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Enter To Learn, Depart To Serve
Our Story
At Oakwood University we are dedicated to teaching with RESPECT and 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 INNOVATION and COLLABORATION with our students through groundbreaking research and the latest technology. We are dedicated to you.
  • Esteeming others with human dignity
  • Manifesting empathy and care for others
  • Living and acting with a moral compass
  • Performing at the highest level of quality
  • Responding to human needs
  • Making changes with new methods
  • Working together to go farther

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.

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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.


School Song

Composed by Otis B. Edwards, Sr., and which by 1958 had been in full swing for some two decades or more wafting through these halls of learning. In 1965, Edwards commissioned a Music Department teacher, Harold Anthony, to set the traditional school song to
written form and four-part harmony.

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.

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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.

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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.


Directions to campus

Get Here

From I-65: I-65 to Interstate 565 East; to Research Park Blvd., exit 14 (north). Follow to Oakwood Road, turn right. Follow Oakwood Road into Adventist Blvd; proceed to campus entrance on the left.
Note: I-565 is the route from Huntsville International Airport to the Campus.

From 231/431: 231/431 to Sparkman Drive, go West to Adventist Blvd., turn right; proceed to campus on right.

From 72: 72 South from Scottsboro to 565 West; I-565 to exit 14, Rideout Road to Oakwood Road, turn right; follow Oakwood Road into Adventist Blvd., proceed to campus entrance on the left.

Alternate: At signs for I-565 (fork in the road, near top (Hwy. 72) of hill), stay in right lane; Hwy. 72 (alt.) turns into Sparkman Drive. Cross Memorial Parkway, Blue Springs Road, Pulaski Pike, Jordan Lane (Hwy. 53). Turn right at next traffic light after Jordan Lane, which is Adventist Blvd. Proceed to campus entrance on the right.