Oakland City University Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Oakland City University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Oakland City University? The school has a 33% acceptance rate. Last year, 208 out of 628 applicants were admitted making Oakland City University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Oakland City University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Oakland City University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Oakland City University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Oakland City 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. 42 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

Oakland City University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >46%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 33%-46%
940 to 1040 Avg - 22%-33%
840 to 940 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 840 Low <15%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Oakland City University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Oakland City University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Oakland City University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oakland City University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oakland City University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >46%
21 to 24 Avg + 33%-46%
18 to 21 Avg - 22%-33%
15 to 18 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 15 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Oakland City University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oakland City University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Oakland City University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Oakland City University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Oakland City University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 416 212 628
Accepted 125 83 208
Acceptance Rate 30% 39% 33%
Enrolled 49 39 88
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 47% 42%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Sep 8, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 264 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Sep 8, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Oakland City University before the Sep 8 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 9 Mar 22
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Feb 9 Feb 20
Apr 13 Apr 23
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oakland City University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Oakland City University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152099 IPEDS survey data for Oakland City University.