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Colleges / Oakwood University

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate34%
Acceptance Rate34%

Oakwood University Admissions

If you are applying to Oakwood University, the fee for the application is $25.

Oakwood University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Oakwood University's admissions stats.

Oakwood University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7.9%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 47.5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 57.6%
Waitlist No

Oakwood University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Oakwood University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes March 30 April 15

Considering Applying Early to Oakwood University?

Oakwood University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is March 30. Oakwood University will release EA admissions decisions no later than April 15.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Oakwood University Admissions

Transferring to Oakwood University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Oakwood University

Oakwood University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Oakwood University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine. Wondering what factors are considered by Oakwood University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Oakwood University for more information on admission factors.

Oakwood University Application Requirements

To apply to Oakwood University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Oakwood 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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Oakwood University?

Students admitted to Oakwood University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

Out of all students that were admitted, 53% submitted a class rank. At Oakwood University 7.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 22.8% were in the top 25% and 56.1% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Oakwood University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Oakwood University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Oakwood University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Oakwood University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 47.5% of Oakwood University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 57.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Oakwood University?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Oakwood University students scored 510 or higher and 75% of students scored 410 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Oakwood University students scored 513 or higher, and 75% scored a 410 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Oakwood University?

To be most competitive at Oakwood University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Oakwood 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 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Oakwood University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Oakwood University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Oakwood University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Oakwood University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Oakwood University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Oakwood University.

Do I have to submit test scores to Oakwood University?

✅ Oakwood University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Oakwood University's acceptance rate?

✅ Oakwood University has an acceptance rate of 34%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Oakwood University?

❌ Oakwood University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Oakwood University?

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Oakwood University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Oakwood University? Oakwood University is a less selective institution. The Oakwood University acceptance rate is 34%. This means that the institution accepts 34 out of every 100 applicants.


Oakwood University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oakwood University is Continuous processing.

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

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

Oakwood University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Oakwood University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Oakwood University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Oakwood University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

400 - 510


Reading SAT Range

410 - 513

Oakwood University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Oakwood University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.99. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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