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Christian Life Profile


Oral Roberts University is a place that inspires students to make big plans. Plans beyond the status quo. Plans to reach further than what seems possible as they engage the world.

“Make no little plans here”
Said by Oral Roberts 50 years ago, these words still echo throughout ORU today. Founded in 1965, ORU is a private Christ-centered University located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our resolve to create a powerful student experience spanning academics, campus life, and faith produces highly sought-after, Spirit-empowered graduates!

A whole-person education
Our goal is to educate the whole person—mind, body, and spirit! As students dive into their field of study, they are challenged to excel academically, physically, and spiritually, elevating learning to whole-person transformation!

Exceptional faculty
With a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, students create life-long relationships with their professors. In fact, it’s our 230+ professors that truly make ORU a powerful place of learning! Our professors foster a family atmosphere through mentoring, individual attention, open-door policies, and a commitment to student learning.

Christian world-view
From the classroom to the dorm room, our love for Christ saturates every aspect of our campus! We have chapel every week, local and global mission trips, community outreach, and student-led prayer and worship events on campus.

Healthy lifestyle
Named as one of the top five healthiest colleges in the United States, ORU’s whole-person approach fuses physical fitness into student life. Our Aerobics Center features everything from an indoor track and basketball courts to a six-lane Olympic-size pool.

Life-changing experiences = real-life preparation
See the world through new eyes: study abroad, local and international internships, mission trips, leadership opportunities, and more. Our graduates launch into every person’s world, working in companies such as ABC, Amazon, DreamWorks, World Compassion, and many more!

Financial aid
Over 93% of full-time bachelor’s students receive institutional aid, plus we participate in state and federal aid programs. Our premier Quest scholarship awards students up to $20,000 per year! Visit finaid.oru.edu to learn more!

Seeing is believing
From our largest visit event of the year, College Weekend, to your own custom visit, see ORU for yourself. Go to campusvisits.oru.edu.




Endless Options: 100+ majors and minors at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level

Value: 93% of full-time bachelor’s students receive institutional aid. ORU was named one of Oklahoma’s top colleges for return on investment

Recent Grad Highlights: 100% acceptance rate into law school and 100% acceptance rate into medical school for honors students. Business grads score 89th percentile on National Field Test. 100% of education and engineering grads hired. 93% of nursing students pass the national licensure exam

Global Community: 3,400+ students from 80+ countries, every U.S. state, and countless Christian denominations

The Student Experience: 30+ clubs and organizations, global mission trips, community outreach, study abroad, and NCAA Division I athletics