Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL, USA
3.70 Average Rating

Founded in 1896 as an educational institution for freedmen, Oakwood University is a Christian school in northern Alabama and an Historically Black College and University. Operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Oakwood is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Religion, and Nursing conferring undergrad degrees. As a Christian university, Oakwood offers weekly chapel services at the Oakwood University Church and hosts a weekly Christian television show called Breath of Life. For students interested in the musical arts, Oakwood is home to three choirs as well as a string orchestra.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • HBCU
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
14%
Out-Of-State Students
79%
0
100
47%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 923
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. March 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,711
Total Number of Undergrads
1,650
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,567
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$18,786
Out-of-State Tuition
$18,786
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,847
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
67
Size of Town
Small city
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Huntsville
Atlanta
Washington
New York
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$29,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
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.
Liselle from Brooklyn, NY
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.
Amanda from Atlanta, GA

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