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Study at University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa, also known as TU, is a private university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was established as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls in 1882 and it officially became the University of Tulsa in 1920. TU confers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in diverse Course Topics. TU is organized into the following academic divisions:

TU's sports teams compete in the NCAA's Division I-A Conference USA and the teams are nicknamed as the Golden Hurricanes. The University fields a varsity team in more than 7 men's sports and more than 8 women's sports.

Profile of University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa can be found in Tulsa, OK (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. University of Tulsa is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

University of Tulsa offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at University of Tulsa are in law, engineering, mathematics, and computer science and engineering.

University of Tulsa Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. University of Tulsa turned down 49% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 560 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 580 to 700, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at University of Tulsa are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at University of Tulsa are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 4, 165 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

University of Tulsa has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. University of Tulsa student athletes compete in Conference USA competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

University of Tulsa Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management197business management, marketing, finance, taxation, accounting, MIS, international business, business
Law160law, foreign lawyers, legal professions, health tax, energy and environmental law, legal research, pre-law, advanced legal research, . . .
Engineering124petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering physics
Liberal Arts83English, history, anthropology, political science, economics, Spanish language, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Therapy and Counselling66psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, Counselling psychology
Computer Science and Engineering61computer science, information technology, information science
Science50biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, physics, molecular biology
Media30communication studies, journalism, media studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26exercise science, athletic trainer, sports and fitness management
Medical Support and Technology25speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Education and Teaching23elementary school teaching, education, music teaching, education of hearing impaired, math teaching, mental retardation education, early childhood education, teacher ed, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing, nursing administration
Mathematics19mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts19fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Music15music, voice, piano, music performance, various music studies, music theory and composition
Art Studies9arts management, art studies
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art2film studies
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and police, criminal justice and safety
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Contact: University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa

600 S College Ave

Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

General Phone: (918) 631-2000


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