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The University of Tulsa

  • Tulsa, OK
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 42%58%
    student ratio
  • 3,428
    total students
  • $35,050 | $35,050
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 40%
    acceptance rate
  • Very Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 630
    sat math
  • 620
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 28
    act composite

Overview

A Wide Range of Academic Programs at the University of Tulsa

A forward-thinking private university, the University of Tulsa offers academically rigorous programs that transform both its students and the world.

With a low student-to-faculty ratio, TU offers personalized attention and close interaction with faculty. Many junior- and senior-level classes have as few as 10 students. Typically, students know the names of everyone in their classes. Even better, so do the professors.

By keeping a low student-to-faculty ratio, the university carefully fosters an environment that allows faculty to be directly involved in students' academic development.

The graduate and professional programs at the University of Tulsa are among the top in the nation, with faculty and resources that bring out the best in students. TU also encourages lifelong learning through its continuing education classes, programs, and other services.

Personal attention to the needs and goals of students is the primary advantage to attending a small, private university as committed to personal growth as TU.

Undergraduate majors at TU include accounting, anthropology, applied mathematics, art, art history, arts management, athletic training, biochemistry, biogeosciences, biological science, chemical engineering, chemistry, communication, computer science, deaf education, earth and environmental science, economics, education, electrical engineering, energy management, engineering physics, English, environmental policy, exercise and sports science, film studies, finance, French, geology, German, history, information technology, international business and languages, management, management information systems, marketing, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, music education, musical theater, nursing, organizational studies, petroleum engineering, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, Russian studies, sociology, Spanish, speech-language pathology, theater, and many others.

Undergraduate Research at the University of Tulsa

At TU, undergraduates have learning opportunities that go far beyond the classroom. Research is the university's intellectual core; it defines TU's role as a higher education institution, industry partner, and member of the local and international community. The university emphasizes research because it naturally complements TU's primary teaching function.

The University of Tulsa believes research is more than an isolated intellectual exercise. It's about finding practical solutions to real-world problems, empowering the local economy with new technology, and collaborating across disciplines on new areas of knowledge. To that end, undergraduates from across all the colleges develop original mentored research through the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge program (TURC) for example, while business undergraduates manage a million-dollar investment portfolio that generates scholarships for business students and another group develops a hybrid vehicle. TU students have been part of research teams that explored the Gakkel Ridge, secured the nation's cyber networks, and created renewable energy.

TU's emphasis on research enables its students to be better citizens in their community and around the globe. Whether it is a technological breakthrough that reopens shuttered oil wells in Oklahoma, an outreach to local families struggling with communication disorders, or a group of engineering undergraduates creating sustainable energy for rural communities in China, TU is committed to investing its research in the surrounding community and throughout the world.

Because of their research efforts, University of Tulsa undergraduates regularly receive nationally competitive scholarships. Since 1995, TU students have won 46 Goldwater Scholarships, 31 National Science Foundation Fellowships, 6 Udall Scholarships, and 7 Fulbrights.

Campus Life at the University of Tulsa

Located in the heart of Tulsa, the University of Tulsa prides itself on giving a lot of personal attention to its students and tailors its classes and activities so that they provide the best atmosphere for academic and personal growth.

Campus life is lively at the University of Tulsa. The school is located on over 200 acres and students have access to a number of first-rate facilities right on campus including the newly constructed Lorton Performance Center (77,000 square feet), home of the School of Music and the Film Studies department, Collins Fitness Center (70,000 square feet), Case Tennis Center, and a recreation complex (34 acres) that includes track and field, softball, and competition-grade soccer venues. Students can also enjoy watching exciting football games in the H.A. Chapman Stadium and sporting events at the University of Tulsa's 8,000-seat Reynolds Arena. This indoor facility is host to varsity basketball games, special events, and concerts.

There are also plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with people who have similar interests. With over 300 student clubs, special interest groups, pre-professional organizations, and societies to choose from, there is no shortage of opportunities to be social or active.

With more than 160 student organizations including intramural sports, or special interest clubs, TU students find plenty to do outside the classroom. Whether it is politics, Greek life, or exploring wilderness trails, students can readily find a group of people who have the same interests. In addition to extracurricular clubs, TU offers many pre-professional organizations that help students build on their classroom experience and establish valuable ties with professionals.


Location & Contact

The University of Tulsa

800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
USA

Ms.Barbara Adkins

Dean of Admission

Phone: 918-631-2307
Fax: 918-631-5003
Email: admission@utulsa.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chinese Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Hearing Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Petroleum Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Professions and Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Applied Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geophysics and Seismology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Voice and Opera
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Behavior
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,304
    • Accepted2,965
    • Acceptance Rate40%
    • Enrolled3,428
    • Female Applicants3,668
    • Females Accepted1,377
    • Female Acceptance Rate37%
    • Male Applicants3,636
    • Males Accepted1,588
    • Male Acceptance Rate43%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.80
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 620 560 710
    • SAT Math 630 570 690
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 28 25 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,050
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,050
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$320.00
    • Room and board *$10,476.00
    • Room only *$5,800.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,428
    • Male Student Percentage58%
    • Female Student Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.14%
    • Black or African American4.46%
    • White or Caucasian55.02%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native3.88%
    • Asian3.27%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.12%
    • Two or more races1.69%
    • Unknown1.43%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout25.99% representing 57 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students42% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 74%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Association, Residence Hall Association, Pre-Professional organizations, intramural sports, Greek life
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Squash Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty435
    • Full-time Percentage77%
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 3,781 students to 342 faculty

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