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Reviews 1037 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is very good. You can call a number and someone will pick you up when you are traveling back and forth to school.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my major, International Business, but it is probably the easiest in the business college. If you are looking for something more in depth I would suggest a more specific major like finance or marketing. There are lots of great opportunities in the business college though.

3 College Junior

Parking: The parking lots can seem far, but in relation to other schools they are great! The permit costs $50 a year, so not bad. They give lots of tickets though, so park in the right lot.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is right next to a very sketchy walmart, but we almost never have problems. Sometimes there is petty theft in the dorms, but otherwise it's pretty great.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: ORU tends to be really great about working with their students to make it possible for them to come back. Sometimes the process involves a great deal of work though.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love the Multimedia program at ORU. I have learned so much, I started out with little to no knowledge of most of the curriculum and am able to do video, audio, graphics and many other things. The hands on experience is amazing because we get to use equipment that we would use at a job. They have a multimillion dollar studio that we are able to use and practice our craft in. The best part about it is the fact that when I graduate I will be able to do a variety of things rather than just one area.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: As a commuter at ORU, I love living off campus. However, it is not easy to become a commuter. You must be 25+ years old or you have to live with your parents who must reside within 20 miles of the school. Not many college students fall in that category. Also since I became a commuter it has been harder to stay involved on campus. Aside from that I love being able to get away from some of the drama that goes on in the dorms. It is significantly cheaper to live at home and the only costs that I have had to worry about is gas money driving to and from school.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There aren't any Oral Roberts off-campus housing, all housing under Oral Roberts is on campus. Any off campus housing in nearby neighborhoods are completely independent of the University.

3 College Junior

Parking: Permit parking in upper lot is not too expensive but is still a nice distance from the dorms. Commuter parking is much more roomy but fills up fast, luckily it is right behind the building where all classes are taken. Lower lot parking is very close to everything but you have to have a legitimate reason to have a permit to park there. And if you are caught parking without a permit in upper or lower lot you will receive a fine.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I give it a solid B, South Tulsa has a lot of good Mexican restaurants, delicious barbecue joints and all the restaurant franchises you can think of (such as chili's, cheddar's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster). It also has more fine dining upper end restaurants and steak houses like Fleming's or Shoguns, and it has a variety of Asian restaurants from Chinese, Korean, Thai and Japanese.

4 College Freshman

Parking: A parking permit is $50 a year. Students park in the "Upper Lot" which is in close proximity to the dorms. It's easy and there are plenty of spots. If you are skilled, you can snag a really close one!
Don't park in the "Lower Lot" which is designated for visitors and employees, because you WILL get fined.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Tulsa is a great city that is growing. At the moment, the city is undergoing a "renewal" phase and most of the new culture is located in Downtown, Utica Square, Cherry Street, or Brookside. Directly around campus there is very nice Italian and Bistro restaraunts as well as a Walmart! Plenty of bike trails and a river (often dry) are close by. About 3 miles away is the Turkey Mountain Wilderness area, a favorite of local bike enthusiasts and runners.

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.

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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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