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Oakland City University

Oakland City, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Oakland City University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Oakland City University. The acceptance rate at Oakland City University is 73%. Out of 913 applications received in 2023, 663 students were offered admission.

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

Oakland City University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Oakland City University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 5%
Mean SAT Score 1001
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 38%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist No

Oakland City University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Oakland City University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Info Not Available
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Oakland City University?

Oakland City University offers early decision 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 66%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 73%. Last year, Oakland City University admitted 598 of the 913 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.

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

More on Oakland City University Admissions

Is Oakland City University Difficult To Get Into?

Getting into Oakland City University is not difficult. Oakland City University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Oakland City University accepted 73% of students, approximately 663 from the 913 applicants.

Schools that are not 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.

Transferring to Oakland City University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Oakland City University

Oakland City University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Oakland City University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Oakland City University

Wondering what factors are considered by Oakland City University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Oakland City University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Oakland City University, all applicants must submit the following items. 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

GPA and Testing

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, 71% submitted a class rank. At Oakland City University 5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 29% were in the top 25% and 65% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Oakland City University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 2%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 22%
3.00 and 3.24 19%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 7%

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 Oakland City 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

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.

In 2022, 38% of Oakland City University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

The mean composite SAT score for a Oakland City University student is 1001.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Oakland City University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Oakland City University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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.

More Information on Transferring to Oakland City University

For transfer students, it is not 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

• Summer 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

Does Oakland City University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Oakland City University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

❌ No, Oakland City University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Oakland City University's acceptance rate?

✅ Oakland City University's acceptance rate is 73%.

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

✅ Oakland City University's early decision acceptance rate was 66% in 2021.

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Oakland City University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


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 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


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 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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Oakland City University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

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

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