Oral Roberts University
ORU is a liberal arts university founded on a vision of educating the Whole Person—mind, body, and spirit. Faculty and staff believe their students are called to use this Whole Person education and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring God’s healing to the uttermost bounds of the earth.
ORU offers over 70 undergraduate majors, all strengthened by a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum and a forward-thinking, globally-focused faculty and administration, that set up graduates to thrive in whatever sphere God has called them to.
Get to know Oral Roberts University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Jazz band
- Literary magazine
- Marching band
- Model UN
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Radio station
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Student-run film society
- Symphony orchestra
- Television station
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Disability Services
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Student Success Initiative
- Peer Mentors
A GOLDEN INTRODUCTION
New ORU students take flight the minute they step on campus. The Golden Eagle Orientation, ORU’s immersive first-year experience, is loaded with activities that instantly make the University feel like home. Freshmen immediately get in touch with their peers, their faculty, and all the resources they’ll need as college students. Through interactive informational sessions, everyone gets a firm grasp on how and where to access different facilities so that they are well prepared for both academic and personal challenges.
Not only is the Golden Eagle Orientation jam-packed with information, but it’s also a wildly fun rush of activities. One of the best campus-wide events of the year, Partiestival (a party and festival—double the fun!) kicks off the school year with carnival rides and plenty of free food and prizes. With such a dynamic start to the school year, it’s no wonder freshmen so quickly find their place in the ORU community.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 181 | 10-19: 199 | 20-29: 157
30-39: 80 | 40-49: 22 | 50-99: 38 | 100+: 9
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 13%
White, non-Hispanic: 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 3%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 10%
FACULTY OF FAITH AND SCHOLARSHIP
Oral Roberts University employs faculty who love God and who prioritize their students before their own individual pursuits. As a Christ-centered educational institution, the University emphasizes providing a Whole Person education to tomorrow’s professionals, launching Whole Leaders for the whole world. The faculty, who are leaders themselves, inspire their students with the knowledge they gained from such institutions as Yale and Harvard as well as such companies as Microsoft and NASA.
As faculty continue to grow, so too do their students; ORU students enjoy close relationships with their teachers, hands-on internships with their professors’ peers, and the chance to discover new things as assistants in faculty-led research. Additionally, ORU students and faculty take full advantage of the University’s new Global Learning Center, a state-of-the-art educational facility that utilizes Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) to deepen the learning experience while simultaneously making it more fun!
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Exchange student program (domestic)
Teacher certification program
A radiating sense of spirituality is palpable the moment one steps on campus. The ORU community is alive with faith and leadership, inspiring everyone to pursue spiritual growth, find their calling, and work for the Kingdom of God. And because so many students have a passion for discipleship, spiritual guidance is often available literally right next door.
Through the Chaplain Program, every wing of ORU housing is appointed a student chaplain who helps foster a compassionate, supportive environment among their residents. As guiding faith leaders, these chaplains are committed to forming close relationships with their floormates, all while nurturing the community’s passion for God. Their regularly organized devotions, prayer, and other activities ensure that students always have a community to turn to.
Situated on its own 263-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA), ORU offers a secure, safe, and enriching environment to its diverse population of approximately 4,000 students. The University is strategically located within minutes of most Tulsa attractions, including the city’s burgeoning downtown area and Tulsa’s new world-renowned riverfront park The Gathering Place, with additional easy access to ample off-campus activities and study areas.
ORU has 14 NCAA Division I athletic teams for men and women, including baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, volleyball, tennis, cross country, and track and field. The ORU Golden Eagles compete in the Summit League and have had numerous athletes named as All-Americans.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 89%
Campus housing options.
Special housing for disabled students
Though every student has their own individual academic and career goals, ORU knows there are key features of a college education that are necessary for anyone to succeed as a well-rounded, global citizen. No matter their area of study, each student is evaluated based on the Whole Person Assessment (WPA). These standards reflect the outcomes that are ingrained in the University’s mission, ensuring that everyone who receives an ORU education has been fulfilled holistically to become spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, socially adept, and professionally competent. Oral Roberts University is not just an institution at which to study; it is a community in which one can become the best version of oneself. And it shows among employers, as ORU had a post-graduation placement rate of 97% in 2017, meaning that, as of last fall, only 3% of 2017 graduates were still looking for employment; the remaining 97% were either employed or continuing their education.
Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 500 | 75th Percentile: 623
25th Percentile: 490 | 75th Percentile: 590
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 26
25th Percentile: 18 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 27
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $9,450
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