Oakwood University

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Oakwood University is a historically black college found in Huntsville, AL. Over two thousand students are enrolled at Oakwood University.

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score within the range of 810 to 1023, or got accepted with an ACT score between 17 to 22. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Oakwood University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.14. This school has an acceptance rate of around 34% with 44% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at oakwood.edu.

Overall Oakwood University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Oakwood University was reported as 34.3% in Fall 2012 with over 2,730 college applications submitted to Oakwood University. 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: 17 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Oakwood University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Oakwood University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oakwood University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 56.1%
  • 2009-2010: 51.1%
  • 2010-2011: 43.6%
  • 2011-2012: 31.7%
  • 2012-2013: 34.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 38.7%

How Does Oakwood University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Oakwood University is sixty-two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Sewanee-The University of the South60.3%
Covenant College57.0%
Tennessee Temple University78.4%
Birmingham Southern College64.2%
Samford University77.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Oakwood University (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 22
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