Oakwood University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Oakwood University Admissions Overview:

Oakwood University is not an extremely selective school—in 2016, the school had an acceptance rate of 48%. Those with good grades and above average test scores are likely to be admitted. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application (which can be completed online or on paper), official high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. If you have any questions about the admissions process, you are encouraged to get in touch with a member of the admissions office at Oakwood University.

Admissions Data (2016):

Oakwood University Description:

Founded in 1896, Oakwood University is a private historically Black university with ties to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The university's 1,185-acre campus is located in Huntsville, Alabama, a city of about 175,000. The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama A&M are both just a short drive away. The university has a largely undergraduate focus, but in 2009 the school awarded its first master's degrees in pastoral studies. At the undergraduate level, popular areas of study include theology, biological sciences, business, and various health fields including nursing. In athletics, the Oakwood Ambassadors compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,794 (1,740 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,750
  • Books: $1,440 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,700
  • Other Expenses: $7,890
  • Total Cost: $35,780

Oakwood University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 66%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,074
    • Loans: $8,807

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Nursing, Theology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Oakwood University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.oakwood.edu/about-ou/our-mission

"The mission of Oakwood University, a historically Black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity."

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