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Oakwood University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Oakwood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.7%
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 65% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,149 out of 1,775 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 75 percent. Oakwood University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Oakwood University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oakwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
853-1108
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Oakwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 403
SAT Composite 25th 853
SAT Scores for Oakwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 578
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1108
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Oakwood University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 853 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 730. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oakwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1108 and Above Good >76%
980 to 1108 Avg + 65%-76%
853 to 980 Avg - 52%-65%
726 to 853 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 726 Low <39%
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Oakwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
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 23
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oakwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >77%
19 to 23 Avg + 65%-77%
16 to 19 Avg - 54%-65%
13 to 16 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 13 Low <43%
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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 65% 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

Applying

Admission Statistics

Oakwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,160 615 1,775
Accepted 765 384 1,149
Acceptance Rate 66% 62% 65%
Enrolled 172 127 299
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 33% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
276

Applicants have 276 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Oakwood University is $25.

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 Recommended
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?

65% 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 853 and 1108. 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 23. 67% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.