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University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
The University of Tulsa, founded in 1894, is a private institution. It is Oklahoma's oldest private university, offering a comprehensive education with a personal touch. TU is committed to increasing its already substantial opportunities for collaborative research, internships, off-campus studies and original research. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students choose the university for its small classes, academic support services, a global perspective and a chance to get involved. Its 200-acre campus is located in Tulsa, 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,406
   Women 1,473 (43.2%)
   Men 1,933 (56.8%)
Graduate Students 1,157
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 37% of 8,089 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.90
SAT Math 630 average
550-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 620 average
550-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
26-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $57,864
  Tuition and Fees $41,024
  Room and Board $11,116
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $32,073
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 344
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Tulsa Population 398,121
Nearest Metropolitan Area Tulsa
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 71% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Captain Cane
Sororities 21% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 3.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
7.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.5% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students 24.2% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 57.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 91%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 27.0%