Chances of getting into University of Tulsa

University of Tulsa

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Tulsa
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Tulsa University and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,476 out of 8,526 applicants were admitted making Tulsa University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. University of Tulsa typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Tulsa University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1300

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

University of Tulsa typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Tulsa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >54%
1295 to 1410 Avg + 41%-54%
1180 to 1295 Avg - 29%-41%
1065 to 1180 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 1065 Low <19%
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Tulsa University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for University of Tulsa
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for University of Tulsa
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 28

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 32 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Tulsa admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >56%
28 to 32 Avg + 41%-56%
25 to 28 Avg - 31%-41%
22 to 25 Reach 22%-31%
Less than 22 Low <22%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of Tulsa. 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

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%

Admission Statistics

University of Tulsa admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,612 3,914 8,526
Accepted 1,674 1,802 3,476
Acceptance Rate 36% 46% 41%
Enrolled 369 437 806
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 24% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Tulsa and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

41% of those who apply are granted admission to Tulsa University. Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1410. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 32. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.