From the School

The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private, comprehensive doctoral-degree-granting university that provides education of the highest quality in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, business, education, applied health sciences, and law. TU features four undergraduate colleges: the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, the Collins College of Business, the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the College of Health Sciences, as well as the College of Law and Graduate School.

TU's 11:1 student/faculty ratio, average class size of 20, and emphasis on individual attention anchor an educational culture where students are rigorously challenged and comprehensively supported.

The university is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities, and is an NCAA Division IA participant in the American Athletic Conference. TU maintains a covenant relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Extracurricular opportunities include intramural sports, special-interest clubs, pre-professional organizations, national fraternities and sororities, community service organizations, an active student government, departmental honorary organizations, and campus ministry groups.

Total fall 2014 enrollment was 4,682, with 3,473 undergraduates and 1,209 graduate and law students. The ratio of men to women is 57:43 and 18% are multicultural students. Over half the students are from out of state and international students make up about 20 percent of the student population, with 73 countries represented. U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges ranks TU among the top 100 doctoral/research national universities.

Overview

Applicants
7,304
Acceptance Rate
41%
Average HS GPA
3.80

GPA Breakdown

60%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
560 - 710
SAT Math
570 - 690
ACT Composite
25 - 32

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

From The School

The Tulsa Curriculum links a broad, humanities-based core and writing for all students across all disciplines. TU students can receive a personalized education that is well-rounded. Candidates for graduation must complete at least 124 semester hours of course work.

The Honors Program engages students in a critical examination of the major epochs and ideas of Western thought and culture through careful study of primary texts. A separate application is required. The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) program combines advanced research, scholarship, and community service.

TU's Global Scholars Program engages students in global issues from the perspective of their particular major. Students take a set of classes that explore the big questions affecting the world today and participate in monthly programming on campus and an international study, research, or intern experience.

The TU Center for Information Security is developing defenses against cyber-terrorist attacks and information warfare. The center supports TU's National Security Agency (NSA)-accredited certificate program in information assurance and a curriculum that integrates information security with computer law and policy issues. TU has been designated a Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by the NSA and is one of six pioneer institutions selected by the National Science Foundation for the Federal Cyber Service Initiative (Cyber Corps).

Air Force ROTC is available through a satellite program.

Students may receive credit through Advanced Placement testing. Depending on their test scores, students who complete the International Baccalaureate diploma can receive up to 30 college credits.

The University of Tulsa operates on a semester calendar. The fall term begins in late August, the spring term in mid January, and the summer session in late May.

Students Say

The University of Tulsa is a mid-size, private school that provides a superior learning environment and a myriad of academic opportunities to its 3,000 undergraduate students. Across disciplines, the academic experience is high quality and stimulating, incorporating “rigorous and invigorating lectures and well instructed lab periods.” In addition to coursework, undergraduates benefit from unmatched “academic and professional opportunities reserved only for graduate students at other schools.” A current student attests, “I had no trouble getting undergraduate research experience in biochemistry as early as sophomore year.” Students rave about TU’s outgoing professors, saying that “the faculty and staff at TU seem to take a personal interest in the students here. They are accessible and love to help students in any way possible, not only academically, but professionally and personally as well.” How’s this for involved? “I have even received a text message from a professor when I forgot to turn in a homework assignment,” reports a sophomore. While course selection is occasionally limited by the school’s size, “professors will frequently tailor independent study projects with students.” When it comes to the administration, some students worry that they are too preoccupied with improving the college’s rankings. Others insist that the administrative offices are just as student-friendly as the teaching staff. A sophomore shares, “I became involved in student government my third semester here, and I am so impressed by how accessible the administration is. The deans and president of the university really care about students.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
435
with Terminal Degree
419

264
Men
171
Women
63
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
75%
Graduate in 5 years
97%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Michael Babcock
President and CEO, The Leslie Fay Companies

Phil McGraw
Dr. Phil show, psychologist

P.S. Gordon
internationally known artist

S.E. Hinton
author, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish

Steve Largent
former US Congressman, NFL Hall of Fame

Nancy Lopez
Professional golfer

Mary Kay Place
actress, screenwriter

Overview

From The School

In 2015-16, the typical cost for students living on campus is $50,201 including $38,556 for tuition, $10,630 for room and board, and $1,015 fees. Expenses for books average about $1,200 per year.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
90
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Tuition at Tulsa runs roughly $34,085 annually, with an additional $11,996 approximately for room and board, books, and fees. Fortytwo percent of Tulsa students have borrowed through one of the various loan programs, while the average need-based gift award for freshmen is roughly $8,400 (and $6,900 for other undergraduates). The average financial aid package offered to Tulsa students is approximately $24,900, and on average, Tulsa graduates leave school with around $34,600 of debt.

Bang For Your Buck

The University of Tulsa meets roughly 81 percent of its students’ financial needs, with 87 percent of the undergraduates receiving some form of need-based aid. 89 percent of freshmen and 87 percent of all other undergraduates receive financial aid. One Marketing major notes that a key factor in choosing the school was that Tulsa was “willing to match financial aid offers made by other schools.” The school’s website emphasizes that “while each family differs in its resources, its priorities and its attitudes toward money, TU follows policies and practices to treat families equitably in the process.” In terms of scholarships, the university provides multiple in-house opportunities, from the Presidential Scholarship for incoming students with an exceptional high school class rank to scholarships available for students with a particular cumulative GPA, and offers web links and information about outside scholarship opportunities for students depending on their interests, background, or academic path. Tulsa “has great academics and recruits really intelligent students,” including a high number of National Merit Scholars, says one Biology student. The school also helps “students a lot financially with their wide variety of scholarships.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,374

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,850

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,278

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,610

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
42%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,761

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,085
Required Fees
$320
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,800
Transportation for Commuters
$1,508

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
ACG, SMART
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Defined in broad strokes, most TU undergraduates hail from affluent, Christian families in the Midwest. However, TU students insist that, while there are some similarities within the campus community, they cannot be summed up so easily. In addition to the array of “jocks, computer geeks, fashionistas, ‘good’ students, loners, and partygoers,” The University of Tulsa has a “strong international community. Programs such as the petroleum engineering department attract a diverse international populace. One can hear five different languages simply walking to class!” Thanks, in part, to the international students, there is “a diverse religious life on campus, several activist groups that meet on campus, and countless student organizations.” No matter what your background, “the majority of students I know at TU are very open and accepting of everyone else, regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, athletic ability, major, and Greek affiliation.” In fact, it’s easy to feel at home on the TU campus. A junior explains, “Because the campus is small, even if you don’t know somebody’s name, you normally recognize their face from somewhere; this leads to a great sense of community.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,428
Out of State
42%

International
35%
Foreign Countries Represented
73

Demographics

5.24%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
4.42%
Asian
6.03%
African-American
5.60%
Hispanic
74.37%
Caucasian
1.89%
Unknown
35.13%
International

42% female
58% male
42% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

From The School

TU's 216-acre residential campus is in Tulsa, Oklahoma (961,561 MSA). The city’s prominent industries include energy, telecommunications, high technology, manufacturing, health care, aerospace, and education which present opportunities for internships and employment after graduation. Tulsans enjoy Broadway shows in the Performing Arts Center and pop concerts in the BOK Center (arena) as well as acclaimed ballet and opera companies, symphony, Philbrook Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Brady Arts District, and cultural festivals. Local professional sports include minor league baseball, hockey, women's basketball, and arena football. The popular River Parks features jogging and bicycling trails, while Guthrie Green is a popular arts, music, and food truck destination.

Students Say

Student life at TU reflects the school’s unequivocal emphasis on academics. Studious undergraduates agree that the University of Tulsa “is definitely not a big party school. Most of the students here are focused on studies.” Nonetheless, there are plenty of opportunities for extracurricular involvement, and campus clubs range “from honor societies to multicultural groups to religious gatherings.” The campus isn’t too big, so students looking for leadership experience will be pleased to learn that “anyone can be involved and ‘be someone’ on campus.” In addition to student clubs, “collegiate, intramural, and pick-up sports are really popular.” About 20 percent of the campus is involved in a Greek organization, and “a lot of student life revolves strongly around sororities and fraternities.” However, students reassure us that “even non-Greek students can visit the houses and hang out on a Friday night.” If you don’t feel like partying at fraternities, there’s plenty more to do, on and off campus. A sophomore shares, “For fun my friends and I go bowling, explore the parks of Tulsa, watch movies, do arts and crafts, and go to the occasional party.” While students readily admit that Tulsa isn’t New York City, they appreciate the myriad of pleasures of their manageable mid-size city, which boasts “some really great restaurants and coffee shops around TU and in historic Tulsa.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
87
First-Year Students living on campus
88%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Student Academic Support

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Jane Corso

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation -see attached TU Guidelines for the Diagnosing Professional

Documentation Requred for ADHD
see attached TU Guidelines for the Diagnosing Professsional

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
169
Number of Honor Societies
37

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
21

21% join a fraternity
23% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Hurricane)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Golden Hurricane)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.utulsa.edu/studentaffairs/

Minority Support Groups: www.utulsa.edu/studentaffairs/

Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Oklahoma State University

Sustainability

At The University of Tulsa, students are leading the charge on sustainability. At Golden Hurricane athletic events, the student-run Green Team helps the university’s recycling efforts by making sure recyclables are not thrown in the trash. The Green Team utilizes volunteer student groups for the program during football and basketball games. Meanwhile, the Campus dining program is committed to bringing in as much organic and locally produced goods as possible. The program has allowed local dairies and farms to supply an increasing amount of organic foods to TU. The administration is committed to sustainability and has numerous programs to improve the campus’s environmental footprint. Recycling bins and totes are handed out to students, and the university aims to meet LEED standards in its building construction. In the dining hall, an Orca Green Machine helps cut down on landfill waste by decomposing food scraps. All dining facilities completely eliminated trays in 2014. On campus shuttles run on compressed natural gas, and students who want to use a healthy and green transportation option can use one of the 450 bicycles in the Yellow Bicycle Loan Program. The campus-wide recycling program went single stream in 2012.This increases engagement on campus by making recycling easier for everyone to participate. Among the school’s paper-saving initiatives, employees and students are required to utilize direct deposit for transactions and the campus phone directory is entirely online. TU’s “Earth Friendly Majors” include those in environmental policy, earth and environmental sciences, and geology with an environmental concentration.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
45%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
35

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Beth Brown
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104

Phone
918-631-2307

Email
admission@utulsa.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Collins Fitness Center
Reynolds Center
McFarlin Library
Allen Chapman Activity Center
Fraternity/Sorority Row
(6.) Collins College of Business (7.) The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences (8.) Chapman Hall - The College of Arts and Sciences (9.) Phillips Hall - School of Art (10.) Kendall Hall Theatre (11.) Collins Hall - Visitors Center and Office of Admission (12.) H.A. Chapman Stadium (13.) Lorton Performance Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Brookside (boutiques, restaurants, live music)
Utica Square (shopping, restaurants)
Cherry Street District (Route 66, restaurants)
Brady Arts District (museums, Guthrie Green, restaurants)
Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums
(6.) The Performing Arts Center (7.) The Philharmonic (8.) BOK Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
M-F 9:00am-4:00pm, Sat 10:30am-12:30pm by apptment
918-631-2307

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 am throught 2:00 pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sat. 11:00 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@utulsa.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi's, City buses, Tulsa International Airport (10 minutes from campus)

Driving Instructions to Campus
(1.) Take Highway 244 to the Delaware Street Exit. (2.) Turn South on Delaware (3.) Go to 8th St. and turn East (4.) Go to Collins Hall (5.) Visitor parking is available in the lot north of Collins Hall (6.) The Office of Admission lobby is located on the first floor of Collins Hall on the south side of the building

Local Accommodations
(1) Hyatt Regency Hotel, Williams Center, 100 E. 2nd St., 888-882-1234; (2) Mayo Hotel, 115 W. 5th St., 918-582-6269; (3) Fairfield Inn and Suites, 111 N. Main St., 1-918-879-1800; (4) Hampton Inn, 3209 S.79th E. Ave., 918-663-1000; (5) Aloft Tulsa Downtown, 200 Civic Center, 918-947-8200; (6) Comfort Inn, 6730 E. Archer, 918-835-4444; (7) Campbell Hotel, 2636 E. 11th St., 855-744-5500; (8) Ambassador Hotel, 1324 S. Main St., 918-586-8200.
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Key Stats

7,304
Applicants
3,428
Size
41%
Acceptance Rate
1260
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists