The University of Tulsa

As a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting institution, The University of Tulsa provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education of the highest quality in the arts, humanities, sciences, business, education, engineering, law, nursing, and applied health sciences.

The University's mission is nurtured and supported by:

exceptional faculty, who draw students into the pursuit of knowledge, introducing them to the pleasures and responsibilities of the life of the mind in a challenging world, and who include in their numbers the 1998-99 Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year for all U.S. doctoral and research universities, a national Carnegie Foundation Pew Scholar, a Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year for Oklahoma, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and four Fellows of the Institute for Advanced Study.

a humanities-based general curriculum that stimulates scientific, social, and artistic inquiry, while stressing competence in oral and written communication;

graduate, professional, and research programs that foster advanced theoretical development, promote professional preparation, enhance the quality of the faculty, and extend the University's international reach;

substantial library resources and information technology that support research and classroom learning;

a residential campus that fosters a sense of community and integrates curricular and extracurricular life; and

abundant opportunities for students to undertake community service, internships and study abroad; to participate in substantive research, often as early as the freshman year; and to study and reflect in ways that foster intellectual, spiritual, and moral growth.

TU's 200-acre campus is located two miles east of downtown Tulsa, a metropolitan city with a population exceeding a half a million people. The city's remarkable cultural, technological, and economic resources nourish the University's mission and enrich its life, just as the University, in turn, enriches the city.

In its vibrant urban environment, The University of Tulsa offers a diversity of learning experiences, a balance between career preparation and liberal education, teaching, and research, and endeavors to instill in its students an understanding that stature as an individual and value as a member of society depend upon continual learning.


The University of Tulsa is a private doctoral degree granting, accredited, coeducational institution located in northeastern Oklahoma, which is called Green Country.

TU is among the Top 50 private universities and the Top 100 national research universities according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges.

Tulsa’s endowment surpasses $802 million.

In 2011, TU completed a major fundraising campaign that brought in nearly $700 million to the university with $71.7 million dedicated to athletics.

Princeton Review has named TU as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” private universities, saying it is “among the lowest-priced selective, independent institutions in the nation.” The publication also praised TU’s high quality academics across all disciplines.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma (pop. 550,000)


Founded in 1894 in Muskogee and moved to Tulsa in 1907 as Henry Kendall College. Chartered in 1920 as The University of Tulsa.

Institution Type:

Private, doctoral degree granting, accredited, co-educational


Non-denominational; founded by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1894


4,092 students including 3,004 undergraduate and 1,088 graduate and law students

Student/Faculty Ratio:

11 to 1

Average Class Size:



59 undergraduate, 35 graduate, 10 doctoral

Top ten percent of high school class (2010 freshman class):

74 percent

National Merit Finalists:

1 in 10 of all undergraduates, including freshman is a National Merit Finalist

TU Presidential Scholars:


Percentage receiving some type of financial aid:

84 percent

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