Students at graduation ceremony

Oakwood University

Consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges and universities, Oakwood University is a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution with an important mission: to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity.

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When we apply love to leadership we must conclude that leadership and service, however celebrated, rewarded or applauded, if done without love, is profitless.”  — Leslie N. Pollard, President

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 classrooms, dorms or the dining hall, on the campus green or anywhere in between, we strive to put God first in everything we do. Simply put, it’s a way of life, with many ministries and mission opportunities to choose from, including choirs, drama clubs and outreach and mission groups.

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Oakwood University Choir

Oakwood University Choir Wins at World Choir Games
The Oakwood University Aeolians achieved the highest scores in two categories to win at the tenth World Choir Games, held this year in Tshwane, South Africa. Competing in the categories of Spirituals, Contemporary Music, and University and College, the Aeolians bested more than 14 other choirs from around the world with the highest score in two of the three categories. The group also won three gold medals, two of which were for championships at the biennial event. The assortment of choirs invited this year hailed from across Africa and Europe, as well as from Singapore, Indonesia, Argentina, and the United States. >>  Read more and click the image to hear the Aeolians



Oakwood University One of 12 UNCF-member HBCUs Selected to Participate in Walmart Foundation Grant Program
The $500,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation will provide funding and technical assistance to selected UNCF-member institutions. This grant will help these institutions with accreditation efforts and support a summer professional development conference geared toward institutional advancement. >> Read More

Oakwood Students Awarded Education Fellowship

Congratulations to Darren Daley, Deja Langston, and Jajuan Sanders for being selected as 2016 Walton-UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship recipients. Read on to share their summer internship experiences. >> Read More

Oakwood University Staff

It was my four years at Oakwood that prepared me for success through medical school and continued success through residency. There is no place like Oakwood and no experience better than the Oakwood experience.

Michelle Spencer, M.D., Class of 2009, Loma Linda University Medical School, Class of 2013 Pediatric Resident, University of Florida Hospital