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Points of Pride 2007-2008

TU joins the ranks of distinguished universities named Truman Honor Institutions. The award was presented by Louis Blair, executive secretary of the Truman Scholarship Foundation at the University's Sept. 7, 2005 convocation. Since 1995, eight TU students have received Truman Scholarships.

Since 1995, TU students have won numerous competitive national scholarships and fellowships: 42 Goldwaters, 27 National Science Foundation, 8 Trumans, 7 Dept. of Defense, 5 Udalls, 6 Fulbrights, 4 British Marshalls (including the first received by an Oklahoma student in 27 years), and 7 Phi Kappa Phi.

TU students won the first international contest for model cars powered only by a chemical reaction. TU's car, the Hydrogen Hurricane, beat out teams from seven countries at the race. The competition was held the summer of 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland.

TU is named one of the 123 Best Western Colleges by the Princeton Review for 2007.

The 40 students who make up TU's Challenge X Team received a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox as part of a national competition. The students transformed the car into a diesel-electric hybrid vehicle. The goal of the three-year competition is to help find ways to reduce automobile pollution and improve energy consumption. In summer 2006, the team test drove its car on GM's desert proving ground in Phoenix.

TU is 91st among national doctoral universities in U. S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges.

TU is listed in the 2008 edition of The Princeton Review's The Best 366 Colleges placing, 6th for having the happiest students, 5th for good relationships with its community, 9th in quality of life and 11th for race and class interaction.

TU's student-athletes won Conference-USA championships in football, women's basketball and men's tennis. The football team won the Liberty Bowl in December 2005, and the women's basketball team went to the NCAA finals - a first in school history.

TU's 2007 freshman class had a mean cumulative grade point average of 3.8 (on a 4.0 scale), and 64 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge allows students as early as the freshman year to get involved in advanced research with faculty members as mentors.

TU is one of 150 colleges to be included in the Colleges of Distinction, a website and guidebook that were developed by parents, educators and admissions professionals to "provide consumers with the best possible information about higher education."

TU's Business School was listed in The Princeton Review's top 143 business colleges in 2004.

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