#7 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

Oakwood University

Huntsville, Alabama

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Student Population
Oakwood University overview
Location Huntsville, Alabama
Online oakwood.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Seventh Day Adventists
Oakwood University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Huntsville, Alabama, Oakwood University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Seventh Day Adventists faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,775 prospective students applied, and 1,149 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 299 enrolled in the school.  1,502 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 134 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $18,974 plus fees of $1,016. Oakwood University is ranked 931 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Oakwood University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Oakwood University is rated within the lower 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Extremely Easy
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SAT 853/1108
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.03
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 30, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Oakwood University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,016
Room and Board $9,374
Budget for Other Expenses$6,900
Total One Year Cost$37,764

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$37,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
35% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oakwood University students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 21%
Health Professions 20%
Business 18%
Psychology 8%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=101912 IPEDS survey data for Oakwood University.

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