Oral Roberts University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid and More

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Oral Roberts University has an acceptance rate of 68 percent. 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 in 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 roughly 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 to 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. 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 in 2016

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

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

Academic Programs

The most popular majors at Oral Roberts University are Bible Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Management, Media Studies, Ministry, Nursing, Political Science, and Psychology.

Retention and Graduation Rates

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

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

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