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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?

2,866 Full-Time Undergraduates
$21,557 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at ORU is the doctor's degree.
  • 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, ORU is ranked #767 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, it is ranked at #5.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that ORU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for ORU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 153
Best Colleges for the Money 514
Best Colleges for International Students 568
Best Colleges 767
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 808
Best Colleges for Veterans 933

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 )
1
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?

$21,557 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
9.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ORU is $21,557. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for ORU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,998 $18,608 $22,193 $22,881 $24,886

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

2,866 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,381 undergraduate students at ORU, with 2,866 being full-time and 515 being part-time.

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

There are also 538 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,866 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 74
Black or African American 374
Hispanic or Latino 384
White 1,279
International Students 265
Other Races/Ethnicities 490

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Oral Roberts University awarded 1,192 undergraduate degrees and 200 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 15 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 1 0 0
Biblical Studies 0 15 2 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 5 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 1 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 37 23 0
Chemistry 0 1 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 6 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 1 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 25 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 3 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 11 0 0
Dance 0 7 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0
Educational Administration 0 2 0 5
Engineering Physics 0 1 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 6 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 12 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 11 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 0
General Biology 0 29 0 0
General Education 0 0 7 0
General Engineering 0 24 0 0
General English Literature 0 2 0 0
General Psychology 0 45 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 30 0 0
History 0 2 0 0
International Business 0 14 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 13 0 0
International Studies 0 1 0 0
Journalism 0 3 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 9 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 15 0 0
Marketing 0 20 0 0
Mathematics 0 6 0 0
Missionary Studies 0 1 1 0
Music 0 6 0 0
Nursing 0 39 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 6 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 2 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 26 10 0
Political Science & Government 0 10 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 18 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 4 0 0
Romance Languages 0 1 0 0
Sacred Music 0 6 0 0
Social Work 0 6 0 0
Sociology 0 3 0 0
Special Education 0 2 0 0
Sustainability Science 0 2 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 18 3 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 13 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 2 3 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 48 27 5
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 8 0
Total 0 1,192 180 20

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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