University of Tulsa

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School Overview

The University of Tulsa, also known as TU, is a private, four-year university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The University was founded in 1894 by the Presbyterian Church, although today the school is a nondenominational institution. The University of Tulsa offers 61 undergraduate programs, 36 graduate programs and 12 doctoral programs. The institution is renowned for its premier, petroleum engineering programs, as well as its English, computer science, natural sciences, clinical and industrial/organizational psychology, and several other engineering programs. TU also has an outstanding undergraduate research program. A number of students have received Goldwater Scholarships and have conducted advanced research alongside top TU professors.

General Information

Admission Office
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
(918) 631-2307
(800) 331-3050
Fax: (918) 631-5003

Contact: John Corso
Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services
Main Address
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
(918) 631-2307

Total undergrads: 3,049
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 695
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,981
Graduate enrollment: 675
Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 46%
Percent students who return for sophomore year: 88%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B

Arts Management B

Drama/Theater Arts B

Film Studies B

Music – General B

Music – General Performance B

Music – Piano/Organ B

Music – Voice/Opera B

Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B

Business Administration/Management B

Finance/Banking B

International Business B

Management Information Systems B

Marketing Management B

Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Information Technology B


Chemistry Teacher Education B

Early Childhood Education B

Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B

Elementary Education B

Mathematics Education B

Music Teacher Education B


Chemical Engineering B

Electrical/Communications Engineering B

Engineering Physics B

Mechanical Engineering B

Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies

Energy Systems B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B

German B

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

Communication Disorders B

Nursing (RN) B

Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Geology B

Geophysics/Seismology B

Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B

Economics B

Political Science/Government B

Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

      A = Associate degree
      B = Bachelor’s degree
      C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Tulsa Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (918) 631-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,379
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,222 (96% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $42,723
Out-of-state Tuition: $42,723
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $33,921

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Tulsa Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Tulsa.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 221
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 221
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 587
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2421
Education 196
Engineering 664
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
English Language and Literature/Letters 211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 15
Health Professions and Related Programs 43
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Legal Professions and Studies 133
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 221
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 111
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 443
Psychology 1122
Social Sciences 2411
Visual and Performing Arts 113
Grand total 18794814

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Tulsa and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $42,723
Out-of-state $42,723
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $23,386
Out-of-state $23,386

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 787 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 787 98% $33,921
Student loan aid 307 38% $14,335

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,027 93% $32,003
Federal student loans 946 29% $11,174

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Tulsa. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Tulsa students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,793 4,026 5,767
Percent admitted 100% 43% 31%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 11% 7%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Tulsa Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,379
Undergraduate enrollment 3,268
Graduate enrollment 1,111

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Tulsa Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (CLNUR) - Clinical Doctorate
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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