Oakwood University

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

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score within the range of 853 to 1108, or got accepted with an ACT score between 16 to 23. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Oakwood University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 3.18. This school has an acceptance rate of around 65% with 26% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at my.oakwood.edu.

Overall Oakwood University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Oakwood University was reported as 64.7% in Fall 2020 with over 1,780 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: 16 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.71 - 3.18

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oakwood University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.4%
  • 2017-2018: 47.1%
  • 2018-2019: 65.9%
  • 2019-2020: 64.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 55.5%

How Does Oakwood University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Oakwood University is fourteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Sewanee-The University of the South66.7%
Covenant College98.2%
Birmingham Southern College53.8%
Berry College70.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

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


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

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 578
Math403 - 530
Total Score853 - 1108
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math15 - 21
Composite Score16 - 23
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