University of Tulsa

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The University of Tulsa (abbreviation: TU) is a private university in Tulsa, offering up to doctoral studies in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, founded in 1894 by the Presbyterian Church, it is now a non-denominational university degree programs.


The forerunner of today's University was a school of the Presbyterian Church of indigenous inhabitants in Muskogee, which opened in 1882. 1894 was followed by a renamed Henry Kendall College and the start of the academic education. The namesake of Henry Kendall was a secretary of the church. Beginning of the 20th century was the college due to financial difficulties before closing. An offer of the Tulsa Commercial Club persuaded the university administration to move to Tulsa.

35 students opened the trial operation in 1907, two months before Oklahoma became a U.S. state. Until the construction of the first building in 1908, the Kendall Hall a church the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa was used as Verlesungsgebäude. 1920 merged the College with the Mc Farlin College under its present name.

Organization and study

The university is divided into colleges and schools:

  • Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
  • Collins College of Business (formerly College of Business Administration)
  • College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • College of Law
  • Graduate School


The sports team of the TU Golden Hurricane Tulsa are the. The university is from 2014, member of the American Athletic Conference.

Known graduates