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Oral Roberts University: Narrative Description


7777 South Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171-0001
Tel: (918)495-6161
Free: 800-678-8876
Admissions: (918)495-6518
Fax: (918)495-6222
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Independent interdenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 263-acre urban campus. Endowment: $66.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $107,010. Educational spending 2003-04: $2742 per student. Total enrollment: 3,828. Faculty: 267 (179 full-time, 88 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,244 applied, 70% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 80% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 3,038 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 265 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 41 other countries, 61% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 11% 25 or older, 71% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Christian College Coalition. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, proof of immunization, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 9/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 9/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,410 includes full-time tuition ($15,400), mandatory fees ($480), and college room and board ($6530). College room only: $3280. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $642 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: missions, Student Nurse Association, American Management Society, Accounting Society. Major annual events: homecoming, community outreach events, revivals. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. John D. Messick Resources Center plus 1 other with 216,691 books, 49,936 microform titles, 600 serials, 25,445 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 253 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Tulsa is located in northeast Oklahoma. The area has four distinct seasons, and is served by major airlines, bus lines, and U.S. highways. Tulsa is located on the fringe of the southwest's greatest inland vacation and recreation areas. Nearby lakes provide fishing, golf, boating, hunting, and other outdoor sports. Community services include many churches, an Opera Association, Philbrook and Gilcrease Museums, major health facilities, and civic organizations.

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