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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards ORU has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for ORU are given below.
|Address:||7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into ORU?
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.
Can I Afford Oral Roberts University?
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
There are also 579 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,714 full-time undergraduates at ORU, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oral Roberts University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||400|
|Hispanic or Latino||361|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at ORU has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Communication & Journalism||21%|
|Communication & Media Studies||28%|
|Finance & Financial Management||55%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||78%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||78%|
|Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries||6%|
|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.
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Dustin M. Ramsey under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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