Oakwood is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Oakwood is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Oakwood University is Affiliated With the Seventh Day Adventists Faith.
Like many colleges with a religious affiliation, Oakwood is not "faith based" and is therefore unlikely to require a religious studies component. If an affinity with the Seventh Day Adventists faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Seventh Day Adventists Colleges and Universities.
Oakwood Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Oakwood Disability Services.
Oakwood offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, Oakwood does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Oakwood University
Oakwood offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Oakwood University
Oakwood has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,740 undergraduates in 2017. Full-time attendance was 1,626 (93.4%). Part-time attendance was 114 (6.6%).
Oakwood University is Ranked #962 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Oakwood is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Oakwood #962 out of 2,238.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Oakwood University Competes in the NSCAA
Oakwood has a total of 87 student athletes, 39 men and 48 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$133,754|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$114,175|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Oakwood University Athletics