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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Also known as University of Oklahoma

660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK

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The University of Oklahoma (OU) Norman Campus is ranked number one among public universities in the nation for its number of National Merit Scholars, and is in the top five public universities in terms of its number of Rhodes Scholars. And, OU is ranked in the top 10 public universities in the nation by the Princeton review for its overall academic excellence and cost for students.

OU boasts a faculty of international stature, with more than 500 endowed faculty professors and chairs. OU has a popular Faculty-in-Residence program, wherein faculty members and their families live in each of the OU residence halls, fostering faculty-student interaction.

The University of Tulsa has several successful research programs, including its genomics, health sciences, nanosciences, weather, education, and applied social research programs. Several new buildings have been constructed to support and develop these and other academic programs at OU's three campuses, including its Norman Campus. The campus is known for its beautifully manicured grounds, with flowers and landscaping, serene park-like settings, fountains and Prairie Gothic architecture.

History

Thanks to a 40-acre campus donated by Oklahoma residents for the University of Oklahoma, the university was founded in 1890. It opened in 1895 with four faculty members and 100 students enrolled.

Academics

The academic calendar for the University of Oklahoma follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters and a summer session or "intersession" that is divided into "blocks."

Colleges and Schools

The University of Oklahoma has different colleges on its three campuses: its Norman Campus, Tulsa Campus and Health Sciences Center.

The Norman Campus colleges are:

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences
  • Michael F. Price College of Business
  • Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy
  • Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
  • Graduate College
  • Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College
  • College of International Studies
  • Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Studies
  • University Outreach College of Continuing Education
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps
  • University College 

Student Life

There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations on the OU campus, focusing on a wide range of interests. If students do not find a club that matches their interests, they can register to start their own.  There are diverse communities at OU with wide-ranging interests and backgrounds, so students are likely to find a group that engages them. There are also many local chapters of national fraternities and sororities, with an active Greek Life on campus.

The OU Campus Activities Council (CAC) organizes myriad activities on campus throughout the year. Students are encouraged to get involved in a planning committee for one of these events, or simply to participate and enjoy campus life.

The OU's Fred Jones Museum of Art is a top art museum in the nation, housing excellent art collections for students and the public to enjoy. The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History also has excellent exhibits. The OU Bizzell Memorial Library has many important collections, including a book handwritten by Galileo.

Traditions

The OU school colors are crimson and white.

The nickname for the University of Oklahoma's athletics teams is "Sooners." The term "Sooners" is a historical reference to some of the land "Boomers" or settlers who came to the Oklahoma Territory to make a claim for unassigned, free land in the late 1880s. The area of Norman, Oklahoma was one region of the territory available for claims. One rule to rightfully claim a lot of land stipulated that all participants were to initiate their claim on the same date or at the same time. Those who tried to stake a claim too soon were called "Sooners." Over time, the term "Sooner" also came to mean a person who was progressive, energetic, ambitious, and prosperous - a go-getter.

Athletics

The University of Oklahoma "Sooners" athletics teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The University of Oklahoma's primary campus is its Norman Campus in Norman, Oklahoma. It has two satellite campuses: Its UO Tulsa Schusterman Center in Tulsa, and its UO Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

Community Life

The city of Norman is a charming college town with many restaurants, sidewalk cafes, music venues, boutiques for shopping, art and theatre, festivals, bed and breakfast inns, a zoo, hiking and riding trails, and more.

The University of Oklahoma has many reciprocal projects and initiatives with local businesses and agencies.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students University of Oklahoma accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is about 27,000. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 15% enrolling as graduate students and 78% as undergraduate students.

$16,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,300-$5,200
    • Out-of-State: $18,000-$21,220
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $140-$170 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $590-$710 per unit
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$9,660
Receiving Student Loans36%$7,576
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus has an overall graduation rate which is close to 66%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years35%
Graduating in 5 Years25%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Law Program
  • Music Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Campus: University of Oklahoma - Schusterman Center

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Basketball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Football (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Oklahoma Norman Campus by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
77.64%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
87%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
32

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,079