Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK

Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, OK

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Developing Whole Leaders for the Whole World

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University is one of the world’s leading Spirit-empowered Christian colleges. At ORU, our award-winning faculty will take you beyond the textbook and mentor you in your personal and professional development—equipping you for your future success. From a world-class Global Learning Center to our new Stovall Center for Entrepreneurship, ORU will champion your dreams to change the world, wherever God calls you. 

There’s a reason why U.S. News & World Report named us one of the “Best Regional Universities in the West”—our campus is full of life! With dozens of clubs, frequent activities, intramurals, sporting events, worship nights, and weekly Chapels, being part of ORU means being part of a dynamic, engaging, Spirit-empowered community. Here, you’ll make connections, develop your dreams, and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Named a College of Distinction for the 2020–2021 academic year, ORU opens doors to opportunities for its students that are hard to find elsewhere. With a Career Outcomes or job placement rate of 98.3%, our graduates are serving at the top of their fields as innovators all over the nation and around the globe. Join ORU and embrace an education that will equip and empower you to be the world-changing leader you were created to be. Learn more at go.oru.edu/learnaboutoru. 

Majors for every career and calling
At ORU, we believe in the diversity of our students and their academic dreams, and we offer more than 150 majors, minors, concentrations, and pre-professional programs both on campus and online, spanning countless interests at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Explore the University’s degree offerings at exploremajors.oru.edu. 

Scholarships and financial aid 
We believe ORU is about more than a diploma—it’s about your destiny. Investing in your future is worth it, and that’s why we want to help make it possible. ORU is ranked as a “best value” college, and we’re proud of the educational investment that we provide our students. By offering need-based aid to those who qualify—as well as academic and talent scholarships, NCAA Division I athletic scholarships, and our premier Quest Whole Leader Scholarships that cover up to the full cost of tuition—ORU can be more affordable than you think. For a full list of opportunities, please visit finaid.oru.edu.

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Regional College: Best in the West | U.S. News & World Report

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Christian College of Distinction

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College of Distinction

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Regional College: Best Value | U.S. News & World Report

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Social Mobility | U.S. News & World Report

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2021 Best Colleges | Niche

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Regional College: Best for Undergraduate Teaching | U.S. News & World Report

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The 386 Best Colleges | The Princeton Review

University Overview

School type: Private, four-year Christian university
Academic calendar: Semesters 
Religious affiliation: Interdenominational
Number of students: 4,303
Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
Number of organizations: 50+ 

Costs & Aid (2020–2021)

Undergraduate in-state tuition: $30,300
Undergraduate out-of-state tuition: $30,300
• Room and board: $8,850
Average additional fees: $1,130
Scholarships: Yes
Grants: Yes
Work-study: Yes
Co-ops/internships: Yes 

Admission

Average GPA: 3.6
Average ACT score: 27
Average SAT score: 1100
Essay required: No
Interview required: No
Application deadline: Rolling admission starts August 1
Application fee: Free at apply.oru.edu

Top 5 Majors

• Ministry & Leadership
• Nursing
• Psychology
• Business Administration
• Engineering

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