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Top 5 Reasons to Apply to TU

Deciding on where to go to college can be a daunting task, and you might need a little extra information to get you interested in a university. That’s why we’re going to share five reasons why you should apply to TU.

1. You Can Get Involved Outside of the Classroom

Opportunities to gain experience outside of the classroom are endless at TU. You can apply for one or more of our eight special programs, join a student organization, find the perfect internship through CaneCareers, or see the world by studying abroad.


2. We Have a Lively Student Life

Student life at TU is like no other. Our vibrant and diverse campus creates so many opportunities for students to get involved. Here are some of TU’s annual events that students have come to love:

  • Springfest Week – A week of on-campus activities leading up to a free concert for students. In the past, we’ve had musicians like Ben Rector, The Driver Era, and Hoodie Allen perform on campus.
  • Homecoming Week – A week of on-campus celebrations concluding with a Friday night bonfire and an incredible tailgate before a TU football game on Saturday. Fun fact: TU students get into all sporting events for free!
  • Lights On TU – In early December, the TU community comes together to watch campus illuminate with thousands of blue and white lights across campus. There’s a holiday market, arts and crafts, s’mores, hot cocoa and cider, and a visit from Santa!

Check out TU’s event calendar.


3. You’ll Find Your Dream Job

An education from the University of Tulsa will set you up for success in your chosen career. TU guarantees that within six months of graduation, you WILL receive a job offer or be accepted into graduate school. We can back this up through our job placement guarantee!


4. We Are a Highly Ranked University

The University of Tulsa is recognized as a top 100 private research institution by U.S. News & World Report and #37 among best small colleges in America by Our petroleum engineering program is ranked #3 in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, ​and our engineering programs overall were ranked #8 in the nation by Money magazine.

TU has also been listed in Fiske Guide to Colleges, Best Value Colleges (The Princeton Review) and The Best 387 Colleges (The Princeton Review).


5. Invest in a Hands-On, High-Quality Education

With an average class size of 13 students, TU guarantees that you’ll get the attention and connection you need to succeed in your courses. Undergraduate students at TU can conduct research in every discipline in our high-tech labs and classrooms.


These are just five of many reasons to apply to TU! To learn more about the University of Tulsa, follow TU Undergraduate Admission on Instagram and Facebook, or come see TU for yourself!