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:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,563
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):69%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:4,368 (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:$41,509
Out-of-state Tuition:$41,509
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$27,286

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Tulsa Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
Biological and Biomedical Sciences221
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services586
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2411
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields12
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics15
Health Professions and Related Programs42
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Legal Professions and Studies133
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences443
Social Sciences241
Visual and Performing Arts113
Grand total18774312

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Legal Professions and Studies2
Grand total3

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid67495%
Grant or scholarship aid67495%$27,286
Student loan aid22932%$9,117

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,88183%$21,994
Federal student loans1,17034%$8,031

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 2017

Number of applicants8,0893,7014,388
Percent admitted100%43%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%10%8%

Admissions Considerations

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 2017

Total Enrollment4,563
Undergraduate enrollment3,406
Graduate enrollment1,157

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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
  • 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
  • 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

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