Resources › For Students and Parents University of Tulsa Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Tulsa. Frank Boston (bostonsphotos) / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 08, 2017 University of Tulsa Description: TU, the University of Tulsa, is a small, private university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The university has gone through major transformations and moves since its original founding in 1882 as the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls. Today the university has an unusual and well-respected program in petroleum engineering, and Tulsa's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Among undergraduates, many of the business fields are extremely popular. In athletics, the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference. For its many strengths, the University of Tulsa made our list of the Top South Central Colleges and Universities. Admissions Data (2016): University of Tulsa Acceptance Rate: 37%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for TU AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 550 / 690SAT Math: 550 / 700SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for Oklahoma collegesACT Composite: 26 / 33ACT English: 26 / 34ACT Math: 25 / 31What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for Oklahoma colleges Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 4,563 (3,406 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female96% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $41,509Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $11,116Other Expenses: $4,524Total Cost: $58,349 University of Tulsa Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 95%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 95%Loans: 32%Average Amount of AidGrants: $27,286Loans: $9,117 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Communication Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Petroleum Engineering; Psychology Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%4-Year Graduation Rate: 58%6-Year Graduation Rate: 73% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, TennisWomen's Sports: Rowing, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like the University of Tulsa, You May Also Like These Schools: Oklahoma State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOklahoma State University-Oklahoma City: ProfileUniversity of Central Oklahoma: ProfileUniversity of Oklahoma: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Arkansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Kansas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Texas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas Christian University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphVanderbilt University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Tulsa Mission Statement: mission statement from http://utulsa.edu/about/mission/ "The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to become literate in the sciences, humanities, and arts;think critically, and write and speak clearly;succeed in their professions and careers;behave ethically in all aspects of their lives;welcome the responsibility of citizenship and service in a changing world; andacquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning."