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Academics

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics fond at this school is satisfactory. The professors are really great with the exception of a few. The registration process if tackled early is easy and accomodating. The curriculum takes some getting use to but is managable once you apply yourself. The workload is also managable but can be stressful at times. All in all the academics at Oakwood University is good and managable.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: It's pretty good for the most part. There are flaws.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I can pretty much study anywhere

4 College Student

Academics: To be a nursing major at my school is hard work. There is no space for failing if you want to get through would good reviews or on time. It is very vigorous, but it is enjoyable. There are internships and job opportunities that follow the program and it is definitely worth it.

4 College Student

Academics: Most teachers show a general interest in their students, especially if the student shows a great interest n progressing.

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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: 6%
  • General Studies: 4%
  • 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 89 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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 often do you:    Based on 47 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 47 responses

  • 13% This was my dream school.
  • 68% This was one of my top choices.
  • 19% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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