TU places highly on three college surveys

Forbes, The Princeton Review and Times Higher Education gave TU high marks in their annual surveys.

The University of Tulsa received good publicity the last few weeks due to its high placement on college surveys from Forbes, The Princeton Review and Times Higher Education.

Forbes commended TU as a top university for STEM and international students, while The Princeton Review ranked TU highly on a national scale and Times on a global scale.

Specifically, Forbes listed TU as the 20th best university in the nation for STEM and 12th best for international students. The list, released on August 21, also puts TU at number 171 overall in the nation on a survey of 650 schools.

According to the TU News Archive, Forbes rated TU “89th in research, 122nd in private colleges and 203rd in ‘America’s Best Value Colleges.’”

The Princeton Review’s “Best 384 Colleges,” which, according to TU’s news archive, “is used widely by students and parents during the college decision process and features the survey results of 138,000 students nationwide,” considers TU one of the 384 “outstanding colleges in the nation,” as well as a “Best Regional College” in the west.

In addition, the news archive notes TU’s regular appearance on the list, which is published annually and also gives TU “additional distinctions including top law school, computer gaming program, green campus, university that ‘pays you back’ and outstanding institution of higher learning.”

The lists don’t stop there. TU is one of the four American universities recognized by Times Higher Education in a list of the top 20 small universities globally. Times defines “small universities” as those with fewer than 5,000 students. TU takes number 13 on the list.

“Contributing factors [include] small class sizes, close relationships with faculty and peers, and a strong sense of community across campus,” said the TU News Archive.

Times also ranked TU on a larger international scale among 1,000 universities in its “World University Rankings.” This is the only international university performance survey to “judge research-intensive universities on the core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook,” according to the news archive.

The news archive neglects to include TU’s exact ranking in this larger survey, and Times’s website only specifies it to be within the range of 401 – 500th. An additional stat on the website listed TU as 170th in the United States. This list includes over 1,000 American universities and colleges.

The news archive also makes note of TU’s inclusion “among the top 100 national universities by U.S. News & World Report for the past 15 consecutive years.” There is not yet a 2019 edition of this list.

While somewhat eclectic, TU’s consistently good rankings on surveys like these indicate a university committed to improvement and continued growth.

Post Author: Ethan Veenker