Oral Roberts University is a private, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A charismatic university, Oral Roberts University was established in the 1960s by evangelist Oral Roberts upon the “fires of evangelism and upon the unchanging precepts of the Bible.” Located in the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma, the city of Tulsa offers students a wide range of internships and professional opportunities in addition to a variety of recreational and cultural resources. Situated on a 263 acre campus, Oral Roberts University has been ranked as one of the “Best in the West” by The Princeton Review.
Academic ProgramsThe mission of Oral Roberts University is “To build Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world with God’s healing.” The University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has been so since 1971. Oral Robert University’s motto is “Make no little plans here.” Committed to academic excellence, students are instructed from the perspective of a Christian worldview with more than 100 majors and minors offered at the undergraduate level. Several graduate degree programs are also offered including doctoral programs, degree completion programs, and online degrees.
Oral Roberts University is divided into several colleges, including the College of Arts and Cultural Studies, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Science and Engineering, and the College of Theology and Ministry. Some of Oral Roberts University’s most popular majors have included Nursing, Ministry and Leadership, Business Administration, Media Studies, and Biology.
Student LifeOral Roberts University has a total enrollment figure of well over 3,500, including more than 3,000 undergraduate students. Representatives from all fifty states are present in the University’s student body as well as a variety of international students from more than 80 different countries. The top five denominations represented in Oral Roberts University’s student body include non-denominational students, Assemblies of God, Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Baptist. Students who are under 23 years of age are required by the University to live on campus in the University’s residence halls, with certain exceptions. Oral Roberts University highly values the on-campus living experience and notes the several benefits students receive from living on-campus, including the convenience of being nearby to the University’s classrooms and library.
Oral Roberts University recognizes more than 30 academic and special interest clubs which allow students to interact with one another outside of the classroom and which provide valuable opportunities for growing leadership qualities and skills. An NCAA Division I-AAA team, Oral Roberts University’s athletic teams compete in the Summit League.