiritual experience that will change your life, friendships that will last a lifetime, and knowledge that can be passed through the generations to come!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, we have end of the year block parties with live music and numerous games. We also have something called Bell Tower where many students meet at the historical bell tower centered in the middle of the campus. We go there to talk, pray, and fellowship with each other! There is also the Rock Quarry which I call the mini Grand Canyon! Its a mountainous structure that was carved by students early in the 1900's. Its a perfect example of peace with is blue water below and an unforgettable view of the rest of the city! The students used some of the rocks to build what is known as Moran Hall, one of the school buildings. Absolutely stunning!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Listen, if you are looking for an unforgettable, memorable, fun, and relationship building, academic focused college experience, look no further because Oakwood is the place!!! You'll have to see for yourself!!

    What to do for fun

    The United Student Movement offers MANY activities that is sure to keep you busy!!! We have an on campus skating rink/pool hall with various other games. The school schedules a wide variety of other events off campus such as ice skating, bowling, and the annual banquet! The town we're located in is also a college town so there are many students and schools available for us to interact with!

    Food and Dining

    With the many options offered, the food allows to use your mind and develop, new and fun dishes. The café provides many healthy options as well as goodies. The meal plans are very flexible and the café is also newly renovated so it makes you feel at home.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is AMAZING! From Hall parties to praying together, to end of the year pranks, to study lab-its amazing and very helpful for those trying to succeed and appreciate down time as well. The deans are there whenever you need them and are willing to help in any way possible!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers and professors treat you as if you are their own meaning they do not expect anything less than the best. They push you beyond limits that you'd never imagine yourself going! They truly care and prepare you for your next step in life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your financial aid is complete and be sure to have a paper trail of all of your documents, just to be sure your term at Oakwood is smooth! Also, get rid of negativity and have an open mind! You'll see what I mean when you attend!

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is different in many ways. The experience you'll receive will change your life and perspective. The people you'll meet will become family!

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very good campus security.

    Greek Life

    Lot's of those as well!

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is excellent for any and all types of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I am aware of..

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education for the reasonable amount being charged for a private University.

    What to do for fun

    Miller Skating Rink, basketball, music, drama, outreach to the community, and the list really just goes on1

    Food and Dining

    Same here, I'm not sure, What I have experienced at the Market, has been really good!

    Dorm Life

    I'm married and my wife and I actually live off campus, so I really don't know.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent academic track.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay strong in the teachings of the Lord. Use the resources all around you, and don't be afraid to ask for help!

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is an amazing place to obtain higher education! The staff is very unique and one of a kind offering great student support. Oakwood also offers a great variety of student activities.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    campus clubs, United Student Movement, sports, party

    Tips for prospective students

    You should join a club or try working on campus, Its really fun.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is Fun. OU is where you study hard and it will pay off. OU is a great place to get a(n) education

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police patrolling the campus, and they take their job very seriously. But there aren't to many campus officers.

    Greek Life

    No fraternities on campus, but you can always join one at another near by school.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school possess organized basketball, baseball, and volleyball teams. As well as choruses, a drum line, missionary clubs, and etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If your a student who enjoys the Lord, Sciences, Math, and Music, Oakwood is the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood is what you make of it, it's up to you to make it your best experience ever.

    What to do for fun

    Everyday there is open gym, swimming, skating, and game rooms available. They also have organized basketball, and baseball teams.

    Food and Dining

    Unless your an vegetarian, Oakwood is not the place for fine dining. But bright side their market food is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms on campus except one needs working on, but never the less they are manageable, and livable.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are very attentive, if you're having problems comprehending the work, never be afraid to ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to Oakwood, make sure you keep your attention focused on the main reasons you came here, Christ, and education. You should as well surround yourself with good people that make you better.

    In three sentences

    At Oakwood, sometimes you may lose sight of Christ, but you'll always find him again at the end of of the week, and through the people that you come across. Also Oakwood is very expensive, but you can't put a price on experience. And the atmosphere is one that can't be match by many other schools.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety are also police officers

    Clubs and Activities

    Medical, Engineer, History, Poetry

    Great for these types of students

    Any student

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an actual slave grave-sight on the campus! This is an historic black institution with great choirs and medical programs

    Bang for the buck

    The signature product of Leadership, Spiritual Life and Relationship--who could ask for anything more. The girls are beautiful!

    What to do for fun

    Skating rink on campus Student-driven government so the social life is geared for youth demographic

    Food and Dining

    4 star Meals are not in house

    Dorm Life

    5-star Dorm is clean Computer lab Suite enclosed rooms with kitchenette

    Academic Rigor

    5-star (Outstanding Professors)

    Tips for prospective students

    Students interested in attending Oakwood must: Be determined to: *hit-the-books *join academic groups related to your major *organize your priorities on a daily basis as this is a school that is very social.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is an outstanding place to study. I say this because it is an institution that is very clear about the products it sells to its student-customers. These products are: Spiritual life, Leadership (academic, personal and global) and Life-time Relationships.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    19 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is safety at Oakwood.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs that you can join

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood Univeristy is great for people who want to draw closer to God, and give you harts to Him

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ellen G. White was the first one to visit OU

    Bang for the buck

    There are teachers that are friendly and approachable, and they are willing to help you in any areas that you are weak in. Also you can peer up with a friend that is good in a subject, and they can tutoring. They have a tutoring program at Oakwood University. The people there are friendly and caring, and they will make you feel like you belong to OU.

    What to do for fun

    You can go shopping with friends, go to the movies, have a party in your dorm room, go to parties with your friends, you can go to the basketball games, go to the church(OU worship is excellent), and they are many fun things to do with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are several stores near Oakwood Campus or you can order your own food. Also there is a cafetaria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing, where you can meet new people and feel comfortable around friends. You can do many things like have a study group, visit other people's dorm and one night have a pizza night with your friends and there are many things you can do to enjoy dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many excellent majors at Oakwood. They have a good Biology program (if you want to major in Biology), Computer Science, Early Childhood, Pre-Med, Nursing, Speech Pathology, Physical Therapist, and much more. I heard that the academics are excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though college is expensive, never give up on your dreams and your goals. Always try to work and study hard, be focus in school, getting excellent grades, so when you graduate, you will say, YES I CAN DO IT!!! And if you don't your parents paying so much money in school, then you have to get good grades so you will get a scholarships. Make sure that you do extremely well on your SATs/ACTs.

    In three sentences

    I think that Oakwood U is a wonderful college, where there have many courses you can take, especially if you are majoring in Biology and want to attend Oakwood, there is a wonderful Biology program. It is a great experience for me because I visit there before and their worship experience is amazing. So if you want to attend OU, you have made the right choice.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food at Oakwood is pretty bad, fortunately there are many places nearby to dine out. I would advise against the cafeteria. Strongly.

    Dorm Life

    Off campus living would be best as many people are perfectly ok with taking socks out of the laundry room.

    Academic Rigor

    While some of the classes are interesting and fun, a few are an hour+ long and are incredibly boring.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a good campus with a friendly community. I would definitely recommend this college to aspiring students.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a plethora, i'll let you be excited.

    Food and Dining

    Don't even get excited.

    Dorm Life

    Carter is your test of will.

    Academic Rigor

    Do your best and your teachers will work with you to help you with the rest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early. Registration tends to be a tedious process if you didn't prepare.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is unique with it's own heartbeat and own drumbeat. It is a place to make eternal friends and family members. Education, Excellence, Eternity.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Student interaction is great at Oakwood, but there is something offered for extracurricular almost every night. Art and soul is a poetry night that happens at least two times a week, this is by far the most attended thing on campus besides sporting activities.

    Food and Dining

    I personally did not enjoy the food and dining experience, the cafeteria came up with to many new ideas.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is reasonable,however since this is a christian institution curfew and room cleanliness is strongly enforced.

    Academic Rigor

    Small class sizes allow a lot of one on one focus resulting in great advantages academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise all prospective students to realize that since this school was recently accredited many kinks like in records, housing, and scholarships have to be worked out.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a very good school but very expensive. Due to reaching university status recently the school is still in the process of figuring things out. Overall Oakwood will help you grow in many aspects of life.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Oakwood provides excellent security whenever you enter the campus campus police will welcome and greet you.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sororities are illegal on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various teams available like; basketball, soccer, and volleyball, there are numerous choirs, drama clubs, each major/departments have a club, there is a skating rink, a pool and much much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is great for students who are serious and wish to be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood is a Christian historically black University. There goal when students enter the hallowed grounds to learn they will leave with all the skills and training to serve.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on or off campus. On campus there are various sports teams, choirs, drama clubs, etc, also each major/department has their own clubs, and activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria provides mostly vegetarian and vegan meals. There is a market or snack bar on campus that also provides vegetarian meals but in variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Oakwood are comfortable even thaough they aren't really up to date they are still safe and liveable.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very important students are required to maintain an average G.P.A. Help is available for those who need and want it. Advisors work with students to make sure that they are caught up with what is required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get caught up in all the excitement/activities, always remember why you're at college and stay focus.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University has a safe and friendly atmosphere. The professors care about their students. Students come first at Oakwood.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go outt of town.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be on top of all your paperwork needed to enter school.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood university is good and growing University. They have their faults but over all is great.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Oakwood is a safe environment and the Campus safety actively assist students in any way possible. To us its not just Safety officers they become apart of our family.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student will be great for Oakwood. It is a school that focuses on the individual and their spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual locations; no not really. But if we are talking about traditions come join us at a basketball game. It will be the most fun you'll ever have.

    What to do for fun

    Well there are plenty of things to do. You have an engaging worship on Sunday called Sunday Evening Praise, on Mondays through Wednesdays it is pretty chill. On Thursdays there is Art and Soul and Fridays are filled with the best AYS known to man. Saturday's are when the campus can be found at the university church and Sunday's are a relaxing transition back into the busy week.

    Food and Dining

    Food has gotten better in the past few months. The food is vegetarian and there are also vegan options available. There is also the Market where you can get away from the food at the cafe and have a fun meal in a more relaxed environment.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and exciting! No co-ed dorms so you have to opportunity to stay more focused on schoolwork when returning to your dorm. You meet the most amazing people. You may have some trouble adjusting to living with the same sex for 5-6 months straight but it is very much worth it in the end.

    Academic Rigor

    There are challenging classes that are worth taking. The teachers that are willing to help will help but will not baby you so its best to stay on top of work and assignments. Classes are not too hard; but are far from easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused; but allow yourself to have fun. Make it a apart to join something new; it keeps you in the social scene while not being too social. Do what you are asked when you are asked to do it in reference to attending worships and Chapels ; it will save you some trouble later when the bill comes,

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere, and lovely people. Attentive teachers that will help you not only inside but outside the classroom. Amazing spiritual programs that make you want to draw closer to God.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's block parties, concerts, AY on Friday nights, skating rink on campus, basketball games, and various other activities !

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is vegetarian...sometimes the food is okay...other days it's not. But I guess that's what the market is for! The Market has a variety of foods to choose from, still vegetarian but it tastes MUCH better!

    Dorm Life

    I have not yet stayed on campus, but, I plan to do so this coming semester :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind, ready to learn a lot and to make LOTS of new friends!

    In three sentences

    Out of all the Seventh-Day Adventist campuses that I've been on, Oakwood is the best! It is a very exciting and interesting place to be! There is always something for students to do that is safe and fun at the same time!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is great for any christian student who has a passion for music. Oakwood produces many great musicians into the world: Musicians like Brian McKnight, Take 6, Virtue, and Commited. Oakwood University has many choirs that travel the world and many other various places. Also Oakwood University Aeolians Choirs are the reigning 2012 World Choir Olympics Champions.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oakwood Univesity has a beautiful landscape that many campuses don't have. Behind the school we have an area called the Rock query which has nice beautiful plateaus and hills and even a lake. At Oakwood University we attend church on Saturday because it is a Seventh-Day Adventist institute.

    Bang for the buck

    In 2012 Oakwood has won many scholastic events. We are the 2012 National Champions in division 3 basketball. We currently just won the 2012 World Choir Olympics, and we produced the great singing group Committed who won the show The Sing Off.

    What to do for fun

    Oakwood is not the only college around: there is Alabama A&M, UAH, Alabama University, Tuscaloosa, and many more. Oakwood is in Huntsville Alabama so there are many great cities to go too: like Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham and many more. So there is always people to meet and there is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    We are serviced by Sodexo and they provide a wide variety of food for us and the food is delicious. They are always open to try new things also which is a major plus.

    Dorm Life

    Oakwood has a new guys dorm which is in top notch condition. The students call it Holland Hotel but the original name of the dorm is Holland Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Oakwood University are above par. We have been rated one of the top HBCU's for some years now. We compete with alot of HBCU's in academic competitions and we always come out on top. Oakwood is highly respected institution when it comes academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to Oakwood come with an open mind, and an open heart, because you are bound to experience the Oakwood experience.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is the most talented christian institute in the world. With various students coming from all over the world bringing their talents and ideas, Oakwood continues to be a home for talented individuals. Oakwood has been producing greatness for over a 100years and it still continues at a high level of excellence.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    28 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Improved from security guards to actually real police or Pubilc Saftey!

    Greek Life

    There are Frats and Sorolities but I'm not that type person

    Clubs and Activities

    ALot of clubs and actvities to get into and also get to travel in some of these clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    All Types as long as your looking for a spiritual experience

    Bang for the buck

    Spiritually life experiences are great here!

    What to do for fun

    Just campus experiances. Meeting and hunging out with new friends from all over. A boring city when school is out!

    Food and Dining

    Good luck on the food here! Cafe is not you used to home made meals but the market is good can get expensive if you eat there alot.

    Dorm Life

    If your in any of the new men or women dorms you should be ok. West Oaks off campus is where I'll be great dorms well kept!

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your pre requiste out the way then transfer over expensive school for 4 years! Make sure those are transferable credits prior take classes to transfer out.

    In three sentences

    Great School for education. The admissions part is long and difficult. Overall great school to attend!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The best thing I can say about our public safety are the men and women that work in that department. They are so helpful!

    Clubs and Activities

    What I love about the clubs and activities of Oakwood University is that there is a wide variety to choose from. A lot of the clubs put on special events for students to attend that are really fun and make for great memories. Also, some the worships that we have are absolutely life changing. I always look forward to them.

    What to do for fun

    Going to Bridgestreet is something I like to do just to get off of campus. It's a outdoor shopping area with restaurants and a movie theater. It's great to go there with friends for the weekend. On campus, there is the skating rink, the pool and basketball games to go to for fun close by.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria of Oakwood University is a great place to socialize. I think that a lot of the students just shut down praising the food at all. However, I think that some days the meals they serve aren't that bad. Just like any other college campus, there are both good days and bad days. Some days we'll have great food and then other days...we just want to order pizza.

    Dorm Life

    There are four dorms on campus. I honestly think that they need more because we are getting more and more students each year. Living in the dorms is nothing spectacular but I think it's a great way for freshman and new students to make new friends right there!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Oakwood University are great at getting to know their students to help them learn more about the class. Even though it is a small school, Oakwood University has hundreds of honor students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! I think it's so important for prospective students to realize that they need to do everything early instead of at the last minute when going to Oakwood University. Get your classes set, get your scholarships set, paperwork and other requirements down early in the summer to make things A LOT easier later on!

    In three sentences

    What makes Oakwood University great is the amazing student body. There is such a spiritual and friendly atmosphere, that everyone can feel welcome and confident in their academic success. Everyone on campus can make your time at Oakwood full of good memories.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very strict on stealing

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't participate in any clubs or activities

    Great for these types of students

    Cars and transportation going to and fro their destination.

    Bang for the buck

    Keep working

    What to do for fun

    Mostly prayer meetings and after Sabbath activities

    Food and Dining

    Good items at the University Market and sometimes decent vegetarian and vegan foods.

    Academic Rigor

    Great opportunities for future career

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepare for long lines during registration Apply as many scholarships and grants Don't stress on financial clearance

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a decent institution. It is in between. May change lives for those who are religious.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Various Activities

    Food and Dining

    Vegetarian/ Vegan

    Dorm Life

    Structured

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging; However, all of the assistance needed is freely given.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask the Lord for guidance in leading you wherever He wills.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University was one of the best life choices that I made. I am not only receiving superb educational instruction, but I am also receiving moral formation, and most importantly spiritual growth. Praise the Lord!

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    VERY SAFE ON CAMPUS. THEY ARE ALWAYS NEAR.

    Great for these types of students

    OUTGOING, FUNNY,LOVE PEOPLE, RELIGIOUS, SHY, AND ADVENTUROUS.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    FLASH MOBS :)

    What to do for fun

    I personally like to go to games. My all time favorite is our on campus skating rink, really fun. It can also be as simple as laying out in the grass with some friends. Usually there is always an event going on.

    Food and Dining

    If you are a vegetarian then you will love it here, food is awesome. Its more healthy than most schools.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are OK. Not exactly out if an Ikea magazine but very homey and lots of people here for you. Its not co-ed dorms but its a good experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Very understanding teachers, that are willing to work with you on your struggles. they want you to succeed and work really hard to get you there. It challenges you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will meet a lot of different people. from knowing all these people you automatically become a big family. Oakwood puts god first before anything. Very loving school.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is Seventh Day Adventist based, but welcomes all. Lots of people from different places, all over the world. Vegetarian based meaning no meat.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities on campus and off campus, such as skating, classical concerts, drama club, a variety of choirs and praise teams to join, nearby parks and restaurants

    Food and Dining

    Vegetarian fare...

    Academic Rigor

    You will definitely be challenged academically at Oakwood University...Especially Bio majors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't panic if it takes you a moment to adjust from high school to college life...It is alot to manage all at once, but you will adjust...

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is as awesome as I thought that it would be. It offers a wealth of social and spiritual activities as well as opportunities for community involvement. The campus is friendly and the academic staff are top notch!

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Alumni Weekend is when all alumnis come back and relinquish their past while the current students go out and have a good time-party. They have this cemetery where all their former coworkers past away and having their

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends, go shopping, walmart, parties, alumni weekend-thats the best.

    Food and Dining

    Food is SUPERB!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are huge. Roommates are the best-you will make friends for life. They have dorm parties, they go out in town. Everyone is free-spirited.

    Academic Rigor

    Oakwood is huge on their academics. They are at the top of their game when it comes to that. Everyone on campus does exceedingly well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Aim for high grades, great tutors if you need help, have fun, join extracurricular activites (they have a lot).

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a school that focuses on the students. Its diverse atmosphere has an advantage of being a strong, liberal university. Education is the first and primary that they focus on.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    play games,meet others,get involve with different groups

    Food and Dining

    campus food is never like home different

    Dorm Life

    taught me responsibility more without my parents. also meeting other students from different culture.

    Tips for prospective students

    They must be serious,and responsible, and must call upon God and to rely on Him always. If your searching for a spiritual school and want to grow, they must be committed

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a well rounded school, spiritual,educational and fun clean the campus is very clean is known for its beautification the campus is breath taking. now it all depends on the person serious of, life in what they want in their education.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is everywhere on campus. From making sure you have the right decal, to driving you to the dorm late at night ( which comes in handy if you stay late in the library to study).

    Greek Life

    There are no greek life on campus, but you don't need a sorority or a fraternity to know you have brothers or sisters on campus. Once your feet hit Oakwood's soil, you know that you have family here!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have great choirs, a drum corps, basketball team (girls and boys) great departmental clubs, socials, USM events, and so much more!

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is great for any student! You can be fresh out of high school, returning back to college after some time away, or even a parent, Oakwood is the place for you! The staff and students are so friendly ( you literally can't walk down the sideway without someone saying hi or even smiling at you). Oakwook is a place where you can feel accepted no matter how out of place you may have felt before coming.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun! I;m quite a musical geek myself so if you are into music, you have come to the right school. Whether it's singing, (even singing in the shower), piano, violin, tuba, cello, or ect.. Oakwood has it! Join the many choirs we have on campus! We even have clubs such as the chemistry clubs, maps, denistry clubs and ect. We have two shopping malls, great movie theaters, bowling, mini golf, and so much more to do here! Gather up some friends and you could have a blast anywhere!

    Food and Dining

    Since Oakwood University is an Adventist Institution, meat is not served in our cafeteria. Don't be alarmed meat lovers, they vegetarian food they serve is still tasty!

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm life from Carter Hall to Wade Hall!! The deans are easy to talk to, handle any emergencies well, and look after you just like your very own mother would.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I am in the chemistry dept, the academic rigor is tough! The teachers will make you work hard to get the concepts and understand the materials covered in class, but when you graduate it will be worth it! Although the teachers may seem tough, they are also compassionate and easy to talk with. Get to know them, they won't bite.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first time I stepped on this campus, it was a maze to me. Make sure you know where all your classes are, and get familiar with your teachers. Coming to college, I was extremely shy and nervous but that's alright because everyone else is too. Step out of your comfort zone and try and make friends! You never know if those friends will be life-long ones!

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University has a greet atmosphere. Oakwood University will not only teach you academically, but show you how to really care for individuals when you graduate. Oakwood University is rich in culture.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus provides safety at all times. Oakwood University has its own private police safety for the students on campus. Campus safety is always on duty.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of clubs to get involved in, there are clubs based on your major, or even hoobies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday the cafeteria serves breakfast food in the evening instead of dinner food.

    What to do for fun

    Here at Oakwood there are a number of things to do for fun. You can get involved in sports, various clubs, and musical groups. One of the exciting activities we have here on campus is our skating rink that is open to everyone to skate their hearts away.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is all vegetarian, so you can be well energized for your daily tasks. Due to being at a Seventh-day Adventist school, Adventist believe in healthy living, so you will grasp healthy tips.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great because it gives you an opportunity to surround yourself with positive people. Dorm life will help build your network amongst people for future engagements in the work place.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Oakwood are amazing because they hire fully equipped instructors so guide their students to becoming remarkable in whatever field they choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise any student planning to attend Oakwood University to sincerely pray about your choice on choosing Oakwood. Oakwood is a place of spirituality, they equip knowledge in christianity, so i advise you to consider that before choosing Oakwood.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood university is a school that helps meet your need to suceed in academics, so you can be successful in the work place. I give Oakwood University a 100% job in fully equipping their students in their desired major not only to gain knowlege, but to serve the world. Oakwood University is a place of vast oppurtunity to whatever you're desiring to do with your life.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school has its own police department. The campus has never been hit by a tornado, in fact one one occasion a tornado lifted flew over the school and landed on the other side. everyone on campus is kind a friendly.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Many choirs to choose from, traveling club, hiking club, camping club, drum line, basket ball & volleyball team.

    Great for these types of students

    religious, and outgoing. people who like to or would like to learn how to sing, or play an instrument.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have two cotton fields and a slave cemetery.

    Bang for the buck

    this University is made fro people that have or would wish to develop their musical talent and is really big on gospel music. Widely know Gospel choir called Dynamic Prasie' The singing group Committed came to this school and often visit, in fact a member of the group lives right down the street.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, there are ALOT of fire work stands, swimming, we have our own skating rink.

    Food and Dining

    the campus itself is an all vegetarian and vegan campus and has a no-meat served on campus policy but if you are not fond of the idea of healthy eating 24/7 the campus is located in the deep south and has a plethora of places to eat including but no limited to Cheddars, Checkers, Churches, KFC, Popeyes, Tacobell, WaffleHouse, Zaxbys etc.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life has been improving with the restoration of many of the building.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be a bit drilling but the good thing about it being a religious college is that the teacher know about mercy.

    Tips for prospective students

    have an open mind when you come to the campus.

    In three sentences

    A great place for a religious uplifting along side your education.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood University known for a lot of things. Some of it is true, some of it was true but isn't anymore, and some of it never was true. However, as a current student, Oakwood's reputation for music still stands. The talent that comes in and out of the school is phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    There are many on campus activities including a skating rink. There are all kinds of Student body event going on throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    Although, The cafeteria food doesn't appeal to most of the student body, they do serve all vegetarian meals and they also have food for the vegans.

    Dorm Life

    For those that kept their gpa's up in highschool, they have an opportunity to stay in the honors wing. It is first come first serve among those who fit the criteria so don't waste time applying for the honors wing. Describing the physical condition of Carter Hall is pointless because they are renovating the dorm this summer. So the class of 2013 will be in a new building. However, the RA's and Deans are very nice. They are very reasonable and fair when it comes to issues.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great. They are challenging and very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is best to keep up with your papers (transcripts, ect) especially if you're thinking about transferring.

    In three sentences

    This school is great especially for Music Majors and Business Majors (that's me). It is a great place to get a degree and build connections. Oakwood can appeal to whatever you're looking for.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public safety has done a great job at keeping the campus safe and things in order. With their 24/7 patrol on a nightly basis, things are flowing smooth.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Oakwood has plenty of clubs and activities. There is basketball, choir, band, etc. These clubs and activities give students the chance to come together and make the experience at Oakwood even better.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood University is great for Christ-centered students who are willing to excel academically and spiritually.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Teachers take the time to take prayer request from students and pray for the students in the classroom.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though Oakwood isn't the cheapest, it is totally worth it. Oakwood University is a place where students get a quality education and an enjoyable experience.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, you can go to basketball games, the skating rink, and block parties for fun. Also, you can go to your respected dorms where they will host game nights.

    Food and Dining

    Food at the cafeteria is inconsistent in terms of satisfaction. There are some days when the food is good and some days not so good. But, there is a market on campus that serves great vegetarian food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is decent. However, response time for repairs in a dorm room needs improvement. The deans are very respectful and are great individuals.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are quite challenging but it isn't an obstacle that you can't overcome. Teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help a student as long as the student wants to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your classes very serious and don't procrastinate. Always keep in mind that there is a time for everything. Finally, make your college experience enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a good school to further your education. The level of care for the students at Oakwood is absolutely phenomenal. Also, Oakwood prepares you for the coming of Jesus-Christ.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe place to be. I never feel nervous or scared to walk alone on campus at night. This is probably not the safest thing to do but if I have to, it can be done. There are police men and the gates are locked and controlled my safety personnel. Oakwood is a safe environment.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is a skating rink, a gym, and a swimming pool that are all available to the students. Off campus there are also lots of things to do. Be creative and do something different and out of the ordinary!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Cafeteria doesn't taste horrible usually, but you know anything can get boring and tiring if you do it all the time. Same with Cafe food; it can get into a boring rut. Change is good that is why there is a Market, where you can buy snack foods and fast foods.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is whatever you make it to be. If you want to have a good year, be the good roommate. Don't be controversial and choose which battles to pick with your roommate. Pray before you actually move in. I have an amazing roommate and we get along and always ask before using the other person's stuff. This is a great habit to make. But facility wise, I think it's clean and neat. Carter Hall, (Freshmen Girl Dorm) is being redone and updated!

    Academic Rigor

    How hard your classes and the class loads are depends on your major and the professors you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    FILL OUT SCHOLARSHIPS! Don't come to Oakwood to play around and goof off. Have fun, yes! But study hard and make the best of your situation.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood provides spiritually uplifting programs and chaplains that are always ready to pray with you and for you. When you attend Oakwood, there isa guarantee for creating lifetime friendships. Encouraging and understanding staff and teachers are very important to any college but especially to Oakwood where those types of individuals are in abundance..

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There isn't really much to do outside of the campus. There are different activities to do around campus that are very enjoyable with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is really bad, however if you go to the market/snack bar the food is really good.

    Dorm Life

    There dorms are nice enough, i live in Carter Hall and the Honors Wing is nice. I really like living there, its a lot of fun and it really helps you be responsible and independent.

    Academic Rigor

    You are in charge of what you do with your grades, it is all your responsibility and you have to be on top of your work and your schedule or you won't do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to expect different things than what you were originally told. Some of the thing that are offered may be different that you think. However, if you follow the list of classes outlined for you, you should be fine. Don't get caught up in other things, have fun, but focus on schoolwork and your classes.

    In three sentences

    A nice place where you are in an entirely African American environment. There are really great people here and when you make friends, school and classes become a lot more fun. Some classes are enjoyable, but some teachers can be extremely frustrating and you may not be aware of your class grades until midterms or the end of the semester.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You're safe. lol

    Greek Life

    I've heard they have Mad Dogs hear, I haven't seen much sorority/fraternity life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    STAND (I forgot what it stands for, lol) NAPS (the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation) Education Club OBMA (some biology, science, medical association) Most majors have some kind-of club in their department Mentor programs Intramurals

    Great for these types of students

    Biology and science majors Those seeking life-long friends Those seeking spiritual growth Students seeking to make a difference in the world around them YOU???? (Pray about it) ;)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have curfew- the times have been modified, so I believe it's now 11:30pm. The library closes... it's not open 24/7. We serve vegetarian food!! Having a relationship with God is encouraged... you are strongly encouraged to go to a number of worship services each month. Life, and this school is like a rose bush, you can choose to see the thorns (as listed above) or you can smell the roses. The choice is yours.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood used to have a spectacular group called the National Association for the Prevention of Starvation (NAPS) on campus, but it has been recently moved elsewhere. This group has helped me become the man I am today. I have grown so much as a person, and have had the privilege of traveling with them to over 13 different states and overseas. They help you live a life with purpose, and help you grow closer to the most important thing in this life- our relationship with God.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can: hang out with your friends, play basketball or football, go skating, go swimming, work-out, play in one of the dorm game rooms, or learn an instrument. Having a car is definitely a plus. If you or one of your friends have one, you can also go: bowling, downtown, paintballing, skating/ice skating, and out to eat. It's as fun as you make it. We have basketball games, intramural sports; mix all this with some optimistic people and the question becomes what do you WANT to do?.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food has come a long way. It seems like no matter what school you go to, the residents have nothing positive to say about the food. I believe it's because they compare the unseasoned food they receive to home-cooking they grew up on. I believe Oakwood has come a long way as far as the variety and quality of their food selections; I know there's always room for improvement though. Sometimes you have to wait a while to get the best options, and can end up spending more time in the cafe then you wanted- because of that.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay. They are becoming more lenient as far as their restrictions go, so that's a plus if you like staying out late. I don't spend too much time in my room, but the rooms can use some enhancements. However, if you have great roommates/suite mates you'll have a blast no matter what you do or don't have.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a good biology and nursing program. The education program is okay, I would probably go somewhere else if I was focused on just academics-as far as this field goes. The business department is good, I'm not really too sure how the engineering curriculum is, I know it's a 3-2 year program though. The theology program is pretty good, I've been doing a lot of reading though, so I know the best way to receive pastoral training isn't by sitting in a classroom all day, but by going out into the deep. Some teachers are excellent, while others function at or below par. I'm going to give it 3 stars in honor of the excellent teachers that are speckled throughout the school. Just like we're the salt of the earth, they are the salt of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to volunteer and get involved in different organizations. Find your passion now, so you won't end up doing something you hate later on it life. Also, take time to make memories, for we only have one chance to make the most of the opportunities we're given. :)

    In three sentences

    I think Oakwood University is a pretty good school. There isn't too much to do on campus, but they strive to make it a spiritual atmosphere. If you are searching for Christ, and meaningful relationships, you CAN find them here.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since Oakwood is an Adventist university, there isn't a lot to do, but what my friends and I do for fun is just go skating at the skating rink, hit up IHOP, go to the club down the street or just do random stuff!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep all documents that Oakwood sent you, because they will have you running back and forth just to get you enroll into school. Don't spend all your Market Points in one month because you're going to need them later in the semester.....believe me lol

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a great place! It has some flaws but overall it is a great school! Its a great place to learn and even a better place to get closer to God! And the music and talents the kids have is just amazing!

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus does numerous activities for students, there's always something going on so you won't be bored.

    Food and Dining

    If you're not a vegetarian you'll have a rough transition into the food that's served on campus. The myths about not being able to cook meat on campus is false, you'll be able to order as much as you please.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, it helps you learn how to bond with people from different backgrounds. It's carefree environment, everyone bonds like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic wise study, study, study. Stay ahead of the teacher at all times, review. College is different from High School, it's a completely mind altering experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending, the first semester will be easy to clear; the next semesters have your money waiting. It's a fun school, you meet amazing people who'll be your friends for a lifetime. The teachers care, but you have to put in your share too.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a very good school. When it comes to spirituality and academics it beats all the schools out there. The only thing that I would want to change about this institution is the tuition. It is way too expensive for majority of the students attending.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are around but not when you got something stolen. Of course they can't be everywhere at once. But it would be nice to have security cameras to catch the culprit.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is psychology club, phi beta club, biology club, sports. Church participations, worship.

    Great for these types of students

    For competitive, active students, there is volley ball, soccer, football, tennis, basketball, swimming, aerobics, step aerobics. Musicians I would suggest the music building, students live there all day everyday.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well a tradition we have here on this campus is lighting the fire in front of the Library signifying the Holy Spirit is with the campus. There is a park behind a dorm and it has the hugest tree very beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    You can go swimming, play basketball, tennis all different kinds of sports that this University has to offer. You can be on teams. The rock query is a really nice place you can hang out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    I really do not eat here.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but i've been inside some. Like the freshman dorm Holland Hall for the guys has just been built recently. Very nice efficient for the students. And the female dorms like wade are convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    In the areas of Biology, Music, and Religion.The outcome is amazing especially what you learn!

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that are interested in Majoring in the sciences, like Biology, Oakwood is highly recommended. It gives a strong base in preparation to Medical School. Also it has a very good music program with teachers of excellence. Also never leave anything lying around that is valuable 1 second it takes to never see your things again.

    In three sentences

    I think Oakwood University is a wonderful place that is growing in diversity, education, and diligence. It's very beneficial and one of the highest undergrad programs to lead you into your school of choice in Medicine. It prepares you for the struggles you may face in the near future, and leads you through it with faith.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very good

    Greek Life

    good

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Christian students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bell Tower, the lake

    What to do for fun

    I usually play soccer with friends but you can do almost anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate

    In three sentences

    Is the best in the world. I feel very happy there. Very good college

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have public safety officers on campus. This school does have a curfew that you must abide by.

    Greek Life

    No Greeks are allowed to form on the university campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous club to join on campus, band, choirs, chemistry, etc..

    Great for these types of students

    This is an HBCU therefore it does cater to African American kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homing coming that happens evey year arounf Easter weekend is the highlight of the school. Numerous recording artists attend and perform.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a Seventh Day Adventist private school. Is one of the on;y HBCU that provides a vegetarian diet. Oakwood is a school that ministers to students with the anticipation that their lives turn to Jesus Christ.

    What to do for fun

    There's a new developed weight room,, swimming pool, basketball, the best choirs, etc....

    Food and Dining

    Oakwood offer great balance vegetarian meal for all (3) courses.

    Dorm Life

    Recently build new boys dormitory. Excellence condition.

    Academic Rigor

    Numerous doctors and lawyers have com from this university

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great school for learning. They provide plenty of support.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a school that help students achieve their goals. They have great role models for kids attending. They have the best worship services on the planet.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Honestly the tuition is the second most expensive in our area but I don't regret spending the money at all.

    What to do for fun

    They always have enough to do to keep you refreshed. Studying is your best friend so I focus on that most of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Preregister!

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a wonderful place to build relationships with people. The beautiful campus provides a peaceful environment for learning. The faculty and staff are committed to equipping their students for the future.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Not really much fun to do on campus, except during basketball season. If you have a car, then that basically exempts you from that boredom because road trips are almost always taken on the weekends

    Food and Dining

    It's acceptable, but not amazing. I believe there should be more options.

    Dorm Life

    It's good! No serious complaints.

    Academic Rigor

    Certain fields are given more attention than others and it shows in equipment, supplies and scholarships

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great place to be, just don't lose yourself. People seem to think that just because we are a religious college that there aren't parties, alcohol and other dangerous entertainments. Don't be naive to that, remain focused and you'll be fine. It's a fun place if you keep that in mind :)

    In three sentences

    Culturally dead. Socially identical. Silently in need.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things you can do for fun such as go to the sporting events, you can go to the skating rink, you can go swimming and do many more things for fun. We have this dinner that is called the Market and you can go there to chill with friends, do homework, study and have a little snack if you want to. People usual go to the church to hear people sing the gospel and listen to the word of God.

    Food and Dining

    The food they serve us is very healthy and contains a lot of proteins and other supplements that will help us to make our body stronger. Our school do not serve meat and you have a choice either if you want dairy products or not.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great; we have everything that we will need to help us to achieve our short to mid term goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come to Oakwood you should come with a mind-set of doing your work and studying for most of the time you are at the school. Professors want you to reach your highest potential before you graduate and they will do everything in their power to make that happen. Take your time to understand the material that will be given to you before you try it on our own.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a great place to go to for your spiritual and academic life. They teach you the importance about the bible and about the major you wish to pursue in without it interfering with each other. They give you a taste of life itself so you wont be shocked or surprise when an obstacle passes your way once you pursue with your life.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that i love so much is the dollar tradition . This tradition occurs on birthdays. One someones birthday a dollar bill is safety pinned on the persons shirt and throughout the day people know its your birthday due to that. people you know or may not even know will coming placing money on yours shirt, and by the end of the day you have much more money then you started with. Laundry money anybody ? :)

    What to do for fun

    Oakwood's USM (Student government) always has on Campus activities provided where its a school bonfire, a concert , or block party. when school wide activities are not taking place you can go to the on campus school skating rink, the tennis courts, the gym, play on the basketball court, or base field or enjoy a swim in the olympic size swimming pool. If off- campus life is more your style Huntsville is full of things to do from the Museums like the NASA's Space and rocket center, to downtown dinning and lunge clubs. There is something for everybody .

    Food and Dining

    Oakwood provides meal plans that include flex dollars which are points are equvilent to dollars that you can use at the On campus bookstore, as well as the campus deli, and market. Flex dollars are for on campus students as well as off. In addition to flex points on Campus students come with a meal plan that ranges for 8 meals a week to 21 meals a week for dinning in the cafeteria. Their is a a wide range of vegetarian and vegan food provided both in the cafeteria and market.

    Dorm Life

    There are 7 different dorm to choose from, two are for underclassmen , Three are for upperclassmen , and the other are off campus housing for students. The dorms are separated by gender. Each dorm comes with a place to do laundry, a lounge area, a chapel, as well as fantastic staff and Deans. You feel very safe and secure here being on campus with nightly patrol on guard 24/7/

    Academic Rigor

    Every department has their challenges, so don't think one is harder then the other. Oakwood is set up on the Semester system and each class is about an hour and a half long. Due to the fact that that you don't have the same class everyday you have to make sure and focus and the get the most out of every class you can. The work is hard , but the teachers are very helpful, with tutors assigned for almost every subject,

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying for Oakwood make sure you stay focused, Oakwood has a lot to offer from different clubs, societies, and extra curriculum activities. Have fun but stay focused and know your priorities.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is small private University with one on one learning. You feel a sense of community here and feel safe. The teachers really care about you here, rather then a number at bigger Universities they know your name and are your biggest supporters of your success.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are open gyms everyday. Eventually basketball season begins so students can attend the games. Overall there isn't that much to do but as a biology major that is good for me so I can focus on my studies.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe usually isn't good. Sometimes its hard to find anything to even eat in the cafe. The food overall is mostly healthy though but lacks taste.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good, the dorm I stay at there is curfew and inhabited mostly by freshmen. Each dorm room has there own bathroom and the floors are carpet which is a plus. The dorm, rather all the dorms aren't coed

    Academic Rigor

    For me as a biology major, academics were challenging. This was only my freshmen year but I know that once I finish and have my degree I will be prepared for dental school. Getting through four years will be tough though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to stay focused on school. You will have a lot of free time and in Huntsville there isn't much to do so stay focused. Don't skip class even if you feel a class isn't important.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University creates a safe, challenging, and caring learning environment for students. The teachers care about the students and build individual relationships with them. This helps to improve their academics and college experience.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    If your class starts at 3:30 what time should you leave Carter hall to get there?

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is AMAZING! The security personnel truly care about each students' safety and well-being. They'll be there in a hurry, you don't have to worry!

    Clubs and Activities

    Well..there are few clubs to join. Students that attend Oakwood have to GO out and find these clubs. That's the only way to do it, because if you miss the club mixer at the beginning of the year...you may never hear of that organization again.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood is great for students who don't want to be outside of their comfort zone. It's a very safe place for individuals afraid to mingle and meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, people always say you go to Oakwood to meet your husband/wife, but also beware of the Theology majors. The theology majors are actually nice people, and only naive individuals will fall for ANY bad guy. Relationships at Oakwood do tend to last a long time... from what I've seen, but just like any school they can end.

    What to do for fun

    Going to the campus events that do occur is a great way to have fun. I loooove events, so it means a lot when my school throws a great block party, fashion show, etc. Also, just making great friends will create all kinds of fun, especially in the dorm. My friends and I played a game called Man War in the basement of Carter Hall on a day when the school was closed down due to inclement weather... anyhow, it was THE most fun I'd had in the dorm...EVER! There were so many secret passageways, rooms, and closets to hide in down there. Hmm...once again, having a car or friends with cars will also make life fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ALL vegetarian which isn't TOO bad, especially if you're used to eating it; however, the cafeteria isn't such a great spot. There have been things found in the cafeteria (in food..and not), and that's the only reason why it isn't such a great spot. The market however is pretty cool.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in Carter Hall for my freshman year, which wasn't bad. It needs a lot of work, but luckily it's getting rebuilt this year and will be ready by Spring 2014.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great here! I loved all of my professors-- taking time on creating the perfect schedule goes a long way!

    Tips for prospective students

    Please make sure that you have a car! The city of Huntsville isn't as large as Atlanta or Chicago, but there is stuff to do; and so a car will be a great gateway to fun...especially since there's not much to do on campus.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is simply a larger Adventist high school academy. No one really has much pride in making the school more fun for its students (frequent on-campus events...), instead because it's a Seventh-Day Adventist school where academy friends are still friends from birth...most of its faculty and students consider it amazing.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No on-campus Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of things to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL students are welcomed and encouraged.!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    3 worships are required a week.

    What to do for fun

    Campus life can be very exciting.

    Food and Dining

    Sudexo.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll find exactly what your looking for here, so search wisely.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a very great school, with a lot of opportunities and a rich history. In attending this school, not only classroom lessons but also life lessons and the friendships made here last forever.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Who knows but I am sure I'll find it.

    Food and Dining

    I can't speak for this area.

    Dorm Life

    I know the Dean in the Freshmen Men's dorm and I know this is going to be a great area on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't speak to this area as of yet, however I will say that their academic standing say that they are doing something right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help, I haven't met a soul that has not been willing to take out time to help me through this process. Let God lead, it may not sound important but after my campus visit to other schools, even those that were religious affiliated, it speaks volumes to be somewhere where they love the Lord openly.

    In three sentences

    This is a God-Centered school who appears to care about their students. It is comforting to know that in this world there are still those that truly care about your success. Oakwood has proven just by the enrollment process that they are invested in my success.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus safety is a police force on campus, and they carry guns. Fortunately for all students they are very patience.

    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are up to you. There are great things going on around campus, but if you want things to be better make it better. You can join any clubs or student activities and contribute to better than club or activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood University is great for Black Adventist students, but everyone is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No not really.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood University is the best place for Adventist higher education.

    What to do for fun

    The student government provides the student activities. You can help put on and plan different activities or you could participate in different activities. No fraternity or sorority. There are plenty of clubs to get active with.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know the school is in the process of changing their food provider.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The only down side of that there is curfew.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't impossible, but it is open to you to really understand what your tested on. The teachers will provide as much help as you need, but you have to want it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your not a vegetarian the school serves vegetarian cuisine. The more active you are the more fun you will have. Huntsville, the city Oakwood is in is a college town. There are two other college very close.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a HBCU with a high number of Adventist. Although the school is heavily Adventist it is still a Christian school with Christian education. Oakwood University develops leaders with the mindset: Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus, things are pretty underground. There's different activities on different nights, usually Bible studies. In the surrounding city (town?), there's malls, movie theatres, and stores. A car is needed for nearly half that stuff. Or, if you're like me and like nature, there's plenty of trails on campus that meander through the many acres of woods and swamp.

    Food and Dining

    It can be a hit and miss. Some days are amazing and other days it's not. Besides the cafeteria, there's a market on campus where they have a grill and deli, as well as a mini super market. Between that and the caf, you'll be good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms (at least for men) are pretty good. The freshmen dorm is especially nice. Oh, and they're not coed. Boys with boys and girls with girls.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very good. Some programs, like Bio, Nursing, Theology, and Music are especially rigorous and intensive are the hallmarks of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come open-minded and ready to learn. Whatever you want to find, you will find, so be careful. College is a place to start over and rebuild who you were in high school, so come with a good attitude and friendly disposition. You WILL make numerous friends that way.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood has some of the best people, both students and faculty, that you will ever meet at a university. The university stresses both gaining an education and a relationship with God, both very important things. Overall, Oakwood University is a great place to learn, meet people, and grow in Christ.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So much! You can get involved in sports, the different clubs around campus, or get involved in ministries around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is hit or miss. The food in the market is always on point. Choose wisely.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the dorms is the greatest thing you can do at college. I would argue that it's the epitome of the college experience. This is where people bond and learn how to deal with people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are indeed tough because, you know, it is college. The key is to stay on top of things and don't procrastinate or you will get buried.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. Get involved in everything. Even though you're getting involved, don't forget to study hard and keep your grades up.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a university like no other. It is a great place to gain an education in many different fields. Oakwood is a fun place to be and an you'll gain an experience you won't get anywhere else.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive man. But you do get your bang for buck.

    What to do for fun

    Flag football. Go to the basketball games. Lift weights. And skating.

    Food and Dining

    The breakfast is really good. The market is a good place to eat and hang out.

    Dorm Life

    Holland hall for freshman is really good. Edwards hall.....well it has its pros and cons .

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the school prepares you any field that your in. You just have to be willing to learn .

    Tips for prospective students

    Chose your friends wisely. And Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    I really like oakwood. You can grow spiritually and academically .

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is of great importance at Oakwood University; all drivers are watched and verified by a campus safety worker as they enter the campus. Campus safety officers frequently circulate the campus making sure that everything is/stays safe. It is a substance free/drug free campus, encouraging students to live a sober, yet healthy lifestyle. There are emergency stations set up around campus where a simple button can be pushed to get a call for help for any on-campus altercations or mishaps which is available 24 hours a day. I definitely feel safe being on campus and have no worries of safety in my stay and neither will you.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life on Oakwood University's Campus. Only clubs and organizations, I honestly don't feel like I'm missing out at all with all the other great things to join and participate in.

    Clubs and Activities

    Oakwood offers over 30 student clubs and organizations geared towards students specific fields of study, extracurricular interest, spiritual growth and community service. In each department there is a club that caters to the student�¢����s amplified education within their career paths. There are sports teams such as basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer, golf, etc. I have participated in the step team, which was lots of fun, but there are also cheer-leading, dancing, drum corp., choirs and singing groups to participate in. Personally, as mentioned before, I've taken part in NAPS, going out to homes and having Bible study with people in the community giving them hope and teaching their children about God. I am currently a leader of OU A&M CONNECT where we travel to A&M's campus and play games get to know students from our fellow HBCU and talk about real issues facing us as the youth of today and how to face those issues with Christ. I was a part of the Allied Health Club where we were able to speak personally with people from our profession getting insight on what we need to know and we participated in community service projects. The social events are exciting and fun such as skate nights, basketball games, concerts, art and soul sessions, late snack study nights, and block parties. All of the things offered at Oakwood has worked together to shape my character, have fun, and make me a better person overall.

    Great for these types of students

    Oakwood University is great for students who are in search of a unforgettable college experience. Ones who are willing to discipline themselves to be successful and love the fellowship of a home away from home. Oakwood is for students who desire a closer relationship with God and are willing to commit to a life of service for others through their careers. Students who are willing to take advantage of what Oakwood has to offer will not regret their decision and will encourage others to do the same.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many may complain about the two major traditions that we have when you live on campus and you have not yet become a senior and they are worships and curfew. We are no longer required to have three worships a week in order to leave for the weekend, (after putting in a weekend leave) which may be a bother at times, but if we miss getting the three worships we do get a $10 fine. There are many opportunities to get three worships in during the week, but frankly sometimes you just forget or you just don't feel like going. When I came in, I didn't like the idea of getting three worships because I don't feel like anyone should be forced to get them, but as a matriculated through I realized it's just not that bad. It's a great way to pause from your work and refocus on God, relieving any stress that may have built up from the day. Chapel is something we have for an hour every Thursday morning at 10 AM to have praise and worship, news for students, and a positive thought for the day. If you don't have class until 2 PM it can be a drag, but it's for the good of the campus and its students. Curfew during the week for freshmen is at 12 AM and 1 AM on Saturday's, for upperclassmen its 1 AM every day of the week (except 11:30 PM for all students on Friday nights) while living on campus. This is a bother to many and on few occasions have been an issue for me, but honestly most of the time you�re in before curfew any ways because it's a school night. All in all, Oakwood is trying to enforce discipline and values into our lives.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Oakwood is a private Seventh day Adventist university, it does cost more than most community and public colleges/universities, but the experience at Oakwood is priceless. In the past two years since I've been at Oakwood I've learned so much and grown drastically spiritually. All might not have this same experience because you have to take advantage of the opportunities Oakwood provides to truly grow. I've taken part in NAPS, going out to homes and having Bible study with people in the community giving them hope and teaching their children about God. I am currently a leader of OU A&M CONNECT where we travel to A&M's campus and play games get to know students from our fellow HBCU and talk about real issues facing us as the youth of today and how to face those issues with Christ. I was apart of the Allied Health Club where we were able to speak personally with people from our profession getting insight on what we need to know and we participated in community service projects. I've worked on campus which allowed me to value the time that I have to get things done and teach me responsibility. The social events are exciting and fun and all of the things offered at Oakwood has worked together to shape my character and make me a better person overall. It may be expensive, but if this is where you are supposed to be, diligently do your part searching for scholarships and God will provide the way, guaranteeing you the experience of a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    The number one thing to do on campus for fun is going to the skating rink. Not everyone necessarily goes skating, which personally I love, but there is a pool table, a ping pong table and a cut out lounge area where people can watch sports or their favorite shows. Positive music is always being played, sometimes snacks are sold, and people are allowed to just relax and have fun. It is not open every day of the week, but about 3-4 times a week its open, the most popular night being Saturday night where most may go out to a club or party that may not be for their best interest, it is definitely a nice positive alternative. There are tennis courts provided where people may choose to play for fun and also a gym where many go to play basketball. There are always basketball games going on during the week which students attend for free with the show of ID's and that is also a great way to kick back with friends. On selected Thursdays during the school year Art & Soul, a poetry/spoken word club puts on amateur nights and club member productions for the students to come and enjoy. There's a swimming pool open certain hours during the week where you can swim and relax. Also, various extracurricular clubs to join such as the art club, step, cheer, or dance team, drum corp., choir or singing group which may catch your interest.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Oakwood University is definitely making progress because variety was a major issue. All food/dining areas are vegetarian based, promoting healthy eating habits for students, but if your a meat eater this can be a drastic set back. We have a salad bar, a sandwich bar, a hot food line, a vegan line, and the grill in the cafeteria. Though it seems there would be many options sometimes it was not enough and you might end up eating something you did not truly want, but nonetheless things are definitely getting better. What I love about the cafeteria is that they are always awaiting ways to improve; they set up stations where the students voice their opinions on their dining experience and how we would like to make it better. As their means could provide they are making changes and the experience has been much better. There is also a market area which I believe is the better place to eat on campus where they provide a variation of foods, from pizza's to sandwiches to smoothies and teas, but you do have to use market points when you go there versus using your meals for the week. Since you can know what the cafeteria is serving for the day as you walk in, you can make your decision whether or not you will eat there or the market and make a good balance between foods. The market is more convenient because you do not have to sit and eat, but you can decide to take it back to the room or eat quickly before work or class. Both dining areas are clean, innovated, and provide a nice scenery of the campus in their set locations.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a good experience, the living space is comfortable and it provides exactly what you need a simple bed, closet, desk and bathroom area. Unfortunately, they do not provide the most up to date furniture, but it's about what each individual prefers. Fortunately, there are quiet hours at night where students are supposed to respect others who want to sleep early, study, or complete assignments. There have been many times where people break quiet hour, but the good thing about it being a rule is that any complaints can be brought to your resident assistant and they promptly resolve the issue. I love that there are cut out study areas on each floor where I can go to complete school work instead of traveling to the library because personally it is hard for me to work in my room. Also, they provide a computer lab where students who may not have their own laptops can go and have Microsoft and internet access. We have a mandatory meeting every month to go over issues that may have occurred in the dorm or things that need to be addressed to residents which have been very helpful. I have been blessed to have good roommates thus far, but if there are any issues the deans are always really helpful to resolve them. Also, the deans have taken strict interest in me when I have been sick in the past which always helped me to feel better because it is truly a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at Oakwood varies from department to department, but the university is known for its theology, biology, chemistry, and nursing departments which some may say display the most rigors. Personally, as a social work major there is a stress on turning things in on-time, but some teachers may have grace whereas others do not. The course load thus far is not much, but that may attribute to the fact that I have only currently taken the primary courses in my major due to my recent switch. I currently love the teachers within my major, they truly care about my success. In time courses will become stricter, but most teachers will make themselves available to you for any assistance so there is no excuse for any late work or misunderstandings. You�¢����re better off saving excuses and getting things done on-time because I have faced several zeros because of poor time management, but I had to learn quick how to improve. You have to study; there is no way around placing simply an hour to study a week for a class because your grades will reflect it. Time management is the key to a successful academic year.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for prospective students would be to stay focused on your work, choose your friends wisely, and develop a close relationship with Christ. When you stay focused on your work and complete assignments on time you can then ease your mind with leisure activities without worrying. Stay ahead, manage your time wisely and save yourself late nights getting work done that could have been done previously and without the stress. Choose your friends wisely because they will make a great impact on how you spend your time and they are great influences to your character. No one is perfect, but if you notice that your goals and theirs do not match, slowly detach yourself and save yourself the trouble of being in trouble because of others. Having friends who share the same positive goals as you do will encourage a fun, focused, and beneficial school year. Developing a close relationship with Christ will allow you to face trials head on in faith. Sometimes college life will not make sense, there will never seem to be enough time to get things done, but God will provide a way and help you cope and understand your specific struggle. A relationship with God will help you to make the best decisions during the school year because only the creator can know what your true purpose is and college overall will be easier to manage as well as life.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University provides an atmosphere for students to enter to learn and depart to serve others, where education and spiritual life is of primary interest for all students. The campus reflects a home away from home where most exhibit a kind and friendly spirit starting from the president, faculty, teachers, and especially students. There is a guarantee that you will not leave Oakwood the same way you came, you become more responsible, thoughtful, and wise, leaving with a character fit for all life's challenges to come.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt safe enough to sleep with my doors unlocked...

    Greek Life

    None Existent

    Clubs and Activities

    Mkono-Nia (aka Drama Club) Aeolians DP VOT NAPS The Acorn Etc, etc

    Great for these types of students

    Christians Philosophical thinkers Artists (musicians, actors, poets, writers, ect) Public servants

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friday night AYS and Bell Tower are the best after a long stressful week. Also climbing the Rock Quarry on a Sabbath afternoon is fun. Also you have to attend Art and Soul shows!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood costs more that public schools but is one of the cheapest Private schools around..

    What to do for fun

    There are things to do for fun, but you have to be inventive and explore. My friends and I frequently attend the dollar theater, Improv poerty open-mic, 5 dollar bowling, Olivia Karaoke, and events a Bridgestreet!

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe food was awful! The market is tastes much better but is extremely fattening. Also no meat is served on campus for all of you non-vegetarians out there!

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely HATED living in the dorms. I had bad experiences with the deans and felt restricted. Westoaks was by far the best place to live on-campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are much harder than others. Some majors are much harder than others; but the important thing to remember is to get the most from each class you take because you'll never know how that information will help you in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Open yourself to mature holistically at Oakwood. Watch your friend groups and embrace others that seem ostracized. Be yourself!

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is quite possibly one of the best things that ever happened to me. The institution is in no way perfect, but the people you meet and the rich experiences you have supersede the flaws of the administration. Strides have been made since I graduated to fix the internal issues that disqualify Oakwood from getting the national recognition that it would merit if thing were done in decency and order.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Music Business Society Biomedical Society Psychology Club Yearbook Basketball Team (Women & Men) and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Musicians Scientists Researchers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is AY every friday night.

    What to do for fun

    Basketball games, swimming, soccer games, concerts, and other events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into it! You never know! It may actually be for you. Take your tests and apply; the acceptance rate is pretty good.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is a great HBCU! It's very musically inclined and has great academics in many departments. Oakwood is a Adventist-Christian institution!

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    65 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never felt more safe, our campus security is the best!

    What to do for fun

    There is the game center to play any kind of games u need, there is off campus hotspots if you're into the nightlife and various clubs on campus for you to join that will keep you occupied.

    Food and Dining

    Very good vegan vegetarian dishes prepared. Oakwood promotes a healthy lifestyle so we treat our body as a temple.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent, it's one big happy family. fellowship regularly and everybody's very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    workload is made easy by the teachers but still challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll as soon as possible so you wont miss out on this experience of a lifetime

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is spiritually refreshing experience, it molds you to be a future leader among your peers. It's a family oriented campus that instills values in each student that stretches for all eternity. Teachers build one on one relationship with each student to facilitate their success academically.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The Student Association has lots of activities planned for the students. I also like to go skating and play basketball.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is excellent. One thing I enjoy is the basketball court in back of the Men's Dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate the Academics very high.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I could give would be to make sure you keep a balance between your Academics and your social life.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is an excellent college. I have found the University to be a place where anyone can attend and belong. They focus on academics, but also encourage you to get to know Christ and have a personal relationship with Him. I would encourage anyone that is searching for a school that functions on excellence to attend Oakwood Univeristy.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great here. They're all over campus. So its very safe during the day and at night.

    Greek Life

    Theres no greek life at Oakwood.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of activities here. You can make up your own as well.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who want to better there relationship with God.

    What to do for fun

    Theres a roller skating rink and a pool. They have different themes for roller skating like the one they had recently. It was glow in the dark where we would wear white or bright colors so it can so it in the dark with the UV lights. Its pretty cool, they have other activities here where they would display or announce.

    Food and Dining

    Its vegetarian food pretty much and you may like you may not. But its not bad. I barely eat there. I eat at the Market by the bookstore. You can order food but it has to be before 10 pm.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is not bad. It depends on your roommate and suitmates. This year I was able to stay in Wade Hall since the freshman door is being renovated. Theres curfew, quiet time and wing worship

    Academic Rigor

    It won't be hard unless you stay focused and do what you have to do in order to survive the life on campus. You must have time management. Schedule what you have to do , when you have to do it, and where you have to do it. This will help you out in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Whatever your looking for you will find it. Just make sure what your looking for is something that has to do with your school work. Oakwood is a Seventh Day Adventist college where they express that belief, going to church on saturday, having worships, wednesday night service etc.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    68 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You're pretty safe here at Oakwood University.

    Greek Life

    We encourage not to have one here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's our 4 choirs (as I've mentioned before). -A basketball team, soccer team, volleyball team, baseball team, and flag football team. -There's the student body committee and we have dorm committees. The dorm committees are in charge of activities in each dorm, and the student body committee deals with the whole school. -Each major has their own clubs. For example, the Psychology majors have the psychology club. They also have research clubs that can help with needed research for graduate school. Other majors have their clubs as well. -We also have the African Club and other clubs that deal with certain ethnicities, however all ethnicities are welcome.

    Great for these types of students

    -If you are a singer, join 1 of the 4 choirs (I'm in the choir called Dynamic Praise. It's one out of the 2 gospel choirs). -Also, each major has a club. -We have a Spanish Church and an American Church on campus. So if you speak Spanish, you can go to that church, or you can go to the American Church. -If you are into poerty or art, there are clubs for that. The poetry one is called Art&Soul. -If you are into drama, there's drama clubs and other acting opportunities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Agape Day (as I said before) may be unusual to some, but it is a learning experience for those who participate. We also have a chant that we say. I can't think of it right now, but it's pretty cool. We also have groups that do communittee service such as Naps, R.E.A.C.H. and other outreach groups. We also have 4 main choirs. 2 of them are on the classical side, and the other 2 are our gospel choirs.

    Bang for the buck

    Oakwood is all about your perception. How you perceive it is what you will get. The friends are also what you make it. In addition, the teachers are, for the most part, supportive and caring. They want to see you succeed, and will do what ever it takes to help you reach your goal. There's also many communittee service opportunities in which you can participate. One day in October, there's something called Agape Day where the whole school shuts down and goes out in the community to help others. This year, the mayor came by to visit and share a few words before we left. You can also go on mission trips to other places to help out. Our choirs also travel to go and sing. Most of them stay in the states, however, our classical music choir (The Aeolians) travel around the world. You also get a good education and have opportunites to join programs that can help out with your future schooling (graduate school).

    What to do for fun

    There's a skating rink (which is always the most fun). There's also a little movie room inside the skating rink where you can lounge and watch tv. There are basketball games, volleyball games, and other sporting games. There's the Market where everyone goes to hang out (especially on Saturday nights). There's also planned activities that we have like the most recent ones where laser tag, a football game party, a basketball game party, and a bonfire with smores, hot chocolate, music, and campfire songs/stories. Now that was fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't 100%, however it has its days. The Market food though is much better. Don't use your Market point up in one semester though. Also, if you don't eat a lot, don't get the highest meal plan! (You'll waste your money)

    Dorm Life

    The best time EVER!!! Here is where you meet a lot of your long-term friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes (teachers) are easier than others, and some majors are easier than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Put God first in everything that you do. -Keep an open mind about everything at Oakwood University. -Remember why you came to school here (not for a perfect school, but for an education). -Put your education before your friends if you have to because they will be there when you come back. -Aim for good grades! -Participate in the different activities such as our choirs, sports, and clubs. -Don't use your Market points all in one semester! (You'll understand when you come to Oakwood) -Make sure you look at the bulletin for the classes that you have to take based on your major, and make sure you visit your advisor regularly. -Balance your social life, spiritual life, and educational life. -Be respectful and attentive. Also keep up with your work, and ask questions when you don't understand things. -Remember to get all 3 of your worship credits in for weekend leaves and other things (You'll understand soon). -Be on time! especially to mandatory worships and other important times. -Visit D2L regularly! (You'll understand when you get to Oakwood) -If you can test out of a class, do it! (You'll understand this too soon) -Also, make friends! Networking is important for the present and the future opportunities that you can have based on who you know. There are students from all over the states and all over the world here! Some of my good friends are from different parts of the US, and from England, France, and even Africa!

    In three sentences

    At Oakwood, you will find long-lasting friendships. At Oakwood, you'll also find a lot of support from the students and teachers all the way up to the president himself. At Oakwood University you can also find the love of God, and learn more about Him.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Terrible. Your taste buds will have to change to survive.

    Dorm Life

    It is convenient to live in the dorms, just sure you set grounds rules with those that you are rooming with.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't difficult if you are up to date with your responsibilities. The work load may seem to be a lot, but if you do not procrastinate like the typical college student you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    As with anything, you need to know who you are and what you are about. As the old saying goes stand for something or fall for anything. Oakwood is a Seventh-day Adventist institution , but you find all types of people there some who know God and some who don't. Know why you are there and keep that focus. Here's a tip, you can only do so much so be well-balanced. Choose two out of the tree : Social life, Academics and Sleep. Hint make sure academics is one of the two categories that you choose.

    In three sentences

    You'll find whatever it is you're looking for.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe especially with the public safety around

    Greek Life

    There really isn't any of that on the campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Drama Club Naaps Nursing Club Psychology Club English Club Yearbook CLub

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Outgoing, shy, Athletes, Determined, people who just like to relax ,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really isn't ant unusual traditions on the campus

    Bang for the buck

    Its a good school easy to make friends. A Lot of activities especially for certain majors.

    What to do for fun

    There is basketball, tennis, track, skating rink, pool, game rooms, flag football

    Food and Dining

    The food is very healthy and taste great

    Dorm Life

    THe Dorm are very nice and beautiful. They make you feel right at home

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is very good. Academically they are very good. they have one of the best Biology programs. The teaching staff is top notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring heavy jacket for the weather, Always be ready to learn, and never be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    The environment is very nice. The teaching staff are all very helpful. The the people are very nice and helpful

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    71 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Watch basketball tournaments and skating.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not enough. The timing of dinner is too short.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small. Four ladies have to share a bathroom. Room check every night.

    Academic Rigor

    The grading scale is ridiculous in the Biology Department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that Oakwood is the University you really want to go to. If you are okay with ALL of the rules then Oakwood is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Overall Oakwood is a very good school. The only problem it has is the amount of food that is served the grown children and curfew. Also, the fact that worship are mandatory.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    72 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never worry about my safety here.

    Greek Life

    Greek organizations aren't allowed

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are very serious about their studies and students who are used to the SDA lifestyle

    What to do for fun

    If you are a freshman, you won't have a car so fun events for you will be very limited. The school tries to create things for you to do but I'm in lab on most of those days so I miss everything. There are some sports you can join and there are plenty of choirs for all the people who love to sing

    Food and Dining

    If your used to vegetarian products then the cafe won't be a problem for you. The market is pretty good too

    Dorm Life

    Not horrible. But it could be better. I just don't like the curfews

    Academic Rigor

    I love all my classes and I like the fact that my professors actually make sure that you're learning

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is great academically but there are very little chances for you to socialize with people unless they're in your classes or in your dorm.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus security is no joke. They take their job very seriously and strive to keep the students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have many clubs and organizations. There is a club for each major, but the clubs are not exclusive to only the students within that major, anyone can join. For example, I am a biochemistry major, but I am in art club as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a pond and other places that are quiet and serene. Many students run/walk there to just enjoy nature or get exercise.

    Food and Dining

    I am not a huge fan of our food. They only serve vegetarian and vegan options. but don't worry, there are plenty of places that serve meat near by.

    Dorm Life

    The deans at the dorm are strict and motherly (girls dorm), if you abide by the rules there are no problems.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum varies in the difficulty, depending on the major of your choice. However, each curriculum for your major prepares you for the real world, if taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely visit the campus and learn the history of Oakwood University. While visiting they should talk to some students in the department that they are interested in as well as the department chair.

    In three sentences

    Oakwood University is an astounding school that challenges not only the mind, but also your spiritual relationship with God. Oakwood encourages you to find God for yourself and learn his plan for your life. Once entering Oakwood, you would learn that there is no other school like it; you will enter to learn and depart to serve.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    74 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    they have a indoor pool, a weight room and also a skating rink and they normally have an activity every weekend that you can go too.

    Food and Dining

    the food is ok they have there up and down days but you will survive if anything.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is how you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    be yourself. don't be scared to ask questions

    In three sentences

    Oakwood is a very good school with great people that are willing to help you in any way possible. the teachers are nice and very helpful. you will make friends fast and easily.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    75 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    yes great opportunity

    What to do for fun

    Games worship

    Tips for prospective students

    Good opportunity for all students

    In three sentences

    is a perfect school to learn a great school to make your dream come true great education,and leadership

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They really look out for all of the students and make sure that everything is safe on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a basketball,baseball, and a volley ball team

    What to do for fun

    I volunteer with NAPS and every week we go to the local community and do bible study with the people every weekend. i also play tennis and run during the week.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very healthy and they have a market on campus.

    Dorm Life

    It can get loud in the ladies area for the upper class men after 8 pm

    Academic Rigor

    We have a biology club, chemistry club , pre-med club, art club, choir, drum line, religious club, and backpacking club

    In three sentences

    The people are wonderful to work with . The teachers are very help full if you are in need of assistance. It is a wonderful place to get close to God.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    77 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Provides regular on-campus security patrol.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs students could join and participate in. In addition to that there are also a variety of activities offered the institution.

    Great for these types of students

    Love music. Love God. Who want to peruse careers in the medical and musical field.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots of stuff one could do for fun such as: go swimming, roller blade skating, play indoor games offered at student activity centers on campus, participate in competitions and sports, study, hangout with friends, and participate in clubs on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Oakwood University, being a religious institution, doesn't offer meat on campus but does its best to offer the healthiest and most nutritious meals it can. The dining is well organized and great.

    Dorm Life

    This is one of the best parts of the university. Dorms are well equipped with facilities that accessible to residents of the dorm. there is I also a high level of security ensuring the safety of the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics in the institution is taken seriously and appropriate actions will be implicated to students that do not exemplify the appropriate academic requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    Balance your college life, and study now play later.

    In three sentences

    A great place to be academically and spiritually motivated. A friendly and pleasing environment for all students. a place that you'll leave to remember once you visit.