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Oakwood University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Oakwood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.9%
Admission Difficulty for Oakwood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Oakwood University and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,124 out of 1,706 applicants were admitted making Oakwood University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 73 percent. Oakwood University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Oakwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Oakwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 410
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Oakwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 440
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 980

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Oakwood University?

Oakwood University typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oakwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1010 and Above Good >77%
975 to 1010 Avg + 66%-77%
940 to 975 Avg - 53%-66%
905 to 940 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 905 Low <40%
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Oakwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
67%
ACT Scores for Oakwood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Oakwood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Oakwood University?

Admission data indicates that Oakwood University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 67 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oakwood University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oakwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >77%
19 to 22 Avg + 66%-77%
16 to 19 Avg - 53%-66%
13 to 16 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 13 Low <40%
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Oakwood University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.03
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Oakwood University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Oakwood University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oakwood University was 3.03 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Alabama for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Oakwood University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Oakwood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 4% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

57% of Oakwood University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Oakwood University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 57%
Bottom 50% of class 43%
Bottom 25% of class 18%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Oakwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,072 634 1,706
Accepted 719 405 1,124
Acceptance Rate 67% 64% 66%
Enrolled 179 139 318
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 34% 28%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2021
Days left to Apply
215

Applicants have 215 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oakwood University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Oakwood University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Oakwood University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101912 IPEDS survey data for Oakwood University.

FAQs

Does Oakwood University prefer SAT or ACT?

46% of students submit their SAT scores to Oakwood University. 67% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Oakwood University?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Oakwood University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Oakwood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1010. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Oakwood University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 67% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.