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ORU Recognized as “Best of the West” by Princeton Review

Oral Roberts University was one of 124 academic institutions recognized as “Best of the West” by The Princeton Review. This honor was highlighted in the "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" web feature.

Inclusion in the "2014 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 asking students to rate ORU on a variety of factors including academics, the student body and campus life. Students described ORU as “friendly” with “lots of foreign students” and a community that is “committed to philanthropy.”

The academic institutions included in the "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website section were also rated in six categories by The Princeton Review. These ratings, which appear on the school profiles, are scored on a scale of 60 to 99. The Princeton Review explains the criteria for each rating score on their website. Click here to see criteria for rating scores.

The 124 colleges and universities 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 225 colleges in the Northeast, 156 in the Midwest, and 138 in the Southeast.