Oakland City University

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138 N. Lucretia Street

Oakland City, IN 47660

Phone: (812) 749-4781
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#92 Overall Score: 38 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Oakland City University is a private institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,301, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 34 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oakland City University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 92. Its tuition and fees are $18,600 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana is a learning community dedicated to : academic excellence, technical preparation, and life-long learning; the preparation for gainful employment through academic excellence; the promotion of Christian ethical and moral values; the enhancement of each person's intellectual. spiritual and social development; and community service through positive leadership.

Oakland City University was formed in 1885 out of the persistent effort of a committed group of General Baptist pioneers. These founders set out to see that the gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed through education. Our founders would be pleased to know that the cause for which they struggled and sacrificed is still alive and well today.

While Oakland City University is conscious of the call of God, honoring our ties to the General Baptist denomination, and mindful of the church universal, we welcome all people from all faiths to realize their educational dream. Oakland City University stands for academic excellence in a warm, Christian environment.

Oakland City University's motto is "ENTER TO LEARN-GO FORTH TO SERVE." Not only do we stand proudly on the meaning of that phrase as individuals, but we go forth as a university to provide the highest quality Christian education!

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation General Association of General Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Oakland City University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Oakland City University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 47.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 47.9%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Oakland City University is 15:1, and the school has 83.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Oakland City University include: Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Philosophy and Religious Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 46%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 32%
Education 20%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 16%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 13%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3%

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Student Life

Oakland City University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,301, with a gender distribution of 38.9 percent male students and 61.1 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. Oakland City University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,519
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Oakland City University offers a number of student services including placement service and health service. Oakland City University also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Oakland City University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Oakland City University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $18,600 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,100 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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