University of Tulsa

As someone deeply concerned with climate change, Kirk Smith, TU's 2017 Rhodes Scholar, had doubts about attending one of the top petroleum engineering colleges in the world. After a campus visit with engineering students and faculty, their assurances that he could pursue his interest in clean energy changed his mind. What Smith and 3,400 other undergraduates discovered is that The University of Tulsa (TU) -- a private, selective university with an 11-to-1 student-faculty ratio -- is remarkable at matching students' dreams with a rock solid academic foundation. TU offers more than 60 undergraduate majors through the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, Collins College of Business, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, and the Oxley College of Health Sciences. Students are encouraged to follow their academic curiosity, which can lead to multiple majors, minors and interdisciplinary majors within or between colleges, and still complete their studies in four years. Student-designed areas of academic concentration are also available, as are combined bachelors/master's degree programs. TU students are rigorously challenged through coursework as well as independent scholarship and research, including the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge, which engages qualified students in mentored research, concentrated study, and service learning. Our Global Scholars Program engages students in global issues from the perspective of their particular major. Students take a set of classes that explore the big questions affecting the world and participate in monthly programming on campus followed by international study, research, or internship. The university's mission is not to merely produce graduates who excel in their chosen careers, but who also want to be a force for good. To that end, several initiatives provide hands-on experience for students who provide useful products and ideas locally and globally. Make A Difference Engineering (MADE@TU) engages students in producing durable equipment for disabled children and adults in Tulsa. The School of Art's Third Floor Design provides pro bono graphic design material for local nonprofits, while speech pathology students, under faculty supervision, provide assessment and therapy services for a variety of disorders. TU's Sustainable Engineering for Needy and Emerging Areas (SENEA) club provides humanitarian work with communities and families around the world. Academic resources available to undergraduates include McFarlin Library's internationally renowned collection of American, British and Irish literary documents as well as Native American historical documents; a partnership with Gilcrease Museum, one of the best institutions for the study of American and Native American art and history; an active undergraduate entrepreneurial program that gives students the skills and experience to set them apart as future business leaders; and access to cutting-edge technology and instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopes, a microarray core facility, and the world's largest research flow loop. Undergraduates interested in science or engineering benefit from TUs designation as a Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by the NSA. TU is one of six pioneer institutions selected by the National Science Foundation for the Federal Cyber Service Initiative (Cyber Corps). Undergraduates finish TU with a deep understanding of their discipline, practical experience in applying knowledge to real-world situations and extracurricular activities that help them mature personally and professionally. Because of these unique educational attributes and experiences, TU students routinely win prestigious honors -- 62 Goldwater Scholarships, 66 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships, 18 Fulbright Grants, 9 Truman Scholarships, 9 Udall Scholarships, 5 British Marshall Scholarships, and, of course, Kirk's Rhodes Scholarship (the third for TU).

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1894 Presbyterian Church (USA) Semester $975.6 million + 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 (918) 631-2000
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53 100.0 Oklahoma Tulsa 291 295

Grade Rank

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Best Business Schools () RNP
Part-time MBA (Tie) 179
Best Engineering Schools (Tie) 116 16 out of 100
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Petroleum Engineering () 4
Best Law Schools (Tie) 101 37 out of 100
Biological Sciences () Unranked
Chemistry () RNP
Clinical Psychology () 143
Computer Science () RNP
English () 67
Fine Arts () RNP
Psychology () 190
Speech-Language Pathology () 199


Part-time MBA


Biological / Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering


Clinical Training
Dispute Resolution
Environmental Law
Health Care Law
Intellectual Property Law
International Law
Legal Writing
Tax Law
Trial Advocacy

Social Sciences


The Sciences

Biological Sciences
Computer Science


Speech-Language Pathology
Clinical Psychology

Fine Arts

Fine Arts


The Collins College of Business at University of Tulsa offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, finance, general management, and marketing. Its tuition is full-time: $900 per credit and part-time: $900 per credit. At graduation, 42.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.
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Application deadline (U.S. residents) July 1
Application deadline (international students) July 1
Applicants (full-time)
Enrollment (full-time) 36
Gender distribution (full-time)
Required fees (full-time) $6 per credit
Required fees (part-time) $6 per credit
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A
Average base salary $67,526
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 42.9%
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2019 Quick Stats 36
Academics 36
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enrolled (full-time) 36
enrolled (part-time) 48
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per credit (full-time) $900
per credit (part-time) $900


The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at University of Tulsa has a rolling application deadline. The application fee is $55 for U.S. residents and $55 for international students. The 2017 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 1.9:1. The College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at University of Tulsa has 53 full-time faculty on staff.
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Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $55
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Application fee (international students) $55
Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 53
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 1.9:1
Enrollment (full-time) 225
Gender distribution (full-time)
Tuition (master's, full-time)
Tuition (master's, part-time)
Tuition (doctoral, full-time)
Tuition (doctoral, part-time)
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116 Tie
2019 Quick Stats 225
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enrolled (full-time) 225
enrolled (part-time) 12
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