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Undergrad Profile

The University of Tulsa is a private, independent research university featuring personalized study in business, natural science, technology, engineering, math, health sciences, the fine and performing arts, and the humanities. 

Named by The Princeton Review, Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Forbes as a top national university, TU also made U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 top 100 list.

TU’s four undergraduate colleges—Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering & Natural Sciences, and Health Sciences—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 93% of 2015 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 through the American Athletic Conference. TU’s noted programs include Pre-med, Global Scholars, Cyber Corps, Third Floor Design, Make a Difference Engineering (MADE at TU), and the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge. The Office of Global Education matches students with the perfect study abroad opportunity, and experiential internships are offered locally, nationally, and globally. Students who have a passion for the discussion of ideas will find TU’s Honors Program an engaging option of integrated courses that examine major epochs and ideas of Western civilization.

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 bike-friendly campus is located in the heart of a metropolitan city of about 400,000 residents. 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 300-bed 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 spaces to study financial risk management, fiber-optics networking, museum archives, animation, physical rehabilitation, and digital video editing. TU also boasts off-campus facilities such as the Zarrow Center for Art & Education in the trendy Brady Arts District; the North Campus engineering complex, with real-world energy industry equipment; and the Helmerich Center for American Research, which works with the renowned Gilcrease Museum to examine documents and artifacts that tell the history of the Americas. In 2016 TU’s Nursing students moved their simulation course work to a completely renovated building outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

With more than 160 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. TU’s True Blue Neighbors program gives back to the community through several organizations. Last year alone, TU students, faculty, and staff volunteered 70,000+ hours to make the city of Tulsa an even better place to live and study.




• Total enrollment: 4,671
• Undergraduate: 3,478
• Graduate and Law: 1,193
• US minority students: 18%
• International students: 25%

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

• ACT average: 29; ACT mid-50%: 27–32
• SAT average: 1260; SAT mid-50%: 1150–1440
• 73% 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 (BSAT)†
• Biochemistry (BSB)
• Biogeosciences (BSBG)
• Biological Science (BS or BA)
• Business and Law (BSBA)
• Chemical Engineering (BSChE)
• Chemistry (BSC or BA)‡
• Chinese Studies (BA)
• Communication (BA or BS)
• Computer Science (BSCS)
• Computer Simulation and Gaming (BS)
• Creative Writing (BA)
• Deaf Education (BADE)*
• Earth and Environmental Sciences (BA)‡
• Economics (BS, BA, 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 (BSIBL and BA)
• Management (BSBA)
• Management Information Systems (BSBA)
• Marketing (BSBA)
• Mathematics (BS or BA)‡
• Mathematics, Applied (BSAM)
• Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
• Music (BA)†
• Music (BM)
• Music Education (BME)*
• Musical Theatre (BA)
• Nursing (BSN)†
• Organizational Studies (BA)
• Petroleum Engineering (BSPE)
• Philosophy (BA)
• Physics (BS or BA)‡
• Political Science (BA)‡
• Psychology (BA or BS)
• Religion (BA)
• Russian Studies (BA)*
• Sociology (BA or BS)‡
• Speech-Language Pathology (BSSP)*
• Spanish (BA)*
• Student-Designed Area of Concentration
• Theatre (BA)
• Women’s and Gender Studies (BA)

* K-12 Teacher Certification is available.
† An additional program application or approval
is required.
‡ Secondary Teacher Certification is available.