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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Tulsa

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
39%
Admission Difficulty for University of Tulsa
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Tulsa University and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,065 out of 7,869 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 extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 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 ten percent of their high school class.

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Tulsa University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1220-1480
Applicants Submitting SAT
20%
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for University of Tulsa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1480
Average SAT Score 1350

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 requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 20 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Tulsa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >52%
1350 to 1480 Avg + 39%-52%
1220 to 1350 Avg - 27%-39%
1090 to 1220 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 1090 Low <18%
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Tulsa University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
80%
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 80 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 >54%
28 to 32 Avg + 39%-54%
25 to 28 Avg - 29%-39%
22 to 25 Reach 20%-29%
Less than 22 Low <20%
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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 Admission Chances
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 4,194 3,675 7,869
Accepted 1,446 1,619 3,065
Acceptance Rate 34% 44% 39%
Enrolled 355 388 743
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 24% 24%

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.