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  • 263 acres in south Tulsa, Oklahoma; the state's second-largest city, Tulsa is an economically dynamic metropolis offering an array of internship and professional opportunities, as well as cultural and recreational resources.

School Colors and Mascot

  • Blue and Gold: ORU Golden Eagles


Academic Programs

  • 65+ undergraduate majors
  • 14 graduate programs
  • 2 doctoral programs
  • Degree completion programs
  • Online degrees

Top Five Majors

  • Nursing
  • Ministry and Leadership
  • Business Administration
  • Media
  • Biology


  • Fall 2014 enrollment: 3,481 students
  • Undergraduate: 2947
  • Graduate: 534

Class Size Average

  • Student-teacher ratio: 16-1

Geographical Info

  • 50 states represented (top 5 states represented: Oklahoma, Texas, California, Florida, Colorado)
  • 83 international countries represented

Student Body: TOTAL NUMBER

  • 1724 Commuters; 1757 Residents
  • Female: 56 percent
  • Male: 44 percent

Top 5 Denominations

  • Non-denominational
  • Assemblies of God
  • Pentecostal
  • Charismatic
  • Baptist

University Accreditations and Memberships

  • The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Member, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)
  • Member, the Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities (OICU)
  • Member, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Accreditations for Individual Programs and Departments

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Member, National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP)
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Clubs/Organizations and Outreach

  • More than 30 academic and special-interest clubs
  • 315 students participated in a variety of short-term missions trips to 25 countries and 5 continents during  summer 2014


  • Over 26,000 graduates and a total alumni population of more than 40,000

Academic Points of Pride

  • 2 Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipients
  • 100 percent acceptance rate into law school for graduates of the History, Humanities and Government department
  • 100 percent of 2013 College of Education graduates were employed within three months of commencement
  • 100 percent of Pre-Med Honor Students were accepted into medical school.
  • 100 percent of recent Engineering graduates were employed with an average starting salary of $65,000.
  • 90 percent acceptance rate into law school
  • 93 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses
  • 89 percentile on National Field Test for business graduates
  • 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
  • College of Business Enactus team named 6th best team in the U.S. in 2013
  • 20 Scholarships valued at $20,000 each will be awarded to new fall 2015 freshmen and transfer undergraduate students

Athletics Points of Pride

  • Golden Eagles compete in 16 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports
  • Sophomore Madison Reynolds ran to All-America honors in the women’s outdoor 400m dash, finishing 16th overall at the NCAA National Championship
  • The 2014 ORU baseball team swept the regular season series against Oklahoma, shutting the Sooners out in both contests, and also beat ninth-ranked Oklahoma State 15-8 in front of a sellout crowd at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
  • ORU claimed two Southland Conference Student Athlete of the Year awards, with Jennifer Abernathy earning the honor for women’s soccer and Samantha Watson doing so for women’s cross country
  • ORU had three players selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including two in the first 10 rounds.


  • Named to the Oklahoma list of top colleges for return on investment by AffordableCollegesOnline.org
  • 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.
  • Named as one of the top 5 healthiest colleges in the U.S. based upon drug-free campuses and healthy dining options
  • Listed in US News Rankings-Top Tier
  • Named to Victory Media’s 2015 list of military friendly schools
  • Ranked as one of the top 100 Social Media college in the Nation for 2012 and 2013
  • Only All Steinway School in Tulsa