Frequently asked questions - The University of Tulsa

Frequently asked questions

Parent & Families FAQ

The Office of the Bursar provides answers to a wide range of questions including costs, payment policies, and taxes. One example is the medical insurance provided to all new students, from which students may choose to opt out.

The University of Tulsa
Lottie Jane Hall, Rm #
2808 East 6th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
John Mabee Hall, Rm #
2807 East 5th Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
Fisher Hall, Rm #
2831 East 8th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

The University of Tulsa
Fisher West Suites, Rm #
2821 East 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104

The University of Tulsa
Hardesty Hall, Rm #
3105 East 5th Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Full- time faculty members teach the majority of classes. However, the basic writing courses are taught mostly by graduate students. Only in rare instances will graduate assistants teach courses other than the basic writing courses.

The student to faculty ratio is 11:1.

The average class size is 23 at TU.

There were 4,671 students attended TU in the Fall of 2015; 3,478 undergraduates, 1,193 graduate and law students.

Yes, The University of Tulsa recognizes students on the basis of academic merit, leadership, and the performing arts. Visit the financial aid website to view available scholarships.

The city of Tulsa is a unique blend of an urban and a suburban setting. It is richly diverse in culture and entertainment, and is a leader in cultural attractions. Tulsa boasts several museums, including the Gilcrease Museum, which the University manages, well known for its collection of western art. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center is home to Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, and the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. If you enjoy the outdoors, then take advantage of the beautiful lakes, many golf courses, and amusement parks as recreational options. Antiques shops and numerous shopping malls are conveniently located for the serious shoppers. Visit the Explore Tulsa page to learn more about what our city has to offer.

TU offers more than 160 different student organizations covering a broad range of interests, including honor societies, Greek organizations, pre-professional organizations, multicultural organizations, service organizations, honor societies, specialty interest groups, and more. TU also boasts a large intramural sports program as well as other recreational sporting activities throughout the school year. In addition to all of this, Student Association hosts several concerts, guest speakers, and annual events such as Springfest each year.

Throughout the year, TU offers a wide variety of stage productions, art exhibits, lectures, and performances by the TU Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band, and the TU Choral.

TU is also home to NCAA-Division I sports programs. TU is home to eighteen collegiate sports programs.

  • Men: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Soccer, Tennis
  • Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

The University seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Campus Security office strives to achieve this mission through a community friendly approach that enhances safety through the visibility of security personnel, preventive patrols, 24-hour accessibility, positive conflict resolution, crime prevention, and awareness programs.

Campus Security employs a full-time force of security officers. Campus Security works closely with the Tulsa Police Department and other law enforcement agencies as necessary. Officers conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence hall areas 24 hours a day.

Potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus can be reported by any student, faculty member, or employee of the university by dialing campus extension x5555 anytime of the day. From off campus, Campus Security can be contacted at 918-631-5555.

TU utilizes a Blue Light Telephone System to increase safety and prevent crime by enabling people to reach Campus Security quickly from multiple locations around campus. The Blue Light phones are located conveniently and strategically throughout campus. To learn more about campus security, visit

Student Access provides services to all students to enhance opportunities for academic success by promoting effective interaction between students and faculty. In addition, they provide accommodations for students with disabilities and offers tutorial assistance to all students, as well as academic skills workshops in test preparation, study strategies and note-taking. To learn more, visit the Student Access’s website at Student Access.