University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa

Oklahoma, United States | Private


The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private research university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. Established in 1894, the University of Tulsa was initially started as Henry Kendall College in 1882 and has evolved into a leading private research institution that seizes a liberal arts foundation while preparing students for a lifetime of success. Led by a strong president, a shrewd and inspiring Board of Trustees and dedicated administrators, the University of Tulsa continues it’s mutative growth that has seen an striking rise into the ranks of the top 100 national universities. When looking for a sports or athletic enthusiastic university and a diverse community as one unit in a classroom or city, your destination is TU.




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The University of Tulsa is located in the second largest city of Oklahoma that is the centre of commerce and industry flourishing with culture and arts with some of the largest art museums and opera and ballet companies. Tulsa, popularly known as former oil capital of the world due to its imports hubs of American oil industries is now 47th most populous city in the U.S. Tulsa was settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Loachapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe and holds a population of about 403,000 as of 2015 census. Tulsa is where there are wide streets and rolling hills, a river running through the western side of the city and plenty of green spaces. The place is not known only for its outskirt beauty but also for its food and its fun-loving atmosphere. The city might not seem as upbeat and fast-moving like other State's city but it is much more fun to be laid back at Tulsa. The campus of the University of Tulsa centers on a wide, grassy, quad-like space known as Dietler Commons,The university's campus borders Tulsa's Kendall-Whittier neighborhood and is not far from Tulsa downtown and midtown neighborhoods. The campus, in particular its football stadium Skelly Field, is located on the historic U.S. Route 66, America's "Mother Road" stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles. Tulsa’s entertainment options include pro sports, fine and performing arts, festivals, zoos, a water park, bike and hiking trails, rivers and lakes.


Founded in 1894, the campus of the University of Tulsa centers on a wide, grassy, quad-like space known as Dietler Commons, formerly called "The U." The predominant architectural style is English Gothic. Most of the buildings are constructed from tan and rose-colored Crab Orchard sandstone from Tennessee. The campus comprises a total of 200 acres in an urban setting and it is incredibly attractive, and only seems to be getting better as time goes by. All of the buildings have a very uniform look and feel, and are all very pleasant to look at.

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Since, TU haas a diverse classroom, to develop a sense of community that allows them the opportunity to form connections with students from diverse backgrounds who have similar interests and aspirations, living on campus provides students the total college experience and extends learning beyond the classroom through social and educational activities. All first- and second-year students at The University of Tulsa live on campus.The on-campus housing cost for a student would cost up to 6,300 US$ excluding food, books and extra expenses. If you calculate everything then for a year you may end-up spending 16,000 US$ for living in campus. Students who will reside in the primary residence of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) within a 20 mile radius of the university will be exempt from the housing and dining requirement.


Tulsa's faculty included the famous Russian poet and dissident intellectual Yevgeny Yevtushenko until his death in 2017. Current faculty include psychologist Robert Hogan, political scientist Robert Donaldson, Catholic philosopher F. Russell Hittinger, computer scientist Sujeet Shenoi,former US Congressman Brad Carson, and "2010 Big Brother of the Year" Art Rasher. Noted artist Adah Robinson was the founder and first chairperson of the University's Department of Art. Considering the department of Engineering , Computer Science, Business Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology, the university has excelled in all of these departments and these are compared among the same departments of top-notch universities in the States. There are few faculties which are quite approachable and some students seem to be friendlier to them more than their actual friends. The student-faculty ratio at University of Tulsa is 11:1, and the school has 61.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

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In the year 2016-17, University of Tulsa had an undergraduate placement rate of 96% with an accepted rate of 67%. There is a career center inside the university which is helpful and most students seek help from there but they won't guarantee that your job will be something that you'd love to do. The only good part about your career in TU is that you can get in connect with alumni at various occasions and they might help you find your kind of job.

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