Since 1896, Oakwood University has provided students the opportunity to enter its halls of learning in preparation for service to community, country and the world. The university is regionally accredited by the Southern Accrediting Association of Colleges and Schools and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Department of Education. It offers a liberal arts curriculum in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
Oakwood University is situated on approximately 1,000 acres in Huntsville, Alabama, a cosmopolitan city in northwest Alabama, nestled in the beautiful Tennessee Valley at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Huntsville, fondly called "the space capital of the world," is home for the Marshall Space Center and is recognized as being one of the most progressive cities in America.
The diverse mix of students' drawn from many foreign countries and over 40 states, provides an enriched environment that exposes our students to the richness of different cultures and fosters the development of self-esteem, respect for others and the required skills to be socially adaptable and globally successful.
A caring, supportive faculty with over 60% holding earned doctorates is responsible for
Oakwood's proven ability to meet students' academic needs.
Oakwood University is known around the world for its Aeolian Choir.
"The Aeolians could sing passages from the phone book and still make you feel the presence
of the Divine."
"Today, Oakwood University ranks among the nation's top 15-20 colleges and universities
providing black applicants to medical schools ...."
-Emerson A. Cooper, Ph.D., Professor
Emeritus of Chemistry
Dr. Delbert W. Baker