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About Oakland City University

Oakland City University is a private, religious school in an rural setting in Oakland City, Indiana. Oakland City University was founded in 1885 and now enrolls around 1,399 students a year, including 1,258 undergrads.

Oakland City University's endowment was valued at $5.644 million in 2021. For each full-time professor, there are about 12 undergraduates enrolled at Oakland City University.

2021 Oakland City University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 63%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 19
Tuition $25,740

Oakland City University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Oakland City University

Oakland City University offers early decision but does not offer early action.

63% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Oakland City University.

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Oakland City University Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Oakland City University. Oakland City University admitted 50% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 502 out of 1,010 total applicants were accepted.

Oakland City University Waitlist

Oakland City University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Oakland City University?

Oakland City University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Oakland City University, applicants must submit the following items.

Oakland City University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Oakland City University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Oakland City University students is 19.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Oakland City University.

Is Oakland City University Test Optional?

Oakland City University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 68% submitted the SAT. 11% submitted the ACT.

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Does Oakland City University Have Student Housing?

Yes! Oakland City University provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Oakland City University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Black Student Union and Theatre and Arts Club. Founder's Day, Homecoming, and and Spring Formal are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Oakland City University.

Financial Aid at Oakland City University

Oakland City University meets 32% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Oakland City University full-time are awarded $2,227 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Oakland City University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oakland City University

About 74% of students who start at Oakland City University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 76 students who started at Oakland City University as first-time freshman, 39 graduate within four years.

Around 70% of students who started at Oakland City University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Oakland City University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Oakland City University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Oakland City University a good school for you?

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Where is Oakland City University Located?

Oakland City University is located in the rural setting of Oakland City, Indiana.

If you want to see Oakland City University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Oakland City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Evansville Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Oakland City University and Oakland City are like without leaving home.

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College Info

138 North Lucretia Street Oakland City, IN 47660-1099

Campus Setting: Rural

Oakland City University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oakland City University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Oakland City University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Oakland City University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Oakland City University is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Oakland City University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Oakland City University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

462 - 550


Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

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Oakland City University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Oakland City University is like? There are approximately 1,399 students enrolled at Oakland City University, including 1,258 undergraduate students and 141 graduate students. 48% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from IN and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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