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Oakwood University

Oakwood University is a private university located in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. It is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Location

Address
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
City
Huntsville
State
AL
Zip/Post Code
35896

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1855
Total Graduate enrollment
53
In State Tuition Fees
15258
Out State Tuition Fees
15258
ACT Score
18
SAT Score
1023
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.99
Male Female Ratio
42:58
Acceptance Rate
57%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Oakwood University, a historically Black Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning, provides quality Christian education that emphasizes academic excellence; promotes harmonious development of mind, body, and spirit; and prepares leaders in service for God and humanity.
Mascot
Ambassador
Colors
Blue Gold
Conference
USCAA

College History

History

Oakwood University was founded in 1896 as Oakwood Industrial School. Legend has it that the school was named for a stand of oak trees found on the campus. The school first opened in 1896 with 16 students. Classes were offered in various trades and skills. In 1904, the name was changed to Oakwood Manual Training School, and it was chartered to grant degrees in 1907. In 1917, the school offered its first instruction at the postsecondary level, and in that same year it changed its name to Oakwood Junior College. In 1944, the name Oakwood College was adopted. The first bachelor�s degrees were awarded in 1945. Oakwood College received its initial accreditation from SACS in 1958, and in 2007, the college received approval to award graduate degrees. In response to this higher accreditation, the school's Board of Trustees and constituents voted to change the name of the institution again to Oakwood University of Seventh-day Adventists.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Oakwood University, a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity.

Alumni

Alumni

Dr. Delbert Baker 1975 Administrator, educator, author and former president of Oakwood University (currently serves on the White House Board for HBCUs) Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango college professor and lecturer in Afrocentrism, founder, Temple of the Black Messiah, School of History and Religion; co-founder and creative director, Fourth Dynasty Publishing Company Barry Black former U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains and Chaplain of the U.S. Senate Ronald Brise Florida State Representative Dr. Stephen L. Williams, Sr. 1983 Author, TV personality, Pastor Angela Brown Soprano Opera Singer Alvin Chea Member of the gospel group Take 6 Clifton Davis Actor, Pastor, Singer, Songwriter Hallerin Hilton Hill radio talk show host, WNOX Knoxville, Tennessee T. R. M. Howard 1931 Civil Rights Leader, Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Mentor to Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer Heather Knight 1982 President of Pacific Union College John Lomacang Pastor, Singer Davido Nigerian Afropop musician Brian McKnight R&B Singer/musician, and also brother of alumnus Claude McKnight Claude McKnight Member of the gospel group Take 6 Toni Neal Traffic Anchor, WSB-TV Atlanta, Georgia Wintley Phipps Pastor, Singer, Founder and President of U.S. Dream Academy John F. Street Former mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mervyn Warren Member of the gospel group Take 6 Committed Winner's of Season 2, NBC's The Sing Off Amber Bullock 2011 Winner of Season 4 BET's Sunday Best Oliver J. Davis, Jr. 1991 South Bend Common Councilman 6th District and President (Democrat) South Bend, Indiana

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 1,185 acres (5 km2)

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