66%

Acceptance Rate

$10,447

Avg.Financial Aid

001033

FAFSA Code

About Oakwood University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,636

Website

https://www2.oakwood.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Seventh Day Adventist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Oakwood University is a private, Seventh Day Adventist university located in Huntsville, AL. Oakwood University occupies a total area of about 1,185 acres. In 1896, Oakwood University was founded. Oakwood University believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Education, Excellence, Eternity and its official colors are blue and gold. The total enrolment stands at 1,711 students at Oakwood University. Around 1,650 and 61 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 155 faculty. Around 82% of the students are 24 and under at Oakwood University. At OU around 80% are Black or African American, 7% are Non-resident alien, and 5% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 58% of the students are females and 42% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 124 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Ronald Brisé, Barry Black, Alvin Chea, and John F. Street. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, OU offers around 164 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), ADiA (American Dietetic Association), CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The total endowment of the Oakwood University is around $15 million.

Location & Contact

Address

7000 Adventist Blvd NW

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2567267000
Fax: N/A
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. Usually, the rankings by Forbes and US News are considered noteworthy by applicants and experts. Oakwood University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

66%

SAT Range

942 - 1010

ACT Range

16 - 22

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The university takes in few each year. Moreover, admission to OU is easy. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $25. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 853-1108, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Oakwood University, must score 19 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 16 are also given admission. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896. To gather more information, they can call them at (256) 726-7000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$25,938

Average Annual Cost

$18,726

Books And Supplies

$1,440

Other Fees

$1,006

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,700

Budget For Other Expenses

$7,890

Total One Year Cost

$38,762

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to OU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $37,764. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($19,990), books and supplies ($1,500), room and boarding ($9,374), and budget for other expenses ($6,900). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

71%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$547

Faculty Overview

56%

Male Professors

44%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

49 Graduates

Biology, General

38 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

32 Graduates

Social Work

25 Graduates

Psychology, General

22 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

21 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

19 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

19 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

18 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

11 Graduates

Political Science and Government

10 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

9 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

8 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

6 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

6 Graduates

Journalism

6 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

6 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

5 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

5 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

4 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

4 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

4 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

3 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

3 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

3 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

3 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

2 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

2 Graduates

Marketing

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

1 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

1 Graduates

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,581

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

53%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

1% White

4% Unknown

82% Black

5% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

7% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

1%

Unknown Location

77%

Out Of State

16%

In State

6%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,906 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 88% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

88%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,692/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,958/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,958/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Ambassador

School Colors

navy and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NSCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

31

Total Female Athletes

42

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Soccer

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Soccer

Softball

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

No

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $9,374 per year. Oakwood University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at OU costs around $4,958 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 42% and 58%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$21,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$29,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$27,000

$39,848

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$280 - 414

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,447

Students Receiving Federal Grants

47%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,964

Students Receiving State Aid

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$618

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,242

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$10,813

$30K - $48K

$11,463

$48K - $75K

$10,465

$75K - $110K

$7,856

> $110K

$9,326

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at OU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $5,385, whereas the financial aid is $10,880. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $905 as well as institutional aid worth $10,880.

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