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Oakwood University Overview

Oakwood University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Huntsville, Alabama. The city atmosphere of Huntsville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Oakwood University Known For?

293 Undergraduate Awards
$30,689 Avg Cost After Aid
47% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Oakwood is the master's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of the faculty were full-time.

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Oakwood University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Oakwood.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Most Popular Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Oakwood University?

Location of Oakwood University

Contact details for Oakwood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7000 Adventist Blvd Nw, Huntsville, AL 35896
Phone: 256-726-7000
Website: https://www2.oakwood.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/oakwooduniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OakwoodU

How Do I Get Into Oakwood?

You can apply to Oakwood online at: https://my.oakwood.edu/ICS/Admissions/

Admission Requirements for Oakwood

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Oakwood?

47% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
Oakwood has a fairly low acceptance rate of 47%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to Oakwood submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 570. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oakwood University  ( 460 to 570 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Oakwood University  ( 430 to 530 )
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800
Oakwood received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Oakwood University  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Oakwood University  ( 16 to 20 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Oakwood University  ( 17 to 22 )
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36

Can I Afford Oakwood University?

$30,689 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
10.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Oakwood is $30,689. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Oakwood, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,591 a year. That adds up to $26,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakwood is 10.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Oakwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,366 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
89% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,461 undergraduate students at Oakwood, with 1,366 being full-time and 95 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Oakwood

There are also 65 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,366 full-time undergraduates at Oakwood, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Oakwood

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oakwood University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Oakwood Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 1,107
Hispanic or Latino 70
White 4
International Students 102
Other Races/Ethnicities 78

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Oakwood University. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at Oakwood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada.

Online Learning at Oakwood University

148 Took All Classes Online
318 Took At Least One Class Online
411.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 2 master’s degree programs available online at Oakwood. In 2017-2018, 318 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oakwood has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 37th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Oakwood

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakwood University was 411.1%. This is the #162 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakwood regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Oakwood majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 24%
Health Professions 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Oakwood ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Oakwood.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Administration & Management #43
Business, Management & Marketing #53

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oakwood University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 42 0 0 42
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 30 0 30
General Biology 0 27 0 0 27
Business Administration & Management 0 21 0 0 21
Nursing 0 21 0 0 21
Health Sciences & Services 0 18 0 0 18
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 16 0 0 16
Political Science & Government 0 13 0 0 13
Social Work 0 13 0 0 13
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 3 0 10 13
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 12 0 0 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 12 0 0 12
Applied Mathematics 0 11 0 0 11
General Psychology 0 10 0 0 10
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 9 0 0 9
Marketing 0 8 0 0 8
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 8 0 0 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 6 0 0 6
Accounting 0 5 0 0 5
General English Literature 0 5 0 0 5
Romance Languages 0 5 0 0 5
Finance & Financial Management 0 4 0 0 4
Journalism 0 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 2 0 0 2
Allied Health Professions 0 2 0 0 2
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 2 0 0 2
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 2 0 0 2
Music 0 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Science 0 1 0 0 1
Human Development & Family Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 0 1
International Relations & National Security 0 1 0 0 1
Design & Applied Arts 1 0 0 0 1
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1 292 30 10 333

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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