OU

University of Oklahoma

660 Parrington Oval, Norman, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    326
  • Class Notes
    211
  • Textbook Notes
    14
  • Study Guides
    101
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,881
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,168

Overview of University of Oklahoma (OU)

About this school

The University of Oklahoma, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive institution. It is rapidly becoming a pacesetter for public higher education. The school's current students have the best academic records in the history of the state. OU ranks first per capita among public universities in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars on its campus and second only to Harvard among all universities in the United States. Many of the school's faculty members and programs have established international reputations. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Continuing Education, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geosciences, and Liberal Studies. The U of Oklahoma provides outstanding educational experiences for students both inside and outside the classroom. It is one of the few public universities to receive the Templeton Foundation Award as a Character-Building College for stressing the value of community. To encourage more informal contacts between faculty and students and to enhance opportunities for mentoring, every floor in the residence halls and all fraternities and sororities have adopted individual faculty members in the Adopt-A-Prof program. OU has also established a faculty-in-residence program in which faculty members and their families live in apartments in the student residence halls. Its 3,200-acre campus is located in Norman, 15 miles south of Oklahoma City.
  • Website


    www.ou.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    6,495

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:22,032
    • Men:11,112 (50.4%)
    • Women:10,920 (49.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (OU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Oklahoma is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
660 Parrington Oval
City, State, Zip
Norman, OK  73019-0390
Phone
(405) 325-2151
Fax
(405) 325-7478
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1-3 recommended for all freshmen
Other
15 specified curricular units required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 16,777 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 9,096 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 7,681 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,079 (44%) of 11,552 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,584 (41%) of 6,311 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,495 (48%) of 5,241 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
43%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
629 average |570-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
25%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
625 average |580-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
25%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
23%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
27%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (OU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,063|Out-of-state: $24,444
  • Room & Board: - $10,588 (62.85544672009498%)
  • Other Expences: - $645 (3.8290293855743545%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,612 (33.31552389433066%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Oklahoma accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003184
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,763 (75.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,861 (67.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,821 (97.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,406 (77.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$13,004
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 843 (46.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,946
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,182 (64.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,180
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,170 (64.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
584 (15.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,896

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,648 (58.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,230 (77.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,035 (97.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6,721 (83.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$13,031
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,603 (57.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,142
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,660 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,789
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,535 (56.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,478 (13.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,464

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,283
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Public Servants

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,225

Academics & Instruction (OU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,206

Part-Time Faculty


248

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


73%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
5,941,744

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
4500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Oklahoma provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


92.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


39.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


67.5%

Programs & Majors (OU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (96)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, English, mathematics/biostatistics, computer science, international studies, political science/public administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Regional and City Planning, Master of Prevention Science, Master of Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science, Professional Master of Science, Master of Music Education, Professional Master of Arts, Master of Professional Writing, Master of Accountancy, Master of Arts in International Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Library and Information Studies, Master of Human Resources, Master of Landscape Architecture, Professional Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Environmental Science

Master's Programs of Study (97)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Database Systems
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sustainable Development
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Writing

Campus Life (OU)

Location & Geography

Population


115,562

Nearest Metropolitan Area


3,955 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Oklahoma City

Weather


Temperature
25.2 average low in January, 87.3 average high in September
Rain
88 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
18 mile(s) from campus in Oklahoma City
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Norman
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


68%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sooners
School Colors
Crimson and cream

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Oklahoma offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities council soonerthon, campus activities council homecoming, engineers club, relay for life, the big event

Sororities


33% of women participate

Fraternities


26% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


19,054

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
22,032
Women
10,920
Men
11,112

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 4.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.6% Asian
  • 4.9% Black/African-American
  • 10.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.6% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


4.1% from 120 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


6,495

Student Resources (OU)