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Oakwood University

7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, AL

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Oakwood University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school's Seventh Day Adventists affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's vision. Approximately 1,900 students are enrolled per year at Oakwood University.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Theology And Religious Vocations

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 790 to 1013 for the SAT exam and in a range of 16 to 22 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to this school. 44% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 58% choose to attend.  Additional information regarding admissions can be found via the school's website or by requesting information here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $16,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine cost. Housing is available for students, which costs around $5,000 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Students may visit the Oakwood University website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, financial aid details, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Oakwood University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Oakwood University is around 1,700 students. The student body is made up of 97% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $16,000-$19,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $680 to $810 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$8,550
Receiving Student Loans64%$8,452
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Oakwood University may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

Oakwood University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 36%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years19%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1976)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2005)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1981)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Oakwood University is a Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Oakwood University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Oakwood University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
47.49%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
97%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,472