Oakwood University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alabama


Founded in 1896, Oakwood University is a private historically black university with ties to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The university's 1,185-acre campus is located in Huntsville, Alabama, a city of about 175,000. The University of Alabama in Huntsville and Alabama A&M are both just a short drive away. The university has a largely undergraduate focus, but in 2009 the school awarded its first master's degrees in pastoral studies. At the undergraduate level, popular areas of study include theology, biological sciences, business, and various health fields including nursing. In athletics, the Oakwood Ambassadors compete in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

Most Popular Majors

Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Nursing, Theology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1865
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 1867
Faculty: 105

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 20%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville Alabama 35896


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 16 22
English 16 23
Math 16 21
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 410 520
Math 380 493

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 44%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -44%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 8325

Room and Board: 9038

Tuition and Fees: 14678

Total Cost: 33441

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8783

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 64%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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