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Want the scoop on Oral Roberts University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors ORU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Oral Roberts University Ranked?

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2021 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 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, ORU is ranked #767 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, ORU is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into ORU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 93%, Oral Roberts University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 26% 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 500 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 500 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 490 to 590 )
ORU received ACT scores from 74% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 20 to 26 )

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Oral Roberts University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Oral Roberts University, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 47%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  47 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oral Roberts University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% 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  81 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at ORU for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at ORU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,529 undergraduates at ORU with 2,851 being full-time and 678 being part-time.

ORU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 95.67 out of 100, ORU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.67 out of 100
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How Much Does Oral Roberts University Cost?

The overall average net price of ORU is $21,557. 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 +
$19,998 $18,608 $22,193 $22,881 $24,886

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At ORU, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $10,321 a year. That adds up to $41,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ORU is 9.4%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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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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Location of Oral Roberts University

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 93 majors graduated from Oral Roberts University. Of these students, 596 received undergraduate degrees and 100 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
Theological & Ministerial Studies 48 $25,800
General Psychology 45 NA
Nursing 39 $56,600
Business Administration & Management 37 $36,500
Health & Physical Education 30 NA
General Biology 29 NA
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 26 NA
Communication & Media Studies 25 $28,600
General Engineering 24 NA
Marketing 20 NA

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 565 students took at least one online class at Oral Roberts University. This is an increase from the 422 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 565 565
2016-2017 422 422
2015-2016 392 392
2014-2015 306 302
2013-2014 185 185

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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.


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