#5 Best Private Colleges in Oklahoma

Oral Roberts University

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Oral Roberts University overview
Location Tulsa, Oklahoma
Online oru.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Other Protestant
Oral Roberts University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Oral Roberts University (ORU), founded by evangelist Oral Roberts in 1963, is a private, interdenominational Christian university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The campus features a distinctive futuristic architectural style, with the Prayer Tower standing at its heart. ORU offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with particular emphasis on theology, business, and health-related fields. The university has a moderately selective application process, aiming to admit students who will contribute to its vibrant spiritual life and academic rigor. On-campus living is required for unmarried undergraduate students under the age of 25, which supports its community-centric approach to student life. While ORU competes in NCAA Division I athletics, it is particularly noted for its men's basketball program, known as the Golden Eagles. The university's close proximity to the metropolitan area of Tulsa affords students various opportunities for internships and cultural experiences while maintaining the benefits of a campus-centered college experience.

In the most recent statistical year 4,045 prospective students applied, and 3,170 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 719 enrolled in the school.  3,326 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,725 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,250 plus fees of $1,390. ORU is ranked 849 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












ORU is rated within the lower 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Oral Roberts University overview
SAT 990/1240
ACT 19/25
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

Oral Roberts University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Oral Roberts University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,920
Other Fees$1,390
Room and Board $9,050
Budget for Other Expenses$3,706
Total One Year Cost$47,316

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Oral Roberts University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Theology and Religious Vvocations 16%
Communication 9%
Psychology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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