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:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:3,852
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,460 (90% 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:$25,676
Out-of-state Tuition:$25,676
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$15,681

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Oral Roberts University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences53
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services127
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3
Education2394
Engineering7
English Language and Literature/Letters3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics81
Health Professions and Related Programs8
History1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences3
Psychology3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2
Social Sciences4
Theology and Religious Vocations21282
Visual and Performing Arts13
Grand total2132286

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Social Sciences1
Theology and Religious Vocations2321
Grand total2831

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$25,676
Out-of-state$25,676
Books and supplies$1,848

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,506
Out-of-state$12,506

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid40895%
Grant or scholarship aid40494%$15,681
Student loan aid27163%$9,550

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,65587%$14,388
Federal student loans1,81159%$10,055

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,6371,0081,629
Percent admitted100%57%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled18%20%17%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment3,852
Undergraduate enrollment3,288
Graduate enrollment564

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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

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