Oral Roberts University

7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

Founded to educate the whole person-mind, body and spirit – ORU romises a world-class academic experience in the context of a ibrant Christ-centered community.

Today, ORU envisions a bright future, energized by the financial support of the Green family-who has generously provided more than $60 million to the University-and by the appointment of a new president, Dr. Mark Rutland.

The New ORU is pursuing excellence in every category-strengthening academic programs, upgrading technological capabilities and improving facilities campus-wide.

A comprehensive university dedicated to strong student outcomes, ORU offers 65 undergraduate majors, many with national accreditation, as well as 14 master's-level programs and two doctoral degrees. Faculty members educated at the nation's top graduate schools serve as academic, professional and spiritual mentors to students who come to ORU from every corner of the globe.

ORU continues to redefine what it means to be a leading Christian university. We invite you to feel the energy of the New ORU and become a part of this university on the go.


Lee Raney's picture

New Era and Leadership at ORU

I am an ORU alum, and I am more optimistic than I have been in years about a bright future for the school.

The founder and first president, Oral Roberts, passed away in December 2009, but the school is in good hands with Mart Green as the Chairman of the Board and Dr. Mark Rutland as the new President. Mart Green is the son of David Green, the billionaire founder of Hobby Lobby, and the Green family has made considerable financial contributions to get the school back on solid financial grounds.

Dr. Rutland took over as President last year after Richard Roberts, Oral's son, stepped down. Dr. Rutland is actually the first president ORU has had with prior experience in Christian higher eduction.

The campus has had MANY renovations since I left, and even though the architecture is a bit different (some don't like it...I personally love it), it is certainly unique.

I graduated way back in 1995, but with family and friends in Tulsa I know alums from almoste every decade. I grew a lot spiritually while at ORU, and received a solid education as well. Just about every alum I know has positive memories and things to say about the school.

If you are interested in ORU, check out the "College Weekends" (assuming they still have them) they are a great way to stay on-campus and check out the school for 2 days.

Overall a good Christian school with good academics, awesome spiritual life, great campus environment, and a place you will make lifetime friends!