University of Tulsa: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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The University of Tulsa is a private research university with an acceptance rate of 41%. Founded in 1882, TU offers 67 undergraduate degrees, 47 master's programs, and 16 doctoral degree options. Among undergraduates, engineering fields are the most popular majors. Academics are supported by an 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class sizes of 20. Tulsa's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences have earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes compete in the NCAA Division I American Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to University of Tulsa? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Tulsa had an acceptance rate of 41%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 41 students were admitted, making TU's acceptance process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,526
Percent Admitted 41%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Tulsa requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 28% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 590 710
Math 590 700
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Tulsa's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to University of Tulsa scored between 590 and 710, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 700. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 590 and 700, while 25% scored below 590 and 25% scored above 700. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1410 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Tulsa.

Requirements

University of Tulsa does not require the optional SAT writing section. Note that University of Tulsa participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Tulsa requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 77% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 25 34
Math 24 30
Composite 25 32

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Tulsa's admitted students fall within the top 22% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to TU received a composite ACT score between 25 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 25.

Requirements

University of Tulsa does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that TU superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

University of Tulsa does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Tulsa Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Tulsa Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Tulsa. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account

Admissions Chances

University of Tulsa, which accepts fewer than half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average grades and test scores. However, University of Tulsa also has a holistic admissions process and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and an optional counselor letter of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. TU is also interested in honors and work experience. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. University of Tulsa strongly recommends that all applicants participate in an optional interview and it's a good way to demonstrate your interest in the university. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside University of Tulsa's average range.

The blue and green dots in the graph above represent students who were admitted to University of Tulsa. Accepted students tend to have a composite ACT score of 21 or higher, combined SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1050 or higher, and a high school GPA of a 3.0 (a solid "B") or better. The majority of admitted students had grades in the A range, and your chances will be stronger with grades and test scores above the average.

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