Huntsville, AL
Oakwood University


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Recent Reviews

Brianna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love Oakwood. I feel that being here has really helped me find myself. I have experienced growth in all areas--sp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I love Oakwood. I feel that being here has really helped me find myself. I have experienced growth in all areas--spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional. I like the health initiative that the university puts in place, and the family-oriented atmosphere it provides. There is also a major focus on spiritual growth, which I have benefited from exponentially. The faculty and students alike are praying for your success, and this is a good feeling knowing that people care. One thing I would like to see improve is the cafeteria food, and renovations on some of the buildings are needed. Overall it is a good school if you are looking for both academic and spiritual success.

Alton
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Oakwood University is a diverse place of spirituality, fellowship, and hard work. It's a university that welcomes any person,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is a diverse place of spirituality, fellowship, and hard work. It's a university that welcomes any person, no matter where they come from. Our school program is helpful and the people there are so caring and are willing to help you in any way possible. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities that everyone can enjoy like choirs, orchestras, and a plethora of unique clubs. I think that Oakwood University is a place that people will connect with and make memories out of. I've already had my share of memories and cant't wait to make many more.

Crystal Grace
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Oakwood University is an HBCU but it's not just for African Americans. People of all races and ethnicities are welcome at Oak...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is an HBCU but it's not just for African Americans. People of all races and ethnicities are welcome at Oakwood University. You are prepared for life after College and well trained for your career. Oakwood is not perfect whatever you are looking for in College you can find at Oakwood. It's smaller class sizes and professors make themselves available and go beyond office hours. There are extra-curricular activities many teams to join on campus not just athletics. If you want an education that is well-rounded full of memories and higher learning then Oakwood University is the place to be.

Destinie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is the type of school that gives you a choice. If you want a relationship with God there are outlets to do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is the type of school that gives you a choice. If you want a relationship with God there are outlets to do so, and if you want to party there are individuals who offer that as well. It is up to the person who attends Oakwood University for what they are trying to involve themselves in. Personally, without Oakwood University I would have gone down a wrong path and the school has helped me form a relationship with Christ and has pushed me to excel in my academics as well.

Crystal
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I am glad to be an "Oakwoodite". Although Oakwood University is not perfect, it has excellent teachers, uplifting worship, a ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am glad to be an "Oakwoodite". Although Oakwood University is not perfect, it has excellent teachers, uplifting worship, a beautiful campus, fun clubs and groups to be involved in, and an overall friendly environment. Since the school is in Huntsville, AL, there are many options for off-campus recreation, such as shopping, eating out, visiting a nature park, and more.

A'na
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I have loved the university for most of my life. My attendance at the school hasn’t lessened the love but it made it more rea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have loved the university for most of my life. My attendance at the school hasn’t lessened the love but it made it more realistic. While it is a safe, healthy, and usually drug free environment; it would be naive of me to take precautions and think that people won’t act like the stereotypical college students.

Star
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Just like any college, it is important to do your research and read many.... many reviews before even attending. If you do de...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Just like any college, it is important to do your research and read many.... many reviews before even attending. If you do decide to go... upperclassmen is your BEST FRIEND when it comes to your academic class-- they can tell you which classes and professors to consider.. and not consider, how to study for each class, and even the people you should-- and should not -- hang around. Oakwood University is also a private university where God is the center. Our motto is "Enter to learn and depart to serve". We believe in helping the community and preparing ourselves not only to advance academically but also to develop a better spiritual life with God. There are many awesome people you will meet there too. I advise you keep a close relationship with your professors-- believe me it'll help you in the long run. Also, if you are not set financially, you should frequently go to Cunningham Hall because the school does offer scholarships for those in need. Lastly, you are the one who makes your experience at any college you will attend-- even if it isn't Oakwood-- sometimes things unexpectedly happen and it may throw you off-- sometimes even that class you spent every night studying for you wind up failing or worse-- but that doesn't mean you give up. College is roller coaster ride it has its ups and its downs but, ohh how it is worth it in the end. Good luck!

Deanja
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Oakwood is a pretty cool school and i would encourage any student to attend. It is a close-nit community of people from all o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood is a pretty cool school and i would encourage any student to attend. It is a close-nit community of people from all over the world. I have friends from Bahamas, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bermuda, Haiti, Curacao, France, London and so many other places. Oakwood offers the opportunity to meet friends that are focused and encouraging. Particularly if you are looking for a spiritual environment, or just a comfortable environment for study, you can find it here.

Larell
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I think Oakwood is a great place to meet lifelong friends. If you live on campus it is very strict because it is a religious ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think Oakwood is a great place to meet lifelong friends. If you live on campus it is very strict because it is a religious school they enforce curfew and chapel. The financial aid gives up on you if your not an important asset to the school. There are not to many sports team and all the authorities are super strict.

Star
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is a decent school, overall, but to fully utilize the Oakwood experience you need to have a LOT of Christi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is a decent school, overall, but to fully utilize the Oakwood experience you need to have a LOT of Christian background-being that it is a Christian school. You also need to have a swell background in whatever major you are going into or you will not feel that smart in the classroom. The teachers can be a little tough sometimes, too. Turning in you work on time is a MUST!! They, usually, will NOT except late assignments. IT IS NOTHING LIKE HIGH SCHOOL. They have GREAT recreational activities and clubs to join though. I, also, promise that the friends you make there WILL LAST YOU A LIFE TIME. You just have to find the habitat that fits you most though or you WILL BE MISERABLE!!! Also, lastly, I must include that the Adventist Youth Services and Sabbath Church is AWESOME!!! I promise you once you go to AYS and Oakwood Church that NO CHURCH OR AYS WILL SEEM FITTING TO YOU-- believe me, I'm a sophomore there so I know!!! In general, I've enjoyed myself while at Oakwood University so far... but like every school it has its ups and its downs. You just have to be willing to leave your comfort zone to get the full experience!!

Why did you decide to go to this school?

Honestly, the reason why I decided to go to this school is very vague. I visited, with my sister who is n alumni, my sophomore year of high school. I immediately fell in love with their biology program. I loved how elaborate and extensive it was. I also LOVED the fact that the school was highly based off my religion-- Seventh Day Adventist Christian. That was the main reasons at first. I immediately applied and I actually got accepted and it felt like the happiest moment in my life. When I got there, I fell even more in love with the school. I made awesome friends, experienced awesome (and not so awesome) academics, joined social clubs, and mostly I was finally independent. I loved Oakwood back then and I love it now. Oakwood University is an AWESOME school... you just have to find your reason why you love it so much and why you are willing to have a 4 year experience there.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you have little to no Christian education or experience with the upper room I personally would NOT recommend this to be on the top of your college preference list. Oakwood University is a predominantly African American intuition and a highly religious private school. We begin every instructional class period with prayer. So, in my opinion of course, if you are a student who has the intention to just pursue an education with little to no spirituality involved in it, I would recommend maybe a state university where you would be more comfortable, unless you have a desire to learn more about God then this actually might be a spiritual revelation for you!!

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,740
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $16,720
  • Acceptance rate
  • 48%

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