The University of Tulsa (TU) is a private research university in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It has a historic affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and the campus architectural style is predominantly Collegiate Gothic. The school traces its origin to the Presbyterian School for Girls, which was established in 1882 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, then a town in Indian Territory, and which evolved into an institution of higher education named Henry Kendall College by 1894. The college moved to Tulsa, another town in the Creek Nation during 1904, before the state of Oklahoma was created. In 1920, Kendall College was renamed the University of Tulsa.
The University of Tulsa is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”. It manages the Gilcrease Museum, which includes one of the largest collections of American Western art and indigenous American artifacts in the world. The Bob Dylan Archive TU houses at the Helmerich Center for American Research. TU also hosts the Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, founded by former TU professor and noted feminist critic Germaine Greer (now at the University of Cambridge).
TU’s athletic teams are collectively known as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and compete in Division I of the NCAA as members of the American Athletic Conference (The American)