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Your chances of getting into Oral Roberts University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Oral Roberts University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at ORU is 85%.  Its admission rate is the 17th lowest in Oklahoma.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into ORU and can you get accepted?

Oral Roberts University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,847 out of the 3,350 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 67 percent on standardized admission tests. Oral Roberts University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into ORU?

85% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Oral Roberts University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1060 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT


GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Oral Roberts University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into ORU are to have around a 3.5 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ORU accepts 85% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at ORU is 3.5 on the 4.0 scale. 26% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #10 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since ORU is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Oral Roberts University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 25.54% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.81% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.27% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 10.68% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 6.66% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.15% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.88% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.93% Reach
less than 1.00 0.93% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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ORU SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Oral Roberts University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 19% of students submitted SAT scores and 39% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Oral Roberts University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 450
Math 25th Percentile 450
Composite 25th Percentile 900
SAT Scores for Oral Roberts University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 590
Composite 75th Percentile 1210
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at ORU is 1060 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 900-1210. Students who get into Oral Roberts University score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers..  ORU ranks #7 in the state of Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1060 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. ORU regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 900, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 740, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Oral Roberts University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1060 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1055, you have around a 85% chance of being admitted. A 1210 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

Oral Roberts University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >92%
1055 to 1210 Avg + 85%-92%
900 to 1055 Avg - 75%-85%
745 to 900 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 745 Low <61%
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ORU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Oral Roberts University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Oral Roberts University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 27
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to ORU is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 27.  The school ranks #5 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 15.

39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Oral Roberts University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Oral Roberts University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into ORU for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 85% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 27 ACT score.

Oral Roberts University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >92%
23 to 27 Avg + 85%-92%
19 to 23 Avg - 75%-85%
15 to 19 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 15 Low <61%
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High School Class Rank

High School Class Rank for admitted Oral Roberts University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 50%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Oral Roberts University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,100 1,250 3,350
Accepted 1,820 1,027 2,847
Acceptance Rate 87% 82% 85%
Enrolled 403 244 647
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Oral Roberts University is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Oral Roberts University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Oral Roberts University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Oral Roberts University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.5 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1060 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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


Does Oral Roberts University prefer SAT or ACT?

19% of students submit their SAT scores to ORU. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Oral Roberts University?

85% 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.

What SAT score is required for Oral Roberts University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1210. The average SAT score is 1055. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Oral Roberts University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 27. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.