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4 College Freshman

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 Freshman

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

4 College Junior

Academics: I love that it's a small university and I have personal attention from the professors in the social work department, they know my name, and are available for the most part when I need them; if not in office through email. Though I haven't graduated as yet I do feel as though this undergrad education will prepare me for the real world when I leave, the internship portion of our program gives us hands on experience in the field. The workload on average is reasonable, but that varies from professor to professor. The curriculum is given to you at the beginning and there are typically no surprises, you know exactly what you are getting into and have adequate time to prepare.

4 College Junior

Academics: It's pretty much the same across the board, being a small university you are able to enjoy small class sizes and you are not intimidated to ask a question in class, it is an overall caring and loving environment. The registration process has improved over the past few years so administration truly listens to the complaints of their students and most people go to the library to study or other classrooms if available. Tutors are readily available for various subjects and since there are few students your able to get the one on one attention more quickly at Oakwood University.

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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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 52 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 strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 49 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.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 10 responses

  • 23% Brian Mcknight
  • 19% Wintley Phipps
  • 19% Barry Black
  • 12% Little Richard
  • 12% Angela Brown
  • 8% Clifton Davis
  • 8% Take 6

How often do you:    Based on 10 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 10 responses

  • 10% This was my dream school.
  • 80% This was one of my top choices.
  • 10% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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