There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: The University of Tulsa
Future engineers and National Merit scholars seem to love the University of Tulsa. Although the university was founded by the Presbyterian church, today this research-intensive school is non-denominational and home to a diverse range of 3,200 undergrads. About 15% of students are international, while approximately 47 percent are Oklahoma residents. TU is well-known for its scholarship in the oil and gas industry and its outstanding majors in petroleum engineering and geosciences prepare students well for successful careers after graduation. And where else can you take courses like “Petroleum Economics & Property Evaluation” and “Mineralogy” as an undergraduate? Intellectually curious students in any major can take advantage of TU’s honors program, which begins with small, interactive seminars and culminates with an honors portfolio. Seniors – have you been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program? If you eventually go on to earn the title of finalist, you can apply for the most prestigious academic scholarship at TU – equivalent to full tuition and room and board for four years.
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