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Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate34%

Oakwood University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Oakwood University. The acceptance rate at Oakwood University is 34%. Out of 2,728 applications received in 2023, 937 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Oakwood University, the application fee is $25.

Oakwood University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Oakwood University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7.9%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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

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.

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

➡️ Discover 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

How To Get Into Oakwood University

It is not difficult to get into Oakwood University. Oakwood University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Oakwood University accepted 34% of all applicants, approximately 937 from 2,728 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Oakwood 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 Oakwood University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Oakwood University

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

What Does Oakwood 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 assembling 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 admissions factors where you stand out. Curious about the factors that 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. Double check 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)
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 is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2002, 47.5% of Oakwood University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 57.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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 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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