Oral Roberts University

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School Overview

Oral Roberts University (ORU) is a four-year, interdenominational, Christian, liberal arts university. It is a private, non-profit institution that is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ORU educates nearly 3,900 students each year through their 134 undergraduate and 34 graduate on-campus and online programs.

Oral Roberts was started in 1963 by evangelist, Oral Roberts, who followed God’s commission that he start a university that is based on God’s authority and the Holy Spirit. ORU promises a thorough education founded upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible. The school’s motto is, “Make No Little Plans Here.”

To build Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world with God’s healing.
Oral Roberst University Mission

Oral Roberts University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (918) 495-6161
Website: oru.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: webapps.oru.edu/new_php/admissions/undergraduate/application/
Address: 7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,053
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 57%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,488 (86% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $27,728
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,728
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $18,896

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Oral Roberts University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Oral Roberts University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 53
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 127
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3
Education 23104
Engineering 7
English Language and Literature/Letters 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 81
Health Professions and Related Programs 8
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 3
Social Sciences 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 21282
Visual and Performing Arts 13
Grand total 2133296

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Oral Roberts University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $27,728
Out-of-state $27,728
Books and supplies $1,848

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $13,988
Out-of-state $13,988

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 559 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 551 89% $18,896
Student loan aid 393 63% $10,321

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,921 86% $16,118
Federal student loans 2,015 60% $9,971

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Oral Roberts University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Oral Roberts University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,867 1,082 1,785
Percent admitted 100% 84% 78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 20% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Oral Roberts University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 4,053
Undergraduate enrollment 3,529
Graduate enrollment 524

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Oral Roberts University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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