Oakwood University

1,273 reviews
  1. Huntsville, AL
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Oakwood University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Adventist
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896

Oakwood University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
812-1040
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,979/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,815/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,058/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,883/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,027/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,674/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,750Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    33%
  • CHRISTIAN
    33%
  • Ambitious
    11%
  • Cultural
    11%
  • Hypocritical
    7%
  • Plain
    4%
  • Driven
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
61%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    86%
  • Fashionable
    14%
  • One of a kind.
    0%
  • Tradition
    0%
  • Unique
    0%

After Oakwood University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

1,273 reviews
  • Excellent
    128
  • Very Good
    364
  • Average
    594
  • Poor
    112
  • Terrible
    63
Oakwood University is a Historically Black College/University. Ever since I began attending I immediately felt at home. Oakwood University is a safe and loving environment and I've learned a lot since I've furthered my education. I am a Christian and the spiritual atmosphere at Oakwood University is absolutely life changing. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a student at Oakwood University and I would strongly recommend it to anyone else looking to grow academically, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
  • Sophomore
  • 19 days ago
I love my school. I feel so welcomed and I feel like I could go to anyone and ask for help. I love that !
  • College Student
  • 1 month ago
Oakwood University produces many great young people. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the school and the professors and students are very unique. I appreciate the friendships that I have made and the help that I have received from the professors and advisors. I wouldn't choose another school because Oakwood is where I need to be. The Adventist atmosphere is good for me and will not only help me thrive academically but also spiritually.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago