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University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

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.

Web Sitewww.ou.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students21,609
   Women10,558 (48.9%)
   Men11,051 (51.1%)
Graduate Students6,309

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate70% of 14,522 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.62
SAT Math608 average
540-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading595 average
520-665 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $28,384
Out-of-state: $43,765
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,538
Out-of-state: $26,919
Room and Board
$10,588
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Freshman Award$13,032
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$28,444

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,508
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Norman Population115,562
Nearest Metropolitan AreaOklahoma City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 30% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotSooners
Sororities34% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.4.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.5% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students5.3% from 111 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
39.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
35%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.55 3.86 619 638 27
Low 2.86 2.90 440 520 15
High 4.00 4.85 780 780 36
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