Oral Roberts University Reviews
Oral Roberts University is a school that cares for its students. Since it is a private school, there are some rules and expectations that the college holds that some students rebel against. The school's rules are based off of biblical principles, yet they seem to be too much for the adults that attend the school. The school is very strict, but has amazing classes that are full of learning opportunities. The best thing about ORU is the education department. The teachers are knowledgeable, and the classes are full of everything I would need to know to become an effective teacher.
ORU was an incredible experience. Not only did I get the opportunity to make lifelong friendships, but I also gained immense confidence in operating in the professional sphere. The art department is small, but growing, and since I graduated in 2012, they have introduced a BFA. After graduating with my BA, I went to another university for my MFA, and I will say that it was a bit of a rude awakening. I felt like I had much to learn, and I don't know that I was entirely ready for the art world upon exiting undergrad. However, the professors deeply care for the students, and the small class sizes allowed for more one-on-one education, and I learned so much from the faculty!
Oral Roberts University is definitely a spirit led culture carrying university. Attending this university will surround you with strong spiritual mentors and there is a really strong "can do" "change the world" atmosphere. This is extremely encouraging however unfortunately due to the sizing and the nature (location) of the university it is difficult to provide the student body with the same type of opportunities as other larger universities are able to offer. This being said certain of the larger degrees (Nursing, Business, Marketing) have more all encompassing scholastic outcomes for their students. However, the smaller degree often leave students with a feeling of educational dissatisfaction.
Oral Roberts University is a beautiful private Christian college. They offer an array of degrees in both graduate and undergraduate. I loved the professors, they earnestly strive to connect with their students and make them feel at home. I loved them. I have made connections with my professors that I believe will me life-lasting. The students in my major classes have become my best friends and some of them family. Everyone seems to genuinely care about each other and that was so refreshing.
The atmosphere at Oral Roberts University is unparalleled. One is greeted with a majestic scenery upon arrival as well as a warm, kind-hearted community of people that are sure to lift any spirit. The campus isn't so big that one might dread the journey of the days tasks, but isn't so small as to make one feel isolated from the rest of the world. It is diverse in population and courses of study as students and graduates travel the world and plant themselves abroad doing mission work and serving in their respective fields. Your time spent at Oral Roberts will render you a complete person as it is the schools mission to develop the "whole person", healthy in mind, body, and spirit. It's curriculum reflects that as students are required to learn and dedicate themselves to not only their studies but their overall health as a person. Although there is not as much room for error and or misguided fun as one might expect within the traditional college experience, one will grow to realize that all of the things that really matter are what's important at ORU and they are no limits to what you can achieve as a golden eagle. I wouldn't trade my ORU experience for anything. Please visit and see for yourself!
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!
Oral Roberts University is a great university to learn and grow. The faculty are approachable and care a great deal about their students. The student body is exceptional with many future world leaders. My area of concentration was intellectually challenging and rewarding. I learned to think independently and felt comfortable challenging all types of thought using excepted research practices.
The university provided much opportunity for preparing my CV for applying to medical school. They have a 100% acceptance rate to medical school for their honors students, and their other programs are excellent as well, such as nursing and business. I had lots of opportunities for extracurricular activities, work study, research, etc. Campus life was excellent and I loved living in the dorms. I'm good friends with several people who lived on my floor freshman year.
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.