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TU among world’s Top 20 best small universities

The London-based Times Higher Education, which publishes World University Rankings, has listed The University of Tulsa among the Top 20 best small universities in the world. Only five of those are from the United States.

The list, released Monday, features universities with intimate environments where students often feel part of a tight community, recognizing the majority of their peers and professors on campus.

With fewer than 5,000 students, THE’s best small universities offer a wide range of academic opportunities. All the universities featured in this ranking cover four or more broad subjects out of arts and humanities, engineering and technology, medicine, life sciences, physical sciences and social sciences. Representing 10 different countries in Europe, Asia and the United States, these are the best “tiny” universities, according to the magazine.

“Once again, we are pleased to announce that the quality of a University of Tulsa educational experience has been noticed and affirmed – this time on an international level. As a small, personal research university, TU students are able to pursue specialized degree plans with the full support of talented faculty and engaged administrators who know them on a first-name basis,” said university President Steadman Upham.

TU is a Top 50 private national university with about 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students across five colleges. The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, and students from more than 70 countries call TU home.

THE’s World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provide the definitive list of the world’s best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more. THE’s data is trusted by governments and universities and are a vital resource for students, helping them choose where to study.