Oakland City University

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Oakland City University can be found in Oakland City, IN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 1,600 students are enrolled at Oakland City University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 920 (25th percentile) to 1130 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 16 (25th percentile) to 21 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Oakland City University average GPA (2.71 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Oakland City University accepts approximately 50% of students applying. Of those that are admitted, around 26% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at oak.edu.

Overall Oakland City University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Oakland City University was reported as 54.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,010 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 16 - 21
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into Oakland City University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Oakland City University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oakland City University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 33.1%
  • 2017-2018: 71.3%
  • 2018-2019: 49.7%
  • 2019-2020: 54.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 49.8%

How Does Oakland City University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Oakland City University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Evansville70.7%
Brescia University42.7%
Kentucky Wesleyan College62.4%
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology74.2%
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College67.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Oakland City University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math460 - 560
Total Score920 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score16 - 21
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