Oakwood University

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world rank  3426

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University Overview

Established in 1896, Oakwood University is a non-profit private multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Huntsville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Oakwood University (OU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Adventist religion. Oakwood University (OU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 124 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. OU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym OU
Founded 1896
Motto Education, Excellence, Eternity
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 7000 Adventist Boulevard NW
Huntsville
35896 Alabama
United States
Tel +1 (256) 726 7000
Fax +1 (256) 726 7154

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 7000 Adventist Boulevard, NW
Huntsville 35896
(256) 726 7356
800 824 5312

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Adventist Christian-Adventist Seventh Day Adventist - www.adventist.org

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Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Associate's Colleges: High Career & Technical

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Oakwood University's Library
Oakwood University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 71,977 physical volumes, 13,214 physical media, 108,594 digital/electronic medium and 81 licensed digital/electronic databases. Oakwood University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Oakwood University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,214 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1958


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

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Online Courses

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