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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our school is a very diverse school. You will meet students from all over the world. Every day you will meet students from different countries and from different back grounds. Although, it's a christian school you will meet kids from lots of religious back grounds. There isn't very much diversity in sexual orientation though.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people from over 50 different countries; it's amazing!

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Honestly there are so many people from many different places and it is awesome to converse with people growing up in different cultures. And because this school was built on the principles of the Holy Spirit, by the Grace of God it has become a place of refuge and a place to build a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel good about the diversity at the school. It makes for a great learning environment.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are who they are. They Be who they want and that's what makes our campus so great.

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Oral Roberts University has an ethnically diverse student population. There are people here from every state in the U.S. except Utah, and there are students from approximately 40 countries from around the world. Economic status of the students is also relatively diverse.

Since this is a Christian university, there isn’t much diversity in students’ religious backgrounds. However, ORU is an interdenominational Christian institution, so there are students of various denominations here. Also, the majority of students on campus are conservative, but there are moderate and liberal students, as well. Overall, ORU is a diverse and accepting place.

Facts & Statistics

African American
16%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
6%
International
5%
Native American
3%
White
54%
Unknown
7%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
66%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Georgia
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 34%
22-24: 15%
25+: 18%
Female Faculty
36%
Male Faculty
64%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 6%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 88%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The majority of ORU students believe the literal translation of the Bible, so almost all students here believe homosexuality is a sin. Students are not condemning of homosexuals-they are willing to be friends with them and help them with what is perceived to be the struggle of homosexual feelings.
Political Activity
Most students are conservative Republicans, but there are some students who are more liberal and not afraid to speak up about their beliefs. Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, a student-run mock government, is a popular club on campus.
Economic Status
There is a very wide variety in economic status here. However, very few people are snobby, and the majority of students from more well-off families are extremely helpful and friendly to those who are less fortunate.
Most Common Religions
Oral Roberts University is technically a non-denominational Christian university, but almost everyone who works or attends classes here is a charismatic Christian. School founder Oral Roberts created this institution so charismatic Christians could be educated together and go out into the world to spread the gospel.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There is a somewhat large Hebrew Club and International Club on campus.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 7 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 6% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 45% Conservative
  • 14% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 4% Liberal
  • 14% Moderate
  • 51% Conservative
  • 16% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 51 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 51 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 7 responses

  • 71% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 29% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 7 responses

  • 29% Republican
  • 0% Democratic
  • 14% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 57% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 80% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 0% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 100% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 7 responses

  • 86% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 14% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 0% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 50 responses

  • 60% Very accepting.
  • 28% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 8% It's hard to be a minority here.

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