Oral Roberts University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Oral Roberts University Admissions Overview:

Oral Roberts University has an acceptance rate of 68%--admissions at the school are not highly competitive. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. Students with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being admitted to the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Oral Roberts University Description:

Located on a 263-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts University is a private, Christ-centered university that takes pride in educating the whole person -- mind, body and spirit. Oklahoma City is about 100 miles to the southwest, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, is rougly 100 miles to the East. Students come from all 50 states and 83 countries. Undergraduates can choose from over 100 majors and minors, and the curriculum is supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. At the graduate level, the university offers 14 programs including doctoral degrees in education and theology.

Majors in areas of religion, business, communications, psychology, and nursing are among the most popular with undergraduates. Campus life is active with more than 30 clubs and organizations, and every year hundreds of students participate in short-term mission trips. Financial aid is strong with the great majority of students receiving significant grant aid, and the university tends to rank well for its overall value.

On the athletic front, the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Summit League. The university fields eight men's and eight women's Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,852 (3,288 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,676
  • Books: $1,848 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,540
  • Other Expenses: $3,696
  • Total Cost: $39,760

Oral Roberts University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,681
    • Loans: $9,550

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Bible Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Management, Media Studies, Ministry, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 47%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Intercollegiate Athletics:

  • Men's Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field
  • Women's Sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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