University of Tulsa
University Info | College of Engineering Info | Exchange Student Info
University of Tulsa
- is recognized as one of the top 20 universities in the world among institutions with fewer than 5,000 students.
- McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering is ranked No. 4 among the top petroleum engineering programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
- Make a Difference Engineering (MADE at TU) initiative designs and fabricates mobility and developmental devices for challenged residents in the community.
- students have the opportunity to conduct research as early as their freshman year through the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge and other class opportunities.
- is home to 17 NCAA Division I teams. Its men's soccer and women's softball teams were both 2017 American Athletic Conference champions.
Established in 1894, the University of Tulsa (TU) is a private institution with approximately 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, TU provides students with small classes where faculty and staff form close working relationships with students, made possible by the 11:1 student-faculty ratio and the average class size of 19.
The University of Tulsa provides flexibility in choosing courses and study programs, and research is an integral component of the educational experience.
The University grants Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, and Law degrees through its approximately 90 areas of study included in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Law, Health Sciences, and Graduate School. The curriculum is complemented by study abroad programs, internships, and active student organizations.
TU's 200-acre campus is located two miles east of downtown Tulsa, a metropolitan city with a population exceeding a half a million people. The city's remarkable cultural, technological, and economic resources nourish the University's mission and enrich its life, just as the University, in turn, enriches the city.
In its vibrant urban environment, The University of Tulsa offers a diversity of learning experiences, a balance between career preparation and liberal education, teaching, and research, and endeavors to instill in its students an understanding that stature as an individual and value as a member of society depend upon continual learning.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
English Proficiency Requirements
- Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 70
- Reading - 15
- Listening - 15
- Speaking - 18
- Writing - 17
- Minimum IELTS score – Band 6
- Minimum Cambridge English score – 176 with no individual score below 169
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: late August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
- Chemical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Computer Simulation and Gaming
- Electrical Engineering
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
Workload per Semester
An undergraduate student must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of work to be considered full-time. A graduate student must be enrolled in at least nine credit semester hours of work to be considered full-time.
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to TU must also complete the TU application.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
Students will receive their acceptance packet as promptly as possible, typically within 2-3 weeks after approval from the academic college and when immigration materials have been produced.
All exchange students are required to live on campus at TU, allowing them to have access to TU facilities and participate easily in student events. All exchange students will be living at Hardesty Hall, a residence hall in the heart of campus and on the same floor as the Center for Global Education.
Estimated Cost of Living
Cost of Attendance
Dining options/meal plans
Students who are at Hardesty Hall and are under 20 years old are required to select a Meal Plan and will take their meals in the cafeteria or at one of several campus eateries. There are no cooking facilities available in the rooms but there is a large kitchen on the 3rd floor of Hardesty Hall.
Meal Plan costs range from $2,887 - $3,206 per semester, per student, depending upon on meal-plan selected.
Estimated personal costs for meals range from $1,500 - $3,000 per semester, per student.
All exchange students are housed at Hardesty Hall, 3rd floor at the Hardesty Language Community. You will be housed with other TU students interested in learning languages and learning about global issues. Hardesty Hall is also home to the English Institute, Student Affairs, Orientation and the Center for Global Education. It is at the heart of campus and close to the student Union and academic buildings.
A refundable housing deposit of $250 and completed application are required.
Hardesty Hall cost varies from $3,386 to $3,886 per semester.
The city of Tulsa is a sprawling city with very little convenient public transportation. Most residents, including local TU students, own and drive their own personal cars around town for work, school, shopping and entertainment. The campus itself is a residential campus so students will be living in very close proximity to academic and administrative buildings as well as campus eateries. Much of the student social life takes place on campus and it is very easy for exchange students to make friends with local students who have cars if they ever want to go off campus. TU does offer a day and evening shuttle bus which can transport students around the campus. Additionally, FREE Yellow Bikes are available to students at the beginning of each semester for their personal use.
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)
Students will be expected to purchase books, either new or used, for most of their TU courses which can be quite costly.
Approximately $700 - $800 per semester, depending upon courses
Student costs for personal expenses, such as transportation, laundry, entertainment, etc., range from $1,800 to $3,000 per year according to individual life styles.
Other administrative fees
As an incoming international exchange student you are not required to pay the following fees: tuition, international student fees, TU international application fees, student association fees, and enrollment deposits.
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Center for Global Education | firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
Located in northeastern Oklahoma is Tulsa, one of Oklahoma’s friendliest metropolitan areas. Tulsa, or ‘T-Town’ as the locals call it, is a unique city, offering the amenities of a diverse urban location alongside the comforts of a peaceful rural pace. With a population of 400,000 people, Tulsa is considered to be “one of America’s most livable cities”.
When you’re tired of studying or if you’re here while class is out of session, Tulsa offers plenty to do:
- Visit the Gilcrease Musem or the Philbrook Museum
- Spend an afternoon at the Tulsa Zoo or the Jenks Aquarium
- Attend Mayfest, Oktoberfest, Reggaefest, Juneteenth Blues & Jazz Festival, the Greenwood Jazz Festival, the TU PowWow, or Folklorico
- Study in a coffee shop, whether Starbucks, Gypsy Café, Coffee Shop on Cherry Street, or Shades of Brown, to name a few
- Stroll down Cherry Street on a Saturday morning for the Farmers’ Market
- Attend a concert at Cain’s Ballroom downtown
- Spend an evening at the Tulsa Performing Arts Centre (PAC) for a symphony, ballet, opera, or musical
- Visit one of the many local art galleries
- Catch a local team’s baseball, hockey, basketball, or football game
- Play on one of Tulsa’s many golf courses
- Take daytrips to wildlife preserves, museums, wineries, lakes, or the state capitol
- See a movie at Tulsa’s famous drive-in theater or at Oklahoma’s largest IMAX theater
- Drop by a casino for some fun
- Paint pottery, pick blackberries, or learn how to cook
- Stay on the TU campus for one of the many cultural or sporting events happening there