Oral Roberts University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Oklahoma


Located on a 263-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University is a private, Christ-centered university that takes pride in educating the whole person -- mind, body and spirit. Students can choose from over 100 majors and minors, and the curriculum is supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Majors in areas of religion, business, communications and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. Financial aid is strong with the great majority of students receiving significant grant aid. On the athletic front, the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. The university fields eight men's and eight women's Division I teams.

Most Popular Majors

Bible Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Management, Media Studies, Ministry, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3067
Total Grad Students: 422
Undergraduate Students: 2645
Faculty: 191

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa Oklahoma 74171

Website: http://www.oru.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 918-495-6161

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Chris Belcher
Director, Admissions
(918) 495-6530

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Mike Carter
Director, Athletics
(918) 495-7150

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
To be considered for admission as a transfer student, you must have a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA. If you have attended more than one institution, the GPA from each school will be combined to calculate your cumulative GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
ORU will accept courses in transfer from regionally accredited institutions, providing a grade of "C" or higher is earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
A max of 64 semester hours of junior college and 98 credit hours from a 4-year institution may be transferred to ORU. The last 30 semester hours of a degree program, including at least 6 hours in the major field and the senior thesis, must be taken at ORU.

Test Scores for Applying:
Students who have completed 15 credits or more at an accredited college or university after high school graduation do not have to submit an ACT or SAT score.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:
ORU requires the submission of an essay or personal statement for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is $35 nonrefundable paper application fee, which is waived if you apply online.

Other Requirements:
Please submit a copy of your immunizations.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25
English 20 27
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 463 590
Math 450 580

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 492

Transfers Accepted: 292

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 59%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 59%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: %

Admissions Data From: Fall 2008


Books: 1680

Other Expenses: 1733

Room and Board: 8594

Tuition and Fees: 20756

Total Cost: 32763

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
ORU offers grants, scholarships, work-study jobs, government loans and private loans to help fund the cost of education.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7771

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 62%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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