Academics

Location
Huntsville, AL
Undergrads
1,838
Tuition
$15,414
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Academics: The teachers are helpful and know your names personally and are willing to help you. I'm an elementary education major and they give you plenty of opportunities to experience what it will be like to work in the future.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The registration process has gotten a lot better. Its a smoother transition.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I like my major because one specific teacher really got me into my class. I understood clearly what was going on learned alot of things and also learned things about myself and I applied what I learned outside of the class as well

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Some teachers can be very rude and also hard to understand But for the most part I like all my teachers.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are easy to talk to

1 person found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 722nd
    Most Available Classes
  • 831st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 983rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1061st
    Most Caring Professors
  • 1193rd
    Best Course Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Angelo Deguerre
Hometown
Harlem
Major
Theology
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The Academics at Oakwood are very challenging. During a student's first semester, the course load is pretty easy and is constructed to acclimate students to the college learning experience. But as one advances to sophomore and junior year, the course load gets a lot harder. Managing your time can help make your work feasible. The majors for which Oakwood has been renowned are theology and music. This reputation is justified with the great preachers that have come from Oakwood and famous musicians such as Bryant McKnight and Take Six.

Students are privileged to have great teachers and small classrooms where they can get a one-on-one learning experience. The work is challenging and prepares students for the graduate level. The one issue students encounter is registering for classes. Because upperclassmen are the first to register, it is important to wake up early to be the first to register. Being late not only means waiting in a long line but the desired classes may be closed. Academics at Oakwood are very Christ-centered. Because Oakwood is a Christian university, it is commonplace for a teacher to tie a spiritual application to the lessons.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
14:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
106
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
53
Total FT Faculty
106
Faculty with Terminal Degree
63%
Average Faculty Salary
$49,647
Full-Time Retention Rate
76%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
38%
Programs/Majors Offered
67
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 52%
  • 20 to 49 students: 45%
  • 50 or more students: 3%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 4%
  • Dietetics/Dietitian: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
  • Theology/Theological Studies: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Internships
Best Places to Study
  • Library
  • Moseley Complex
  • Simon of Syrene Statue
Tips to Succeed
  • Build relationships with your professors.
  • Check your Oakwood e-mail. The school will notify you on scholarships.
  • Do you work and make the library your friend.
  • Make friends! Friends can help you with getting books for you classes and advise you on which professors to take.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 50 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 47 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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