Oral Roberts University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
Attending ORU was one of the best decisions I've made in my entire life. The students, faculty and staff truly set ORU apart. I was equipped and have successfully been prepared for the next season of life. The culture not only inspires and challenges you to dream big but also equips you with resources to pursue those dreams! I would recommend ORU to anyone!
The College of Business at ORU has far surpassed my already high expectations. While professors offer challenging, well planned, and effective courses, they do even more outside of the classroom to prepare students for life after graduation. The various clubs, seminars, and internships that have been at my disposal have pushed me to grow and reach my professional goals. In my experience with students from other universities, they simply do not exhibit the academic or professional competence, skills, or experience that ORU has given me. In addition to fantastic academics, ORU offers a campus life that is both exciting and encouraging. They do a great job of building community through various events. I have created friendships here that will last a lifetime, and for that I am extremely grateful. While the dining options on campus are less than spectacular, there are plenty of options within a mile of the dorms, and most of them even accept EagleBucks and offer student discounts. ORU has given me the best college experience I ever could have imagined. I will graduate in less than three months and could not be more happy with the choice I made four years ago. I would recommend ORU to anyone that was considering it.
I was a transfer student to ORU. I went to a community college for two years to knock out my prerequisites on the cheap. Transferring into ORU was very easy and they accepted almost all (if not all) of my credits. The professors really care about the students and are passionate about their fields. Cristi Freudenrich is an amazing educator and mentor, I still keep in contact with her today. The rules have relaxed slightly since I was a student there, but it was great having a set of boundaries. I thought I knew everything when I was in college, but looking back I'm glad that I chose a school that would keep me in check and not let me go off the deep end, like I may have going to a public university. The relationships I made there are the best relationships I have ever made. True, life-long friends with similar life values and goals. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
I liked the people, the professors and the spiritual disciplines it taught me. It is a university that believes in its students and wants them all to succeed.
This is a school that is working to find the balance of a modern academic academy and yet still remian true to its founding principles. Staff and students are very friendly.
Oral Roberts University is a top tier Graduate and Undergraduate school that combined excellent academics with a spiritual emphasis that is second to none. The education received at Oral Roberts University prepared me for the real world and gave me the tools needed to succeed in life.
I loved the experience at ORU; now it's on to grad school. It's a great Christian school, and the school and most of the students are true to that. My biggest issue is that teacher pay is very low compared to other Oklahoma universities. Also, SA wastes far too much money on useless things.
The professors at ORU are very nice and really care about you as an individual. However, they freely admit that their history programs services mostly people who are planning on working in K 12, as opposed to doing history in academia. This results in a lack of opportunities for attending and presenting at conferences or the classes being rigorous enough to prepare you for a top tier grad program. Therefore, this is a great program if you are looking for lot of one on one time with the professors and are looking to teach K12. However, if you are looking to attend grad school, you might to look somewhere else.
Oral Roberts is a great university! The schools' focus on spirit, mind, and body help you become the "whole person" to conquer your field of interest. Every teacher wants to see you succeed. I have yet to find a teacher who hasn't been willing to help students one on one. Every teacher is well qualified.
On a different note, the school feels very balanced. It is a Christian Private University, but it also succeeds in sports (Division 1) and academics, which is rare for private schools.
However, the rules can be a bit demanding. There is a dress code, curfew, and dorms are closed off to the opposite sex. Sometimes it can be frustrating. Yet, the people at the school make it well worth it. There's a different atmosphere. Almost as if people actually care for your well being. It's extremely encouraging.
Originally, Oral Roberts University was not on my list of choice colleges that I was interested in attending after graduating high school. A reason for this is because I did not want my parents to believe that I would make my decision solely upon choices that the people surrounding me committed. Although this is true, God desired, from the beginning of time, for me to be pushed a bit deeper into the divine destiny that He purposed for my life. I say this with such earnest, the day that I submitted the online undergraduate application to ORU was one of the best days of my life!
Now that I am attending ORU, my faith and trust in God has greatly strengthened and my desire to be a blessing to others has authentically intensified. My major is Social Work and I am currently involved in one of the twenty plus outreach and mission programs that ministers joy and healing to abused children. Here at ORU, God has placed genuine friends in my life who revere Him and have changed my life forever. The professors and teachers have the best interest of the students in mind and are serious about embracing education, teaching students how to be effective in the work place. The coursework is very enjoyable and adequately provides an ease in comprehending educational material. Words cannot express the joy that I have experienced while attending ORU. There is no mistaking the truth that ORU pushes and empowers students to fulfill their God given destiny and I can truly say that I am being pushed and empowered. I will never be the same again!