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Oral Roberts University was founded to educate the whole person—spirit, mind and body. With over 80 bachelor’s, 12 master’s and 2 doctoral degree programs, ORU is the world’s leading interdenominational, Spirit-empowered University. Learn more at oru.edu.

WHOLE PERSON EDUCATION

Oral Roberts University was founded to educate the whole person—spirit, mind and body, and after five decades of being the first university of its kind, ORU is still the world’s leading interdenominational, Spirit-empowered University. Its vibrant Christ-centered community and unique Whole Person Education equips students to reach and exceed their academic and professional goals… all while empowering them on their quest for wholeness through an environment that challenges them to be spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, socially adept and professionally competent.

ORU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC), and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), the Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities (OICU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

"MAKE NO LITTLE PLANS HERE"

This powerful challenge from OUR’s Founder has inspired more than 40,000 ORU alumni to take God’s healing power to over 145 nations around the globe, permeating every area of society—business, education, medicine, politics, media, science, engineering, ministry and much more.

ORU has been recognized annually by US News and World Report and Princeton Review as one of the best regional universities in the U.S. In addition to housing one of the world’s most respected colleges for theology and ministry, it is also one of the leading liberal arts universities in the U.S., with educational opportunities spanning every interest and stage of learning.

  • Six unique colleges with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs
  • 135+ undergraduate majors and minors
  • 12 master’s programs
  • Two doctoral programs
  • 100% online bachelor’s, graduate, diploma and certificate programs
  • On-campus and online dual-enrollment programs for high school students

ACTIVE STUDENT LIFE

Aside from enjoying all that Tulsa has to offer, ORU’s campus experience is like none other:

  • A cutting-edge student center that houses one of Oklahoma’s largest TV’s, gaming areas, a coffee shop, Moe’s Southwest grill and much, much more.
  • 14 NCAA Division I sports programs.
  • Exciting dorm life with each dorm having a brother/sister floor or "wing" to hang-out with and enjoy fun activities on-campus and around Tulsa.
  • Competitive intramural sports between wings
  • On-campus eating options, from unlimited food options in ORU’s dining hall to delicious alternatives like Chick-fil-A, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and many more.
  • Over 35 academic and co-curricular clubs
  • An on-campus aerobics center with cardio and exercise machines, racquetball courts, an Olympic size pool, full-sized basketball courts, an indoor track, a weight room and more.

DYNAMIC SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE

Faith and the pursuit of a stronger, Spirit-empowered relationship with the Lord are central to the ORU experience. Weekly chapel services are fused with powerful student-led worship, life-changing messages and multi-media packed experiences. Events like student-led worship events and The Prayer Movement group are just a sample of the spiritual opportunities on campus. ORU students are making a difference in Tulsa and around the world every year through local outreach and mission trip opportunities.

DISCOVER YOUR PLACE AT ORU

Whether you’re a high school senior searching for the college fit for your dreams, a working adult looking for an online degree to advance your career or you fall somewhere in between, ORU is the perfect setting for the next chapter in your story. Discover more about the university designed for big plans. Visit oru.edu to apply today or request more information about the latest information on scholarship opportunities worth up to $20,000 per year, degree programs and visit events.

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Overview

Applicants
2,867
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.57

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
515 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 605
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
340
with Terminal Degree
171

172
Women
168
Men
62
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Broadcast Journalism.
  • Communication, General.
  • Journalism.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio and Television.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Literature (British and Commonwealth).

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Language Interpretation and Translation.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Financial Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Applied and Professional Ethics.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Development Economics and International Development.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Bible/Biblical Studies.
  • Divinity/Ministry.
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology.
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
  • Religious Education.
  • Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Intermedia/Multimedia.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Technology.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.


Students Say

A private Christian college in Tulsa, Oral Roberts University is "a spirit-empowered university educating the whole person." With a focus on "Christian lifestyles, healthy living, and challenging academics," ORU offers students an "atmosphere that encourages world changers" by "experiencing growth and transformation in the spirit, mind, and body." The strong academic curriculum is paired with a focus on religious teachings, creating what students describe as "a place where students can grow spiritually, academically, physically, and professionally in order to become a light for God in any career." With an impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, professors are "involved with their students and willing to help even when it does not pertain to school." They are "easily reachable outside of class," and "they are understanding and encourage you to learn." Students prize "consistency between the disciplines regarding the world-view," as well as the hands-on experience their classes offer: "My professor got my class the opportunity to present to a former COO and franchisee of McDonald. because of our work in that presentation we had the potential to be the campaign in McDonalds 2017 super bowl commercial."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Kathie Lee Gifford
TV Personality

Clifton Taulbert
Author

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
56%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

From The School



Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,284

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,122

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,736

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,220

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,561

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,998
Required Fees
$1,072
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,848

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,450
Comprehensive Fee
$38,520

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,529
Foreign Countries Represented
100

Demographics

2.41%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.22%
Asian
12.43%
African-American
12.80%
Hispanic
39.12%
Caucasian
15.40%
Unknown
10.45%
International

60% female
40% male
58% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Students Say

Undergrad report that most Oral Roberts students identify as Christian, and the "vast majority [are] involved in some sort of Christian ministry because it is a nondenominational university." Students say their peers are "the kind who are ambitious about life goals," "full of energy," and "striving to be leaders in their field of study." These "highly motivated" students are committed to "giving back to the community and the world as a whole." ORU students also describe their peers as "the friendliest students, who genuinely are driven to do God's work in whatever area of study they are focused in." "Any time I see someone I don't know I always introduce myself!" one student explains. Students seem unified by their shared religious devotion, and when "students challenge one another in academics, spiritual life, and in daily activities," students believe their peers "push me towards my goals and keeping me grounded in my identity."

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Students Say

Oral Roberts offers "fifteen different local community outreaches that occur throughout the week" as well as "school communal prayer services throughout the weekdays." For more impromptu fun, students can check out the "Hammer Student Center where they can watch television, play video games or board games, play pool or ping pong, or enjoy food from Moe's or a beverage from Jazzman's Cafe." Between commitments with "clubs, volunteer opportunities, outreach groups, [and] internships" students "spend a lot of time talking and hanging out on and off campus. We grab things to eat, go to movies, go to local coffee houses, and visit downtown." ORU's dry campus culture is largely embraced by the student body: "Most, if not all, of the students on campus aren't...drinkers."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Support Services-Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Michelle Taylor, MA, LPC-S

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

The standard documentation for all our students who wish to pursue any accommodations is an Application for Services form and Diagnostic documentation form (or documentation that fits the recommended guidelines).

Documentation Required for ADHD

The standard documentation for all our students who wish to pursue any accommodations is an Application for Services form and Diagnostic documentation form (or documentation that fits the recommended guidelines).

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Eagles)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Golden Eagles)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Oklahoma State University

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Apple PCMG

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jordan Buie
Campus Visits Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

Phone
800-678-8876

Email
campusvisits@oru.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hammer Student Center
Global Learning Center
Prayer Tower
Mabee Center (Multi-purpose Event Complex)
Aerobics Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Nordaggio's Coffee Shop
Tulsa Hills
Philbrook Museum
Riverside Parks
Tulsa Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9-4
800-678-8876

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 9-4
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During College Weekend

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
3 days, 2 nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Tulsa International Airport is approximately 20 miles from campus. Taxis are available and shuttle service provided by ORU during College weekend.

Driving Instructions to Campus
I-44, exit Lewis Ave., go south 3 miles, campus on east side of Lewis. Hwy 169, exit Riverside Pkwy, go north 2 miles, turn right (east) on 81st St., campus on north side of 81st. Hwy 75, exit 71st Street, go about 2 miles east, turn right (south) on Lewis Ave, campus east side of Lewis, one mile.

Local Accommodations
Right across the street: The Crowne Plaza Tulsa-Southern Hills (7902 S. Lewis, 918-492-5000); Days Inn South (8888 S. Lewis, 918-299-8511). Close: Tulsa Mariott Southern Hills (1902 E. 71st Street, 918-493-7000);


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