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Oakwood College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1896
Affiliation: Seventh-day Adventist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,771
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $5,736,233
Admissions Address

7000 Adventist Boulevard
Huntsville, AL 35896



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jason McCracken
Admissions office telephone: (256) 726-7356
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: N/A
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 2
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 1
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 50%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 50%
Total applicants: 1,404
Total acceptances: 697
Total freshman enrollment: 394
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 550
Male acceptances: 249
Male freshman enrollment: 155
Female applicants: 854
Female acceptances: 448
Female freshman enrollment: 239
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 86%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 31%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 61%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 59%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 96%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 52%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 400 - 530
Math: 370 - 500
Combined: 770 - 1030


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.5%
600-699 8.0% 4.0%
500-599 28.0% 21.5%
400-499 41.0% 38.0%
300-399 22.0% 31.0%
200-299 1.0% 5.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 50%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 - 22
Math: 15 - 20
Composite: 16 - 22


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% 4.0% 0.0%
24-29 11.0% 14.0% 12.0%
18-23 44.0% 47.0% 30.0%
12-17 42.0% 30.0% 57.0%
6-11 1.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% N/A


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