The University of Tulsa consists of students of diverse backgrounds and cultures and with varied interests who make a positive difference on campus and in their communities. TU students are committed to the university’s core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity.
We utilize a holistic review for each applicant to select students whom we think will thrive at TU. During the review process we consider many things including, but not limited to, strength of high school curriculum, grades within that curriculum, grade trends from year to year and within each discipline, writing ability, recommendation letters, co-curricular activities (including work and home responsibilities), community involvement, interest in TU, and standardized test scores if available.
While no minimum GPA is required for admission, a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher is typical to be competitive. And, while ACT/SAT scores are optional, they’re strongly encouraged. Standardized test scores in the 80th percentile or higher nationally are generally considered competitive for admission when accompanied by other criteria that indicate potential academic success.
We use TULSA as an acronym to represent the important factors in our review process:
Understanding the TU environment
We encourage every applicant to provide as much information as possible when applying to TU – through the required application materials and all optional aspects of the application process. A robust application file allows our admission committee to conduct a thorough review process to make accurate and fair decisions. Should you have any questions, please contact your TU admission counselor.