University of Tulsa Admissions

University of Tulsa Admissions

University of Tulsa Description:

TU, the University of Tulsa, is a small, private university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The university has gone through major transformations and moves since its original founding in 1882 as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls. Today the university has an unusual and well-respected program in petroleum engineering, and Tulsa's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Among undergraduates, many of the business fields are extremely popular. In athletics, the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference. For its many strengths, the University of Tulsa made our list of the Top South Central Colleges and Universities.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • University of Tulsa Acceptance Rate: 37%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for TU Admissions
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 690
    • SAT Math: 550 / 700
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 33
    • ACT English: 26 / 34
    • ACT Math: 25 / 31

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,563 (3,406 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,509
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,116
  • Other Expenses: $4,524
  • Total Cost: $58,349

University of Tulsa Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $27,286
    • Loans: $9,117

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Communication Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Petroleum Engineering; Psychology
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Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Tulsa Mission Statement:

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"The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity.

The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to

  • become literate in the sciences, humanities, and arts;
  • think critically, and write and speak clearly;
  • succeed in their professions and careers;
  • behave ethically in all aspects of their lives;
  • welcome the responsibility of citizenship and service in a changing world; and
  • acquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning."