Oakwood University

7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, United States
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Overview of Oakwood University

About this school

Oakwood, founded in 1896, is a private, church-affiliated, historically black, liberal arts college. Its 105-acre main campus is located five miles from downtown Huntsville.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,824
    • Men:766 (42.0%)
    • Women:1,058 (58.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oakwood University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
1
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
7000 Adventist Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Huntsville, AL  35896
Phone
(256) 726-7030
Fax
(256) 726-7404
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
March 30
Early Action Notification
April 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 1,492 applicants were admitted
Women
57% of 877 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 615 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
711 (83%) of 856 admitted students enrolled
Women
386 (78%) of 498 admitted students enrolled
Men
325 (91%) of 358 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.99
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
19%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18 average |16-21 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
11%
• Score 18 - 23
41%
• Score 12 - 17
44%
• Score 6 - 11
3%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $16,720 (49.28954660692176%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,312 (27.45121160308944%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,440 (4.245032722127233%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $6,450 (19.014209067861565%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oakwood University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001033
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
386 (97.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
386 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
386 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
97 (25.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$5,800
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 372 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,500
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 372 (96.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,300
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 291 (75.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
270 (68.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,422 (89.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,422 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,422 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
131 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$6,500
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,391 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,500
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,391 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,000
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 327 (23.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Average amount $2,000

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$15,000
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


103

Part-Time Faculty


68

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
350
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oakwood University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


69.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


42.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


46.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    183,739

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    1,200 acres

    Environment


    Not reported

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    -
    Rain
    -

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    15 mile(s) from campus in Huntsville
    Nearest Bus Station
    7 mile(s) from campus in Huntsville
    Nearest Train Station
    150 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    64% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    36%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Not available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Not available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    -
    Mascot
    -
    School Colors
    -

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Oakwood University offers choral groups, radio station, student newspaper, united student movement

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,712

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,824
    Women
    1,058
    Men
    766

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • Not reported

    International Students


    Not reported

    Average Age


    22

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources