Oakwood College: Narrative Description

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7000 Adventist Blvd.
Huntsville, AL 35896
Tel: (256)726-7000
Admissions: (256)726-7354
Fax: (256)726-7404
Web Site: http://www.oakwood.edu/


Independent Seventh-day Adventist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1896. Setting: 1,200-acre campus. Total enrollment: 1,778. 847 applied, 55% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 57% from top half. Full-time: 1,582 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 196 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 22 other countries, 68% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 85% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 15% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the Alabama Center for Higher Education, The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 3/30 for early action. Notification: 4/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,672 includes full-time tuition ($10,618), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($6374). College room only: $2692. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $478 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organization: United Student Movement. Major annual events: homecoming, graduation, Youth Motivational Task Force Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Eva B. Dykes Library with 128,000 books, 2,150 microform titles, 610 serials, and 5,135 audiovisual materials. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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