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Oral Roberts University Overview

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University is a private not-for-profit institution. Tulsa is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Oral Roberts University Known For?

596 Undergraduate Awards
$30,285 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at ORU.
  • In 2017-2018, 47% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average ORU student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Oral Roberts University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at ORU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Online Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Sacred Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Theological & Ministerial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards ORU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#14 Highest Paid Fine & Studio Arts Graduates College Factual
#58 Highest Paid Visual & Performing Arts Graduates College Factual
#118 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Oral Roberts University?

Location of Oral Roberts University

Contact details for ORU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171
Phone: 918-495-6161
Website: oru.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OralRobertsUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OralRobertsU

How Do I Get Into ORU?

You can apply to ORU online at: webapps.oru.edu/new_php/admissions/undergraduate/application/

Admission Requirements for ORU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ORU?

93% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
26% Submit SAT Scores
ORU has the high acceptance rate of 93%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 26% of students accepted to ORU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 500 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 490 to 590 )
200
800
ORU received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 20 to 27 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Oral Roberts University?

$30,285 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
9.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ORU is $30,285. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ORU, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $10,321 a year. That adds up to $41,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ORU is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Oral Roberts University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,714 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,581 undergraduate students at ORU, with 2,714 being full-time and 867 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  ORU

There are also 579 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,714 full-time undergraduates at ORU, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  ORU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oral Roberts University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of ORU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 68
Black or African American 400
Hispanic or Latino 361
White 1,229
International Students 300
Other Races/Ethnicities 356

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at Oral Roberts University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 76 countries are represented at ORU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Oral Roberts University

565 Took All Classes Online
565 Took At Least One Class Online
33.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at ORU. In 2017-2018, 565 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ORU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of ORU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oral Roberts University was 33.6%. This is the #639 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ORU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of ORU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Biblical Studies 12%
Communication & Journalism 21%
Communication & Media Studies 28%
Finance & Financial Management 55%
General Education 86%
General Psychology 44%
Health Professions 21%
International Business 21%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 78%
Liberal Arts General Studies 78%
Marketing 35%
Nursing 13%
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 6%
Psychology 49%
Theological & Ministerial Studies 11%
Theology & Religious Vocations 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at ORU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at ORU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Sacred Music #1
Missionary Studies #2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #2
Drama & Theater Arts #2
Chemistry #2
Communication & Journalism (Other) #2
General Sales & Marketing #2
Public Policy #3
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies #3
International Relations & National Security #3
Philosophy #3
Other Psychology #4
Journalism #4
Physical Sciences #4
Fine & Studio Arts #5
Political Science & Government #6
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #6
Sociology #6
Religious Education #6
International Business #6
History #6
History #6
General Social Sciences #7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #7
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #8
Public Relations & Advertising #8
Finance & Financial Management #10
Management Information Systems #10
Computer Science #13
Design & Applied Arts #13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #16
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries #17
Social Work #18
Communication & Media Studies #18
Health & Physical Education #21
Philosophy & Religious Studies #21
Information Technology #21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #22
Human Resource Management #22
Marketing #22
Visual & Performing Arts #23
Biblical Studies #23
Social Sciences #26
Communication & Journalism #29
Computer Information Systems #29
General Psychology #31
Theological & Ministerial Studies #34
Public Administration & Social Service #41
Accounting #44
Psychology #45
Theology & Religious Vocations #52
Computer & Information Sciences #60
Liberal Arts General Studies #70
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #70
Business Administration & Management #173
Business, Management & Marketing #217

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oral Roberts University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Theological & Ministerial Studies 48 27 5 80
Business Administration & Management 37 23 0 60
General Psychology 45 0 0 45
Nursing 39 0 0 39
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 26 10 0 36
Health & Physical Education 30 0 0 30
General Biology 29 0 0 29
Communication & Media Studies 25 0 0 25
General Engineering 24 0 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 18 3 0 21
Marketing 20 0 0 20
Public Relations & Advertising 18 0 0 18
Biblical Studies 15 2 0 17
Accounting 15 0 0 15
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 15 0 0 15
International Business 14 0 0 14
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13 0 0 13
International Relations & National Security 13 0 0 13
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 0 0 12
Finance & Financial Management 11 0 0 11
Computer Information Systems 11 0 0 11
Political Science & Government 10 0 0 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 9 0 0 9
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 8 0 8
Educational Administration 2 0 5 7
General Education 0 7 0 7
Dance 7 0 0 7
English Literature (Other) 6 0 0 6
Mathematics 6 0 0 6
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6 0 0 6
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 6 0 6
Social Work 6 0 0 6
Sacred Music 6 0 0 6
Design & Applied Arts 6 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 0 0 6
Music 6 0 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 0 5
Teaching English or French 2 3 0 5
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 4 0 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 4 0 0 4
Journalism 3 0 0 3
Sociology 3 0 0 3
Community Organization & Advocacy 3 0 0 3
Special Education 2 0 0 2
General English Literature 2 0 0 2
History 2 0 0 2
Sustainability Science 2 0 0 2
Missionary Studies 1 1 0 2
Other Visual Art 2 0 0 2
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1 0 0 1
Biomedical Engineering 1 0 0 1
Engineering Physics 1 0 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 0 1
Applied Mathematics 1 0 0 1
International Studies 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 0 1
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 0
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0
Philosophy 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 596 90 10 696

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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