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Oakland City University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Oakland City University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Oakland City University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Oakland City University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 4%
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 68%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Oakland City University?

Oakland City University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Oakland City University is 63%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 50%. Last year, Oakland City University admitted 578 of the 913 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Oakland City University

Oakland City University is a slightly difficult school to get into. Oakland City University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Oakland City University accepted 50% of students, around 502 of the 1,010 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Oakland City University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Oakland City University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Oakland City University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Oakland City University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Oakland City University must submit the following items. Double check with Oakland City University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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
Interview
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Oakland City University?

Students admitted to Oakland City University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 73% submitted a class rank. At Oakland City University 4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 31% were in the top 25% and 63% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Oakland City University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 73%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 27%
3.00 and 3.24 17%
2.50 and 2.9 11%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

Oakland City University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 68% of Oakland City University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Oakland City University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Oakland City University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Oakland City University students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Oakland City University?

To be most competitive at Oakland City University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Oakland City University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Oakland City University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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Transferring to Oakland City University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Oakland City University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Oakland City University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Oakland City University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Oakland City University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Oakland City University.

Does Oakland City University accept transfer credits?

Oakland City University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Oakland City University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Do I have to submit test scores to Oakland City University?

No, Oakland City University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Oakland City University's acceptance rate?

Oakland City University's acceptance rate is 50%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Oakland City University?

Oakland City University's early decision acceptance rate was 63% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Oakland City University?

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Oakland City University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

50%

How hard is it to get into Oakland City University? Oakland City University is a less selective institution. The Oakland City University acceptance rate is 50%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

16 to 22

Avg

16 and Less

Low

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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

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

462 - 550

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Reading SAT Range

450 - 560

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Oakland City University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.29

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Oakland City University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,399

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

50%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$27,240

Out-of-State

$27,240

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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