TU Fact Sheet

Institution Name

The University of Tulsa

Location

Tulsa, Oklahoma (pop. 550,000)

Founded

1894

Institution Type

Private, doctoral degree granting, accredited, coeducational

Affiliation

Nondenominational; founded by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1894

Enrollment

4,597 (3,428 undergraduate, 1,169 graduate and law)

Programs

61 undergraduate, 36 graduate, 12 doctoral

Average class size

21

Student/faculty ratio

11 to 1

Full-time faculty

320

Endowed chairs and/or professorships

42

Average ACT score (2013 freshman class)

28

Average SAT score (2013 freshman class)

1250

Top ten percent of high school class (2013 freshman class)

74 percent

National Merit Finalists

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

TU Presidential Scholars

271

Undergraduate Male/Female Ratio

57 males to 43 females

Students from multicultural/ international backgrounds

  • Multicultural, 18 percent
  • International, 26 percent

Percentage receiving some type of financial aid

84 percent

Competitive Scholarships

  • 57 Goldwater Scholarships
  • 50 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
  • 7 Department of Defense Fellowships
  • 11 Truman Scholarships
  • 15 Fulbright Grants
  • 9 Morris K. Udall Scholarships
  • 11 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
  • 5 British Marshall Scholarships
  • 9 Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships
  • 3 USA Today All Stars
  • 2 James madison Fellowships
  • 2 Rhodes Scholarships and 9 Finalists

Community Service 2012-2013

  • 2,991 volunteers
  • 55,394 hours
  • $1.2 million - monetary value of time TU students and employees volunteered to the Tulsa Community

Athletics

Division I – 18 men's and women's teams

Conference

American Athletic Conference

Nickname

Golden Hurricane

Colors

Old Gold, Royal Blue, Crimson

Library Information

McFarlin Library and Mabee Legal Information Center, house more than 4 million items.

McFarlin holdings include over:

  • 920,000 volumes
  • 620,000 titles
  • 120,000 e-books
  • 40,000 electronic periodicals
  • 7,500 videos
  • 10,000 recordings

Special Collections rare book holdings number over 125,000 volumes and are internationally recognized, particularly for holdings of Native American history and law, along with 19th- and 20th-century Irish, English, and American literature.

McFarlin is home to the papers of 2001 Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul.

The 12,000-square-foot Academic Technology Center annex was dedicated in 2009, adding computer labs, a coffee shop, and restored reading rooms.