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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My spiritual life is very extremely important to me Oakwood University provides that. My career goals are very important to me Oakwood University Career Programs exceeds my expectation. Oakwood University have free tutoring available should i ever need help. The opportunities that are available at this university is tremendous. I feel safe and secure throughout the campus. I can truly say that Oakwood University cares about me a a holistic way. I will recommend this university to anyone who is thinking of pursuing post secondary education

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My experience at Oakwood is great because I receive a Christian education in every course I take.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If you are used to the SDA schools, people, church life then this school is all for you, but if you are not then I suggest you don't apply. You will just be miserable your entire time. The school is very expensive to be so small. Most people don't graduate until their 5th year. I met one friend while i was here. The rest are very stuck up. The one thing I did love was the religion aspect. The school really did help me in that department a lot. Also the classes are very easy and the professors will work with you.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: we have the most amazing students and the kindest people, but the institution itself needs some work. It is probably the only place where you can become friends with anyone simply by saying hello. Conversations are not contained to cliques and everyone is warm and inviting. The administration needs some work. they can be inefficient. The rules also need some looking over, they do a better job of suffocating us than actually helping us.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am grateful to be at my dream school! Yes Oakwood as a bit expensive but by prayer and faith tuition is but a number!

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall the school itself is amazing, but the school does need to beautify the campus a little more to make it look more appealing.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Every school is there to help you further your education. What makes Oakwood University so special to me is the simple fact that there is a huge emphasis on God and Spirtuality. I would not trade the feeling of growing myslef as a Christian while learning in my field of study for anything else.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not what I was looking for in a school.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not had any experiences of Oakwood University yet . I am an incoming freshman .

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everyone is very welcoming and understands one another on a level that might not be found elsewhere

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a Christian school and it's perfect for someone who's looking for a great spiritual experience at college. However, certain things lack organization. For example, administration is full of unqualified people who were hired through friends or family members, and many of them don't know what they're doing, which hurts students financially and legally.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at school has been "okay" so far. Its not too bad but its not too good either. The main thing I would change about my school is the amount of freedom on-campus students have because it is a college and not a high school. I would choose my school again simply because it's one of the top in the nation for the path I want to take.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Like anything you go through, it is what you make out of it. The campus was very small which is perfect for your first semester and adjusting from highschool, but after awhile it can become boring.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Even though I haven't started yet I have had many family members and friends graduate from this school. Just like any other your experience there will be what you make of it.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone is active in sports

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Oakwood discourages clubbing and house parties

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of places to go

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Just follow the rules and you will be fine.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The cafe has it's share of good and bad days, the bad days overshadow the good.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Make sure to apply for aid very very early and if you need to apply for jobs on campus please do it fast as well.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus is great, a lot of friendly people from everywhere in the country and in the world. The dorms are not bad and relatively easy to get accustomed to. The campus can be very lively at times including on Saturday nights and when school is closed for the day. Public safety officers are friendly and willing to help but mean business at the same time. To have the best and full experience just abide by the rules and you will be fine.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The administration is very strict if your bedroom and bathroom are not cleaned and they are even more strict when you miss a worship service.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are on the come up. Oakwood has renovated both Holland (Men) and Carter Hall (Freshman ladies) , and they're both modern and beautiful. Edwards (Men) and Wade Hall (Sophomore and up ladies) are not as nice, but they're still habitable. The Annex buildings are a set of houses that are on campus. I can't speak on them as much as I'd like, because I've never lived in them, but they have kitchens..I think that's enough. Lastly, we have West Oaks, which is an off campus apartment option. Peterson Hall and Huntsville Place, as I've heard, will no longer be options. Because I lived in Wade, I can say more about it. We have a hair salon that can be used by the students, a kitchen that is off limits unless permission is granted, a lounging area on each floor- some with flat screen TVs, and a computer lab on the third floor. We also have laundry rooms, and we're given a laundry card to use them at the beginning of each semester. The cost for the dorms can be seen on Oakwood's site, and they're pretty expensive, but that's where they get us, because OU tries to complicate the process of living off campus. The best dorm, as far as convenience, is Carter Hall. It's centrally located, so it doesn't take as much time to get to your classes, on campus job, the caf, or anywhere else from there as it would from any other residence hall. Edwards, Wade, and Holland are on the same side of campus, and they're not as convenient, especially when it's 20 degrees outside and you have an 8 am at Anna Knight, which is across campus. The Annex is located behind the white houses that lead to the market. I think that covers how convenient its location is. Lastly, the housing process is pretty simple. As long as you're cleared, you pretty much have a place to stay.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Earlier this year, StartClass, put out a list naming Oakwood as one of the 25 most dangerous universities. This is actually a joke. I'm not saying nothing ever happens, but there are so many universities in this nation...how did Oakwood end up on that list. A press release on the situation can be found on Oakwood's website. I fee safe on campus, so...

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: One place to eat near the school is curry-n-a-hurry, which is pretty yummy, and you can actually get a student discount on certain meal sizes if you ask about it. There's a place called drumsticks, but I've never eaten there, but I know they have chicken and fish galore for decent costs. Everything else is along University Drive, and you can pretty much find out the places there online.

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The Business & Technology building The Business & Technology building This is the B&T Building next to the Oakwood fountain. The B&T building is one of the newer facilities, which means it is the most high-tech. This fountain is a great place to meditate or even study.
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The overall experience for Oakwood is exemplary. It may take a while to get settled and understand how Oakwood operates, but when they do, Oakwood becomes a wonderful experience. It is like looking at the cup as half full rather than half empty. If one focuses on the negative things of Oakwood, they will not have a good experience, but if one looks at the positive things, their experience can be promising.

Being a freshman and waiting in long registration lines may seem rough and uncomfortable at first, but in the long run, it is worth it. It is worth the relationships you build. It is worth the spiritual life that you gain. It is worth the amazing classes you take and the experiences you have. Oakwood is not a perfect school, and it definitely lacks in some areas, but it is all worth it compared to what you are given. The friends that are made and the experiences that are had will be things that students wouldn't trade for the world. Many people focus on the destination, but at Oakwood, it is not so much the destination that matters but the journey you take to get to that destination. Future students can be assured that Oakwood University is a great journey.

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