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  • 06/10/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    21 out of 23 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can attend Oral Roberts University. If you want a school without all the peer pressure, ORU is the place to be. You will be encouraged to be all you can be in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework for attending any college or university. Oral Roberts University is not expensive, but the education is top quality. You will come out saying, I truly learned something for life.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 out of 16 people found this review useful. 2 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely say that ORU will exceed your expectations- It certainly exceeded mine! The best advice I can give is to check out ORU during College Weekend, fly/drive to campus and see if you enjoy it. That's probably the best thing for a prospective student to do.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a Chick-Fil-A on campus. Enough said, right?

    Am enjoying being here

    When I arrived, I was applauded by a large crowd with hundreds of current students which really made me feel welcome. This school is different than most- there is a real sense of community and you will have no trouble fitting in no matter who you are!

    Am learning a lot

    Not only am I learning SO much in regards to my media major and other general courses, I feel that I am learning so much about life and how to be a prospect for change in my community.

  • 01/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I could say that ORU is great for everyone. But to be more specific, here are some specific traits I have noted in students here: Christian; Motivated; Ambitious; Fun-loving; Uncertain (about what you want to be when you grow up); Dedicated to Studies; Athletic; Artistic

    Tips for prospective students

    Come check out ORU! We have College Weekends every fall and spring, and I can guarantee that we will do our best to make you feel welcome! On a more practical note, ORU will do their best to help you afford an education here. No matter who you are, funds are within your reach. Apply for scholarships and grants, or even look for a work-study job; opportunities are abundant.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is committed to making sure you have the best experience possible during your time here. They make the dorms as comfortable as they can, with upgrades every time you come back from a break. They do their best to help you with your studies, and get you into the right classes. They provide plenty of food options: the cafeteria, coffee shops, smoothie shops, and Chik-fil-a. There is also a great aerobics center, with an indoor track and olympic pool. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely LOVE being here. I have made high-quality friends, and I feel totally accepted on this campus. People really care about you here, including your professors. Tulsa is also a great city to explore; there are lots of options for entertainment. Great coffee shops, bowling just down the street, Walmart across the street, all the stores you would ever think of to go to at home--you name it, it's here.

    Am learning a lot

    ORU prioritizes you as an individual student. They challenge you and put you in the best classes available. Learning isn't restricted to the classroom. At ORU, you are learning about your entire person--spirit, mind, and body. Your person will never be bored here, unless you choose to live in disinterest.

  • 01/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Spirit-filled, Christian, Ambitious, Hard-working, spiritually, mentally, and physically well-rounded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your goal for college is not to get a degree. Your goal is to get an education. Oral Roberts University is designed to give you the education and the knowledge you need to be the best at what you will do.

    Bang for the buck

    Whether or not my profession ever repays the whole cost of my tuition and MORE, the relationships I built here at ORU, and the knowledge I gained are without a doubt worth the cost of tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I had always imagined going to college out-of-state, but overall, Tulsa is a fantastic place to live; with the big-city feel, but the small-town citizens, Tulsa has the perfect atmosphere for anyone. Oral Roberts University is also currently in the best position it has ever been since around when it opened in 1963. The newest incoming president, Mark Rutland is a phenomenal president, with the student's best interest at heart. I am thrilled to be here.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors, in addition to being friendly, personable, and considerate of your time and feelings, are so knowledgeable about the area that they teach. Although of course, I have not had every professor, every professor I have had thus far have been beyond exceptional. I am very pleased with the amount they know, and they efforts they make to help you and your career.

  • 01/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ORU is a university that is great for students that love the lord and live a Christlike lifestyle. Students at ORU hold themselves to a high moral and ethical standard. Most students have lofty goals for themselves with the determination to change their world. Prestigious leaders and ministers have come out of ORU and students are encouraged to listen to the voice of God and not belittle the possibilities for their life. ORU is great for students who know that their life has a plan and a purpose.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice for everyone is to get involved. The best way to make a transition easier is to find people whom you can go to during this challenging time. Join clubs and organizations, be involved with Wing Events, and talk to people in your classes. College will be a much more enjoyable experience the sooner you find someone to share it with.

    Bang for the buck

    I must admit that ORU is an expensive University and such a financial burden may seem overwhelming. However, the University offers numerous scholarship opportunities such as the Whole Person Scholarship which is a full tuition scholarship for 4 years awarded to 25 incoming students every year. Other academic and extracurricular scholarships are available on campus. For the extra money, students can experience a smaller more personal classroom environment, a spiritually guided lecture setup, bigger dorm rooms, chapel twice a week, and a personalized caring spirit-filled campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely LOVE Oral Roberts University. The joyful atmosphere that fills the campus never ceases. Everyone is very helpful and accommodating to ones needs, they truly care about the students and the success of everyone post graduation. People are very friendly and caring and full of the peace of God. A great place to grow spiritually, physically, and intellectually.

    Am learning a lot

    At ORU the teachers and faculty don't take lightly the importance of an education. They truly care about the students and not just the grade earned in the class. Teachers and faculty teach students lessons that will be useful outside the classroom in addition to factual information. Personal at ORU do everything in their power to help students grow physically, intellectually and spiritually. At ORU I feel that I have become more spiritually alive, intellectually alert, physically disciplined, socially adept, and professionally competent.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christian, Smart, Out going, innovative, personable, world changers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, use available on campus resources like the library, tutors, and your teachers. All the teachers want you to succeed and enjoy being here.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you put into it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I got accepted to six other colleges and this one stood out because of the joyful atmosphere that is apparent anywhere that you go on campus. The sense of community, family and innovation never disappears from the campus.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the classes are a work out for your brain. They get both your mind and spirit engaged in the material that you are covering. With the help of experienced professors and state of the art technology learning is exciting and personal.

  • 02/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone with a passion for God, for themselves, and for their fellow man, should apply. Even if you've been a Christian for a week, a seasoned believer, or you are still debating the 'whole Christ thing', you should apply. The environment is so loving and understanding, you will WANT to be here. No one should be without the experience of a campus like the one at Oral Roberts University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Network. Network. Network. I cannot stress this point enough. Yes, keep your grades up, but also- get to know the people sitting next to you in class. Get to know your floor-mates, and those around you at school. You are attending a University of world changers, and your future will lie among these men and women. The ties you will find at ORU will stay for a lifetime and you will not regret it.

    Bang for the buck

    Oral Roberts University is expensive for some, not as expensive for others. I don't come from a family with lots of College Savings, but ORU has helped so much. Their Financial Aid department is a real blessing, and they have made it possible for me to attend this fantastic University. With the quality of the staff, the loving and rich atmosphere, and the networking that you will have available, the price-tag is well-worth the prospect of what ORU has to offer.

    Am enjoying being here

    Oral Roberts University was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. To say that I enjoy being here is like saying that standing out in the rain will probably get you wet. The atmosphere around campus is very God-centered, and very joyous. Our President, Dr. Rutland, is a true blessing to this campus and has worked hard to make sure that the life as a commuter (which I am) and a residential student are both pleasant experiences. There are people here from every walk of life, 49 states, and over 70 countries. We have Catholics, Christians, people new to the Faith, and people brought-up in the Church. The environment is so warming and loving, you will wake up every day with the true desire to attend class.

    Am learning a lot

    The Professors here are extremely knowledgeable. I am a Theology Major and we are truly blessed to have such a strong leadership at ORU. I know that I will leave ORU with the knowledge that I didn't waste time by coming here, and that I was truly given an opportunity to excel.

  • 11/01/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Need to be a well-rounded student and its christain background.

  • 04/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    its a great place for people who want to be fully balanced spiritually,physically and mentally.and come out touching their world.

    Tips for prospective students

    trust me....its a place u'ld wanna be

    Will enjoy being here

    from what i know and have seen through the videos about ORU i know i would enjoy the school...its just where my heart has always longed to be

    Will learn a lot

    i applied to ORU some months back,i know am gonna learn a lot when i am eventually accepted.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The food was great (there's a Chick-Fil-A). Plus, even though its a private school the cost wasn't as big as I expected it to be.

    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere was so happy. When I visited there were never any sad faces. My favorite place was the Prayer Tower. There was just so much peace in the Prayer Room.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Come to a College Weekend and experience all that ORU has to offer. If you can't make it to a college weekend, at least schedule a campus and if you can, an overnight visit. I could tell you the greatest things about ORU but in order to truly understand how great of a school it is, I would highly recommend you to come and see for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is an expensive school but it's well worth it. Not only are you receiving a top-notch education but you are surrounded by brilliant, award winning professors and get to stay in beautiful dorms. There are many opportunities to succeed at ORU and our tuition money helps fund amazing programs like the APA and Tutoring centers.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at ORU has been a dream and prayer come true. One of the greatest things about ORU isn't just its education level or beautiful campus but the people. The students at ORU are friendly, welcoming and easily become like a second family.

    Am learning a lot

    Education of the whole person -- mind, body and soul -- is one of the founding principles of ORU. Through their classes, chapel services and physical education requirements, they serve their purpose and they serve them well. Professors have open office hours and are more than willing to help if you're having any trouble. The tutoring centers and APA program are there for homework help and study tips. Through the chaplain program and weekly chapel services, you learn more about what living for Christ really means. While the physical education requirement may seem silly to some, it has motivated me to get healthier and to take care of my body now and in the future. ORU claims to educate the whole person and it delivers in every way.

  • 06/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ORU is great for outgoing students who enjoy belonging to a community. However, shyer students will be able to take refuge in the spacious gardens and the multi-floor library as well as the Internet cafe and other quieter zones of the University.

    Tips for prospective students

    People are generally friendly at ORU and enjoy having a good time. Be bold and show yourself friendly. Soon you won't have any problem maintaining an active social life. However, make sure that you leave yourself time to study because exams and final papers can creep up on you before you know it.

    Bang for the buck

    For the money that you spend you will receive quite a few benefits from the accredited degree programs to the student resources such as the recreation center and multiple sports fields. ORU also boasts an immediate hire rate for graduating seniors of over 95 percent.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at ORU is very friendly and incoming students will have no problem finding their own niche. The university offers multiple intramural sports, cafes, food vendors, a smoothie shack, and beautiful gardens and landscaping. For active people there is a fully stocked recreation center with a weight room, aerobics gym, basketball court, Olympic style pool with a diving board, racquetball courts, badminton courts, and other such things. There are also outdoor tennis courts, soccer fields, and large empty fields perfect for football and Frisbee.

    Am learning a lot

    ORU offers many different degree programs such as art, music with varying concentrations, mathematics, engineering, and others. Its departments are fully accredited and it has the honor of being only one of a hundred schools in the US whose music department is an all Steinway school.

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Oral Roberts University is a spirit-filled school. If you have a heart for Jesus Christ and want to learn how to minister through whichever degree you choose, this is a wonderful place to attend. You do not have to major in a theology or missions degree. You will grow just as much spiritually if you major in a secular degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    I just have one thing to say, go for it! If you have a heart to be at ORU, go for it! That is what I live by because I have a tendency to worry too much. I have to remember that I am not always in control and sometimes I need to follow what I believe God is telling me to do. Just go for it!

    Bang for the buck

    The university is expensive but definitely worth every penny! The school offers many scholarships and grants which really help. I was pretty concerned with the finances to attend but God has provided for me. I am now worry free!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE it here! I would never choose to leave this school for anything. From the moment I first stepped foot on campus I felt the peace and joy that this campus is full of. The people are friendly and love God with all of their hearts. I know that I am safe here and never have to worry about a thing!

    Am learning a lot

    The education that I am receiving is exceeding my expectations. Not only do you improve intellectually but also physically and spiritually. ORU lives on the vision of the whole person. I only thought that I would be going to class and reading some books, but the professors bring it to a new level. They are all highly educated and experienced in their fields.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    oru has lots of campus safety all around in dorms, classrooms and all buildings. the dorms are very monitored and you can only enter with certain keys. also where the students park there are security officers monitoring the gates and parking lots. oru is a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots of clubs, concerts, sports events, and many things to do at oru i am a athlete so i am very busy with the team. however, you will find all different kinds of things for every student at oru.

    Great for these types of students

    this is a great college for christian students and anyone. oru is a christ centered campus and enhances one faith. a huge advantage you receive from oru is feeling part of a special university and the lack of peer pressure. i recommend oru for anyone looking for a great education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    at the center of our campus is a prayer tower that is beautiful. many students go there for the peace they feel as they sit and relax in this beautiful tower.

    Bang for the buck

    oru is expensive, but well worth what you get in my opinion. i was at another private school that charged the same price and oru is so much nicer in every area. this college is well worth the high tuition and fees for the private education.

    What to do for fun

    there are lots of things to do on campus at oru. also, the students are so friendly you never lack for friends. downtown tulsa is a great place to hang out also. tulsa is a beautiful city with lots of malls and restaurants of all kinds of activities enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    the student cafeteria is great. i love the food at oru! they have so many fresh fruits, salad bar items, and lots and lots of choices of other foods. i must give the food and dining 5 stars.

    Dorm Life

    oru has beautiful dorms! they just renovated the dorms and the bathrooms are like nice hotels. also, they clean the dorms daily so it is definitely well kept by students and staff.

    Academic Rigor

    oru is not an easy college academically. however, if you go to classes and do the homework as advised by professors you should do great. i love the challenge of oru.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you go to the college weekends at your universities. this is how i knew oru was for me. spending time on campus and speaking with other students was a great way to find out about oru.

    In three sentences

    on a 1 to 10 i rate oru a 10. it is truly a fine university academically, athletically, and spiritually. it is an honor to say i attend oru!

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students!

    What to do for fun

    There are ENDLESS opportunities for fun like loads of clubs, events, shows, intramurals, etc on campus. There are countless other things to do in town such as a Riverwalk, movies, dancing, and sporting events that will definitely satisfy your craving for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great! In the cafeteria, there are many options every day will fallbacks like cereal, pizza, and a deli just incase your not a fan of one of the 4 main dishes. And if you're not wanting any of it, there are 2 other choices on campus to eat that are fantastic!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. You're most memorable times will be in the dorms.There are dorms for the students who want peace and quiet along with dorms for those who want to have fun and be loud.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU will challenge you BUT don't be afraid! The professors care deeply for your success and will help you out! They WANT you to succeed and will do what it takes to help you! There are many opportunities to make sure you get the help you need between various sources!

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Be ready to let God work miracles in and through you! 2) Don't get too busy with all of the events, clubs, and organizations. There are a lot of them! 3) Don't get caught up in trying to find your wife/husband the first year.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University opens the doors to life through challenging you to go above and beyond the average person by challenging you academically, physically, and spiritually. The professors care about your success and are so encouraging. The atmosphere is inspiring and you will definitely be challenged to be the best man or woman you are called to be.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 71

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You will make friends that will last you a life time. Get involved in outreach and the local church and watch the power of Jesus change your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in EMR. Eat lots of Chic Fil A. Go to Devos.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is full of students who are alive and full of the joy of the Lord. I highly recommend ORU to future students who are looking for a great campus experience and a holy spirit filed education.

  • 04/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe, the security is very nice.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life because it is a Christian campus, but they do have brother/sister wings, which is kind of like the greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every type of club you could imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Any honestly. Its an amazing Christian campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Saga, also known as, the cafeteria, that's where almost everyone goes to eat all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive, but the classes and chapel are worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Join as many clubs as possible. Participate in all brother/sister wing events. Go to Riverside and Turkey Mountain!

    Food and Dining

    The deli is delicious, and Saga is usually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice, and spacious. Susie is the biggest, for girls!

    Academic Rigor

    Every single class i've taken, i've throughly enjoyed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the dress code and rules before applying. Keep God first.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the campus. Chapel is beyond amazing. I just wish they offered geoscience engineering classes.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    The list of clubs and activities at ORU are endless. Oral Roberts has great sports programs including basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer. It has numerous activities such as mission trips, an Honors Program, study abroad programs, an ROTC army program and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Oral Roberts University is great for the student who wants to have a Christ centered education and gain knowledge that is based on Biblical principles. If a student wants to grow closer to God throughout college and gain life long friends and lasting experiences they should choose ORU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oral Roberts University has a stunning campus that reflects the Christian values that the university holds so dear. There is a beautiful prayer tower with a flame of fire on top representing the fire of the Holy Spirit. A peaceful prayer garden surrounds the prayer tower in the heart of the campus, where students can go to take a break from classes, study, or just enjoy the beauty and soak in the peace.

    What to do for fun

    Oral Roberts University is in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is near the Oklahoma Aquarium, as well as numerous shopping places and fine restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options at Oral Roberts are amazing. Not only are there various cafes on campus to get snacks or a quick lunch between classes, but there is also a Chick Fil A as well as a huge cafeteria that serves dozens of different good quality food choices with every meal.

    Dorm Life

    There are multiple options for student housing at Oral Roberts University. There are four different facilities for the women to choose from and three for the men. There are the loud, action filled freshman dorms as well as the layed back upper class men dorms, for those students who enjoy the quiet more peaceful setting.

    Academic Rigor

    Oral Roberts University has prestigious academic programs. At ORU you could participate in their nurses' program, one of their teaching programs, or study theology and pursue a career in a variety of spiritual ministries such as missions, pastoral, or spiritual education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are wanting a Christian university with a kindhearted faculty and student body, as well as a homey campus. You will definitely want to look into ORU.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is a five star university physically as well as spiritually. It is the best university you can attend if you are wanting a Christ centered education. ORU has a stunningly beautiful campus with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Ultimate security is serious around there ain't no joke, like Houston PD.

    Clubs and Activities

    Man we do have inter-murals and are pretty serious about them. We have dorm games and many outdoor movies and concerts.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for Christian students who want to learn but remain in Him and have strength to do anything!! (John 15)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well the hangout spot is Chick-fil-a but we also chill in the prayer gardens which are gorgeous and filled with beautiful silence ( no joke).

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends is a time passer, read your Word and pray in the prayer gardens, and when its nice outside play soccer, ultimate frisbee, play a lil baseball.

    Food and Dining

    Saga (our cafateria) is delicious!!! No other words!! Chick-fil-a and a bomb smoothie place!!

    Dorm Life

    Well I can say that people here are cool though you may run into some who don't act as you would think they would with Christ in them. But there are some genuinely sweet and lovely people here.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors make you work really hard and teach very well. They teach with wisdom and knowledge and try not to forget Christ. These guys are awesome!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Love and go in head first! Be cool with things you love and you'll see you are not the only one who loves those things. Also listen to the spirit with things you do and eat at saga with caution that you will probably gain weight but you'll lose it with all the exercise you will HAVE to do!!

    In three sentences

    This place is really awesome academics, people, campus, and the hunger for Jesus Christ! The scenery on campus is beautiful as well as many of the people here. The most important thing you become mature in your walk with God if that is one of the things you wish to accomplish.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 71

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    ORU has many on campus activities and concerts throughout the year. They are building a student center.

    Food and Dining

    ORU does not have very many options. Chick fil a is a popular place on campus and there is a couple of cafes on campus. Little Ceasars pizza is right across the street for some cheap 5 dollar pizza.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. Most floor develop a little community within in their dorm and are similar to fraternities since there are none at ORU. Being a christian school guys and girls dorms are separate and they are not allowed to enter into each others dorm, except for a designated time that the school picks out each year.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU is competitive academically. Our SIFE business program as one many awards. Most of the professors are understanding and keep a positive attitude knowing that ORU is a rigorous christian college, they really try and help the students as much as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get past the fact that Oral Roberts is located in Tulsa. Tulsa is not the greatest city but it is not that bad. ORU has a lot of international students, meet them and learn about their culture and that relationship might open doors for you to travel to that country in the future.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts is a prestiguos universisty that focuses on developing the whole person in each on their students. They believe the whole person consists of Spirit, Mind, and Body. Unlike the popular belief for most christian schools, Oral Roberts focuses on being competitive scholarly and athletically.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 71

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    For fun movies is always a great option with a dollar movie theater just down the road. Also the mall is within 10 minutes from campus so that is another fun thing to explore with friends. On campus its fun to hang out in the social room of the Francis dorms with games and music its great to get to know friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! They have a huge selection with most of what anyone would want. Also they make starbucks and Chick-Fil-A available on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are an awesome place to live. Roommates are very good from my experience. Also the rooms are very nice and clean though slightly small.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically ORU pushes there students to there best. Also Professors are always there to help. Study groups are informative and VERY helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read and buy things on the must have list. Have a Laptop for notes if possible. Get to know your roommate.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is very diverse. Also has a very high caliber of living for students to enjoy. Along with wonderful environment of learning there are amazing people.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life. The Closest you will find will be floor life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Although limited in number, the quality of all the clubs and activities I have been apart of has been excellent. These include. the IWC, the Sous-A-Fire gosple choir, and the International Crisis Simulation.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is a fantastic university worth every penny, with great academics, a staff that will blow you away, and an amazing student body. The quality of the classes are far higher than the previous schools I have attended. The Spiritual atmosphere and life on the campus are that of committed Bible school, if you are willing to tap into it.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers the aforementioned eating locations, dorm life, and events put on by various student groups on campus which vary from dances, parties academic groups and clubs, Athletics Center, and of course the Sporting events of ORU's division one athletics program. Tulsa also offers a great many restaurants, movie theaters, malls, churches, church sponsored events, bike trails, and other outdoor opportunities. A couple regular haunts from last year were the dollar theater and McNellies known for its Wednesday night three dollar burger meal.

    Food and Dining

    ORU uses the company Sedexo to runs the restaurants and facilities on campus and their services rank upper mid-tier to other colleges I have visited. The majority of your meals will likely be in the Dining hall or saga as we students call it. There are also a chick-fil-a a pretty good deli, several smoothie shops and a couple of new restaurants will be opening this winter quarter in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at ORU varies widely, from fraternity like atmosphere in EMR and Claudius, to a quieter yet still social atmosphere in the towers and an extremely private sedated dorm in Suzie. The students are generally fun, kind, and sincere. There are also floor officers Resident Assistants, Chaplains, and Academic Peer Advisors who help to foster the values of the University on the floor and help to provide the students with a support system.

    Academic Rigor

    Oral Roberts University is a excellent school, with high quality courses, material and staff. The university is can be very academically rigorous. The level of academic rigor may vary from department, to program, to professor, however it is all of at least a midlevel rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend that perspective students take full advantage of college weekend to get a glimpse into the University. Perspective students should also take any and all opportunities to speak with students and staff, getting to know them and as a result the university they are a part of. Students should familiarize themselves with the rich history of ORU and the mantel that they will come under attending the University.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts is a wonderful university, with caring, helpful staff and a genuine, intelligent, and inspirational student body. This university's standards are high, and as a result the quality of the courses I have taken so far have been excellent. The authentic, loving, christian culture and atmosphere present at Oral Roberts University are a unique gem.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. No drugs, alcohol, or rape occur regularly if at all.

    Greek Life

    We don't have a Greek Life but we do have something similar--Brother and Sister Wings. Every floor or wing of every boys'/girls' dorm has a brother/sister wing/floor/ It's like a mini-sorority or fraternity for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Intramurals are INSTENSE. ORU is a basketball school though, so no football. The clubs are okay but few.

    Great for these types of students

    ORU is a great place for young, Christian students looking to receive a quality education.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but you'll fall in love with it.

    What to do for fun

    Tulsa has everything from paintball to state fairs to movies. There's plenty of fantastic places to eat, be entertained, or just hang out.

    Food and Dining

    SAGA, our cafeteria, isn't exactly everyone's favorite but it's not bad for cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life ranges by floor (aka crazy to chill) but you can be assured that you will be respected by those in leadership positions and fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to make a trip to visit during College Weekend. It's a blast!

    In three sentences

    ORU is the place where I feel most at home. It is the place I know where I'm supposed to be, learning under professors of high integrity and standards. I wouldn't go to school anywhere else.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 71

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    Food and Dining

    They food is very good for being a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The men's dorms could me updated to have better accommodations.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers, when I have met them, seem to be easy to learn from but also keep the classes at a challenging level.

    In three sentences

    I have visited ORU campus and talked to the staff and it is excellent! They are very easy to work with and the campus is beautiful and peaceful.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security holds a tight lid. Students often jog at night. I, honestly, felt very safe in that school. This is a very positive environment.

    Greek Life

    None. However, each dorm floor has its own name, with a joint sister or brother wing. So, in a way, it is like a Greek life...minus excessive parties. The student body overall cares about their academics.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are a lot of clubs and different ways to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who value a faith-based environment, but not limited to Christians. There were a lot of non-Christians who attended.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 1 A.M. curfew feels unusual, because it feels like restraint. However, it is actually good. I discovered the better use of the night, which is sleep or academics. This is coming from someone who is a night-owl and will stay up until 4 A.M. to edit a video or memorize lines.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school! This senrich really taught me how to stand on my two-feet. In essence, it helped prepare me toward a better future through the discovery of aiming for greater heights.

    What to do for fun

    Sports intramurals; Showcase each semester for all students who want to act in the school plays; Student Association; foreign languages' clubs; big on dorm floor events (sisterhood; brotherhood); and more.

    Food and Dining

    The cafateria, Saga, is okay, but that's to be expected with cafeteria food. However, I'm a picky eater when it comes to food; do consider that. Upgrade: they just got a salad bar!

    Dorm Life

    Still some 70s flare in design and architecture. But tons of recent renovations have been done within the past year (the most I have seen in all 3 years I was there). Fun fact: Oral Roberts, the founder, was colored blind and the only color that he could see in it's full hue was gold. This made me start to like all the random gold 70s design.

    Academic Rigor

    Prepare to work hard by studying hard. This is a private school. They will make sure you get your money's worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus beforehand, with the College Weekend events, to check out the university and sit-in on classes.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University has pretegious standards given its location and comparisons to surrounding schools. I've grown up in different neighboring cities. The institution strives in educating the whole person: mind (with academics), body (with required health/athletic classes every semester), and soul (with twice a week chapel services, which are actually fun and relaxing).

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty clubs and many that continue to be added. Some majors like Accounting and Business have clubs you can be involved in a large or small scale.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a student who wants to be a world-changer or someone with BIG plans, ORU is the place for you. It's also great if you like being involved in community outreaches or if you like traveling to foreign nations for missions.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is well worth the cost. It is one of the best Christian universities because of its Christ-centered education and diversity.

    What to do for fun

    Off campus, there's not a whole lot to do, but there are a few places like bowling alleys, skating rinks, dollar movie theaters, and museums.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food could be better, but jt does have options (such as a bakery, salad bar, fruit, cereal, pizza kitchen, deli, and a vegetarian station). There are also other places like the Deli and Chick-fil-A that are always good. If you'e looking for something light, there is a yogurt/smoothie place that is good too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great because of the life-long friendships you can make. There are always downsides no matter where you live, but there is more positive aspects that make it good. The key is finding the right dorm that fits your personality.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very rigorous especially those pertaining to one's major. The academics really do prepare you for your career and ensure that you're well equipped for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to ORU expecting to be challenged educationally, spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. Take advantage of every opportunity like clubs and outreaches because there are plenty to be involved in. If you really are serious about coming and even if you're a little skeptical, come to one of the College Weekends, where you can see for yourself the campus and college life.

    In three sentences

    ORU is a phenomenal campus that focuses on every aspect of students. Students can expect to be taught from top notch professors who enjoy what they do. Student life is overall great because of the great people and friendships that can be formed.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prayer Tower

    What to do for fun

    Soon they will have a $11.5 million student center.

    Tips for prospective students

    The day rooming opens, get it done as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    This college is awesome. There are many things to love about the campus, learning experience, and the environment. I am excited to be attending this college.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe on our campus

    Great for these types of students

    People wanting to grow

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Partiestival at the beginning of every school year is so much fun! As well as Winter Homecoming

    What to do for fun

    Movies, malls, ball games, dinner.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is great. You have options to use Sodexo Bucks for Chick-Fil-A or at the delis, and coffee shops. Cafeteria has early breakfast, food throughout the day and late night dinner options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun! You can have a roommate or a private room. Its a very close-knit community.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, it feels like an Ivy League school, but we all can do it. Just have to put your mind to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard when you get here, it is so easy to slip into the mindset of freedom at last and get caught up, making it easy to fall behind. Stay on top of school work, stay in constant communication with teachers, and grow spiritually. Allow God to develop you, take all your training.

    In three sentences

    It is a school that truly focuses on the whole person becoming better: spiritually, physically (health/fitness), and academically. The training we receive spiritually through chapel helps to strengthen our inner-man and encourage us in our Christian walk. Physically we are encouraged to eat right and exercise. Academically, we are pushed, but it prepares us for future jobs.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 71

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    Campus Safety

    It's a large campus, but in regards to tornadoes, every building has a safe zone in case of tornadoes and the area doesn't have a lot of crime as far as i know, it seems pretty good to me :D.

    Greek Life

    They don't have one, and they don't need it! Praise God!

    Great for these types of students

    Student center, whether you want to eat, watch t.v, play games, read a book, or even work on your art pieces theres plenty of room, and if you enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of trees to look at or just have picnics on the grass, and bike rides or long boarding if you enjoy a more active activity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Prayer Tower, which i have never seen in any school before and thats a place where students can go and pray and they have this chalk board wall to write on and i can't wait to go there and actually pray and just have those moments with God; it is truly amazing to see that.

    Bang for the buck

    Walmart is right across the street so you can get all the necessities that you need at a low price :D!

    What to do for fun

    I know they have an awesome student center with T.V's, games to play, and food to eat however i haven't been there long enough to see anything else, but they have great picnic places to eat and great places to ride and longboard!

    Food and Dining

    Great atmosphere and they have an awesome student center with places to eat and watch t.v and play games and the restaurants surrounding the campus are amazing, there is an italian restaurant across the street, and in all my life, never had a better calamari dish that in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    Dorm Life

    I know it's better living on campus than off, because you are constantly surrounded by people who are passionate about God, NOT religious, but they want to grow faithfully, spiritually and knowledgeably with God, and that's exactly what you need if you want support! I know the price may be intimidating but if God wants you there follow Him and it will happen!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure yet because i'll be attending the spring semester! But i do know that they will help you if they see you slipping, and they will walk you through in order for you to succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't ever let the beauty of a campus draw you in, make sure you love the people first. Then you can marvel at the beauty of the campus, and make sure that the guidance counselors are reliable and on top of their game because if they aren't organized ...RUN! Oral Roberts University is so easy to work with, they call back, they make sure you have everything in, they're organized, they understand, and they make it easier for you to apply. And if you have a boat load of questions they are there to help, just call and even if you leave a message they respond within 24 hours. They aren't perfect but they are really good at what they do!

    In three sentences

    I thought the campus was beautiful, but I found that the people were even better. Arriving late for the Scholarship interview, they didn't let that bring me down, they helped me through and even gave us a lift from the airport. You can really tell when God has truly blessed a place, even in the heart of tornado valley God is greater!

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 71

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    Great for these types of students

    ORU is great for young christians that are looking forward to strengthening their faith while being challenged academically and physically. Be prepared to work out!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before making the commitment. Be sure that you are going to ORU for the right reasons because if so, then you'll have an awesome time.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is quite expensive. Like I said before, it is what you make of it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Attending ORU took some adjustment, but eventually you will LOVE it.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much. Honestly, you get out what you put in. If you go to class, pay attention, you are bound to learn more than you have ever imagined.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    -Those wanting a spiritual environment -Those who love music -Those who love missions -Those who love business-they have a great business department -Those looking to make friends easily

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up in the social aspect of college to where you slack on doing your homework and studying. This is really easy to do your freshmen year.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience here is worth every penny. Dorm life is so fun. You connect really well with your wing. You have wing events and you have a brother wing that you do a lot of events with. There are intramurals and many campus activities to get involved in where you make friendships really fast. There is also an incredible missions department at this school. I would highly recommend going here if you love going overseas. I went on a 2 month trip to India my freshmen year and it changed my life.

    Am enjoying being here

    ORU is a truly amazing school. If you are looking for somewhere to go that is a great spiritual atmosphere, this is the place for you. It is honestly worth the money. Since coming to ORU, I have truly gone through what the school is founded on-healing. I have gone through so many processes of being healed internally from things in my life, and I would recommend this school to anyone. It's a great place to make friends easily and a very encouraging environment.

    Am learning a lot

    In any university, you have to be smart about what major and what classes you choose to pursue. At every college, there are some teachers who do not really care about what they are teaching. You have to do your searching for the teachers who really do care and get in their classes. The same applies for your major. Many students these days are spending a lot of money to get a degree in something they aren't really learning much about in school. I would recommend you really look at what departments are the most knowledgeable and most highly spoken of so you do not waste your money. You can learn at any university you go to, it just depends on what teachers you take and what major you choose to pursue.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. All people from all walks of life would enjoy attending Oral Roberts University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come for College Weekend and then decide whether or not you would like to apply to ORU. Once you visit, check out the campus, view classes, and explore Tulsa to find that ORU is the right fit for you. Then when you get here, don't slack off. College is fun, but 30K a year is no joke. Apply. Study. Have Fun. Succeed. ORU is the place for that.

    Bang for the buck

    One will not find a better combination of spiritual atmosphere and top-notch education at any other university in the world. ORU is definitely worth the expense and the experience one will have once attending.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tulsa has so much that you can do. Is it a joy to just be on campus and it is a blast whenever one explores the surrounding city.

    Am learning a lot

    ORU is all about the whole person education - mind, body, spirit. Every student will agree that the physical aspect of the education at Oral Roberts is quite strenuous, but it pays off in the end: you are healthier, happier, and felt better afterward. The educational system at this school is also top-notch. Most professors have doctorates in the particular field in which they teach. One cannot go wrong learning at Oral Roberts.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for those who want both a good Christian environment and a good academic program. There's plenty of opportunities for clubs and socializing, and almost everyone here really lives out their faith.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is a Christian based University, so if you love God you will for sure find him prospering within the young hearts and minds of the students at Oral Roberts University.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University has a weekend where prospective students can come and check out the school, it is a great way to determine whether it is your type of school or not.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a little expensive, but it is worth it. It would be best to find scholarships online to help pay for the schooling.

    Am enjoying being here

    The staff and students are very friendly and accommodating

    Am learning a lot

    ORU offers a variety of classes for everyone

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 71

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    you call they come...esp for girls..(our safety is huge)

    Greek Life

    none :-(

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a place and if not you can make up a club

    Great for these types of students

    christian students...and people who like to be in a small environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    chapel...you gotta go..and the school looks like it was designed by the jetsons

    Bang for the buck

    oru has a huge following and being a student of the school opens a lot of doors for job opportunity.

    What to do for fun

    plenty to do...once you actually look but most things shut down by midnight.

    Food and Dining

    hits and misses....if you're vocal they try to change. love my taco bar

    Dorm Life

    crappy rooms...great since of community.

    Academic Rigor

    the majors here don't play.

    Tips for prospective students

    save save save this place can get expensive

    In three sentences

    great people, homey environment..

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a variety of clubs to join, hangout in the fishbowl, get involved with an intramural team, or attend the events that the student association put on frequently. there is always something to do on campus. lots of friendly people!

    Food and Dining

    the food is great, there's always a variety of choices. some days offer better food selections than others. overall, they have great cooks!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is a blast, but it can get a bit loud. the dorms are very social and always have different events happening on each wing. it is an experience you will not want to miss!

    Academic Rigor

    oru does not have any blow off courses. each course is designed for the student to work hard for their grade. this university will make sure you are prepared for your career, come graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would suggest that all the prospective students learn how to manage their time well. managing time is a big factor in anyones college career. each student needs to learn how to prioritize their study time, social life, work, etc.

    In three sentences

    oral roberts university offers many prestigious programs. this university has a safe environment with caring teachers and a unified student body. overall, oral roberts university is a great place to pursue a degree.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security patrollers can get a little annoying at times, but the campus is incredibly safe.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty hefty, but not too hard to get.

    What to do for fun

    The Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center was just finished, which has Oklahoma's largest TV, pool tables, foosball tables, a Ping-Pong table, Xbox and Wii, and some arcade games. The campus also has a disc golf course. If you want to get off campus, Tulsa has a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    The campus cafeteria has pretty decent food most of the time (there's always a pizza line when it isn't so good). Chick-fil-A is always a hit. Moe's is pretty good, but expensive. The Deli is good, and both Freshens/Green Cuisine locations offer tasty things (though they're a bit pricey). Hava Java is good (it serves Starbucks coffee). Jazzman's is another coffee place, and while its coffee isn't as good, their baked goods are better. All in all, the food situation is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Each floor has its own personality. You could end up with a close-knit floor or a more independent floor.

    Academic Rigor

    General education classes tend to be a little easier than classes with a focus on a major.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you procrastinate, it's not terrible, since deadlines are based on rolling admission, but it's not good either. Apply early and do your best in school... there are generous scholorships.

    In three sentences

    This school is for someone who wants to get closer to God. If you're a true Christian, enjoy fellowship, and are looking for a quality education, this is your school!

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus located between Jenks and Tulsa.

    Greek Life

    Their is no fraternities or sororities on campus. Since ORU is a private college they opt out of that. Instead they offer the bond of brother and sister wings.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good amount of welcoming clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    strong people of faith, people who want to become stronger in their faith, studious individuals, student athletes, people who want to make an impact in the global community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The prayer garden is beautiful, so is the prayer tower. Its built to resemble a cross that can be viewed from 360 degrees.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say if your a prospective student who wants spiritually and intellectually excellent education, ORU is the best place for that.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs on campus, plenty of opportunities to get involved in some organization. My favorite thing is the disc golf course directly on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are only two restaurants on camps, chick-fil-a and the dining hall. I'd say on par food most of the time, in the dinning hall.

    Dorm Life

    My biggest peeve with the dorms is that the female students are not aloud in the guys dorms, but other than that It's great. Nice size rooms and recently refurbished.

    Academic Rigor

    It has professors who are very strong in their faith and extremely intelligent. Has an excellent pre-med program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what classes you want to enroll and and enroll as soon as you can, because the classes fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts is a very good school for spiritual development. It teaches young men and women how dress and act formally in business like settings, via the stricter rules. There is a strong sense of unity between brother and sister wings.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very very safe. They are in the process of making it ever safer with more security gates installed.

    Greek Life

    Not a whole lot of Togas going on here, unless your R.A. calls a toga hall meeting.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many many clubs. We have, the OIL club which is the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature for you who are interested in government, we have the parqour club, we have the sign language club, and the Spanish club, just to name a few.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Internet Cafe, Deli, the ruins, we also abbrev. just about everything. make friends who can tell you about the LRC and the GC and such.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are open to it and it seems that this is where God has called you, God will use your experience here at ORU to enlighten you on His love for you, and grow you up into the man or woman He has called you to be.

    What to do for fun

    The new alumni student center will be completed very soon. It will be the next great hangout spot on ORU's campus. I am very excited about it.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining hall is not always the best, but there are places like freshenz and the deli where there is better food.

    Dorm Life

    I am a very social person, so I really like dorm life. I really enjoy being in a building where there can be a sense of camaraderie.

    Academic Rigor

    The Education and engineering departments are excellent. I am an Education major and I can tell you that if you come to ORU, be ready to put your whole heart into what you do. The professors will challenge you to grow up, and step into the place God has for you next.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say find a Junior to show you the ropes. Find someone who knows a few people and step out of your comfort zone. If you are having any trouble in any of your classes, talk with the professors. Many of them really do care and want the best for you.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy that many of the faculty really care for the students. There are many professors I have met that I know are out for the best interest of the students. Many of them pray for their students often.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe with a large security staff constantly on guard and patrolling not to mention that ORU is located in a very family friendly, homey, small town like environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, ORU has it. From sports teams, to clubs and organizations, leadership opportunities, community service/outreach opportunities, and missions work opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    ORU is perfect for ambitious go getters who are looking to meet a diverse wide range of people, make lasting relationships, and get a quality education AND a quality clean-fun college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once a week we meet up with our floors to get together, talk, and pray for each other. We also regularly get together with our Brother/sister wing (the floor directly across from us) to socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    At Oral Roberts University each student is put into classroom where not only are the students ambitious, eager to learn, and work hard, but also the professors are eager to teach and explain and work with students to see them succeed without compromising the curriculum.

    What to do for fun

    There is an awesome dollar theater 10 mins away from the university. There's also the river-walk and a mall close by.

    Food and Dining

    The food is done in a large room all you can eat buffet style with 9 eating stations packed with different types of cuisine (everything from fried foods, to completely organic, and dessert!) Also there is a chic fil a, two coffee shops, a diner, and the university is building a new dining hall that will be packed with new restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    ORU provides a unique experience with beautiful fully furnished dorm rooms, and an incredible sense of community on each floor. No matter where you are, you will feel as if you are surrounded by family.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU prides itself on having academically challenging courses taught by caring, passionate professor who love what they do and have a passion for helping and working with students even one a one on one basis, without compromising the academic content or speed of the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Continue to work hard, dream big, and be diligent, and let no one and nothing stand in the way from your aspirations. Don't reach for the stars, because the stars are not high enough.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University has perfected a true community experience. The campus is absolutely beautiful, the professors helpful and understanding, and the people warm and caring. ORU had truly become my home away from home.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun on campus usually involves just being spontaneous really. You could go to different places off campus, like the pedestrian bridge, or downtown. On campus we have intramurals and in the spring we will have a new student center to hangout in.

    Food and Dining

    The best places to eat are the deli, delicious sandwiches, and the bistro in the City Plex. though the main cafeteria is ok, it is not constantly pleasant. It mostly has moments of weird food combinations and not very well cooked food honestly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is my favorite part of ORU. Your floor mates can become your friends forever. Whether you are an introvert or and extrovert, there is a dorm and a floor that is perfect for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Most gen eds are easy to pass if you are willing to put some effort into it. Most major classes are difficult, but are designed to push you to do well in your abilities. The teachers are really there to help you in any area of your life as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you find the dorm and floor that is the best for your personality. Prepare to be pushed not only in your classes, but in your spiritual and physical life.

    In three sentences

    ORU is a private Christian university and it is a place where you can grow, spiritually, physically, and mentally. It is a place where you make life-long friendships, and your teachers genuinely care about you, not just the work you do. ORU creates an environment of love, respect, and support in whatever field of study.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security and guards are there always!

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs activities actually do something to make this world a better place.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. There are lots of activities to do out-side rather in the dorm.

    Food and Dining

    Salads, Chick-fila, and others are always fresh and healthy!

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    superb!

    Tips for prospective students

    ORU will benefit you in spirit, mind, and body.

    In three sentences

    ORU is very awesome. The teachers, the staff, and foods are great! Students are friendly and mature.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive but the experience is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities and events happening all the time. There are festivals, concerts, sport events and many more.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of places on campus and around campus but the cafeteria doesn't have that much of variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms could be better for what we pay.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU is very strong on academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared for lots of studying. The professors challenge us to achieve higher goals than we could have imagined.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school, academically and spiritually. The atmosphere is welcoming an warm. Oral Robert University prepares you well for your future career.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Being a private school ORU is very expensive, but in the end it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    It all depends on what you consider fun. If sport activities is your thing, the aerobics center is the place to be. I personally enjoy relaxing in the prayer gardens because it is so beautiful and usually quiet.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus often but when i do it's not really all that bad. I do however have some friends that don't like it, but i also believe that everyone has their own opinion of how food tastes.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, so all I know about dome life is what my friends tell me.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU believes in nothing but the best for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Every Professor is different, some rely on technology while some barely understand how to work a dvd player but one thing they all have in common is that they want their students to be successful and more often than not begin and end class with a word of encouragement.

    In three sentences

    This university is providing a gateway to fulfilling my dreams. The environment of ORU is always positive and uplifting. My professors always strive to be sure that my peers and I fully understand their instruction before we leave their classroom.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have security on campus 24/7.

    Greek Life

    We do not have fraternities or sororities. But we do have brother/sister wings that do a lot of activities together.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different opportunities!

    Great for these types of students

    Christian

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prayer Tower and the Praying Hands...AMAZING!

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is very expensive, but if you're open to possibilities and opportunities you will experience things you will never forget.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, athletics, theater/drama, music...you name it, it's here!

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the food isn't that great and it's overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Despite rules and regulations (which often challenge me), I love living on campus and I love the girls on my floor!

    Academic Rigor

    The general education courses our pretty basic. But once you get into your major courses, the classes are challenging and very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, ask questions, and learn about the rules and regulations, and experience ORU for yourself before deciding if this is the school for you.

    In three sentences

    ORU is unlike any other school. Of course, it has it's pros and cons. But it is an experience you will never forget.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what you're interested in, there's a club for it!

    Great for these types of students

    No matter who you are, there is a place for you here. Love God? Love people? Come to ORU!

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, ORU is a very expensive school, in every aspect. But I promise you, it's worth it! The entire lifestyle here makes every penny spent worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    There are intermural sports, movies, and all kinds of activities. Close to campus are movie theaters, bowling, a river-walk and much more. Not to mention, there's a Wal-Mart across the street :)

    Food and Dining

    There are many different on-campus dining opportunities. As far as school-food goes, it's pretty good. There is even a Chick-fil-a on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live on campus, but my friends do. From what I can tell, it is fun and well-worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    At ORU, we devote our minds and our studies to God. The academics are very renown here, but all of our professors will help you as much as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college weekend, get oriented. Apply for scholarships early, you'll need them! Think of you're college career as an investment into your future.

    In three sentences

    ORU is the best college I could have attended. There is a peaceful atmosphere here, and everyone is so friendly. If you want to feel accepted with no peer pressure, come to ORU: you won't regret it.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is top-notch. Curfews ensure students are safely in their dorms during the night.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's endless opportunities, but be sure to get involved right away. It's very difficult to join any organizations mid-semester.

    Great for these types of students

    Almost anyone. Although it is a Christian university, ORU accepts students from all religious backgrounds. But be forewarned, you will be expected to follow an honor code based on Christian principles.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    From buck-buck, Howard Runs, underground tunnels, and assassins, there's no limit to the strange and wacky (and illicit) games and activities on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    With their cost vs. price packet, you'll understand the value of ORU.

    What to do for fun

    Tulsa is a great city if you can get to know it. Most of its most excellent hangouts and activities are in hidden corners of the city. Ask a newcomer and they'll say there's nothing to do. Ask a local and you have endless possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    With the brand new Armand Hammer Alumni-Student Center (or Hammer for short) dining on campus has just gone from average to excellent. We now have a total of 12 on-campus dining options, and tons of discounts and deals with Eagle Bucks off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    While I commute, I know that most on-campus students have issues with some of the rules. Fortunately, talks of changes are on the horizon.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU is challenging, but not impossible. I am currently taking 18.5 hours, and feel extremely challenged, and often crunched for time, but professors are aware that most students at ORU are high achievers and frequently give days off and extensions on projects when the know a student needs extra time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the lingo fast! There's a lot, and it will help you understand what everyone is talking about.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University truly is the most joyful campus in this or any parallel universe. ORU is just like any other top-rated school when it comes to excellence in academics, future careers, and education of students. But when it comes to our mission, ORU is unlike any other university.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    So many!

    Great for these types of students

    Willing to go the extra mile and grow academically and spiritually.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have this new place called the hammer center and it has the biggest TV in tulsa!

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to have a life changing moments and be involved in any way possible!

    In three sentences

    The school is amazing! Its life changing! Its a place to make memories.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A good number of friendly security guards keeping an eye on things as they patrol campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I take part in Physico, a group for Physics or Engineering students.

    Great for these types of students

    Good for students who want to get to know other people of various levels of faith. Good for students who like learning, and who like being engaged in class and in fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The higher cost of classes goes to a higher interest in full development of a person, rather than only development in a single topic.

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking, go biking, go exploring, go to the aquarium, go to a dance, go to a basketball game... there are so many options.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good!

    Dorm Life

    As a commuter, one finds that there is little connection to activities outside of in-dorm invites.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range from moderately easy to tough, but each one is valuable in what is being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know advisors and students personally before coming in order to have a better handle on the system.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is a very friendly campus. The students are easy to meet and get along with. The classes come in great variety.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Enjoy Tulsa, OK and make fun with your friends. Also, on campus events.

    Food and Dining

    Decent for college food.

    Dorm Life

    Small rooms, not super great. But excellent dorm community life.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty difficult and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here! Loving, beautiful, community oriented, and Christ centered.

    In three sentences

    This school is incredible! They care about you as a whole person and treat you accordingly. You grow so much, spiritually, intellectually and physically. Best University in this or any parallel universe.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. We have security guards placed throughout the school, and of course we have God watching over us.

    Greek Life

    I don't know what this means.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs I cant even list them all...There is an abundance of activities. Movie nights, the student center, sporting events, chapel events, banquets, overnight trips, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who love Jesus. It is also great for people who want to strengthen their walk with God. If you are a party animal, chances are you will not enjoy this university and best look somewhere else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, we have chapel every Wednesday and Friday. I think that is something unique and awesome. Teachers open up each class with prayer which I found unusual, but have grown to love and appreciate. The prayer tower is one of the most unusual things we have on campus. It is a tower, entirely dedicated for prayer. It is a place student can go that is quiet where they can develop their faith with God.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this school is worth every cent if you come here with the understanding that this is a Christian University. If you come here knowing that partying is not really an option. If you come here, you will leave a changed person. This school culttivates a culture of leaders. There is such a strong emphasis placed on leadership here. I have enjoyed every second of my time here. Plus, the students here are some of the most friendly people in the world. This campus is joy filled and I have met some of the most incredible people during my time here. It's worth every penny if you aren't trying to screw around with your time here.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do. The actually city of Tulsa has a lot going on if you actually get out. The campus in itself has a lot going on. There are always movies being shown, we have a newly built student center where we can play video games, pool, watch the biggest TV in Tulsa. There are sporting events and spiritually events to attend. The school also has a sister wing for each floor so you can partner up with your wing and go out.

    Food and Dining

    I am going to be complete honest, the food sucks. That comes with college I suppose. I also do not appreciate that we are required to buy a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It all depends on your preference really. I am someone who is trying to stay away from parties, and trouble. The dorm I chose to live in is more relaxed, as in we are quiet and don't get into a lot of trouble. I like the peace of my floor, but each dorm and each floor has it's own culture. It's all a matter of preference. There are party floors, and then there are academic/quiet floors.

    Academic Rigor

    Oral Roberts University not only challenges the students spiritually, but academically as well. The education is challenging, but has ultimately proven to increase my knowledge and worldview.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the school has to offer. For people who aren't believers, they tend to have a difficult time dealing with the rules of the school...but if you can get past that, this is truly a wonderful school. I have learned so much in my short time here. I took advantage of what they had to offer and it has strengthened my faith and has been a beautiful experience.

    In three sentences

    This school focuses on developing leaders. We do not have majors, we have callings and a purpose. Oral Roberts University empowers it's students to go out and change their world.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    can't enter dorms without a student id card. someone is always sitting desk in dorms. must pass through a security booth to get to main parking lot.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    loads and lots of community outreach as well

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    brand new student center

    Bang for the buck

    feeling very prepared for my future

    What to do for fun

    swing dance, bike, hike, run, mall

    Food and Dining

    Not great but not bad either, weekend breakfast in the dinning hall are awesome!!!! campus restaurants are pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    so fun, but you have to figure out which of the dorms suits you best. ORU has every variety, but still allows for plenty of study time.

    Academic Rigor

    no one of the top in the nation but I'm beginning to feel very prepared for my future

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare for all sorts of weather. Look at the dress code before arriving. rent most of your books

    In three sentences

    ORU is an amazing school for students who love good, but want a job out in the real world as well. ORU does its best to build up students mentally, physically and spiritually. It is a very warm and welcoming campus.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play soccer, go to the basketball and baseball games, hang out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time, dress nicely!

    In three sentences

    High standards and moral values. Great business school. Great Christian environment.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus Security department is good at sending out emails to let you know of any ongoing situations.

    Greek Life

    I do not know, but the study of Greek is pertinent to the Bible, there are resources as well as Bibles you can purchase to study definitions in the Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Connect with the groups that are established at the University. There is also the Prayer Tower that you can spend time at praying. There are several good causes that you could volunteer your time in.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want a closer walk with the LORD and want to be transformed in their understanding, education, and charachter.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None, the traditions on campus are good to help you grow spiritually

    Bang for the buck

    Look for Scholarships!

    What to do for fun

    Connect with the groups that are established at the University. There is also the Prayer Tower that you can spend time at praying. There are several good causes that you could volunteer your time in.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is typical of any college area, there are restaurants as well as fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown, but I do get e-mails updating anything going on which is always a plus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of reading, frequent quizzes and finals. You will have to study, but the material is very interesting!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, read ahead. Take notes and check your spelling before you submit assignments. You do not want to get points deducted for small errors you could have corrected with a little more time.

    In three sentences

    This University is challenging, not only to your education but to your character. The University has kind and knowledgeable staff members ready to assist via phone or email. The courses have homework that makes you think about what you are learning.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The academics are not just theoretical but practical as well. The professors give practical information on how to use what we learn in class in the real world

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a highly accredited university. A person experiences whole person development in this university. This is the place to be!

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you're aware of your surroundings, you'll be safe. But Tulsa is a bigger city, so there are definitely parts of it that aren't safe.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life. The floor you live with is kind of like Greek Life. Every floor has a different name. Every girl's floor has a boy's floor and they are called, Brother/Sister Wings.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything. I recommend finding one you enjoy, maybe a club with your major. These can be great ways to find friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ask an older student what a Howard Run and a Ninja Run is. Be sure to try to do these at some point. So much fun!

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but it's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Tulsa is larger city, so there is so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. There are always about 5 options, so you can find something, but not everything is always good.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are great! It's such a great community and you will make life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely a very rigorous program. You have to be driven and willing to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to check out some of the programs that you're thinking about. Meet with the dean or some of the professors to see what it's really all about. Take a tour. Figure out what kind of dorm you want to live in.Try to live on campus! It's such a great experience!

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts is a great University in Tulsa, OK, which is a great city with plenty of activities. The people, both students and faculty, are so kind and always helpful. ORU has a great community with a great education!

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    none

    Great for these types of students

    Christians

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    chapel every Wednesday and Friday

    What to do for fun

    Brother/Sister Wing events, intramural sports, missions and outreach

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved but make sure you save time for as much studying as possible.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is one of the best universities I have had the privilege to come to know. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the education is top-notch, and the campus is gorgeous and full of purpose. I honestly can't see myself anywhere else.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus security team does a great job.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have all kinds of clubs and activities around campus. We have things like Spanish Club, or ORU outreach. We also have lots of hangout events with free food and music.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU is pretty expensive, but they also offer alot of scholarships to help you out.

    What to do for fun

    There are alot of options for those times when you are not studying and don't have class. There seems to always be a sporting event going on, or you could go to the aerobics center and work out. We also have a new state of the art student center that has food, a huge tv, videogames, acrade games, a pool table and ping pong table.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is alright. Like any college, it can get bad sometimes, but its not the worst thing in the world. Hopefully it gets better, as out new president has said that he would try to make it better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great! I've made some great friends just because we lived on the same floor. ORU also really encourages having community within our dorms, so no is ever left out.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at ORU are no joke. They certainly wont kill you, but you do have to put time and effort into your studies if you want to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your experience at ORU will be entirely what you make of it. It's a nice campus with lots of great people and many opportunities at your disposal, but it's up to you how to go about your time there.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts is an outstanding university where there tons of opportunities open to students. The atmosphere is always vibrant, with a perfect blend of learning excellence and professionalism along with being real and fun. One of the greatest features at ORU is that the faculty and staff strive to help and teach each student to not only be successful in the real world, but to be a world changer.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the food at ORU is pretty bad. But they recently added a moes, and you can get some good (albeit overpriced) healthier food with your sodexo bucks, based on your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The community of the dorms is great. Instead of greek life, ORU is split by wings and floors, each with a name and an identity. You also have your brother and sister wings, and students often eat, hang out, and create events such as banquets with them.

    Academic Rigor

    This mostly depends on department. ORU is a pretty small school, so some of the under-funded majors fail to inspire students to work as hard as they might in other departments, or other schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in contact with your admissions counseler. They may become your lifeline. Also, be sure to apply for the Whole Person Scholarship. Even if you don't get full tuition, you will most likely get at least a couple thousand a year.

    In three sentences

    ORU is a great University if you are looking for both a solid education and a firm spiritual community. Located in Tulsa, OK, this school is truly a one of a kind. There are lots of great professors and programs to gain knowledge and experience from, as well as lots of oppurtunities for missions, worship, prayer, and outreach.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have a student center lotsof sports to play with friends worship

    Food and Dining

    the food people are nice sometimes the food is a little lame but stilll good and lots of options

    Dorm Life

    the best its what makes oru

    Academic Rigor

    IF you apply you self its not to difficult. The teacher are very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to work and meet lots of people Also take adavatage of the spiritual bubble and really try to grow. get involved with clubs.

    In three sentences

    ORU is a place that is spiritual alive. Oru is filled with wonderfully encouraging people. Oru has teachers that care about there students.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lots of intramurals to get involved in, and lots of open places to throw the football or play soccer. The Hammer Center is awesome to go hang out in. Huge tv, pool, ping pong, and gaming consoles.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good, lots of options on campus if you get tired of the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter, but I've heard it's awesome. I have stayed on campus a few nights, and it has always been loads of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is highly emphasized at this school. It's hard, but it can be done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up early and go to all the freshman events. Talk to your academic adviser about scholarships for your specific major, and get in touch with faculty to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is a wonderful school to attend. The atmosphere of learning, emphasis on a well rounded education, and the spiritual atmosphere is one that I would't miss out on. The faculty are ready and willing to help you learn and make good grades, and the classes are designed to fit your career path.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Christian

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive...put must private schools are.

    What to do for fun

    Explore Tulsa.

    Food and Dining

    Saga is horrible.

    Dorm Life

    Boys cannot go in girls dorms and vise versa.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are a challenge some are not.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's strict has a dress code, curfew, and lot of rules.

    In three sentences

    It's a good Christian School. It has strong academics. You are able to get to know your teachers.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the riverwalk.

    Dorm Life

    It's really fun in the dorms. Each one has it's own style.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for aid early.

    In three sentences

    I love Oral Roberts. It's a great school for true believers. It has a great sense of community among the faculty and students. It's great!

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs for anyone interested: sports, crafts, music, video games etc

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prayer Tower- where you can go to pray privately Praying hands- Represent the mission of ORU Freshman welcome day- make you feel like you're part of the family from day 1

    What to do for fun

    On campus, we have intramural sports, sporting events (students get in for free), a workout gym and plenty of basketball courts for recreational ball, a field to play field sports in, and many other options. Here in town, there is also a mall, multiple theaters, as well as plenty of shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There is a selection of food on campus. The cafeteria provides you with plenty of choices every night, including an option for vegetarians. Dessert is always provided in the cafeteria as well. You also have multiple choices of on-campus restaurants, which is great! And you have money for those restaurants included in your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The people in the dorms are great! The RA's are friendly and willing to help should you need it. The APA's (Academic Peer Advisers) are more than willing to help you with finding a tutor or anything you need academically. Everyone on my floor is very friendly and welcoming and the dorms and bathrooms are well-kept and provide plenty of privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    ORU will push you to do your best. They want you to go into your profession knowing how to perform to the best of your abilities and that you know how to do your job. You will be pushed academically, but you will definitely reap rewards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to call and ask for help with the registration process and definitely DO NOT wait until the last minute to take care of housing and financial aid. Registration is easy once you get the hang of it, just make sure that you understand what you're doing.

    In three sentences

    ORU is a great school. The upperclassmen and current students here are great and ready to help whenever you need it. The staff and professors are there to help you if you are struggling in a class, or would just like extra help.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ORU is very safe. To get into each of the dorms, you must swipe your eagle card. In Gabby, a swipe of your eagle card as well as a pin number is required to get into your room. In Claudius, EMR, and towers, you have a key for your room. At night, when many of the buildings are closed, they require an eagle card swipe to get the doors to unlock. There is also a curfew at 1:30 and last until 5:30 until you can get back onto campus.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite a few clubs and activities for just about anyone. The only problem I have noticed is that quite often, many of the clubs meet on the same night at the same time.

    Great for these types of students

    ORU is great if you love Jesus. ORU is also great if you are okay with a bit of a more structured lifestyle.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The prayer tower is certainly an unusual location on campus! I love it though. Go up to the observation deck for a nice view of Tulsa and to spend some time in prayer. There's also partiestival in the fall, which is a fun thing they have to welcome back the students with games and free food. There's club rush, when you can see all the clubs on campus. There's church rush, when local churches come to the campus to tell the students about their church. There is also fall festival when they have a live band, free food, and games. There are also tons of weekly outreaches to get involved in and missions in the spring and summer. I'm sure I am forgetting some awesome ORU tradition!

    Bang for the buck

    I am a Gates Millennium Scholar, so I'm actually not paying for any of it. If you had no scholarships, again, I would say it depends on why you are coming to ORU. I would say I have gotten my money's worth so far.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few fun things to do on campus, but most of the fun things are off campus and around Tulsa. There are a lot of things to do in the AC if you an athletic person. You can run, play basketball, volleyball, badminton, or just about anything else. There are dance studios and weight rooms. They always have classes offered throughout the week like zumba or other fun activities. There is almost always some athletic event you can go watch. There are also tons of things to do in the Hammer Center. There are pool tables, TVs, computers, and xboxes. You can also get a board game from the front desk, and it's also a good place to study. There is always the prayer tower if you'd like to spend some time in God, and the ORU prayer movement is every night. There are campus worship sessions in the chapel every other week. There is always someone hanging out in the fishbowl (lobby of the towers dorms).

    Food and Dining

    Saga, the school cafeteria, is okay. I've eaten at other school's cafeterias where the food is really bad and some where the food is really good, and that's what I'm using to compare it. It's usually on the bad side, though. I've had worse, but Saga certainly isn't very good. However, it is balanced out by the on-campus restaurants. There is a taco/burrito/Mexican food place on campus called Moe's that is excellent, a Chick-Fil-A, a place called The Deli, and a Freshen's smoothie place,and a Subway at Cityplex, all at which you can use sodexo bucks (part of your meal plan). If you don't think you'll eat at saga a lot, then definitely get the meal plan with 7 meals and $500 sodexo bucks. That's what I have. I hardly ever eat at saga. I usually eat food in my room quite a bit and the on-campus restaurants. We are halfway through the semester and I still have a lot of sodexo bucks leftover.

    Dorm Life

    I live on the first floor of Gabby and I absolutely love it. I don't have to have a roommate because the first floor is all private rooms. I live right across from the laundry room. I have my own bathroom and two closets. My room is huge and my neighbors are wonderful. I've heard in Towers and Claudius that it can get pretty loud, but Gabby usually isn't too loud.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here mostly depend on which department you are in. Some students have it harder than others, while some have a very easy courseload. Overall, it is a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take Christian Worldview & Culture with Dr. Pranger. Never take a class in the AC on a Wednesday or Friday after chapel (at 12:50). You will either be late or hungry from not getting to eat lunch. COME TO COLLEGE WEEKEND! If you come to college weekend, do every activity they offer. I did this and I do not regret it one bit. In fact, I met many of the people I am now attending the school with at college weekend.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University has a great atmosphere to strengthen and build your relationship with God. The education received here is great and the professors are outstanding. The Whole Person education causes me to have to go the extra mile, which is worth it!

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is security and a curfew as well as no drinking allowed. So overall a safe campus, with not many bad stories. There are rules, just don't get caught breaking them.

    Greek Life

    The fraternity/sorority lifestyle is reserved for the Claudius and EMR dorms. Though it is not at the level of a public university.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is some variety, both social and school related clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The floors mentioned, Republic, Youngblood and Men of God have sacred traditions. But are not allowed to be discussed with non-floor members.

    Bang for the buck

    While there are prestigious schools that you could get more out of for the price, if looking for a non-party school and more reserved, this is for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are pubs, a riverwalk, movies, parks, intermurals and whatever other crazy things you want to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is not very good. Enough said.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you live. Different dorms offer different social lives. The towers are for introverted individuals, the other dorms, for the more social.

    Academic Rigor

    While the courses are hard, the professors are more than willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Guys, try to live in the dorm: EMR. Preferably one of the floors named: Republic, Youngblood or Men of God. All have fraternity/brotherhood like environments. Don't slack off and work hard, but make sure to balance a social life. The professors enjoy helping students so don't hesitate to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    The college is a Christian school that has numerous rules/regulations. Very Christian people go there, with a few exceptions. Overall, the environment is accepting and friendly/

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They have an amazing student center that is high tech and has the largest TV in Oklahoma.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus and really get a feel for the college. Go to the college weekend event.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts is an incredible school that strives to bring the best out of its students. ORU focuses on developing their students mental, physically, and spiritually. The professors care about their students and are more than willing to help them.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is almost no danger being on campus. People are really trusting here. You can leave a laptop on a chair to use the bathroom and expect it to be there when you come back. Safety is not a huge concern here. Stuff can happen, but it's very, very rare.

    Greek Life

    NONE. Go somewhere else.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities and clubs in which to get involved. I do a lot of theatre stuff here and am not even a theatre major. There aren't as many as there are at bigger schools, but it's still pretty good.

    Great for these types of students

    Christians. Obviously. Also good for people who don't want to REALLY consider opposing viewpoints to Christianity. Sure you learn about it in class, but few people here are truly Christian and openminded. Also good for students who don't like to ask why things happen. If you do question why people/administration does things, you will be very frustrated here. Students who don't mind class, but would rather hang with friends than study. ORU's focus is much more on community and not academics. Students who want decent ministry, business, and nursing educations and don't mind starting their careers in Tulsa (where ORU's strongest networks lie).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, our architecture first off. It's definitely unique. We have the Prayer Tower and giant Healing Hands. The campus design is also frustrating. There is NO straight way to get anywhere, which is really annoying. The aerobics center (AC for short) is also really far away... We are also a very fitness-oriented school. If gym classes every semester aren't your cup of tea, then don't come here. After the awful HPE 1 and 2, you can take anything from tennis to scuba diving. You also have to do a two-mile timed test every semester and log your physical activity. On the bright side, no one really blows up here... We also have chapel twice a week along with the running commentary #twapel tweeted by students on Twitter. Chapel ranges from good to cringeworthy. Depends on the day, really. Worship is also pretty vanilla. If you love Chris Tomlin's musical style, then you'll love ORU worship.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU throws a LOT of scholarship money at students. I don't think I know one person here who has has to pay full tuition. It's still expensive-ish (around 32K/yr), so keep that in mind.

    What to do for fun

    Tulsa, OK is definitely what you make of it. If you like going to the mall and going to the movies, then ORU's perfect. It's very close to the mall and four movie theaters. If you like a city scene, then Tulsa's not super great. There are a few places in Tulsa that are neat (like Cherry Street, Utica Square, and Brookside), but they close early. Local coffee shops are a highlight (the Phoenix is my favorite). There are plenty of clubs and activities here in which to get involved, so don't worry about having absolutely nothing do.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know how every review here has rated the food as amazing; those people don't have taste buds... SAGA (the dining hall here) is usually pretty awful. Sure, there are options. But you grow tired of having to resort to mediocre pizza, goopy soups, and cereal many times. SAGA is like the little fat kid on the diving board attempting a double backflip with a twist; IT'S OVER ITS HEAD!!! It won't stick to classic cafeteria food that it could do well, like hamburgers or chicken nuggets. Instead, one night it might offer chicken with cilantro cream sauce, fried broccoli with Asian Sauce, and citrus herb pollock (all real menu items, I swear). It's so frustrating leaving SAGA hungry because there wasn't anything good to eat. You savor quantity over quality, then SAGA's for you. However, if you have taste buds, it's often disappointing. On a good note, usually the Mexican food is OK, and when they actually do make hamburgers or something similar it's decent. Moe's and Chick-Fil-A are nice additions to when SAGA fails to deliver. This is where the majority of my money's spent (see above paragraph as to why...). They often have weird hours, though. On Sundays, Chick-Fil-A's closed, and Moe's doesn't open until 6PM. Maybe one day they'll fix it, I don't know.

    Dorm Life

    So much to say here... No coed dorms here, and each boy dorm has an identical girl dorm (save Gabby). All of the dorms feel slightly run down and aged (some more than others...). There are three groups of dorms on campus: GABBY: A girls dorm with private bathrooms. Known for lack of social interactions on campus (Gabby girls). Great place if you want peace and quiet, but you do get kind of an anti-social rep if you live there. FRANCES/SUSIE/WESLEY/MICHAEL (aka TOWERS): These dorms are the nicest dorms in terms of facilities, especially for guys. Wesley and Susie are the nicest. Depending on your floor, you could have a really quiet or fun experience. My freshman year, I lived on Wesley with 13 other freshman; we had a blast!!! These are definitely quieter than EMR and Claudius. EMR/CLAUDIUS: The social dorms on campus. Claudius is known for the outgoing, bubbly girls who love to socialize (although all types of girls live there). If you like a social dorm life, these are the places for you. A NOTE ABOUT EMR: I wanted a separate section to highlight EMR. I made the unfortunate decision to live there this year. Believe me, the social life on the floor I like. What I do NOT like is the feeling of living in a locker room with matching meatheads. So far this year, we have a broken water fountain, broken/flooded toilets, and bros who do really stupid things SOBER (like toss microwaves out the windows...). Since girls aren't allowed on the floor, guys do things that border on disturbing (ever watch a guy twerk naked in front of an audience? Neither did I...). We don't have furniture or a kitchen; administration took them away from us for good reason... I didn't come to college to be treated like a six-year-old (or to be surrounded by them). Don't get me wrong, there are some great guys in EMR, but this douchy frat bro wannabe atmosphere fills the halls (along with other odors...).

    Academic Rigor

    ORU is by no means academically rigorous. There are hard classes, sure, but those classes are going to be difficult at most colleges. A lot of classes get somewhat watered down. For example, organic chemistry here isn't the hell I've heard of at other colleges. And in my one math class, we aren't going into as many mathematical proofs as other schools do (straight from my professor's mouth). A lot of people here are just fine with this. Despite what ORU tries to tell you, there is not a strong academic focus (a much stronger social focus). Theology, Business, and Nursing are the best departments here. The Psych department is good, too. The worst departments here are math and engineering; they have few good professors and some awful (not hard, just terrible) classes. Trust me. If you are pursuing these fields, this is NOT the school for you. If you are looking for true academic rigor, this is probably not the school for you. If you want a Christian school with harder academics, look at Grove City or Wheaton.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not to sound like a typical ORU student, but pray about it! ORU offers a very unique experience that is not for everyone. Some people thrive in a Christian education; it stifles or frustrates others. Do your research! Go to College Weekend, although that by no means isn't a very accurate representation of life at ORU. Get in contact with current students and ask questions (which you should do for any school). I'll end with another ORU cliché: If you're supposed to go here, you'll be here.

    In three sentences

    If you want a spirit-filled school, ORU's for you. In certain areas, ORU offers a pretty good education, although there's more of a social focus. It's a good school: not the best, but certainly not the worst.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    You can find plenty of clubs involved in radio or video production, multicultural clubs, dance clubs, workout programs, and most of all missions trips.

    Great for these types of students

    This University is perfect for students who wish to seek God but want to have a fun college life while they do it. Make no little plans at ORU because you're life will change in so many ways when you come here.

    Bang for the buck

    ORU offers a private university education for the cost of a public university. The school also offers an extensive amount of scholarships that a majority of the students enrolled receive.

    What to do for fun

    The Armand Hammer Center on campus is a place for the students to chill, play pool, ping pong, video games, arcade games, and watch tv on the largest tv in Oklahoma. Tulsa is a large city that also offers endless adventures like a zoo, an aquarium, ice-skating, a huge mall and a lot more.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria on campus always has many options to choose. From pizza and hamburgers, to a full salad bar and vegetarian meals, or even home cooked meals that Mom would make. And lets not forget the huge desert bar, (You'll gain your freshman 15 quick there).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. You will develop a bond with so many people from other states and even other countries. There's a major sense of community in the dorms and around campus so making friends is not a problem to worry about at all. Many people have an open door policy so if there door is open they're ready to hang out. On the other hand its not hard to find privacy. If you need to study for a test or catch up on sleep you can just lock your door and people will leave you alone.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but very doable. A lot of the difficulty depends on the major you take. The school has incredible programs for nursing, business, and ministry students. It is easy to find other students to study with on campus as well and there are so many places on campus that are great for studying. The professors are also open to questions during/after class and welcome students into their offices for additional help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the Whole Person Scholarship. A lot of the people that apply receive around half of the scholarship ($10,000) and a handful of students receive the full $20,000. It never hurts to apply for it and it is not a time consuming application compared to others that require multiple essays. Don't worry about know people before you arrive on campus because ORU is full of friendly faces and you'll make friends fast.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is the ideal place to be to grow not only intellectually, but spiritually and physically as well. The faculty genuinely cares about the students and want to see the students excel. The campus has a unique and beautiful architecture including the 200 foot tall prayer tower that is centered in the middle of it all.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe but I don't know about the Walmart across the street.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities on campus. The school is very active so people are involved in sports and outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo is not the best but there is a Chick-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    There are no co-ed dorms but you will have a great community!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors do challenge their students but also makes sure they understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like a small community then ORU is the college for you. There is an honor code that you do have to abide so don't to have the typical college experience.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts University is a great college. All of the students and faculty are friendly. The professors truly do care about their students.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty much safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and ways to get involved at ORU, for instance, I am on the Debate team and a part of the International Relations and Development Organization but if you want to be a part of anything else, there are plenty of other things to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Dorms for outgoing students would be Claudius for the girls and EMR for the guys. For more quiet girls, Gabrielle would be the best. And for everyone who is pretty much in between, Towers is the best choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We do have a prayer tower which is great and a mentoring group on Tuesday nights in the Prayer Tower auditorium which I do recommend every student go to because it is just amazing.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, we go to the student center called Hammer and just hang out with friends and maybe watch TV, play ping pong, pool, fooseball, video games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    It is said that the cafeteria food is absolutely terrible although I'm certain that people just exaggerate too much. It has its good and bad days, but it's mostly just tasteless. However, it's not that bad. The other dining areas on-campus are fine.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus however, I do stay on campus a lot in my friends' dorms and it's such a fun environment to be around everyone. Certain dorms are louder than others so you just have to find the dorm that best suites your personality.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally think that the academics are rigorous to a certain extent. I do feel challenged but at the same time it's not so much to the point that it kills you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try as best as you can to get into good physical shape because that is really important here at ORU. Also, be open-minded and not negative, the people at ORU are amazing and everyone is like a big family.

    In three sentences

    Oral Roberts has an amazing, uplifting community and student body. At ORU, we are not only taught the important aspects of keeping a healthy lifestyle but we are also taught about keeping our spiritual lives and intellects alert and healthy as well. It is impossible to go to Oral Roberts and not become a world-changer.