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 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%|
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.
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.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|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|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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|
|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.
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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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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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
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:
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.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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