Currently 93% of the overall student body receives scholarships and specifically, 87% of the 2017 entering class received scholarships.
Qualified admitted applicants to The University of Tulsa College of Law are automatically considered for merit-based and need-based scholarships. No forms are required in order to be considered for scholarship. All scholarships are renewable as long as a student remains in good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
TU Law uses its endowed and non-endowed scholarship resources to help fund student scholarship packages. All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the donor’s resolution and, in most cases, an application is not required. In cases in which an application is required, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs will notify students by email of the opportunity, along with requirements and deadlines.
Average GPA after the first year = 3.183
Median GPA after first year = 3.275
Percentage of 1Ls who retain scholarship: Beginning with the fall-2013 entering class, 100% of scholarship recipients will retain their scholarship as long as good standing (cumulative 2.0 GPA) is maintained. Percentage of upper class students retaining scholarships = 100%. Percentage of new scholarship awarded to students not previously receiving scholarship = 10%.
The faculty has adopted the following suggested grading curve for first year courses: A and A- = 30-40% B+ and B = 30-40% B- and C+ = 10-20% C, C-, D+, D, D-, F = 10-20%. The suggested distribution is not mandatory, but rather a guideline to aid faculty members in implementing TU College of Law’s grading system. The suggested grading distribution will apply to all first year courses. Where the suggested distribution is applicable as a guideline, it is expected that the median or mid-point grade will be a B-.
Recommend for Upper Level: Same Curve
Students who serve as editors on journals, serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates, or serve as an officer of The TU Law Public Interest Board are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.
Scholarship Guidelines and GPA Requirements
Merit-Based: 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of one year of matriculation (two regular semesters)
Need-Based: 2.0 and up – Renew need based prior amount
Law Journals and BOA: 2.5 and up – Anything less can only be granted by the Dean
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 and are discretionary. In addition, students who serve as editors on our journal or who serve on the executive council for our Board of Advocates are eligible for additional scholarship stipends for their service to these organizations.