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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.

$30,984 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
78% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Oral Roberts University?


Contact details for ORU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171
Phone: 918-495-6161

How Do I Get Into ORU?

You can apply to ORU online at:

Admission Requirements for ORU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into ORU?

78% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
40% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 78%, ORU may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 83%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 40% 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 490 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 490 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 490 to 600 )
ORU received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 28. Math scores were between 17 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 18 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 17 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Oral Roberts University  ( 19 to 27 )

Can I Afford Oral Roberts University?

$30,984 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
8.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of ORU is $30,984. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At ORU, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,767 a year. That adds up to $31,068 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at ORU is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Oral Roberts University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,667 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,682 undergraduate students at ORU, with 2,667 being full-time and 1,015 being part-time.


There are also 635 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,667 full-time undergraduates at ORU, 40% are male and 60% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Oral Roberts University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 92
Black or African American 414
Hispanic or Latino 363
White 1,165
International Students 313
Other Races/Ethnicities 320

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at Oral Roberts University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 76 countries are represented at ORU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Oral Roberts University

857 Took All Classes Online
857 Took At Least One Class Online
22.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 857 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at ORU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 15th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of ORU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Oral Roberts University was 22.4%. This is the #727 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at ORU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Oral Roberts University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0
General Education 0
General Special Education 0
Art Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Music Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Social Studies Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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