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What are the academics like at University of Tulsa?


All of my professors know my name and know something about me. They are very personable. My favorite class has probably been American Sign Language or Math. I didn't love Math in HS but I love it now. The teachers are amazing. My least favorite class was a Geology class and that's just because it was unusually big, early, and boring. Students study a lot, but you also don't really see that impacting your social life. Students are really responsible because the "cool" thing to do is study and then hang. It's great. Students are competitive in terms of athletics but I haven't really noticed much in terms of academics. The most unique class I've taken was probably Intro to Oceanography. I am a Deaf Education Major and the department is just AMAZING. If that is what you're thinking about going into, you will love it from the very start. I spend time with one of my professors because I work under her. Most of my other professors I will see at some Deaf events but I don't reallyt "spend time" with them. The academic requirements are great. They provide you a solid foundation and really are top notch compared to most schools. TU's education is geared towards learning all that you can the 4 years and then going out into the real world and being happy and successful doing something that you are passionate and knowledgeable about.


TU is definitely an academic school. Class participation is common. You always have some annoying people who won't shut up, but there's a good proportion of the class who participate at a good level. I am part of the College of Business Administration, where the advisers and faculty are amazing. I have heard that at state schools, you are basically given a list of classes you should take to get a degree. My advisers meet with students every semester to talk about how stuff is going and what they should be taking. They care about making sure students take the classes they need, and that they're getting the most out of their education here. Several of my professors have arranged meetings with every student to get to know them and their goals. I have spent time with professors outside of class, sometimes for help, and sometimes just chatting.


small class sizes are by far the best thing about the academics at TU. all professors are easy to get a hold of, and if they are at all mediocre, they WILL know you by name. there are of course a few terrible teachers, but they are notorious on campus and a quick poll of people in your major will guide you and help you to stay out of their courses. in general, however, i was happy with most professors ive had. class participation varies greatly from course to course; in some there's lively discussions, in others you can hear crickets. it's all about the environment the professor fosters.


Professors are usually well-informed, courteous, and encouraging, but it really depends on what you want to study. My favorite class was Telecommunications, which taught me a lot that I apply during my summer internship. My least favorite class was Road Films because a first-timer teacher taught the class and had little idea how to manage students. The business school does a fairly good job instructing their students on major-related matters. Some of the basic classes that everyone has to take can be mind-numbing, but the class size never breaches 40. There is also great emphasis on finding an internship to complement your studies, but the career center can't help you if you want to do anything outside of the Tulsa area.


Class sizes (especially in the arts and sciences) are quite small. Professors take an active interest in their students that goes far beyond just knowing their names. Many professors hold individual conferences with students before first big assignments, give students their home contact information, and make themselves available outside of class through special review sessions, office hours, and seminars on post-college opportunities.


Every professor knows your name, this is a good thing because when it comes to starting your career you will already have high recomendations from the people who know your academic background very well, your professors. The classroom sizes are very small, in fact I was never in a classroom with more than 40 people. This type of environment is great for learning because you can ask questions if needed and the professor can actually see your hand; additionally many professors do require and induce classroom participation. The accounting and finance departments, I got to know both since I double majored, are outstanding. The professors are all excellent teachers and mentors. They care about you as a person and help you to find a job that will fit you. They also are open to any question you have as long as you schedule an appoitnment before-hand. They are very commited to not only teaching academics but also teaching you how the business environment works and what will be expected of you. So, the appoitnment before-hand is part of this learning process. Its a great place to learn!


Class sizes are generally small and so far almost all of my professors have made a point to learn everyone's name. I think a lot of students study an amount above average for Oklahoma schools, at least. Class participation is higher than I expected. Students do have intellectual conversations outside of class, but I don't think that students are overly competitive. Compared to my high-pressure private high school, TU seems very relaxed. The most unique class I took was and advanced English class based on magazines, mostly from the 20's. I do not spend time with professors outside of class, but I know some people do. I think TU's education is geared toward learning for learning's sake. TU has high academic requirements.


All of my professors know my name, and about half of them can tell me apart from my twin brother. The Petroleum Department is especially helpful. The head of the department, as well as several of my teachers, are often available for advice and planning. Students study enough to get the job done, but not excessively. Although I have just completed 2 years, my education so far has been geared towards acquiring knowledge, not job training.


Do professors know your name? some of them, as long as you stick with them and talk to them. I'm supposed to study 4-6 hrs a day to get A's or B's. It really depends on the Professor and the material of the course. the group study is very very important and can not be ignored. As an engineer, you need to socialize with others, talk to them, study with them, and maybe hanging out with them, too. Studying alone is sucks and I didn't like it that much.


Academics at TU truly are great. Class sizes are small and rigorous, but you can read about that in any school catalog. What I want to share with you is that at the University of Tulsa, professors will know your name, they will want to help you. I have the cell phone and home phone number of many of my professors in case I need help outside of class. As a Bachelor of Music major, I don't have much time for other classes, but I have found some. I took Spanish (I even studied abroad for a summer), Chemistry, English, and I will be taking Geology next year. At TU, it is strongly recommended that students expand their horizons by taking a variety of classes and being involved in extracurricular activities. Besides music extracurriculars, I am involved in intramurals, Greek Life, and University Ambassadors. TU firmly believes that a students learning experiences goes past the classroom doors, and TU tries to help out by having activities for students to get involved in, whether that is a lecture, a play, a club, or community service.