Oakwood University

1,266 reviews
  1. Huntsville, AL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 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 51 responses
Report
  • Adventist
    29%
  • CHRISTIAN
    29%
  • Ambitious
    12%
  • Cultural
    8%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Talented
    8%
  • Hypocritical
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.78 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Christ-centered
    76%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Fashionable
    8%
  • One of a kind.
    4%
  • Tradition
    2%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.59 responses

Reviews

1,266 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    367
  • Average
    595
  • Poor
    112
  • Terrible
    63
Financial H(Aid)-Ache! Overall financial aid assistance in regards to scholarships given out by the school seem to be at a bare minimum. The cost of tuition versus the scholarship the school provides for students could be titled as inadequate. The Financial-Aid staff is slow and inefficient with time. If you ask any Oakwood University student about registration and financial-aid their response will consist of a sigh, some sort of complaint, and a praise to God that they were cleared. In my own experience with oakwood Universities financial-aid office I received three different amounts of what I needed to pay in order to be financially cleared,each amount having at least a five thousand dollar difference from the next. In short, if one is anticipating to financially clear with the Oakwood Financial-Aid office, one should be wise and bring Tylenol for the financial h(aid)-ache!
  • College Senior
  • June 7 2013
My experience at Oakwood University so far has been awesome! I've never been to a campus that has so many caring hospitable teachers and students. At this school, professors actually care about your well being and may even take the time to talk to you if you allow them to. If a student is not feeling their best and a faculty or staff knows about it, they will do their best to come to the student personally. Sometimes they may even invite the student to a nice lunch or dinner to help them express their concerns! This example is only one of the many things I've encountered during my first semester here and I am proud to say that there are plenty more to come. If you never considered Oakwood University as an option, take the opportunity to experience it yourself during "Oakwood Live" (formerly known as college days) because it is a true reflection of what the University is all about.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 19 2015
I personally had a good experience living in Carter, Wade, and Peterson Halls, but some complained about space and community bathrooms. I loved how the janitors cleaned the bathrooms twice a week, which made it a pleasant experience. The dorm put on ice cream days, bbq days, and included some fun interactive worships which made the social aspect great! The housing process is easy, just a couple clicks online and you are notified through email where you will be staying for the next year. Carter Hall is currently being remodeled so I would advise any newcomers to room there to experience one of the newest dorms on campus.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 4 2014