Have you heard of TU’s Cyber Corps program? If you haven’t, and you are interested in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, engineering physics or mathematics, you should definitely check it out. Students apply to the TU Cyber Corps program during their undergraduate work, or as a graduate program. TU Cyber Corps students do all kinds of top-secret, MacGyver-like things, like extracting information from cell phones and computers in high-profile criminal investigations and programming public officials’ cell phones. I can’t tell you specific examples, because the students aren’t allowed to talk about most of it! Students from all over the country come to TU specifically for our Cyber Corps program. It has gotten a lot of press lately from prominent publications! Here are a few…
I’m from Arizona and in high school I got a generic brochure in the mail telling me to think of coming to TU. My first thought was that the pictures were pretty, the second thought when I looked into the actual school was it had all of the areas of study that I was thinking of going into. But did I really want to go all the way to Oklahoma for school? At the time that was the million dollar question!
I came to Tulsa Time in February after my admissions counselor recommended it, and I was sold! I mean I knew this was the school from the moment I walked on campus. When you find the right school you really do know. It’s just a gut feeling, and TU had my heart. You spend the weekend on campus, you stay in campus housing, go to a class or two, and meet a lot of people. You get to live out what college is like for a couple days and it really makes it easy for you to figure out if you could wake up in the residence hall every day and walk to classes. TU was the only school I actually visited because it was absolutely where I was suppose to be.
I want all of you to experience the same thing! Come to TU this month, be a college student for a weekend, and figure out if you get the feeling you belong here. I would hope that everyone comes here, falls in love with the school, and goes home to send in their letter of intent. Even if that doesn’t happen, how will you know this is/isn’t the school for you until you come and experience TU for yourself? I can’t wait to (hopefully) see you all on campus in a few weeks!
I was born at St. John’s hospital, a whole 2.5 miles from TU. I’ve lived a whopping 3.5 miles from TU my whole life. I went to high school located between those two places of interest, 3 miles from TU. So naturally, when I finally got the opportunity to get out of my parents home and leave Tulsa, I chose to attend The University of Tulsa.
As a high schooler, I never thought I would have stayed so close to home, but I have no regrets. Living close to home is all about what you make of it. I can be as close or as far away from home as I want. In fact, most of my friends that attend universities out of town are back in Tulsa more often than me. There is always the convenience of driving 5 minutes to pick up forgotten things, letting my mom do my laundry, and being able to take my pledge brothers to a good family dinner. Don’t mark TU off your list just because the school is so close to home.
I could ramble on and on about my decision to come to TU but I’ll just hit some of the main points. Have you ever driven through campus? Did you notice how awesome campus is? I mean, the grass is green, there’s fountains, swimming pools, beautiful architecture, and it’s maintained daily by an army of workers. One of my favorite things is just driving visitors, family, and friends through campus. They are always impressed and jealous that I live on such a beautiful campus. I tell my friends that I feel like I live on a country club.
I also chose TU for its petroleum engineering program. My grandfather is a PE from TU in the “good ole days”. Since then, the program has grown, won great respect from employers, and moved into Stephenson Hall, the PE department’s $16.1 million baby. While there are other schools with great PE programs, not many universities offer the perks that TU offers outside of academia. Having a successful D1 football program, an active Greek life, and faculty who strive for the best are just a few of the many perks.
So, don’t cross TU off your list quite yet. Visit campus, talk to some students, and Get Golden!