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Location
Tulsa, OK
Undergrads
2,545
Tuition
$21,576
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: As far as learning more about God and School, doesn't get any better than that.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Athletic centers need more Grip on there basketball floors

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The student association on campus is great about planning activities such as live music, movie nights, intramural sports, roommate dates, banquets, among other things.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Oral Roberts University strives to change the world one dream come true at a time. Student strive for excellence in how they work, eat, dress, and play. Our goal is to spread the light of Christ in every area and field of work.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: STUDENT LIFE IS GOOD. THE ONLY COMPLIANT IS THAT THE LIBRARIES AND CLASSROOMS ARE NOT OPEN LATE NIGHT HOURS.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 170th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 225th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 726th
    Best Library
  • 1024th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1277th
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Roman Harvey
Hometown
Kearney, Neb.
Major
Business Administration
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When students first set foot on the ORU campus, they may be reminded of a city found in a fantasy movie, novel, or TV show, such as “The NeverEnding Story” or “The Jetsons.” The architecture here is very unique: it’s all black and gold and futuristic-looking. Nearly every building has some type of Biblical symbolism, which is very astonishing. For example, the Learning Resource Center is based off of King Solomon’s Temple.

There is one library on campus and it is located in the Learning Resource Center, known as the LRC, and is two levels. While the Hamill Student Center is the true student center at ORU, the Towers Lobby, known as the Fishbowl, is a favorite place to hang out on campus. It is located between the two male Towers dorms and the two female ones.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
66
Campus Size
263 acres
Student Centers
Hamill Student Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
ORU Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Chick-fil-A
  • The Fishbowl
  • Internet Café
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
  • Hava Java
  • Internet Café
Movie Theater on Campus
Movies are regularly shown on campus in the LRC and Cultural Center.
School Slang
  • The Fishbowl: The lobby located between the four Towers dorms. The fishbowl has glass exterior walls, a few HDTVs, ping-pong tables, foosball tables, pool table, a lot of furniture, bathrooms, and some vending machines.
  • Saga: The cafeteria. It used to be owned by a company named Saga, and the name stuck. Now it is run Sodexo.
  • Wing-cest: This is when a guy dates a woman who lives on his corresponding sister wing. It is frowned upon, even though a lot of people do it.
Traditions
  • Guts Fight Night: Guts Church has an annual Fight Night. Hundreds of students show up every year to watch fellow classmates box it out!
  • Guts Nightmare: Every year Guts Church has a haunted house set up to "scare the hell out of you."
  • Wing Banquet: Every year, brother/sister wings have a wing banquet.
Urban Legends
Many people have been told that the three CityPlex Towers across the street from campus represent the dimensions of Noah's Ark in the Bible. These rumors are false.
Favorite Things To Do
Play ultimate Frisbee.
Student Newspaper
The Oracle
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
The Student Association oversees all the student-led clubs and organizations. There is a club or organization for almost any hobby or major for students at ORU.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 47 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 50 responses

  • 20% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 14% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 26% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 40% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 47 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 2% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 36% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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