The University of Tulsa (TU) is a four-year private university featuring personalized study in business, engineering, the fine and performing arts, health sciences, the humanities, and natural sciences. TU consistently ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 100 Research Universities.”


• Total enrollment: 4,433
• Undergraduate: 3,343
• Graduate and Law: 1,090
• US minority students: 25%
• International students: 20%

Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Exercise/Sports Science, Nursing, Management, Biology, Accounting, Psychology, and Finance

• ACT mid-50%: 26–33
• SAT mid-50%: 1130–1400
• 76% of students graduated in the top 10% of their class.
• Average GPA: 3.9 

• Tuition: $40,484
• Room and board: $11,116
• Fees: $1,025
• Total: $52,625

• Nickname: The Golden Hurricane
• NCAA Division I
• Member of American Athletic Conference
• Men’s sports: Basketball, cross-country, football, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, tennis

• Women’s sports: Basketball, crew, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Majors, minors, and certificate programs available through TU’s Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Collins College of Business, the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the Oxley College of Health Sciences are designed with your future success in mind.

 TU offers flexibility for students interested in interdisciplinary studies in and across all Colleges. It is not uncommon for students to graduate with a double major or self-designed major based on career goals.

• Accounting (BSBA)

• Anthropology (BA)

• Art (BA or BFA)*

• Art History (BA)

• Arts Management (BA)

• Athletic Training (BSESS/MATT)†

• Biochemistry (BSB)

• Biogeosciences (BSBG)

• Biological Science (BA or BS)

• Business and Law (BSBA)

• Chemical Engineering (BSChE)

• Chemistry (BA or BSC)‡

• Chinese Studies (BA)

• Computer Information Systems (BS)

• Computer Science (BSCS)

• Computer Simulation and Gaming (BS)

• Creative Writing (BA)

• Deaf Education (BADE)*

• Earth and Environmental Sciences (BA)‡

• Economics (BA, BS, or BSBA)‡

• Education, Elementary (BA)

• Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE)

• Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

• Energy Management (BSBA)

• Engineering Physics (BSEP)

• English (BA)‡

• Environmental Policy (BA or BS)

• Exercise and Sports Science (BSESS)

• Film Studies (BA)

• Finance (BSBA)

• French (BA)

• Geology (BA)

• Geophysics (BSGP)

• Geosciences (BSGS)

• German (BA)

• History (BA)

• Information Technology (BSIT)

• International Business and Language (BA and BSIBL)

• Management (BSBA)

• Marketing (BSBA)

• Mathematics (BA or BS)‡

• Mathematics, Applied (BSAM)

• Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

• Media Studies (BA or BS)

• Music (BA)†

• Music (BM)

• Music Education (BME)*

• Musical Theatre (BA)

• Nursing (BSN)†

• Organizational Studies (BA)

• Petroleum Engineering (BSPE)

• Philosophy (BA)

• Physics (BA or BS)‡

• Political Science (BA)‡

• Psychology (BA or BS)

• Religion (BA)

• Russian Studies (BA)*

• Sociology (BA or BS)‡

• Spanish (BA)*

• Speech-Language Pathology (BSSP)*

• Student-Designed Area of Concentration

• Theatre (BA)

• Women’s and Gender Studies (BA)


* K-12 Teacher Certification available

Additional program application or approval required

Secondary Teacher Certification available

TU’s four undergraduate colleges emphasize professional preparation in a traditional liberal arts context, while the Graduate School and College of Law offer study at the master’s and doctoral levels. More than 90% of first-year TU students receive some form of financial aid, and 95% of 2017 graduates accepted jobs or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

The academic environment at TU emphasizes individual challenge and faculty mentoring. The result of this rich formula is evident each spring. TU students receive more nationally competitive awards than all other Oklahoma universities combined, including Udall and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships; Goldwater, Truman, and British Marshall Scholarships; and prestigious Fulbright Grants.

The University of Tulsa is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. TU is an NCAA Division I participant in the American Athletic Conference. TU’s noted programs include Global Scholars, Cyber Corps, Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, and Pre-med. The Office of Global Education matches students with the perfect study abroad opportunity, and experiential internships are offered locally, nationally, and globally.

Unique academic majors like Anthropology, Arts Management, Athletic Training, Computer Simulation and Gaming, Deaf Education, Energy Management, Engineering Physics, Environmental Policy, Film Studies, and International Business and Languages distinguish TU from other schools.

The University’s 220-acre campus is located in the heart of a metropolitan city of about 400,000. In the past 15 years, more than $200 million has been invested in campus building projects. A newly renovated Student Union opened in fall 2014, and a new all-suites residence hall and student center opened in fall 2015. Other recent additions include two new Engineering buildings, the Lorton Performance Center, Chapman Stadium, Collins Fitness Center, student apartments, and a 34-acre recreation complex. Academic resources include dedicated facilities to study financial risk management, fiber-optics networking, museum archives, animation, physical rehabilitation, and digital video editing.

With more than 200 student organizations, TU offers ample extracurricular opportunities such as intramural sports, special-interest clubs, academic and pre-professional organizations, national fraternities and sororities, and religious groups. Our True Blue Neighbors initiative pairs students, faculty, and staff with low-income schools and community service providers. Last year alone, the TU family volunteered more than 75,000 hours to make Tulsa a better place.

The University is home to a diverse population, with a student body of about 4,500. Of those, about 50% come from other states and 20% come from other countries. Faculty, administrators, students, and staff value our diverse campus population because it enhances the educational experience. A variety of multicultural student organizations on campus provide cultural enrichment, information, assistance, and support to international and minority students and provide forums for discussing relevant issues and celebrating their heritage. There are 25 campus organizations representing African American, Asian American, Latin American, Middle Eastern American, American Indian, and international students at TU. These groups sponsor food bazaars, festivals, symposia, lectures, performances, recreational sports, and other activities throughout the year.

As TU seeks to advance its mission to educate men and women from every walk of life for participation in an increasingly global society, the University established an Office of Diversity and Engagement in 2015.