Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword among both students and college admissions officers. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that rank high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Learn About Diversity at ORU, and how it Compares to Other Schools in the Nation.
This School has Superb Diversity Overall
We combine elements of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with a total diversity grade for every school.
Oral Roberts University is thought to be very diverse across all factors, and is ranked #136 nationwide.
Good Representation of Many Races
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different racial and ethnic groups, which is more likely to happen at a diverse school such as this one.
Placed at #327, Oral Roberts University is ranked quite high in ethnic diversity nationally.
Explore ORU Racial Diversity
This chart will display the diversity of undergraduate students at ORU when it is available.
ORU boasts excellent racial diversity.
The racial diversity of the faculty is above average.
Gender Ratio Could be Better
This may not be the best choice if you're seeking equality between the sexes (when it comes to their presence on campus).
At Oral Roberts University, the disparity between men and women on campus is on par with the national average. The undergraduate student body at ORU is equally balanced.
This university is ranked at #1,232 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,374 males and 2,007 females.
Analyze Male/Female Diversity at ORU
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among ORU's undergraduate students.
The disparity between the counts of men and women at Oral Roberts University is on par with the national average.
Where available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among ORU's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at ORU is excellent.
Excellent Location Diversity Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the nation and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where undergrads resided before they came to this school.
About 41.1% of the students attending Oral Roberts University come from within Oklahoma. This puts ORU's level of geographic diversity well above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #222.
Research Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 39 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
The Amount of International Students at ORU
There is a relatively large community of about 437 international students at Oral Roberts University representing at least 36 countries. To learn more, see the ORU International Student Page.
What is the Age Diversity of the Students?
Some college students prefer a campus filled with others who are the same age, while some prefer a diverse age range of students. What do you prefer?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Oral Roberts University, 50.4% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank ORU #717 in the nation for student age diversity.
ORU Age Diversity Chart
Analyze the age distribution of ORU students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
The root word of diversity is from the Latin, "diversus" which means "various". Today we use it to describe a mixing together of peoples, traditions, ideas and cultures. Students who express that diversity in college is important to them are looking for institutions to provide a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- Is ORU attracting and supporting students from all income backgrounds?
Even a school with high racial, ethnic, and location diversity may not be diverse when it comes to the financial backgrounds of their students. To get a better idea of how ORU is supporting low-income students check the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to ORU?
What are you looking for when it comes to college diversity? Contact the school to see what type of clubs and support groups are available to encourage varied perspectives.