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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people from over 50 different countries; it's amazing!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Honestly there are so many people from many different places and it is awesome to converse with people growing up in different cultures. And because this school was built on the principles of the Holy Spirit, by the Grace of God it has become a place of refuge and a place to build a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel good about the diversity at the school. It makes for a great learning environment.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are who they are. They Be who they want and that's what makes our campus so great.

3 College Junior

Diversity: We have many different ethnic and racial groups at this school. Those minorities are greatly received and accepted. Because this school is in Oklahoma, there is a heavy presence of the Republican party with little tolerance of the other parties. Most of the student body comes from a wealthier side of society with few exceptions. This is a Christian school but there are a few students with differing religious views. These students are treated poorly by the vast majority of students. Because of the Christian theme at this school, it is unsure if we have any differing sexual orientation at this school. I believe that these students would be very poorly treated by the students if they told anyone.


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Roman Harvey
Kearney, Neb.
Business Administration
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Oral Roberts University has an ethnically diverse student population. There are people here from every state in the U.S. except Utah, and there are students from approximately 40 countries from around the world. Economic status of the students is also relatively diverse.

Since this is a Christian university, there isn’t much diversity in students’ religious backgrounds. However, ORU is an interdenominational Christian institution, so there are students of various denominations here. Also, the majority of students on campus are conservative, but there are moderate and liberal students, as well. Overall, ORU is a diverse and accepting place.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 15%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 88%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The majority of ORU students believe the literal translation of the Bible, so almost all students here believe homosexuality is a sin. Students are not condemning of homosexuals-they are willing to be friends with them and help them with what is perceived to be the struggle of homosexual feelings.
Political Activity
Most students are conservative Republicans, but there are some students who are more liberal and not afraid to speak up about their beliefs. Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, a student-run mock government, is a popular club on campus.
Economic Status
There is a very wide variety in economic status here. However, very few people are snobby, and the majority of students from more well-off families are extremely helpful and friendly to those who are less fortunate.
Most Common Religions
Oral Roberts University is technically a non-denominational Christian university, but almost everyone who works or attends classes here is a charismatic Christian. School founder Oral Roberts created this institution so charismatic Christians could be educated together and go out into the world to spread the gospel.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There is a somewhat large Hebrew Club and International Club on campus.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure
  • 14% Very conservative
  • 45% Conservative
  • 24% Moderate
  • 6% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 16% Very conservative
  • 51% Conservative
  • 14% Moderate
  • 12% Not sure
  • 4% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 50 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 51 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 49 responses

  • 6% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 29% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 61% Very accepting.



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