Oral Roberts University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Oral Roberts University

Situated on a 263-acre campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oral Roberts Institution is a private, Christ-centered institution. The institution has a large selection of 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Students are backed by a robust 16 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles play in the NCAA Division I Summit League.


  • Total Enrollment: 4,053 (3,529 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40 percent male/60 percent female
  • 81% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,070
  • Books: $1,848
  • Room and Board: $8,450
  • Other Expenses: $3,634
  • Total Cost: $44,002

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89 percent
    • Loans: 63 percent
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,118
    • Loans: $9,971

Academic Programs Offered

  • The most popular majors at Oral Roberts University areBusiness, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Theology and Religious Vocations; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Engineering; and Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 57 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Oral Roberts University Admissions

Oral Roberts University has an acceptance rate of 81 percent. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the institution’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Oral Roberts University Acceptance Rate: 81 percent
  • Test Scores: 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 515/620
    • SAT Math: 500/605
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 19/25
    • ACT English: 19/26
    • ACT Math: 18/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Oral Roberts University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Oral Roberts University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Oral Roberts University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

East Carolina University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Old Dominion University, Texas State University, Georgia State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Oral Roberts University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, California State University Long Beach, Pace University

Applying to Oral Roberts University

Application Deadline: Rolling

Undergraduate Admissions Website: https://oru.edu/admissions/index.php

Undergraduate Application Link(s): https://oru.edu/admissions/apply.php

Graduate Admissions Website: https://oru.edu/academics/graduate/index.php

Graduate Application Link(s): https://oruapply.force.com/App_Login?startURL=%2F

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