EducationOakwood University

“For years, Oakwood University has consistently been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best regional colleges and universities to attend”

Our Story

At Oakwood University we are dedicated to teaching with RESPECTand COMPASSION. We are dedicated to ensuring that our graduates enter the work force with strong commitment to INTEGRITY and a focus on EXCELLENCE. We are dedicated to instilling a sense ofcommunity in our graduates through numerous opportunities for Christ-centered SERVICE learning. We are dedicated to INNOVATIONand COLLABORATION with our students through groundbreaking research and the latest technology. We are dedicated to you.

God First! It’s not just our institutional aim, it’s the very core around which our identity, ethics, values, relationships, and curricula orbits. Whether it’s in the classrooms, dorms, the dining hall, on the campus green, or everywhere in between, we strive to put God first in everything we do. Simply put, it’s a way of life. So many ministries and mission opportunities to choose from, such as choirs, drama clubs, outreach and mission groups—you can be an active partner in ministry here. Use your talents and discover new ones as together, we seek to serve God and our fellow man.

For years, Oakwood University has consistently been ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best regional colleges and universities to attend. With over 58 different majors, divided across five different schools from which to choose, our students are equipped with the tools they need to become leaders of industry in their fields. Our students receive an education that is further augmented by strategic partnerships that have produced internships and other opportunities with numerous leading corporations, nationwide. Our passionate faculty not only make learning a rewarding experience but also maintain supportive relationships for years after students have graduated. Come and experience an academic learning environment that is unlike any you could have imagined.

Oakwood University is situated on 1,185 beautiful acres, located in Huntsville, Alabama, the heart of the scenic Tennessee Valley. Our campus offers the perfect blend of historic landmarks, modern buildings and amenities, fit for the 21st century student. Well manicured lawns and tree-filled parks offer an ideal, serene setting amid the bustle of academic life. Oakwood offers nature trails, modern and spacious dorms, exercise facilities, numerous study areas, and state-of-the-art classrooms.

What college experience is complete without extracurricular activities? There is something for everyone as our students have access to academic, social, international, performing arts, athletic, leadership, professional, honor societies, ministries, and service organizations. Is traveling your thing? Take advantage of opportunities to travel abroad or domestically through our Adventist College Abroad program (ACA), or a service opportunity with our missions club, 4Him.

Oakwood competes in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, Division 1, where our men’s basketball team has won two national championships. We also offer teams for men in soccer and baseball. Our women compete in volleyball, soccer, basketball, and softball. We also have six lighted tennis courts, a running track, swim teams that practice in our Olympic-sized pool, racquetball and a fun-filled roller skating rink.

Oakwood is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees.  In addition, the following programs are further accredited through national and professional associations: Business, Dietetics, Social Work, Education, and Nursing.

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