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Academics

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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

Contact & Visit

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);

Admissions

Applicants: 3,956
Acceptance Rate: 78%
Average HS GPA: 3.60






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