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.
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Not for Profit
Seventh Day Adventist
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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
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!
DeMeatria from Whiteville, NC
Both of my parents went to this college and they say that it was one of the most enriching environments that they've ever been in. It must be wonderful to be surrounded by people of your skin color who believe the same as you do and who want nothing more than to do well in school and to build their relationship with God. This college is high on my list as far as schools that I am thinking of attending.
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.