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ABA Required Disclosures

The University of Tulsa College of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (address: 321 North Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654 / phone: 312-988-6738 / email: / website) since 1953. Pursuant to ABA Standard 509 which requires a law school to publicly disclose on its website certain designated consumer information, please see below.

2016 Standard 509 Report (PDF)

Admissions Data

2016 Incoming 1L JD Class

Total number of completed, unduplicated 1L JD applications: 607
Total number of admitted 1L JD applicants: 240
Acceptance rate: 38%
Matriculated: 90*

LSAT Score Undergraduate GPA
Median LSAT score: 155 Median UGPA: 3.40
75th % = 157 75th % = 3.65
50th % = 155 50th % = 3.40
25th % = 151 25th % = 3.11

*LSAT/UGPA percentiles are current as of 11/1/16 and were calculated and certified by the Law School Admissions Council based upon matriculation lists provided to the ABA by the College of Law.

Women / Minority Enrollment

  • 43% women
  • 31% minority


  • Percentage recruited from outside of Oklahoma (permanent residence): 38%
  • Percentage from Oklahoma: 62%
  • Number of majors represented: 38
  • Number of schools represented: 42
  • Average Age: 26.93
  • Percentage of Students age 26 and up: 38%
  • First generation college: 27%

Enrollment Data & Attrition/Graduation Rates

Dismissal Trfr Other Total 1L
Attr Rate Remaining
Class Size
2008 139 5 0 5 10 7% 129 93%
2009 140 6 3 8 17 12% 123 88%
2010 148 7 4 19 30 20% 118 80%
2011 108 8 7 7 22 20% 86 80%
2012 111 6 3 2 11 10% 100 90%
2013 83 1 4 6 11 13% 72 87%
2014 86 4 1 6 11 13% 75 87%
2015 94 0 2 2 4 4% 90 96%

Conditional Scholarships, Scholarship Policies and Guidelines

Currently 91% of the overall student body receives scholarship and specifically, 100% of the 2015 fall entering class receive/tuition discount.

Scholarship Information and Overview

  • Total scholarships awarded to overall student body for 2014-2015 = $3,753,922.74
  • Scholarships awarded to class entering 2015 = $2,102,124.00
  • Average scholarship = $24,659.04 for full-time; $9,151.43 for reduced schedule
  • Average GPA after the first year of matriculation (entering 2014 class) = 3.09
  • Median GPA after first year of matriculation (entering 2014 class) = 3.217
  • Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarships: Beginning in Fall 2013, TU Law Law will no longer award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore, we will not post an ABA “conditional scholarship retention worksheet” beginning in Fall 2014.
  • Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%
  • Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving scholarship = 10%
  • Recommended grading curve for First Year courses:
    • A and A- = 30-40%
    • B+ and B = 30-40%
    • B-, C+ = 10-20%
    • C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 10-20%
  • Recommended for Upper Level: Same Curve

Scholarship renewal: Required GPA for scholarship renewal = 2.0

Scholarship increases: After the first year, we occasionally increase a scholarship for overwhelming academic merit, service to the College of Law and demonstrated need. These increases are made on a case-by-case basis. In addition, students who serve as editors on our journals or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.

Scholarship Guidelines

GPA Requirements

Merit Based: 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of one year of matriculation (two regular semesters).
Need Based: 
2.00 and up – Renew need based prior amount
Law Journals and BOA:
 2.50 and up – Anything less can only be granted by the Dean
No Prior Scholarship Award: Top 15%: Scholarship award to be determined based on comparable scholarship equity, service, and need based factors.

Scholarship Retention Data by Year

In order to renew a merit-based scholarship, the College of Law requires scholarship recipients to be in good standing (maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0). Please note that this policy is applicable beginning with the 2013 entering class. Prior to 2013, the scholarship renewal was conditioned upon maintaining a certain GPA. The below chart is a reflection of scholarship retention prior to the adoption of our current policy.

Students Matriculating In  # Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Whose Conditional Scholarships Have Since Been Reduced or Eliminated
Previous Academic Year 2013 80 0
Previous Academic Year  2012 80 18
Previous Academic Year  2011 60 25

Faculty and Administrators

Full Time Faculty & Administrators: 29
Part Time Faculty: 15

2017-2018 Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, (per year)

For information about 2017-2018 tuition, read: TU Law announces Access to Legal Education Tuition for 2017

F/T 8-11 hrs 6-7 hrs
Tuition $24,600 $17,220 $13,488
Fees $654 $270 $246
Room/Board $9,450 $9,450 $9,450
Books $1,500 $800 $600
Travel $3,210 $3,210 $3,210
Personal $5,170 $5,170 $5,170
Loan Fees $780 $780 $780
Total $45,364 $36,900 $32,944

Refund Policy

The University of Tulsa’s refund policy
For more information about the refund policy, please call the TU Bursar’s Office at 918-631-2600.

Financial Aid

Student Financial Services Office

Employment Outcomes

Employment Summary Reports

Bar Passage Data

For the February 2014 Bar Exam, the TU Law’s pass rate for first-time test takers was 100%.
For the July 2014 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 87%. (state average 84%)
For the February 2015 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 92%. (state average 79%)
For the July 2015 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 75%. (state average 68%)
For the February 2016 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 83% (state average 83%)
For the July 2016 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 82% (state average 74%)
For the February 2017 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 100% (state average 89%)
For the July 2017 Bar Exam, TU Law’s pass rate for first-time takers was 93% (state average 87%)

Academic Requirements

TU Law Policies and Regulations
TU Law Honor Code

Grade Report

TU Law Grade Report June 2017

Curricular Offerings

Course Catalog

Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Library Resources

The Mabee Legal Information Center (MLIC) at The University of Tulsa College of Law

College of Law Facilities

Read more about facilities

Transfer of Credit Statement

Students who wish to transfer to The University of Tulsa College of Law must complete the following in the application process:

  1. Submit an application for admission and a personal statement to The University of Tulsa College of Law via LSAC. (Be sure to check the transfer box on the application.)
  2. Reactivate CAS account with LSAC.
  3. Arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation submitted. Letters of recommendation must be submitted through LSAC.
  4. Submit a statement that explains a reason for the transfer request.
  5. Arrange for the dean of your current law school to send a letter of good standing to our admissions office. This letter should also include class rank.
  6. Arrange for your current law school to send an official transcript reflecting a full year formal matriculation. If you have completed only one semester, a conditional decision will be made based upon hours completed. Acceptance will be contingent upon receipt of a transcript reflecting all matriculation including the second semester.
  7. A second letter of good standing will need to be sent when the final transcript is sent.
  8. Specific policies regarding transfer applications may be found in the College of Law’s Handbook


Admission with Advanced Standing

  1. The Admission and Financial Aid Committee, in its discretion, may admit a transfer student with advanced standing subject to the following:
  2. The dean of the law school from which the transfer is sought shall certify in writing the applicant’s good standing and the unconditional eligibility to reenroll.
  3. The academic credit to be transferred shall have been earned in a law school that is approved or provisionally approved by the American Bar Association.
  4. The applicant shall meet all admission standards of the College and shall comply with the College’s procedures for admission.
  5. A transfer with advanced standing shall be denied if no transferable law school credits have been earned within a period of three years prior to the commencement of the semester or summer session for which admission is sought.


Criteria For Transfer of Credit from Another Institution

The University of Tulsa College of Law may accept credits from an ABA-accredited law school where appropriate as determined by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. No transfer credit will be accepted for any course where a student earned a grade of C- or lower, and no transfer credit will be accepted for any ungraded course (including courses graded on a pass/fail basis or satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis). The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will determine the number of credits that will be accepted for transfer and the number of transfer hours to be credited toward the degree. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will determine whether the transfer credits courses satisfy specific graduation requirements and also determine the graduation requirements the student must still satisfy at The University of Tulsa.