A culture of academic excellence and opportunity A culture of academic excellence and opportunity

As one of the top public universities in the nation, the University of Oklahoma (OU) offers a culture of academic excellence and opportunity. Students experience a diverse community, vibrant student life, a beautiful campus and a flourishing metropolitan area.

The University of Oklahoma is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it had existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. 

Located on OU's Norman campus are two prominent museums, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, specializing in French Impressionism and Native American artwork, and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, specialising in the natural history of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma has over 350 student organisations. Focuses of these organisations range from ethnic to political, religious to special interests. Oklahoma Memorial Union (student union) houses many of these organisations' offices. The student union provides a place for students to relax, sleep, study, watch television, or socialise. The Union Programming Board provides diverse activities in the union such as movies, bands, dances, give-aways, or other activities.

Quick Facts:

Location: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
City Population: 110,925
University Population: 30,303
Climate: Norman falls within a temperate, humid subtropical climate region. Summers are hot with May and June being the wettest months. Norman lies within Tornado Alley.
Nearest Airport: Will Rogers World Airport
University website: www.ou.edu


Why choose OU?

  1. The school is ranked first among public universities in enrolment of National Merit Scholars and among the top ten in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars
  2. Oklahoma has over 350 student organizations. Focuses of these organizations range from ethnic to political, religious to special interests
  3. The University of Oklahoma sports teams (The Sooners) have had a long and bitter rivalry with the University of Texas known as the Red River Shootout, Red River Rivalry, or OU–Texas