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.

Website: www.utulsa.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,343
Undergraduate
Students
(44.1%) 1,473 Women
(55.9%) 1,870 Men
1,090
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 7,869 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
640 average
560-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640 average
590-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
25-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,435
Tuition and Fees
$41,024
Room and Board
$11,116
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$34,596
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,869
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
350
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Tulsa Population
398,121
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tulsa
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Captain Cane
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
3.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.3% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
19.6% from 56 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
34.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
800 South Tucker Drive
City, State, Zip
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
Phone
(918) 631-2307
Fax
(918) 631-2247
E-mail
admission@utulsa.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
39% of 7,869 applicants were admitted
Women
34% of 4,194 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 3,675 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
878 (29%) of 3,065 admitted students enrolled
Women
422 (29%) of 1,446 admitted students enrolled
Men
456 (28%) of 1,619 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
85% of 1606 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.90
3.75 and Above
70%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640 average
560-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
34%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640 average
590-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
32%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
19%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
25-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
46%
Score of 24 - 29
40%
Score of 18 - 23
13%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 70%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
3%
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,435
Tuition and Fees
$41,024
Room and Board
$11,116
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$5,610
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@utulsa.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003185
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
580 (78.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
455 (78.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
455 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
171 (37.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$34,596
Need-Based Gift
Received by 417 (91.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,034
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 263 (57.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,635
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 452 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
237 (32.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,860

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,752 (54.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,507 (86.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,502 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
531 (35.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$31,580
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,346 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,945
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 935 (62.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,473
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,420 (94.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,262 (39.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,531

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,869
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,934
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
265
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,481
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, accountancy, mathematics, athletic training, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, cyber security, geosciences, geophysics, history, physics, women's and gender studies
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
350
Part-Time Faculty
106
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
73%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,697,234
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
710
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Energy Business, Master of Science, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Mathematics and Science Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Engineering, Master of Teaching Arts, Master of Jurisprudence

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance and Banking
  • Financial Engineering
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Law
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Museum Studies
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Law
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Boston Population
398,121
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Tulsa
Campus Size
209 acres

Weather

Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 87.7 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Tulsa
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
35%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Captain Cane
School Colors
Royal blue, old gold, and crimson

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student association, residence hall association, pre-professional organizations, intramural sports, greek life
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,343
Women
1,473 (44.1%)
Men
1,870 (55.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,203
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
3.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
8.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.3% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
19.6% from 56 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,090

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
50.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
89%
Average Starting Salary
89%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
34.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 7%
Engineering 4%
Law 5%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 4%
Education 3%
Other 2%

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