What it is known for?
What they are known for
Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university in Norman, Oklahoma — a short hop
(20 minutes) south of the state capital of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is just over 20,000,
giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere.
With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations overseas.
Things to know
- OU’s $250 million Campaign for Scholarships has reached $285 million in gifts and pledges.
- OU continues to break private fundraising records, with more than $2.3 billion in gifts and pledges since 1994.
- With more than 600 doctors, OU Physicians is the state’s largest physician group.
- The OU Press is the oldest in the Great Plains states and ranks among the 20 most important university presses in the United States.
- In 2015 OU became the first public university in U.S. history to be ranked No. 1 in freshman National Merit Scholars enrolled.
- The Princeton Review consistently ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence.
- OU is the only Big 12 university to be selected as having one of America’s 25 most beautiful campuses.
- OU's fall-to-fall retentioin rate this year for freshmen is at a university all-time high of 86.1 percent.
- In honor of OU’s 125th anniversary, the University has launched a $500 million private fundraising campaign.
- Dance Magazine places the OU School of Dance in the top three of all dance programs in the country.