University Of Tulsa

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 areas of study. TU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • College of Law
  • Collins College of Business
  • Division of Continuing Education
  • Graduate School
  • Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences

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.

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University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa , OK 74104-3189
General Phone: (918) 631-2000

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University of Tulsa Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management227business, business management, accounting, finance, international business, MIS, marketing, taxation
Law173pre-law, law, foreign lawyers, legal research, legal professions
Engineering113chemical engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, engineering management
Liberal Arts79Russian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Computer Science and Engineering62information technology, information science, computer science
Science61biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, physics
Therapy and Counseling51psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, organizational psychology
Media28communication studies, media studies, journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24registered nursing, nursing administration
Fine Arts24fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Education and Teaching23education, Native American education, education of hearing impaired, mental retardation education, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, teacher education, math teaching, ...
Music17music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, various music studies
Medical Support and Technology15speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Photography and Commercial Art12film studies
Mathematics7mathematics, applied mathematics
Art Studies5art studies, arts management
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Security and Law Enforcement0criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police

Number of programs and degrees for University of Tulsa in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56168
Postbaccalaureate certificate018
Master's degree20339
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship187
Doctor's degree - professional practice1721

University of Tulsa Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Tulsa had a total enrollment of 4,165 students (3,953 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 4%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 28%
22-24 21%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)13%
New Mexico1%

University of Tulsa Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 100 %

University of Tulsa Room and Board (2007)

University of Tulsa offers campus housing for 2,343 of its 3,953 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Tulsa, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Tulsa Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540700
SAT Math550690
ACT Verbal2433
ACT Math2430
ACT Composite2531

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT37%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT63%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Tulsa Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,365
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,365
Room and board $ 7,876
Room charge $ 4,294
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,236
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,089

Financial Aid:
University of Tulsa participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 318500)

University of Tulsa Faculty

University of Tulsa has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4217
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3142

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$76,7802*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year86$105,36918$106,988
Associate professoracademic year61$76,88139$71,011
Assistant professoracademic year51$62,40830$59,261
Instructoracademic year9$45,38914$40,762
Lectureracademic year0*1*
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year208$83,503103$68,995

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Tulsa Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Conference USA
Basketball Conference USA
Track Conference USA

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports35111146

University of Tulsa Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Elementary Education and Teaching
Indian/Native American Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Chemical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Pre-Law Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Economics
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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