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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rooms are far superior to any other residential halls at any other university I have seen. You miss out on part of the experience of going to ORU if you live off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love the housing! We have really nice rooms and I feel extremely safe on campus!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are spacious and the right amount of socialness and quietness.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Oral Roberts University is a close knit campus where you can know everyone and have something to do close by every weekend or you can choose to live a more private life by living in certain areas. The dorms are clean and cozy and the leadership programs are the best in the nation. The rules while strict very rarely effect personal plans. The school functions and groups are endless, it is easy to get involved.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All of the dorms feel like home. They aren't made with tile floors and brick walls that your typical college dorm room consists of. Depending on the dorm building you choose to live in, that will determine how large your room will be. Overall, the rooms are very decently sized.

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All students are required to live on campus, unless they are older than 25, married, or live with their parents in Tulsa. ORU has seven dormitories on campus. There are four "Towers," which includes two male dorms and two female dorms—Michael Cardone, Wesley Luehring, Frances Cardone, and Susie Vinson, respectively. The other male dorm on campus is Ellis Melvin Roberts (EMR), and its sister dorm is Claudius Roberts ( “Claudius”). The newest dorm on campus is Gabrielle Christian Salem, simply know as "Gabby" by the students. It offers single rooms and doubles with private bathrooms, and an ID is required to enter individual rooms. The rooms in Gabby cost more than the other dorm rooms, and this hall is only available to women. There are three girls to every two guys at ORU, so the girls’ dorms are a little more crowded.

The Towers have a reputation for housing students who are more studious and serious about classes. The rooms in the Towers are nearly twice as big as the rooms in EMR or Claudius. However, EMR and Claudius have a reputation for being much more social and fun. Even deeper than the overall reputations of certain dorms is the tradition and personality of individual floors. Some floors are known to be more athletic, while others are known to be very successful and academic. There are also the floors that just like to party (honor code appropriate parties, of course).

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,370
Average Housing Costs
$4,534
Types of Housing Offered
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
75%
Freshmen Living On Campus
75%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Claudius (women only)
  • EMR (men only)
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Susie (women only)
  • Wesley (men only)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Chest of drawers
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Local telephone service
  • Microfridge
  • Mirror
Did You Know?
The top of each of the "Towers" dorms is in the shape of the Star of David.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Claudius Priscilla Roberts Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: EMR's sister dorm; named after Oral Roberts' mother.
Ellis Melvin Roberts Hall (EMR)
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Claudius' brother dorm; two elevators.
Frances Cardone Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: One of the Towers; Michael's sister dorm; rooms are odd shaped.
Gabrielle Christian Salem Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private, communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Called "Gabby" by students; newest dorm on campus; each room has a keyless entry.
Michael Cardone Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: One of the Towers; connected to the other Towers by a central hallway; Frances' brother dorm; rooms are odd shaped.
Susie Vinson Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Called "Susie" by students; one of the Towers; rooms are odd shaped; Wesley's sister dorm.
Wesley Leuhring Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Called "Wesley" by students; one of the Towers; rooms are odd shaped; Susie's brother dorm.

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  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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