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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 Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, the Collins College of Business, the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the Oxley 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 2018 enrollment was 4,412, with 3,297 undergraduates and 1,115 graduate and law students. The ratio of men to women is 56:44 and 25% are multicultural students. Over half the students are from out of state and international students make up 20% of the student population, with 68 countries represented.

The University of Tulsa is Oklahoma's top university and one of the nation's top 100 private colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges.

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Overview

Applicants
7,869
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average HS GPA
3.90

GPA Breakdown

68%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 720
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 720
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
456
with Terminal Degree
427

298
Men
158
Women
75
Minority
12
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Chinese Studies.
  • Russian Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Exercise Physiology.
  • Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Statistics.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Technology.
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • German Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering/Industrial Management.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics.
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Petroleum Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Financial Mathematics.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

  • Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Geophysics and Seismology.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies.
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, Other.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Voice and Opera.


Students Say

The many students at The University of Tulsa, a small private research university, find it to be the total package. After all, it combines “the friendly environment of a smaller university and the academic, employment, extracurricular, and service opportunities of a larger university.” It also does a tremendous job of fostering an atmosphere that’s “conducive to collaboration and growth.” In general, students describe the academics as “challenging.” And a number of undergrads emphasize TU’s “strong engineering school,” which thoroughly prepares students for “work[ing] in the industry, especially [within the] energy [sector].” All undergraduates, no matter their major, benefit from “small class sizes.” In turn, this affords students the opportunity to build “close relationships...with [the] faculty,” full of professors who “are great resources for [both] internships and real-world advice.” Aside from being great contacts, Tulsa professors are often “very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects.” They also “make their students a priority” and they’re “very accessible outside of class.” As one student expounds, “Many of my professors frequently invite students to their office hours and remind us of their availability....[It’s clear they] care about my academic experience, career readiness, and about me as a person.”

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Michael Babcock
President and CEO, The Leslie Fay Companies

Doug McMillon
President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

P.S. Gordon
Internationally known artist

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

Steve Largent
Former Congressman, NFL Hall of Fame

Nancy Lopez
Professional golfer

Mary Kay Place
Actress, screenwriter

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
66%
Graduate in 6 years
69%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$58,500

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$103,200

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$62,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$108,900

Percent High Job Meaning
52%

Percent STEM
36%


Students Say

TU students can find all the resources they need for interview preparation, academic planning, and internship seeking at the Career Services' website. The department also hosts multiple industry-specific job fairs and internship workshops in both the fall and spring semesters. There are a “vast amount of research opportunities” to stock résumés, and career prep programs take place (often with free lunches) almost daily throughout the week. Of The University of Tulsa alumni visiting PayScale.com, 51 percent report that they derive a high level of meaning from their jobs.

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,034

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,945

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,820

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
50%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,869

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,991

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,012
Required Fees
$540
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,800
Transportation for Commuters
$2,260

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,116
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,343
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

2.59%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.22%
Asian
5.31%
African-American
6.42%
Hispanic
56.76%
Caucasian
1.63%
Unknown
19.24%
International

44% female
56% male
41% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

The student body at The University of Tulsa is comprised of “friendly” and “inclusive” individuals. Of course, it probably helps that the school is home to “a diverse group of students from various economic, academic, religious, political, and ethnic backgrounds.” Indeed, “Division I athletes, international students, military veterans, sorority sisters, petroleum engineering majors, and piano performance majors represent a few of the many groups woven together on TU’s campus.” Undergrads are “committed to doing well in school”: As one student explains, “We are all here to do well, but we are here to do well together.” Undergrads also describe their classmates as “smart,” “engaging,” and “extremely focused on their studies.” And most “are incredibly involved at TU, whether it be in Greek life, athletics, music, [or] research.” Additionally, a lot of “TU students look for opportunities to challenge themselves and impact their community.” One thrilled undergrad sums up the campus experience, “TU honestly feels like a small town community. Everyone is so friendly and kind, and it’s like having one giant family.”

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

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

Students Say

While University of Tulsa undergrads do admit that “a good portion of [their] time is...spent studying,” there’s still plenty of fun to be had outside the confines of the library and/or classroom. For example, “there are a ton of active student organizations” and you can always find “an event to attend or free food to eat.” Popular options include “homecoming...dog petting days, bowling, [and] carnivals.” One excited student adds, “TU is good about providing events bi-weekly, like S’mores at the Student Union, an outdoor movie, or a play.” If the Greek scene interests you, you’ll be happy to learn that “the fraternities on campus...usually [host] events Thursday through Saturday.” A number of undergrads also love to take advantage of the “many [beautiful] lawns” on the TU campus. And you’re sure to find a handful of students playing any number of games, from “baseball [and] football [to] Capture the Flag.” If you prefer your athletics to be a little more structured, there’s also a “very popular...intramural sports [program].” As for hometown Tulsa, “there’s a great food, music, and art culture in downtown Tulsa so you can always find something to do.” And we’re told that “the restaurants here are awesome, small and large concert venues attract all types of artists, and there all festivals of all types throughout the year.”

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Student Academic Support

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Tawny Rigsby

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Self-report application form and documentation from health care professional with diagnosis and description of functional limitations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Self-report application form and documentation from health care professional with diagnosis and description of functional limitations.

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
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
35

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
19

18% join a fraternity
20% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

67% participate in intramural sports
12% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Golden Hurricane)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
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

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
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.

85/99
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
55%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Beth Brown
Director of Campus Visits

Address
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104

Phone
1-800-331-3050

Email
visit@utulsa.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Collins Fitness Center
Reynolds Center
McFarlin Library
Allen Chapman Student Union
Lorton Performance Center
Collins College of Business The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Chapman Hall - The College of Arts and Sciences Phillips Hall - School of Art Kendall Hall Theatre Collins Hall - Visitors Center and Office of Admission H.A. Chapman Stadium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Brookside (boutiques, restaurants, live music)
Utica Square (shopping, restaurants)
Cherry Street District (Route 66, restaurants)
Brady Arts District (Zarrow Center, Guthrie Green, restaurants)
Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums
Tulsa Performing Arts Center BOK Center Kendall-Whittier Neighborhood The Pearl District RiverParks

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat mornings by appt
1-800-331-3050

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m. through 2 p.m.
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sat. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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
Taxis, city buses, Tulsa International Airport (10 minutes from campus)

Driving Instructions to Campus
(1.) Take Interstate-244 to the Delaware Avenue Exit. (2.) Turn south on Delaware (3.) Go to 8th Street and turn east (4.) Go to Collins Hall (5.) Visitor parking is available in the Westby 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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