Oral Roberts University (ORU)

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Oral Roberts University can be found in Tulsa, OK, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,600 students enrolled per year at ORU.

Most of the students getting into ORU earned an SAT score within the range of 988 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 18 to 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the ORU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of around 68% with 24% of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at oru.edu.

Overall ORU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Oral Roberts University was reported as 68.3% in Fall 2020 with over 3,430 applications submitted to Oral Roberts University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ORU ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • ORU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Oral Roberts University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Oral Roberts University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oral Roberts University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.5%
  • 2017-2018: 93.3%
  • 2018-2019: 80.5%
  • 2019-2020: 68.3%
  • Projected ORU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.1%

How Does ORU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Oral Roberts University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Tulsa35.8%
Bacone College72.0%
Oklahoma Wesleyan University57.5%
Oklahoma Baptist University57.5%
John Brown University75.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to ORU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading498 - 630
Math490 - 610
Total Score988 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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