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Reviews 990 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Well the campus is built in a unique where each structure has its own little story to tell or has a meaning. A building here is not just built because it can be, it has a purpose just like the students. The student life is amazing here. No matter who you are or your background, you have a place on campus at least somewhere. There are various clubs, outreach programs and intramural sports that can keep a student going so they just don't sit around and do nothing. The faculty is here because they want to be here with the students to see them succeed in not just life but other matters. No matter how much you hear about strict Christian universities, this one is not like those rumors you hear everywhere.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process although tedious was pleasent because the staff worked their hardest to help me get the aid I needed.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: What sets ORU apart is the people who make up faculty, staff and student body. The people are amongst the most godly people I have ever met. No one, is perfect and you will see plenty of human error, but the heart and intentions of the people here are truly something special. ORU is imperfect but it strives for excellence and to become better then they are. Academically, ORU holds to a high standard of quality. There is some variation form teacher to teacher, and department to department. On the whole ORU is exceptional.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The aesthetics on campus are unique but provide a number of pleasing views. The interior is often a bit aged but very well maintained. And the campus is in the process of upgrading many of its faculties. The largest is the construction of a new student center. This will include a large social area, four restaurants, and study areas. The athletics Center is nice, with a full free weight room, a large machine weight room, which also includes many aerobic machine, such as treadmills and the like and an indoor track. There are three full sized basketball courts, which double as volleyball courts, four racket ball courts and an abnormally large pool. There is also an outdoor path for running and outdoor volleyball court. The campus's gardens are very well maintained. These all center around the prayer garden which is a fantastic space, utilized for a number of events. The Library is in the process of receiving some major updates. It has a somewhat age collection, but phenomenal online database and the ability to pull in books from other libraries. If you are wanting christian works, this library is a fanatic place to look. They just added a state of the art children library. The school also has the Holy Spirit Lab which hold a large amount of historical material dating back, in some cases, over a century.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: ORU has, although largely white, has a notable sense of multiculturalism. This ranges from a the many international students here, to the minority cultures on campus. There is a growing Hispanic populations on campus. These students integrate well, but they have full access tot eh Hispanic center, which is there as a support t for Hispanic students in any number of areas. There is also large and rich African American community on campus, which finds its greatest expression in the legendary Souls of Fire Gospel Choir. This choir is not strictly African American. It is in reality a very healthy mix of African American, Hispanic, white and others. However, it us a place to thoroughly experience the best of the black culture.

Being biblical christian university, there is not a gay community on campus. Although eh students are certainly here, it is not a lifestyle choice supported or allowed by the university. If a student believes they are gay, they are asked to go to counseling. This is part of the amnesty policy which if you confidently tell floor leadership or the dean of men/women, they will want to talk to the student and make sure they are doing ok, and then keep them accountable to go to counseling on as regular a basis as the student is able. This policy extends to many areas. This is not an oppressive policy but rather the school attempt to show as much grace as they are able.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: This school has the godliest staff I have ever encountered. Faculty honestly cares about the student body and will do what ever they can to ensure that their students succeed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are six dorms to chose from: Claudius, EMR, Gabby, Francis, Susie, Michael, and Wesley. Claudius/EMR are the much more social dorms- they're great for freshmen who want to meet lots of people or for extroverted students who always love to have something going on (the rooms here are the smallest). Francis/Susie and Michael/Wesley are much more laid-back and are also quieter (their rooms are larger). Another girls dorm, Gabby, is much more secluded and has a reputation for being the "quiet, ultra-studious dorm"- but their rooms are much larger and newer.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't been going here for too long, but I've never encountered any drug/alcohol issues at school. I'm sure if you looked hard enough you could find the wrong crowd doing that stuff, but for the vast majority drugs/alcohol aren't an issue.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: ORU has so many international students it's so wonderful! Just a few nights ago I was hanging out with some friends and we counted 6 countries represented in our small group.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I really enjoy my study program. They offer a lot of opportunities to get involved in political things off campus and in the community. The classes prepare you for the feild you want to go to. The teachers and advisors are friendly and care. They want you to succeed!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always have felt safe on the campus. Security is visible everywhere and are very helpful whenever you need something.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Oral Roberts is a religious university so it is not a topic that is highlt encouraged on campus. The best night things that go on are like swing dancing, movies, and occasionally epic concerts.

5 College Senior

Academics: The psychology department is phenominal, and the teachers are excellent. They are always willing to go out of their way to help you and to make sure that you experience at ORU is great. They do not hesitate to offer great advice, and are easy to contact. The disscusions in class are always engaging and offer an inviting environment to get involved and active in class.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They do everything they can to help you pay for your school. I am very impresses by the Financial Aid office.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are many great places to eat. There is also many great activities such as bowling, movies, or basketball games.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys are fun and incredibly talented musically. There are also many great athletes at ORU. The guys also love God a whole lot. The girls at ORU are more cute than they are hot. But a girl is made to look more attractive when she loves Jesus so that is important to note.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I was born and raised in Guatemala. My father is a Guatemalan and my mom is a North American. I have been accepted and treated as a peer here at Oral Roberts University. There has been no distinction made by any professor, staff member or fellow student. There is a great diversity of students in regards to ethnic and racial background but there has been no bias shown at any level that I have observed.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are several good restaurants new the campus which is good since many students do not have their own transportation. Most of the restaurants cater to the college age students so their prices and hours are very accommodating. McAlisters is very popular since it is walking distance from the campus and has a laid-back atmosphere and quick service.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A very small population of students do drugs. You hear people talk about drugs, but I have never personally known or even met any of the people who partake. Drinking is much more popular.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Oral Robert's has several parking lots that you can easily find parking spots in. Security is always monitoring the lots to keep everything safe. The parking lot is close to campus and convenient.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am a first year ORU student living in Claudius, and loving every minute of it. Claudius is the oldest and least spacious dorm hall, but the most social and fun. Campus life is kind of divided depending on which dorms you live in, but it is easy to make friends and find things to do with everyone and anyone. Social life on campus is good overall, but there are a ton of cliques. A lot of the upperclassmen are happy with and set in their ways and not always willing or open to letting others into their circle of friends.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are several meal plans to chose from with varying numbers of meals and Sodexo bucks. I have heard complaints about the food in the dining hall, but unless you are a picky eater there are always many options. I personally don't have a problem with any of the food that the dining hall (referred to as "Saga" by the students) serves and often enjoy my meals there. Between classes, you can grab something from the Deli, Starbucks, or Freshens Smoothies. There is also a Chickfila, another smoothie place, and an Internet Cafe in the student center by the dorms, which are popular places to grab food late at night.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The computer labs are often available and there are always free computers. Unless you or a friend have your own printer, you have to go to the business center to print and pay for the copies you print. It is still inexpensive and not too inconvenient, but it is better to make friends with people with printers. Almost everyone has their own computer available. The internet in the dorms is slow and I almost always lose access to the wifi during evenings and weekends since that is when everyone is trying to get on.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There Are Many Options – There are plenty of options and for the most part all professors are very willing to work with you.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of Walking – It's great workout. Not too spread out but there is a good amount of walking.

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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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