World renowned Christian institution, Oral Roberts University, has been named in the top 100 social media colleges by www.studentadvisor.com.
ORU has been on a steady incline in this category since 2012, being named at spot 79 that year and then jumping 19 spots in 2013 to 60.
"We are tracking over 100,000 data points," said StudentAdvisor.com Editor and Chief Dean Tsouvalas. "We're so excited because we have been incorporating all the new social media components ...The folks that have made it onto the top 100 represent the best three percent of colleges and universities who are showing social media excellence."
"ORU is excited to be recognized as an innovator in emerging media communications by inclusion on the 2013 Top 100 Social Media Colleges list," said ORU Senior Director for University Relations and Communications Jeremy Burton. "We are thrilled to have risen so quickly in the rankings and are appreciative of Studentadvisor.com for recognizing our social media efforts to not only reach, but engage with prospective students, alumni, the ORU campus community and friends."
According to the website,the list consist of the schools who demonstrate the best uses of social media. ORU was included based upon their social media practices and their virtual flash mob which was described as, "a strategic, well-executed virtual flash mob."
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Oral Roberts University serves students from 50 states and more than 70 countries, representing over 40 denominations.