Oakwood College Details

Email Address admissions@oakwood.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 7000 Adventist Boulevard, NW
City Huntsville
State Alabama
Zip 35896
Phone 256726-7000
Total Enrollment 1736
Motto Today’s College for Tomorrow’s Leaders
Level of Selectivity Noncompetitive
Location Oakwood College is located in Huntsville, Alabama, in the north-central part of the state, with a population of approximately 160,000. The campus is 5 miles northwest of the downtown area. Major bus lines and airlines service the city, as well as local taxi service. The city of Huntsville is home to one of the major space research and development centers in the world. Many department stores are available to students in the Madison Square Mall. Constitution Hall Village offers a glimpse of Southern life in the early 1800s. The Madison County Nature Trail provides a sanctuary of wildlife, and several museums and theaters provide a wealth of culture and entertainment.
History Oakwood College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college affiliated with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Oakwood was founded in 1896 as the Oakwood Industrial School. In 1904, the name was changed to Oakwood Manual Training School, and it was chartered to grant degrees in 1907. In 1917, the school offered its first instruction at the postsecondary level, and in that same year it changed its name to Oakwood Junior College. In 1944, the present name, Oakwood College, was adopted. The first bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 1945. Oakwood College has been a member of the United Negro College Fund since 1964. As a Seventh-Day Adventist college, Oakwood’s mission is “Christ-centered, and designed to integrate faith and learning, as well as prepare students for the job of service in this world.” The twenty-three-building campus occupies 1,185 acres in Huntsville, Alabama. The main campus is on 105 acres, with another 500 acres under cultivation. The campus continues to grow in both programs and facilities. The J. L. Moran Building, constructed in 1939, stands with more recently erected buildings such as the Trula E. Wade Residence Hall, constructed in 1991.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Oakwood College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $9172 Room and board: $5484 Special fees: $250 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $15,606
In State Tuition 9172
Out of State Tuition 9172
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding 2000–01 FINANCIAL AID–INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 78 Range of scholarships and grants: $100-$3,300
Financial-Aid Deadline March 31 (fall priority); November 1 (spring priority)
Admission Deadline July 15 (fall priority); November 30 (spring priority); rolling admissions.
Entrance Requirements A high school graduate (or equivalent) with a minimum 2.0 GPA; a minimum of 11 units, including 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, 2 social studies, and 1 typing; and two character references from a principal, counselor, teacher, or pastor. Must write an essay stating career goals. A $20 nonrefundable application fee is required, $30 for international applications. Admission Application Deadline: July 15 (fall priority); November 30 (spring priority); rolling admissions. Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama 35896; Telephone: 256-726-7030; 800-358-3978 (toll-free); Fax: 256-726-7154.
Graduation Requirements Bachelor’s degree candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 192 semester hours, including the general education requirements, with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Students must complete all required remedial courses, remove all admission deficiencies, and take an exit examination. Associate degree candidates must satisfactorily complete 96 semester hours, including the general education requirements. Students must complete all required remedial courses, remove any admission deficiencies, and take an exit examination. A minimum of 24 semester hours must be taken at Oakwood College.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 1,767 In-state: 341 Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 688/909 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 76/94 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 1,412; Asian, 4; Caucasian, 21; Hispanic, 13; Native American, 3; International, 205; Other/Unclassified, 109.
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Student Life Campus Regulations: All registered students (on and off campus) are required to attend chapel. Freshmen are not permitted to bring automobiles to the College or operate automobiles owned by other individuals. All unmarried students are required to live in one of the College residence halls and to board in the College cafeteria unless they live with parents or with other close relatives in the area. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA for membership in extracurricular activities and a 2.5 GPA to hold office. Campus Services: Health, career planning and placement, academic support, peer-tutoring, religious services (including chapel), Sabbath School, student literature evangelism program, residence hall worship hours, and many prayer bands. Campus Activities: Social and group activities include religious convocations conducted by distinguished guest speakers. The arts and lecture series brings lecturers and artists to campus. Students can join the yearbook staff or the student-run newspaper staff. Communication majors can work at the student-run radio station, WOCG. Leadership opportunities are found in such groups as the United Student Movement (USM), Adventist Youth Society (ATS), Ministerial Forum, residence clubs, or various department clubs in science, prelaw, business, education, social work, music, home economics, and nursing. Housing Availability: 1,142 housing spaces; 534 freshman spaces.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 124 Student-teacher ratio: 12:1 Full-time faculty members: 77 Part-time faculty members: 47 Tenured faculty members: 35 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 66%
Athletic Program Intramural Sports: basketball, flagball, softball, and swimming.
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One 6-week summer session.
Website http://www.oakwood.edu/
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, English, History, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Theology Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Education, Business Management, Chemistry, Chemistry Education, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Elementary Education, English Education, Food and Nutrition, General Studies, History Education, Home Economics Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Language Arts Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medical Technology, Music Education, Natural Science, Nursing, Office Systems Management, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Religious Education, Social Science Education
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