Oral Roberts University Named a “Best Western College” by The Princeton Review

Oral Roberts University was named a “Best Western College” by The Princeton Review in their "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" web feature. This distinction identifies the university as one of 633 colleges in the United States that stand out as academically excellent institutions of higher learning.

Inclusion in the "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list signifies that ORU met vital criteria identified by the Princeton Review. First, ORU had to meet standards for academic excellence within the western region. Secondly, they had to allow the Princeton Review to survey their students anonymously, either online, or on paper.

Surveys were distributed and collected on campus asking students to rate ORU on a variety of factors including academics, the student body, and campus life. Students described ORU as a “wholesome” and “friendly” university filled with “compassionate, genuine and sincere Christians.” They further praised the emphasis on whole person education by stating it creates an atmosphere “that strives for excellent academics and fosters spiritual growth.”

The 121 colleges that The Princeton Review chose for its "Best in the West" list are located in fifteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The Princeton Review also designated 220 colleges in the Northeast, 153 in the Midwest, and 135 in the Southeast as best in their locales on the company's "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" lists.

Those wishing to see the entire "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region" list can do so at www.princetonreview.com/best-regional-colleges.