Huntsville, AL
Oakwood University


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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
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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
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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!!

Evonne
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Oakwood University is a unique place being that it is the only historically black Seventh-day Adventist institution in the Un...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is a unique place being that it is the only historically black Seventh-day Adventist institution in the United States. It is a Protestant Christian college that upholds a modest dress code. It has a religious atmosphere and includes different student-led campus ministries. Students who attend Oakwood and live on campus attend mandatory worships and are given curfews. Male and female students live in separate dorms based on gender. Oakwood promotes a healthy campus and serves no meet in the cafeteria or marketplace. Alcohol and/or drugs is not allowed on the campus. The motto for Oakwood is "enter to learn, depart to serve." Students are trained in different ways to serve through education, volunteer work, and missionary work. The Oakwood University Church is located on the campus and is the location of Breath of Life Ministries. By having a prestigious church available to the students, allows students to participate on the pulpit and to attend revivals and concerts at the church. Theology students can also intern at the church. Oakwood promotes the atmosphere to have intellectual Biblical conversations. There are no fraternities or sororities affiliated with the campus because the school promotes that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ; therefore, there is no need for a division of Greek clubs. Seventh-day Adventism is a worldwide religion and Oakwood University is internationally known institutions. Students of color come from all over the United States, Caribbean countries, African countries, and European countries to attend Oakwood. There is a variety of cultures between the students of Oakwood University. These are reasons why Oakwood University is a great school to go to.

Taylor
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I love Oakwood University! I am glad that I made the decision to attend the college. I love that Oakwood University is a his...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Oakwood University! I am glad that I made the decision to attend the college. I love that Oakwood University is a historically black college. It makes me happy to be going to a christian university. I think its great that teachers pray with students at the beginning of class! I love the fact that the teachers and staff make an effort to know all student who are attending the school. My first semester of my freshman year I was able to get to know all my teachers. I love the opportunity they have for students to control and take charge of their healthy while in school. I am happy that I was able to have more African American friends. When I was growing up I didn't have a lot of African American friends because they didn't want to hang out with me. The African Americans at Oakwood University are very nice and are easy to become friends with. I love that the students demonstrate how to be a good student and be a true christian. I know I'm going to make life long friends at Oakwood University. Lastly, I love the weekends because every Saturday everyone comes to worship God. I am glad that I am attending a Seventh-day Adventist school. My overall opinion of Oakwood University is that it is an outstanding school.

Britney
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Oakwood University is a beautiful campus. From the faculty to the college students they're all great people. I am grateful to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is a beautiful campus. From the faculty to the college students they're all great people. I am grateful to be able to go there. It may be very expensive but it's worth going. I am hoping to raise money so I will be able to stay at the University!

Mia
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Oakwood University is what you make it. I received a great education, I was able to meet great life-long friends, and it hel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Oakwood University is what you make it. I received a great education, I was able to meet great life-long friends, and it helped mold me into the individual that I am today. I am a much more independent, confident woman than I was before attending Oakwood. And I would not want to be an alumnus from any other school but Oakwood.

Mya
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My overall opinion of Oakwood University is a good one. I love this school and I don't say that just because I go here but I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Oakwood University is a good one. I love this school and I don't say that just because I go here but I say this because I loved this school before I could even walk. Oakwood is like any other college or university, with the exception that we are an Adventist school. I have experience God here like no other and it is all for the good and of the better for myself.

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  • 1,740
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  • $16,720
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