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Chances of getting into University of Tulsa

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
35.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Tulsa
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Tulsa University and can I get accepted? The school has a 36% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,510 out of 9,793 applicants were admitted making Tulsa University a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 35 percent. University of Tulsa typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Tulsa is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tulsa University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Tulsa typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Tulsa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >49%
1225 to 1360 Avg + 36%-49%
1090 to 1225 Avg - 25%-36%
955 to 1090 Reach 16%-25%
Less than 955 Low <16%
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Tulsa University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for University of Tulsa
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for University of Tulsa
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Tulsa University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Tulsa.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Tulsa admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >51%
27 to 31 Avg + 36%-51%
24 to 27 Avg - 26%-36%
21 to 24 Reach 18%-26%
Less than 21 Low <18%
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Tulsa University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Tulsa University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Tulsa was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Tulsa University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Tulsa students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 60% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 9% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 5% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

74% of University of Tulsa freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Tulsa students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 74%
Top 25% of class 90%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Tulsa admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,767 4,026 9,793
Accepted 1,794 1,716 3,510
Acceptance Rate 31% 43% 36%
Enrolled 399 432 831
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
296

Applicants have 296 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

University of Tulsa Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
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

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

FAQs

Does University of Tulsa prefer SAT or ACT?

28% of students submit their SAT scores to Tulsa University. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Tulsa?

36% of those who apply are granted admission to Tulsa University. Admission competition is high and the college has very high 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 1090 and 1360. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 24 and 31. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.