Points of Pride


  • More nationally competitive scholarship winners than all Oklahoma colleges combined
  • Students receiving financial assistance: 84%
  • Freshman retention rate: 91%
  • Freshmen in Top 10% of high school class: 75%
  • Academic averages for incoming freshmen: GPA 3.9; ACT 29; SAT 1260


  • Rated No. 88 among all national universities for 2015 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Advanced 75 places in five years to rank #72 among law schools in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools
  • Top 100 business school (Bloomberg and U.S. News)
  • Listed in Princeton Review’s Best Colleges 2015 Guide
  • Listed in “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, which also ranked TU in the Top 50 for grateful grads and gave TU an “A” for health of balance sheet


  • Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge involves TU’s youngest students in advanced research and faculty mentorship.
  • A unique agreement with City of Tulsa allows TU to manage the world-renowned Gilcrease Museum.
  • TU students and employees volunteered more than 58,000 community service hours last year through the True Blue Neighbors program.
  • Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at TU promotes critical thought, ethical inquiry, bold imagination, and respect for the diversity of human experience.

Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences

  • Third Floor Design provides pro bono award-winning graphic services to area nonprofit organizations.
  • Psychology research (via Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity and Injustice) includes post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep, and pain tolerance.

College of Health Sciences

  • Begins operations in 2015
  • Advance partnership with Laureate Institute for Brain Research; projects include concussion effects among football players, Alzheimer’s disease, and anxiety

Collins College of Business

  • School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce prepares students for the energy industry and houses one of only nine energy management programs in the nation.
  • Student teams won top spots in the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Governor’s Cup collegiate business plan competitions.

College of Law

  • Renowned programs in Native American law and sustainable energy law
  • 100% Oklahoma bar passage rate for first-time takers
  • Named a “Best Value Law School” by PreLaw Magazine

College of Engineering & Natural Sciences

  • Cyber Corps and Institute for Information Security train students to defend against cyber attacks on our country, companies, and infrastructure.
  • McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering employs cutting-edge technology and conducts research for global energy corporations.


  • 18 NCAA Division I teams
  • 56 Conference USA championships
  • Entered American Athletic Conference on July 1, 2014