I’ll admit bias right off the bat – our family loves TU! We first came for Junior Visit Day on Spring Break 2013. Tulsa was stop #6 on a college-of-the-day road trip that started in Chicago. The car felt smaller each day, probably because it was filling up with brochures. But despite fatigue and claustrophobia, we were immediately revived by the beauty of the TU campus. Of course, we hadn’t spent endless hours trapped in a car just to see a lovely campus. We arrived knowing little about TU, but our son’s high school counselor had said we might be surprised by what it has to offer. So there we were. And if we were looking for reasons NOT to like TU, we never found them. We were amazed by the strong academics, and also by the many ways in which undergrads can participate and have an impact – opportunities we hadn’t seen on other tours. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a senior accounting and economics double major from Leawood, KS.
Being from Kansas City, when I first considered the University of Tulsa, I honestly considered the city of Tulsa to be a small-scale version of KC without the Chiefs or the Royals. I am a huge sports fan, so I had no idea how I was going to survive on just the Tulsa Drillers (our minor league baseball team) and the Tulsa Shock (our professional women’s basketball team). Sure, I had family in town, and I had been to Utica Square and Promenade Mall on occasion, but I knew nothing about sites and attractions of downtown Tulsa specifically. Furthermore, I didn’t really have much time during the school year to actually go explore Tulsa. Continue reading