Oakland City University: Narrative Description

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138 North Lucretia St.
Oakland City, IN 47660-1099
Tel: (812)749-4781
Free: 800-737-5125
Admissions: (812)749-1222
Fax: (812)749-1233
Web Site: http://www.oak.edu/


Independent General Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 20-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.7 million. Total enrollment: 1,928. Faculty: 191 (27 full-time, 164 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 644 applied, 59% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,294 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 302 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 18 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 65% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 91% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $18,590 includes full-time tuition ($13,200), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($5030). College room only: $1630. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $440 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Good News Players, Art Guild. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Formal Tea. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. 280 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Barger-Richardson Library with 87,724 books, 101,963 microform titles, 222 serials, 2,570 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 92 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Oakland City is a friendly rural-suburban community with a Midwest climate, temperatures ranging from a high of 98 degrees to a low of ten degrees. Average rainfall is over 40 inches annually. Community facilities include six churches, both Protestant and Catholic, numerous civic and service groups, library, individual stores, and a shopping center 15 miles away. Some part time jobs are available for students.

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