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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I entered in the ORU "Whole Person Scholarship". This was perfect for a student like me, who was not at a disadvantage financially but was active and got good grades in high school. The scholarship looks for people who are well rounded and unique. Everyone who enters gets money, but the amount depends on the evaluators. 20 students are awarded a $20,000/year scholarship each school year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the dorms. I live in the newer "Towers" dorms. Each floor is circular and really promote social interaction. The bathrooms are practically brand new and very spacious, I can think of maybe one time where crowding was an issue all semester. They dorms of gender-separated, with girls living in one building and guys living in the other. Except for one time a month, they are not allowed to mix in the dorms. The housing selection process was confusing at first and I would recommend asking another student to help the first time.

4 College Freshman

Technology: A computer lab exists in the coffee shop as well as the main classroom building. A great and efficient printing office can take care of all your printing needs to a low price. Plenty of WiFi options to choose from, all of which are pretty reliables. Of course, during peak hours (late at night mainly), the connection can slow down but nothing to sweat about. I would recommend having a personal computer and printer, but the students are friendly and willing to share most of the time if you ask nicely.

3 College Senior

Weather: The winters are cold, and the summers are hot. The weather is not a hindrance to the learning environment.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: The architecture and landscaping are impeccable, providing an environment that is conducive to learning and personal maturity.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a decent amount of scholarship and the staff are very nice.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It isn't bad but i grew up with an amazing cook for a mom and it's been hard to get used to the food that is provided for us.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school has some diversity but not when looking at the broader spectrum of humanity.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer lab is really good, the only downfall is that there is no cell phone service and you can't take food in.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I wouldn't say public transportation is awesome from what I've heard, but I haven't really used it either. There is a bustop right by the Maybee center parking lot. ORU does provide shuttles to and from the airport for a few days around breaks. There's a Walmart across the street from ORU so a lot of students walk there for whatever they need (but people always tell girls to take a guy with them, especially in the evening). I do find it very convenient though to have a car on campus. Before I had one, I either walked to Walmart, or for church found someone who was going to the same church I was and rode along. There are a lot of nice people if you need a ride somewhere, but many people are also always busy with homework etc so I never liked to ask for that too much.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food really isn't bad, but people get tired of eating at Saga (the main cafeteria) and complain about it sometimes. I think they just get homesick and complain more than they need to, the workers do a pretty good job. There is also a smoothie place and coffee place in the GC, main class building, which are both usually really good, and there's a Chick-fil-a and Internet Cafe under the cafeteria too which are good. I never have time for breakfast so I have a meal plan with 14 meals a week and $250 sodexo that I usually spend on coffee, Naked Juice, or sometimes go to the deli, also in the GC. They're about to open the new student-alumni building, which I heard will have a coffee place and a southwestern grill type place.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The honor code at ORU, that everyone must agree to and sign when they come, says that no drinking, smoking, or alcohol is allowed. Of course there will occasionally be people who break those rules, and it is an open campus so I heard once of someone who came and was trying to sell a friend drugs. Other than a few isolated instances though, I would say the culture and rules keep things really quite safe as far as substance abuse, and there isn't that pressure to get into those things that you might find at a public school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm studying engineering at ORU and most of the classes and professors are really good. This degree is definitely a lot of work, but I know the professors care about you learning your skills really well so you'll be hire-able after graduation. A lot of students who start decide to do something else after a while, but I think you find major changing in any department, and engineering is a big commitment. If you're determined and have a head for it though, it can be really rewarding. Most professors are really good about answering emails soon, and are available to help out and answer questions. One professor spent 2 hours in the engineering machine shop (which is a really nice machine shop) with me and some others helping us on a group project, and we didn't even have him in any classes that semester.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I plan to get an internship in the engineering field in which I study. Since the department is smaller, I think the faculty will be more available to help in finding an internship with me.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The men's basketball and baseball teams are very popular on campus due to their success. The baseball team has won 19 straight conference titles and the men's basketball team is also very successful.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys are cool and very friendly and easy to hang with. They always offer to include you in any activities that they are doing. They are a blast, but still conscientious about their studies.

The girls are good looking, outgoing, and easy to talk to.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I can honestly say that you will find the highest quality and best people on the ORU campus. For the most part, the boys are all gentleman. As a girl on campus, I hardly ever have to open a door myself. Guys and girls are very good looking, dress nice, and are polite and respectful. GREAT PEOPLE!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: SAGA (the cafeteria) is really a great place to eat. There are so many varieties and it is buffet style. A new building as about to open which will expand our food options!! ORU is great about encouraging students to eat healthy by having a couple of healthy snack shop. I would suggest not having too many meals on your meal plan. Depending on your schedule, you may not want to stop at SAGA for breakfast. Its easier to just grab something from a little shop on the way to class. Dining is great though!!

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are GREAT!! Printing is slow sometimes, and during finals the computers are crowded.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is highly unpredictable. It constantly changes. So you have to be prepared for whatever the day brings.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty off-campus dining options that are fairly inexpensive. Conveniently ORU is near the many different restaurants and dining places. Many of the dining places give discounts to students which is also a plus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Plenty of options for the students, so that they can get a solid education.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is good most of the time, it sometimes gets boring, repetitive or just old. We have Sodexo Bucks that we can use at the on campus restaurants such as Chick-Fil-A or coffee and smoothie shop. The variety is nice.

3 College Junior

Technology: They are all very up to date. They aren't too crowded. The systems work smoothly and we have WiFi all throughout our campus

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather changes constantly. Sometimes the weather report will say one thing, and then it will be the complete opposite. It snows in winter, if it is enough snow, class will be cancelled. The summer months are very hot, and humid. Spring is beautiful, everyone is outside in the prayer gardens or just hanging out.

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Men's Tower Dorms Men's Tower Dorms These are the two men's Towers Dorms. There are two twin women's dorms on the other side. If the dorms are seen from an aerial view, each tower is in the shape of the star of David.
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Nearly everyone at ORU said that if they had to make their college decision all over again, they would still choose this university. Students give high marks to the strong Christian community here, and say that the professors and students are approachable, kind, and helpful. Another positive is the size of the school—it’s easy enough to get personal attention from the teachers, but the school is still large enough that you’ll regularly be able to meet lots of new, unique people.

Overall, Oral Roberts University is a great place for anyone who has a strong desire to become spiritually awake, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, professionally competent, and socially adept!

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