Private 4 Year

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama

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Oakwood University overview
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Online oakwood.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventists
Oakwood University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Oakwood University, located in Huntsville, Alabama, is a private historically Black Seventh-day Adventist institution established in 1896. Positioned near the technological hub of Huntsville, also known as "Rocket City" due to its association with the aerospace industry, Oakwood offers a suburban campus setting spread across 1,185 acres. The university is characterized by its Neo-Gothic architectural style, contributing to a distinct campus atmosphere. Academic programs at Oakwood are diverse, with a strong emphasis on the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education & Social Sciences, the School of Religion, and the School of Business. Particularly noted programs include Biology, Health Sciences, and Theology. Oakwood maintains a moderately selective admissions policy and offers residential options, providing a variety of dormitories for on-campus living.

In the most recent statistical year 1,446 prospective students applied, and 984 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 378 enrolled in the school.  1,330 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 140 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $18,974 plus fees of $1,066.

Oakwood University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Admission Standards

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GPA 2.99

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Oakwood University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,066
Room and Board $9,384
Budget for Other Expenses$8,000
Total One Year Cost$38,624

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oakwood University students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 21%
Health Professions 20%
Business 18%
Psychology 8%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 5%

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