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Welcome to The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa traces its roots to the Presbyterian School for Indian Girls, a small boarding school in Muskogee, Indian Territory, which was founded in 1882. In 1894, at the request of the Synod of Indian Territory, the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church elevated the academy’s status and chartered it as Henry Kendall College, a name that honored the first general secretary of the Home Missions Board. The first classes in the new college were held on Sept. 12, 1894.

Kendall College moved to Tulsa in 1907, the year of Oklahoma’s statehood, and was renamed The University of Tulsa in 1920.

Today, the university is a private, nondenominational, research university that cultivates interconnected learning experiences to explore complex ideas and create new knowledge in a spirit of free inquiry. UTulsa has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio and welcomes for undergraduate, graduate, and law students from nearly every state and more than 70 countries.

Led by President Brad R. Carson, a former congressman and Bronze Star recipient, The University of Tulsa prides itself on striving to provide the best higher education experience between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.

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The University of Tulsa is home to more than 300 full-time faculty with experts in a variety of topics, such as cyber studies and cyber security, petroleum and chemical engineering, sustainability and energy expansion, energy and the economy, energy law, advanced materials and composites, nanotechnology, trauma and PTSD, food/nutrition studies and popular culture, real estate, entrepreneurship and start-ups, robotics, virtue and happiness, indoor air quality, cancer biology and anticancer drugs, the history of the Americas, Soviet and Ukrainian media and literature, author James Joyce, musician Bob Dylan, and much more.

For news inquires, please contact Mona Chamberlin, senior media relations & editorial director, at 918-631-2656 or