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University of Tulsa Overview

University of Tulsa is a private not-for-profit institution located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The location of University of Tulsa is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Tulsa Known For?

820 Undergraduate Awards
$33,654 Avg Cost After Aid
39% Acceptance Rate
  • The 5% student loan default rate at University of Tulsa is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at University of Tulsa is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 74% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree make about $48,500 a year. That's 19% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average University of Tulsa student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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University of Tulsa Rankings

University of Tulsa holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Oklahoma ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Tulsa.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Environmental Control Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Environmental Control Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Environmental Control Technology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Engineering Technologies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Computer Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Mechanical Engineering Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Tulsa has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Value Colleges for Chemical Engineering College Factual
#19 Best Value Colleges for Engineering College Factual
#20 Best Value Colleges for Mechanical Engineering College Factual
#132 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#143 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is University of Tulsa?

Location of University of Tulsa

Contact details for University of Tulsa are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
Phone: 918-631-2000
Website: https://utulsa.edu

How Do I Get Into University of Tulsa?

You can apply to University of Tulsa online at: https://admission.utulsa.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for University of Tulsa

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Tulsa?

39% Acceptance Rate
47% Of Accepted Are Women
20% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of University of Tulsa is 39%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 53% of accepted students are men and 47% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 44%, and the acceptance rate for women is 34%.

Average Test Scores

About 20% of students accepted to University of Tulsa submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 720. Math scores were between 560 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Tulsa  ( 590 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Tulsa  ( 560 to 720 )
200
800
University of Tulsa received ACT scores from 80% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 32.

ACT English Scores for University of Tulsa  ( 25 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Tulsa  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Tulsa  ( 25 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Tulsa?

$33,654 Net Price
38% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Tulsa is $33,654. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Tulsa, approximately 38% of students took out student loans averaging $15,589 a year. That adds up to $62,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Tulsa is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Tulsa Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,171 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,268 undergraduate students at University of Tulsa, with 3,171 being full-time and 97 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Tulsa

There are also 1,111 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,171 full-time undergraduates at University of Tulsa, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Tulsa

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Tulsa students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Tulsa Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 189
Black or African American 215
Hispanic or Latino 267
White 1,722
International Students 396
Other Races/Ethnicities 382

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at University of Tulsa. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 78 countries are represented at University of Tulsa. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.

Online Learning at University of Tulsa

120 Took All Classes Online
131 Took At Least One Class Online
-14.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at University of Tulsa. In 2017-2018, 131 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Tulsa has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 30th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Tulsa

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Tulsa was -14.8%. This is the #2,621 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Tulsa regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Tulsa majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 33%
Legal Professions 8%
Legal Research 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Tulsa ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Tulsa.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Legal Research #24
Environmental Control Technology #33
Legal Professions #136
Engineering Technologies #202

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Tulsa Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Petroleum Engineering 72 17 12 101
Law 0 0 88 88
Mechanical Engineering 60 8 6 74
Business Administration & Management 34 35 0 69
Computer Science 36 21 5 62
Finance & Financial Management 54 1 0 55
Accounting 34 19 0 53
Environmental Control Technology 21 24 0 45
Chemical Engineering 37 2 1 40
General Psychology 34 0 0 34
General Biology 26 3 0 29
Management Information Systems 28 0 0 28
Legal Research 0 26 0 26
Music 25 0 0 25
Communication & Media Studies 24 0 0 24
Electrical Engineering 20 3 0 23
Fine & Studio Arts 20 3 0 23
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 22 0 0 22
Communication Sciences 8 14 0 22
Applied Mathematics 11 11 0 22
Economics 22 0 0 22
Marketing 21 0 0 21
Nursing 21 0 0 21
Mathematics 21 0 0 21
Health & Physical Education 20 0 0 20
General English Literature 13 3 2 18
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 12 6 18
History 12 4 0 16
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 4 2 16
Chemistry 6 2 5 13
Political Science & Government 11 0 0 11
Museum Studies 0 10 0 10
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 0 0 10
General Education 7 2 0 9
Computer Software & Applications 8 0 0 8
Computer Engineering 4 3 1 8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 7 0 7
Computer Information Systems 7 0 0 7
Allied Health Professions 4 3 0 7
Human Resource Management 6 0 0 6
Romance Languages 6 0 0 6
Physics 4 0 2 6
Anthropology 1 3 2 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 0 0 4
Writing Studies 4 0 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 4 0 0 4
Sociology 4 0 0 4
Arts & Media Management 4 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 4
Religious Studies 3 0 0 3
Teacher Education Grade Specific 2 0 0 2
Engineering Physics 2 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 1 1 0 2
East Asian Languages 2 0 0 2
International Business 1 0 0 1
Information Technology 0 1 0 1
Special Education 1 0 0 1
Area Studies 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 0 0 1
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 0 0 1
Philosophy 1 0 0 1
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
Taxation 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 820 242 132 1,194

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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