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Oakwood University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. The location of Oakwood is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$27,393 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Oakwood University?


Contact details for Oakwood are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7000 Adventist Blvd Nw, Huntsville, AL 35896
Phone: 256-726-7000

How Do I Get Into Oakwood?

You can apply to Oakwood online at:

Admission Requirements for Oakwood

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Oakwood?

72% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 72%, Oakwood may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 67%.

Can I Afford Oakwood University?

$27,393 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Oakwood is $27,393. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Oakwood, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,023 a year. That adds up to $24,092 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakwood is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Oakwood University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,255 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,378 undergraduate students at Oakwood, with 1,255 being full-time and 123 being part-time.


There are also 74 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,255 full-time undergraduates at Oakwood, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oakwood University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1,008
Hispanic or Latino 101
White 2
International Students 102
Other Races/Ethnicities 41

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at Oakwood University. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at Oakwood. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada.

Online Learning at Oakwood University

129 Took All Classes Online
342 Took At Least One Class Online
53.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Oakwood. In 2020-2021, 342 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Oakwood has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Oakwood

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oakwood University was 53.4%. This is the #391 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Oakwood regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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