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Your chances of getting into University of Tulsa

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for University of Tulsa
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Tulsa University is 75.2%.  Its admission rate is the 13th lowest in Oklahoma.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Tulsa University and can you get accepted?

University of Tulsa is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 4,483 out of the 5,958 who applied were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 42 percent on standardized admission tests. University of Tulsa typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.97. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Tulsa University?

75% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of Tulsa you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.97 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1220 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Tulsa University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into University of Tulsa?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Tulsa University are to have around a 3.97 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.97 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Tulsa University accepts 75% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Tulsa University is 3.97 on the 4.0 scale. 54% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Tulsa University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 4.0 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Tulsa students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 54.37% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 17.13% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 11.54% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 8.39% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.42% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.97% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.18% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Tulsa University SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Tulsa. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 19% of students submitted SAT scores and 56% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 530
Math 25th Percentile 540
Composite 25th Percentile 1070
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 680
Math 75th Percentile 690
Composite 75th Percentile 1370
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of Tulsa?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Tulsa University is 1220 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1070-1370. Students who get into University of Tulsa score in the top 47 percent of all SAT test takers..  Tulsa University ranks #2 in the state of Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1220 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Tulsa University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1070, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 920, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of Tulsa is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1220 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1220, you have around a 75% chance of being admitted. A 1370 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 85% chance of getting in.

University of Tulsa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1370 and Above Good >85%
1220 to 1370 Avg + 75%-85%
1070 to 1220 Avg - 61%-75%
920 to 1070 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 920 Low <45%
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Tulsa University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for University of Tulsa
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 20
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for University of Tulsa
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 31
Math 75th Percentile 28
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Tulsa University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Tulsa University is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 29.  The school ranks #3 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

56 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Tulsa.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of Tulsa is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Tulsa University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 75% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 86% with a 29 ACT score.

University of Tulsa admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >86%
25 to 29 Avg + 75%-86%
22 to 25 Avg - 63%-75%
19 to 22 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 19 Low <50%
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High School Class Rank

68% of University of Tulsa freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 42% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Tulsa students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 42%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 91%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of Tulsa admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,518 2,440 5,958
Accepted 2,693 1,790 4,483
Acceptance Rate 77% 73% 75%
Enrolled 315 268 583
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 15% 13%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Tulsa is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Tulsa and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Tulsa Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Tulsa
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of Tulsa is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.97 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1220 and ACT of 25 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Tulsa often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207971 IPEDS survey data for University of Tulsa.


Does University of Tulsa prefer SAT or ACT?

19% of students submit their SAT scores to Tulsa University. 56% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Tulsa?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Tulsa University. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Tulsa?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1370. The average SAT score is 1220. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Tulsa?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.