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Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%
Acceptance Rate73%

About Oakland City University

Oakland City University Overview

Oakland City University is a private, religious school in the rural setting of Oakland City, Indiana. Oakland City University was founded in 1885 and presently has around 867 students a year, including 694 undergrad students. Oakland City University provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 24% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Oakland City University for Fall 2023 is August 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Oakland City University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Oakland City University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Oakland City University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Oakland City University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Oakland City University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Oakland City University on the Student Life page.

2022 Oakland City University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 66%
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38%
Tuition $25,740
Percent of Need Met 32%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $2,227

Is Oakland City University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Oakland City University offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

Oakland City University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Oakland City University. Around 73% of applicants get into Oakland City University each year. Out of 913 applications received in 2022, 663 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oakland City University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 74% of students who start at Oakland City University return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Oakland City University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Oakland City University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Oakland City University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Oakland City University's endowment was $10.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Oakland City University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

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 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Oakland City University.

Based on this information, does Oakland City University seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! 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 would like 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

Oakland City University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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22 and Above


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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

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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and Above




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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 867 students enrolled at Oakland City University, including 694 undergraduate students and 173 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from IN and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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