Points of Pride

 

Princeton Review Best West Regional College

Named by the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the West in 2017 and recommends it in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature "2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

Military Friendly Oral Roberts University named to Victory Media's 2017 list of military friendly schools.
Best Online Bachelors Business 

Oral Roberts University online business degrees ranked among the top 50 programs in the country for 2017 by Accredited Schools Online. READ MORE

 best-education-degree ORU ranked 28 in the nation for having the best education degrees in 2017 according to Accredited Schools Online.
Best Online Programs Counseling

 BestColleges.com ranked Oral Roberts University number eight for Best Online Bachelor's in Counseling. ORU was the only Oklahoma college to be ranked. 

Best Online Colleges   Ranked third as the Best Online College in Oklahoma in 2017 by OnlineColleges.net. READ MORE
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ORU ranked in "The 100 Best Online Colleges for 2017" according to TheBestSchools.org. READ MORE

Best Bible School  ORU is ranked 15 in the nation by TheBestSchools.org for being one of the Best Schools for Studying the Bible in 2017.
Best Colleges USNEWS logo ORU listed in U.S. News Rankings - Best in the West for 2017. READ MORE  Best Value Colleges USNEWS logo Oral Roberts University listed in U.S. News Rankings - Best Value in 2017.
best-online-theology-degree AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online theology degrees ORU ranked number 17. READ MORE best-online-communications degree  AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online communications degrees ORU ranked number 20. READ MORE
best-political-science-degree AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online political science degrees ORU ranked number 12. READ MORE best-online-christian-counseling-degrees AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online Christian counseling degrees ORU earned second place. READ MORE
best-military-friendly-colleges AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017, including being a military-friendly online college. READ MORE  Best Online Christian Colleges Oral Roberts University ranked as one of the best online colleges by Affordable Colleges online in 2017.
 women Oral Roberts University is recognized as one of America’s safest campuses by the Women’s Choice Award & Niche.com for 2016-2017. Take your first steps toward ORU’s beautiful 263-acre campus at oruglobal.com! READ MORE  50 Best West Colleges and Univiersities ORU is listed as among the top 50 best West colleges and universities by Christian Universities Online.
 Master of Divinity Award Oral Roberts University ranked among the top 30 in the nation for the online Master of Divinity degree for 2017 by College Values online.  Online  ORU is ranked 6 in Oklahoma by OnlineColleges.com for being one of the best Online Colleges to attend in 2017. READ MORE
Homeschool Friendly ORU's ranked as one of the top Home School Friendly Colleges & Universities by Homeschooling Parent in 2016. OK50  ORU's Online programs ranks among top programs in Oklahoma by OnlineColleges.com for 2016.
2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region Named by the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the West. ORU is one of 124 institutions that The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region," at www.PrincetonReview.com.  Affordable Colleges ROI logo Named to the Oklahoma list of top colleges for return on investment by AffordableCollegesOnline.

military Named to Victory Media's 2015 list of military friendly schools. All Steinway School logo  Only All Steinway School in Tulsa. ORU is a member of a prestigious and select group of only 132 colleges and universities worldwide.
Beautiful  ORU ranked among the top 50 in the nation for the most beautiful Christian colleges and universities by Christian Universities Online. Stem 

 ORU designated as a 2015 STEM Jobs College by Victory Media. READ MORE

 Other Awards Received

  • Oral Roberts University ranked in Best College Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. READ MORE
  • In 2017, ORU's nursing program ranked as the seventh best among the top 20 R.N. programs in the state of Oklahoma by RegisteredNursing.org. READ MORE
  • Oral Roberts University ranked among the Best Education Programs in the country in 2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools. READ MORE
  • ORU is one of the best for the 2017 Best Colleges for Veterans according to U.S. News & World Report. READ MORE
  • Oral Roberts University listed as number nine for the top online bachelor's degrees for Christian Ministry by theologydegrees.org in 2017. 
  • ORU ranked among the 25 Best Christian Colleges in the West according to Christian Universities Online. READ MORE
  • Oral Roberts University among the winner for the Eduventures Innovation Awards in 2016. READ MORE
  • ORU ranked among the top 125 academic institutions for "Best of the West" by the Princeton Review in 2016. READ MORE
  • In 2015, ORU's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program ranked among the top 10 Christian M.B.A programs in the nation according to Christian Universities Online. READ MORE
  • Leadership Master of Business Administration (L.M.B.A.) program ranked sixth among the 50 Best Value Christian Online Programs in 2015 by Christian Universities Online. READ MORE
  • In 2015-2016, ORU's online Bachelor of Arts in Communication program ranked 15th in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online). READ MORE
  • Oral Roberts University ranked fourth in the Top Ten Online Colleges in Oklahoma by Bestschools.com for the 2015-2016 academic year. READ MORE
  • ORU was recognized as one of the "Best Online Colleges in Oklahoma for 2015" by Affordable Colleges Online. READ MORE
  • Named as one of the top 5 healthiest colleges in the U.S. based upon drug-free campuses and healthy dining options.
  • Ranked as one of the top 100 Social Media college in the Nation for 2012 and 2013.

Academic Points of Pride

  • 3 Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipients.
  • 100 percent acceptance rate into law school for graduates of the History, Humanities and Government department.
  • In 2016, the largest global crisis simulations was hosted by the History, Humanities and Government department.
  • 100 percent of the College of Education graduates were employed within three months of commencement for four consecutive years, 2012-2016.
  • 100 percent of College of Education teacher candidates tutor 2nd and 3rd grade students as part of the national Reading Partners Program.
  • 100 percent of Pre-Med Honor Students were accepted into medical school.
  • 90 percent acceptance rate into law school.
  • 93 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses.
  • 86 percent acceptance rate into medical schools for students with GPA of 3.6 or higher.
  • 56 percent of the faculty hold terminal degrees in their field.
  • 2015-2016 College of Business undergraduate students performed int he 90th percentile in nearly every business discipline on the nationally-normed Major Field test.
  • 20 Scholarships valued at $20,000 each will be awarded to new fall 2015 freshmen and transfer undergraduate students.
  • 21 Science and Engineering undergraduate students published academic journal articles in professional publications after completing research projects with ORU faculty members.
  • In 2016, 437 students served on ORU Missions to 37 countries on 5 continents.
  • College of Science and Engineering received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to scholarship students preparing to become STEM teachers.
  • In 2015, ORU's student advertising team placed fourth overall and was recognized for submitting the best media plan at the 2015 District 10 Student Advertising Competition.
  • In 2015, ORU's Violin and Viola Instructor, Esther Fellows, received the Suzuki Teacher Trainer award. READ MORE

 

Athletics Points of Pride

  • Golden Eagles compete in 16 NCAA Division I men's and women's varsity sports.
  • In 2016-2017, ORU crowned three All-Americans; two baseball players and one in outdoor track and field.
  • ORU has produced 94 All-Americans in the last 20 years.
  • During that same period, the Golden Eagles have won 149 conference championships and made 82 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  • Baseball’s Matt Whatley became the school’s first ever recipient of the Johnny Bench Award.
  • ORU won seven individual Player and Coach of the Year awards from the Summit League during the 2016-2017 season.
  • The baseball team won the Summit League regular season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where the Golden Eagles beat Oklahoma State for a third time in 2017, earning the first NCAA Tournament win since 2012.