Oakwood University Rankings

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In the World#4219 of 14178
In North America#1184 of 2629
In the United States#1111 of 2528
In Alabama#17 of 35
In Huntsville#2 of 3

Quick Review

Religion
Seventh Day Adventist
Acceptance rate
65%
Average SAT
981
Average ACT
20
Avg. cost to attend
$23,398 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,461
Graduates
65
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Oakwood University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate65%62%66%
Applicants1,7756151,160
Admissions1,149384765
Freshmen enrolled full time299127172

128 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

123 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
136 or 45%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 853
or below

75% of them
had 1108
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Oakwood University are 853-1108 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
196 or 66%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 16
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Oakwood University are 16-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American1198 (79%)
Nonresident Alien109 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown82 (5%)
Hispanic78 (5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native29 (2%)
White17 (1%)
Asian8 (0.5%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,398/year
Average aid awarded
$13,744
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$23,726
$30-48K$21,356
$48-75K$25,238
$75-110K$25,350
$110K+$26,490

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$18,974$13,680
Tuition in-state$18,974$13,680
Tuition out-of-state$18,974$13,680
Fee in-district$1,016$836
Fee in-state$1,016$836
Fee out-of-state$1,016$836

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,205
Combined charge for room and board$9,650
Room charge$4,692
Meal charge$4,958

Oakwood University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
General Studies42
Biology & Biological Sciences, General25
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse21
Theology & Theological Studies16
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management16
Social Work13
Political Science and Government, General13
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies12
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General12
Counseling Psychology12
Applied Mathematics, General11
Psychology, General10
Pastoral Studies & Counseling10
Health & Health Care Administration & Management9
Elementary Education and Teaching8
Marketing & Marketing Management, General8
Biochemistry6
Health and Wellness, General6
Spanish Language and Literature5
Business Administration and Management, General5
Accounting5
English Language and Literature, General5
Finance, General4
Mathematics, General3
Broadcast Journalism3
Lay Ministry3
Occupational Therapy & Therapist2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric2
Biomedical Sciences, General2
Physician Assistant2
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist2
Commercial Photography1
Music, General1
Voice and Opera1
Public Relations & Image Management1
International Relations and Affairs1
Human Development and Family Studies, General1
Chemistry, General1
Computer Science1
Grand Total129210
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%37%61%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
237
Citations
3,858

Publication count by topic

Chemistry
56
Materials science
49
Biology
48
Medicine
21
Psychology
18
Physics
11
Sociology
6
Business
3
Environmental science
3
Mathematics
3
Computer science
3
Geography
2
Engineering
2
Political science
2
Philosophy
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Biology26752,394
Chemistry32521,115
Physics373874
Business381564
Materials science3820244
Psychology4193149
Medicine4422191
Geography454813
Environmental science50448
Engineering516212
Computer science541832
Mathematics57277

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199402
199520
199612
199712
199824
199917
2000714
2001323
2002726
2003329
2004925
2005851
20068116
200713107
200819121
200914172
201013180
20118233
20126353
201319397
201414411
20159387
201611360
201712373
201815291
201910287
202012326

General info

Alternative namesOU
Founded1896
WikipediaOakwood University
MottoEducation, Excellence, Eternity
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff304
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, Alabama, 35896
United States
City population180,000
Phone2567267000
Fax+1 (256) 726 7154

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