Chances of getting into Oral Roberts University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.5%
Admission Difficulty for Oral Roberts University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into ORU and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,308 out of 2,867 applicants were admitted making Oral Roberts University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Oral Roberts University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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ORU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
36%
SAT Scores for Oral Roberts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Oral Roberts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Oral Roberts University?

Oral Roberts University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Oral Roberts University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >88%
1120 to 1220 Avg + 81%-88%
1020 to 1120 Avg - 71%-81%
920 to 1020 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 920 Low <60%
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ORU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
ACT Scores for Oral Roberts University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Oral Roberts University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ORU?

Admission data indicates that ORU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oral Roberts University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Oral Roberts University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >88%
22 to 25 Avg + 81%-88%
19 to 22 Avg - 71%-81%
16 to 19 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 16 Low <60%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.45
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Oral Roberts University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Oral Roberts University was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ORU accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Oral Roberts University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 12% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% of Oral Roberts University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Oral Roberts University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

Oral Roberts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,785 1,082 2,867
Accepted 1,400 908 2,308
Acceptance Rate 78% 84% 81%
Enrolled 308 212 520
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oral Roberts University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Oral Roberts University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Oral Roberts University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207582 IPEDS survey data for Oral Roberts University.

Frequently Asked Questions

36% of students submit their SAT scores to ORU. 64% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

81% of those who apply are granted admission to ORU. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1220. 36% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 64% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.