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Reviews 1053 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Since Oral Roberts University is a small campus and community, safety is always a priority. ID cards are required to enter the dormitories and other campus buildings after hours. With our well trained and highly skilled no nonsense security force, I have never doubted my security.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The financial aid process was a big faith walk. Private School funding is hard to come by if there are so few scholarships and so many students. Best tip I can give is to get as much money for school before going off to school.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Good Times – My overall experience at ORU was a fun one and it was very life changing because of the spiritual aspects and variety of cultural backgrounds.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are a lot of extracurricular activities on campus like brother sister wing events, intramural sports, and floor events. There are white-outs at basketball games and pre-game activities and school wide charity events also.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Nothing Less Than Astounding! Oral Roberts University is a very unique, beautiful, and astounding school. ORU is a spirit filled Christian campus that thrives to help and provide the right tools necessary for students to be able fulfill their dreams. ORU is a social campus that has numerous opportunities to get involved with clubs and athletics. I can do nothing but appalled ORU for having a encouraging, successful, and safe place for students to learn and grow!

3 College Junior

Majors: Modern Language – I enjoy my program so much because it gives me a greater sense of understanding of other race and cultures.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: ORU is unique in its concept of the whole person education.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Tulsa is a city full of diversity. there is something for everyone in Tulsa.

5 College Senior

Athletics: WE're UNDEFEATED THIS YEAR! title says it all! Here comes the ESPN bracket buster!!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Youre Not Gonna Tell Anybody – Well, its ORU. This is not exactly the drug scene. Most of the students are aspiring to be God-centered and spirit led. So if you came with a habit or adopted one, you try with all your might to hide it or kill it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Which Way Do I Go? Lots of eateries within walking distance from the dorms.However, there are great francises in the student union. The cost are common to anywhere else, my Mom sends me coupons to use n share "from Sundays paper". Buy 1, get 1!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Up and Coming – The athletic center is awesome! It is mandantory to earn hours in the gym and it is to a students advantage; great equipment and great hours of availability to develop "The Whole Person".
They are building a new student center to encourage students to desire to be on campus more than off. the plans a certain to accomplish this goal. Libraries are quiet, clean, and very resourceful. ORUs landscape, architeture and design is beautiful! Lots of symmerty and symbolism in the design of the buildings. it is always clean. New renovations in the dorms and new furniture too! Air conditioners blow cold and the heater is hot. the internet is wanting. The food is not yo mammas.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not at All – There is no visible usage of drugs which is nice. That is because it is against policy and very strictly enforced. There is a good amount of smoking but no drinking.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very Nice – It's not to loud but not to quite. It's very conducive to studying but also fun in the hallways. Watching movies, girls screaming and running down the hall.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This Place Is Amazing – I am totally in love with this school, it is the most amazing place I have ever been. I am learning in a atmosphere that supports and develops my spirituality as well as my intellect. The campus is beautiful as well. It is truly awesome

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very Limited Housing – I have had a hard time finding housing. I finally found a room to rent in a young woman's home. Housing off campus is limited.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many Options to Choose from – Options include Mexican, Italian, Chinese finer dining and all the ussual campus delights: pizza, subway, ribs, frozen yogurt, sonic, chicken, all withing walking distance of campus. If you drive, a short distance away are more fine dining: everything from continental, steak houses to japanese.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Don't Break Honor Code – You already know that this is a strict university. It's fully Christian and upholds all those values 100% of the time. There's no room for error, especially for drinking, sex, and all that "good stuff" that comes with an average persons idea of what college life should be. This includes off campus activities as well. Lucky enough, the curfew has been changed from 11 pm to 1:30 am.. so go wild with that :)

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls and Guys from 1 - 10 – So many options and no time to pick. You have varying types of guys and girls. From the tall and handsome, short and geeky, and the cute and preppy, to the leggy and sexy. It all depends on what you're looking for.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Moderately Diverse – Although there are many different races represented on campus, there are a numerous amount of Caucasions present. People would think that this is typical of a small Christian University, but surprisingly there are many different international countries represented at ORU. This ranges from those in the Caribbean, to many in Africa, even to parts of Russia and Sweden. International students transition easily into this new enviornment because people are provided to aid in this step.
Most students that attend this institution are "bible-believers" and there doesnt seem to be much room for religous deviation. Come to ORU if you believe what they believe, it'll build your faith for sure.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received some financial aid, it was very confusing getting started as I continue to progress through the proper channels it seems to get a bit easier. I wish there was a way for adults going back to school to locate scholarships. It seems scholarships are available to the freshmen who just graduated high school but not many for those of us who regret not going after high school and are trying to correct it now.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Business Major – I love the way ORU has allowed all the incoming freshmen to get acquainted as well as making sure they have all the knowledge they need to get started. The workload is tough at first, it gets easier as you get more accustomed to college life. The facilities are nice, the parts I've visited. I'm currently enrolled as an online student. This is why I am searching for scholarships available in order to finish my education through full time status. The job opportunities in Tulsa/ Broken Arrow are endless for someone with a Busniess Management/ Administration Degree.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Strict Honor Code – They are very strict. Every student is required to sign a strict honor code. There are no co-ed dorms and no one of the opposite sex is allowed in the dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Places to Eat – There is a Little Ceasars and a Mcdonalds right across the street for cheap dining. There is also a Wingstop, Buffalo wild wings, IHOP, Taco Bell, QDoba and many other places all within a 2 mile radius of the school

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Small Town, Big Values – Tulsa is a small urban city with very friendly people. It is a very easy going community. There are a lot of churches in Tulsa.

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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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