Parents' FAQs

General University/Admission Questions

1.   What academic support services does your campus offer?

The Center for Student Academic Support provides services to all students to enhance opportunities for academic success by promoting effective interaction between students and faculty. In addition, the Center provides accommodations for students with disabilities and offers tutorial assistance to all students, as well as academic skills workshops in test preparation, study strategies and note taking. To learn more, visit the Center for Student Academic Support’s website at The Center for Student Academic Support

2.   What is done to help provide a safe campus environment?

The University seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Campus Security office strives to achieve this mission through a community friendly approach that enhances safety through the visibility of security personnel, preventive patrols, 24-hour accessibility, positive conflict resolution, crime prevention, and awareness programs.

Campus Security employs a full-time force of security officers. Campus Security works closely with the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies as necessary. Officers conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence hall areas 24 hours a day.

Potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus can be reported by any student, faculty member, or employee of the University by dialing campus extension 5555 anytime of the day. From off campus, Campus Security can be contacted at (918) 631-5555.

TU utilizes a Blue Light Telephone System to increase safety and prevent crime by enabling people to reach Campus Security quickly from multiple locations around campus. The Blue Light phones are located conveniently and strategically throughout campus. To learn more about campus security, visit www.utulsa.edu/security

3.   What is there to do on campus?

TU offers more than 200 different student organizations covering a broad range of interests, including honor societies, Greek organizations, pre-professional organizations, multicultural organizations, service organizations, honor societies, specialty interest groups, and more. TU also boasts a large intramural sports program as well as other recreational sporting activities throughout the school year. In addition to all of this, Student Association hosts several concerts, guest speakers, and annual events such as Springfest each year.

Throughout the year TU offers any number of our stage productions, art exhibits, lectures, and performances by the TU Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, and the TU Choral.

TU is also home to NCAA-Division I sports programs. TU is home to eighteen collegiate sports programs.  

  • Men: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

4.  What is the city of Tulsa like?

The city of Tulsa is a unique blend of an urban and a suburban setting. It is richly diverse in culture and entertainment, and is a leader in cultural attractions. Tulsa boasts several museums, including the Gilcrease Museum, which the University manages, well known for its collection of western art. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is home to Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. If you enjoy the outdoors, then take advantage of the beautiful lakes, many golf courses, and amusement parks as recreational options. Antiques shops and numerous shopping malls are conveniently located for the serious shoppers.

5.  Do you have merit scholarships?

Yes, The University of Tulsa recognizes students on the basis of academic merit, leadership, and the performing arts. Visit the financial aid website at http://www.utulsa.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/undergraduate-financial-aid/Scholarships.aspx to view available scholarships.

6.  How many students attend TU?

There were 4,092 students attended TU in the Fall of 2011; 3,004 undergraduates, 708 graduate students, and 380 law students.

7.  What is the average class size?

The average class size is 21 at TU.

8.  What is the ratio of students to faculty?

The student to faculty ratio is 12:1.

9.  Do graduate assistants teach freshman courses?

Full- time faculty members teach the majority of classes. However, the basic writing courses are taught mostly by graduate students. Only in rare instances will graduate assistants teach courses other than the basic writing courses.

10.  What is the physical/mailing address for the residence halls?


The University of Tulsa
Lottie Jane Hall, Rm #
2808 East 6th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
John Mabee Hall, Rm #
2807 East 5th Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
LaFortune House, Rm #
3202 East 7th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
Fisher Hall, Rm #
2831 East 8th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
7th Street House, Rm #
3211 East 7th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104