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Oral Roberts University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Oral Roberts University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Oral Roberts University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Oral Roberts University was awarded 70 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other theological and ministerial studies.

Overall Quality

ORU is ranked #1,650 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

ORU also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in Oklahoma ranking.

See all of the rankings for Oral Roberts University.

Is It Hard to Get Into ORU?

Acceptance Rate

Oral Roberts University has an acceptance rate of 78%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 40% of students accepted to ORU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 490 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 490 to 600 )
ORU received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 19 to 27 )

Learn more about Oral Roberts University admissions.

Oral Roberts University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, Oral Roberts University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oral Roberts University is 46%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  46 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oral Roberts University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Oral Roberts University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  78 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At ORU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 49%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Oral Roberts University.

Oral Roberts University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,682 undergraduates at ORU with 2,667 being full-time and 1,015 being part-time.

How Much Does Oral Roberts University Cost?

The overall average net price of ORU is $22,248. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for ORU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,078 $20,104 $25,145 $25,485 $26,238

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of ORU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ORU, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,767 a year. That adds up to $31,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ORU is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do ORU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from ORU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $37,600 in their early years. This is about 6% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Oral Roberts University make the most money.

Location of Oral Roberts University

Oral Roberts University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for ORU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171
Phone: 918-495-6161

Oral Roberts University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Oral Roberts University. Of these students, 695 received undergraduate degrees and 117 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 66 $34,420
Theological & Ministerial Studies 59 $24,615
Nursing 48 $56,544
Health & Physical Education 43 $26,933
General Psychology 34 $25,194
General Engineering 33 $57,318
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 32 NA
General Biology 29 NA
Accounting 23 $50,606
Marketing 22 $41,937

Learn more about the majors offered at Oral Roberts University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at ORU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 857 students took at least one online class at Oral Roberts University. This is an increase from the 622 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 857 857
2018-2019 622 622
2017-2018 565 565
2016-2017 422 422
2015-2016 392 392

Learn more about online learning at Oral Roberts University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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