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Huntsville, Alabama

Oakwood University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Oakwood University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
47.1%
Admission Difficulty for Oakwood University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Oakwood University and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Alabama for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,164 out of 2,473 applicants were admitted making Oakwood University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Oakwood University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Oakwood University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
43%
SAT Scores for Oakwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Oakwood University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

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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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Alabama for highest average SAT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oakwood University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >60%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 47%-60%
970 to 1070 Avg - 34%-47%
870 to 970 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 870 Low <23%
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Oakwood University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for Oakwood University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Oakwood University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Alabama for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oakwood University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oakwood University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >63%
19 to 22 Avg + 47%-63%
17 to 19 Avg - 37%-47%
15 to 17 Reach 28%-37%
Less than 15 Low <28%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.03
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Oakwood University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Oakwood University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Oakwood University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,507 966 2,473
Accepted 721 443 1,164
Acceptance Rate 48% 46% 47%
Enrolled 222 146 368
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oakwood University and what considerations affect 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.