Local Atmosphere

Location
Tulsa, OK
Undergrads
2,545
Tuition
$21,576
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Tulsa is pretty great if you love the midwest life, but it's not really my thing. Not much happens after about 10pm.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's not home, but it's close to it

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Tulsa has malls, restaurants, and movie theatres galore. You're not stranded when you come here; however, Tulsa as a city is pretty dull. Everything closes really early around here.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Tulsa's smaller than the city I come from, but it's got it's perks.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: ORU is located in the wealthy part of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It really doesn't cater towards the youthful nightlife in the immediate vicinity. A short 20 minute drive will take students to a more active part of town.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Roman Harvey
Hometown
Kearney, Neb.
Major
Business Administration
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Tulsa is known by many as the buckle of the Bible Belt. And it’s not a surprise—there are tons of mega-churches here, including Victory, Church on the Move, Rhema, and Grace. Needless to say, there is a large Bible-believing population in Tulsa.

While Tulsa is not a ridiculously huge city, it is fairly easy to find something fun to do here. Some things that students like to do in Tulsa are watch a movie at the Dollar Cinema, head to RiverWalk Crossing, which is home to numerous restaurants and stores, or catch a live music performance at one of the many venues, like the Performing Arts Center, Cain’s Ballroom, or the BOK Center. Some of the most fun things to do are attend fundraising events held by local missions teams. Overall, the Tulsa locals are friendly toward students, and this is a safe and scenic area.

Facts & Statistics

Fun Local Trivia
  1. Tulsa was called the "Oil Capital of the World" for most of the 20th century.
  2. The city has tons of art deco architecture-one of the largest concentrations in the U.S.-including Christ the King Church, Boston Avenue Methodist Church, the Philtower, and the Tulsa Union Depot.
  3. The famous Route 66 runs through Tulsa, and Tulsa businessman Cyrus Avery is known as the "Father of Route 66."
  4. The Arkansas River splits the city.
  5. Tulsa was named one of the most livable cities in America by Forbes magazine
Notable Natives
  • Garth Brooks - country singer
  • Joe Diffie - country singer
  • The Gap Band - funk group popular in the 1970s and '80s
  • J. Paul Getty - founder of Getty Oil company
  • Hanson - pop group
  • Jennifer Jones - actress
Points of Interest
  • Big Splash Water Park
  • Gilcrease Museum
  • Philbrook Museum of Art
  • RiverWalk Crossing
  • Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
Shopping Centers
  • Tulsa Promenade
  • Woodland Hills Mall
Movie Theaters
AMC Southroads 20
4923 E. 41st St.
Tulsa
(888) 262-4386
Movie Theaters
Cinemark Cinema 8
1112 E. Charles Page Blvd.
Sand Springs
(918) 245-3423
Movie Theaters
Cinemark Movies 8
6808 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa
(918) 250-4511
Movie Theaters
Cinemark Tulsa and IMAX
10802 E. 71st St. S.
Tulsa
(918) 250-1956
Movie Theaters
Hollywood Theaters - Promenade Palace 12
4107 S. Yale
Tulsa
(918) 628-1067
Movie Theaters
Riverwalk Movies
600 Riverwalk Terrace
Jenks
(918) 392-9959
Major Sports Teams
  • Tulsa 66ers: NBA development league
  • Tulsa Drillers: Minor league baseball
  • Tulsa Oilers: Minor league hockey
  • Tulsa Shock: WNBA
  • Tulsa Talons: Arena football
  • University of Tulsa Golden Hurricanes: NCAA
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
Oklahoma City: OK: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 50 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% Painfully remote.
  • 39% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 6% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 18% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 37% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 51 responses

  • 10% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 53% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 37% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 50 responses

  • 22% No way.
  • 44% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 34% Totally.

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