Qualified admitted applicants to The University of Tulsa College of Law will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. No form is required in order to be considered for scholarship. Currently 62% of the overall student body receives scholarship. Specifically, 73% of the 2013 entering class receive scholarship. 71% of all admitted candidates during the 2012-2013 application cycle received a scholarship offer.
Scholarship Information and Overview
Total Scholarships awarded for 2012-2013 = $3,659,000
Scholarships awarded to class entering 2013 = $1,109,294
Average scholarship = $25,000 for full-time; $16,230 for reduced schedule
Average GPA after the first year = 2.810
Median GPA after first year = 2.810
Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarship: Beginning with the fall-2013
entering class, 100% of scholarship recipients will retain their
scholarship as long as good standing (cumulative 2.0 gpa) is
Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%
Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving
scholarship = 10%
The faculty has adopted the following suggested grading curve for first year courses:
A, A-, B+, B = 30-40%
B-, C+ = 20-35%
C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 25-40%
The suggested distribution is not mandatory, but rather a guideline to aid faculty members in implementing TU College of Law’s grading system. The suggested grading distribution will apply to all first year courses. Where the suggested distribution is applicable as a guideline, it is expected that the median or mid-point grade will be a B-.
Scholarship renewal: Required GPA for scholarship renewal = 2.00
Scholarship increases: After the first year, we occasionally increase a scholarship for overwhelming academic merit, service to the College of Law, and demonstrated need. These increases are made on a case by case basis. In addition, students who serve as editors on journals or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.
Scholarship Guidelines and GPA Requirements
Merit-Based: 2.00 cumulative gpa at the end of each spring semester
Need-Based: 2.00 and up - Renew need based prior amount
Law Journals and BOA: 2.50 and up - Anything less can only be granted by the Dean
No Prior Scholarship Award: Top 15%: Scholarship award to be determined based on comparable scholarship equity, service, and need-based factors.