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Founded in 1890, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus. is a Public college. Located in Oklahoma, which is a city setting in Oklahoma, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 21,609 full time undergraduate students, and 6,309 full time graduate students.
The University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 1180 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at OU are considered Selective, with ,160% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 29 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 66% were in the top quarter, and 33% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus.
303 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
202 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
321 Students rated campus food 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
322 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
321 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
322 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
325 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
320 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
156 Students rated University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus
Norman is a great campus for those looking for a college that's not too overwhelming. The Professors and student counselors are very accessible and are great when attending to students' needs in a timely fashion. And as for the students, there are always opportunities to meet and connect with people to build strong connections for life after college.
I LOVE the University of Oklahoma. Although, I haven't really started my year, the college sounds amazing. They are so inclusive and they try and make sure that everyone feels like they belong somewhere. Speaking of belonging, my campus has an all-you-can-eat CFA. How cool is that (especially to me because I'm an eater)! Now, I heard that on game days, everybody gets so live. I'm so excited to experience that with my friends! I think I'm truly going to love it here.
its good, in a overall perspective.
I don’t recommend it. I flew out there to attend recruiting/orientation sessions about five months before school started. The recruitment officer told me where to go and when to check in.
Apparently, there was a miscommunication. Naturally, I’m going to go up on my own to check out the campus. I came a long way. The same recruiting coordinator who scheduled the time with me over the phone was there and thought I was checking in. She was so hateful to me. She said, “I thought I told you to be here at —”.
At that point, I was just there on my own, not to check in. But she processed me in anyway, which subsequently sent me to one of the professors, who was almost as rude as he clearly acted like he was put out by having to schedule me around other things. He also disparaged my education.
Huge red flags, but I lacked the confidence to trust my judgement.
The secretary of the school of meteorology realized the gravity of what had happened and was clearly appalled. She tried to make up for it by giving me a tour of Norman and the campus.
So, I went there anyway. I really found the people at the school of meteorology strange, cliquish, and lacking maturity to an extent.
In addition, the engineering students that were in our technical writing and some other engineering classes that we were required to take also did not leave their circle of other engineers nor talk to you. If you tried to talk to them, they blew you off. They would not discuss homework with you and guarded their answers with their lives.
My next red flag occurred toward the end of my first semester there when one of my meteorology professors got quickly and clearly frustrated when I didn’t understand an assignment.
One meteorology professors bragged out in the hall to a colleague after giving a test “There was blood everywhere“, bragging about flunking students.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is 70%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
All I would tell myself is to take more initiative to fill out as many college scholarship applications as possible. Financial aid is not a significant source to rely on. Also work harder on grades. National Merit Scholars at my school get their education paid for...this would make financing school so much easier!
For the most part everyone seems to at least be driven; most of my classmates are intelligent and friendly. The campus is always buzzing with something to do. There are so many student activities and clubs. It seems like everyone finds something to do to get involved.
Best thing about OU is the deep tradition & the excellence that the university bestows on the value of education. One thing I would change is the parking, parking attendants are really anal. OU is just the right size. People don't react in a negative way when I tell them I am from OU, more in a neutral way. College town for sure, just right out of the big city, but not too far away to be too far. I love OU's administration, David Boren is the best college president in the nation!! Biggest controversy is iSwim, this program that was trying to build a new swimming complex where student parking is. It would have raised tuition and the student body was split half/half on the issue. Tons of school pride! Tradition is a huge thing here, especially among athletics. Nothing really unusual about this campus. I'll remember my time in Delta Delta Delta the most. Greek life is huge here & I really took alot away from it. Frequent student complaints are probably about studying.
Yes. Favorite class is taught by Rufus J. Fears and it's called Freedom In Rome or Freedom in Greece. Least favorite class is Gateway a freshman orientation class. People are always in the library. Yes class participation is a must because we are usually graded on it. I know my friends & I do. Slightly competitive. Unique class is probably Freedom in Rome. I am an art major specializing in Painting. Our art department is probably lacking in comparison to other universities, but they just hired this awesome guy from VCU, Tommy White who has awesome ideas. He makes you want to be a better student. Not really unless I see them around. At OU academics is number one. I would say that it is more geared toward getting a job.
Large size, Meteorology program, distance from home
Most popular groups are the sororities & fraternities, after that is CAC or Campus Activities Council which is in charge of all the campus activities throughout the year. I was a member of Delta Delta Delta, it was a sorority on campus with about 200 members. You go through recruitment in the fall. It's a great experience & a great ways to meet people & get connected on campus. I always left my door open. Athletics are so important. Football is a dynasty here. Guest speakers are pretty popular, I don't know too much about the theater. Dating well dating is a weird thing here. It seems that a lot of people get married right after college, so I guess dating is pretty important. I met my closest friends in Tri-Delta and through other friends. If I am awake at 2 am I am probably studying or finishing a project. Traditions are football games, the medieval fair, student art show. People out every thursday, friday and saturday on campus corner. Fraternities/Sororities are very important, but you don't have to be in one to get connected. last weekend I hung out with my friends & went to a local bar/pub. Saturday night there is plenty going on at the Union & you can always count on your friends to think of something fun. I camp, go to the city, shop, movies, normal stuff.
We hate all other schools in our conference especially UT and OSU and we think we are the best at everything.
Not at all, I have really enjoyed going to school here and meeting new people.
By no means do we ride horses. What is really great about OU is that you are permitted to have cars on campus no matter what your standing is.
A school that is high in community and offers many opportunities, but sometimes is overly political and only makes those opportunities known/available to certain groups.
The campus is amazing. It is kept well trimmed and always full of flowers. Students spend their days playing outside, walking outside or studying outside. Some of my favorite memories include playing frisbee with friends in the open outdoor spaces of campus. There are benches everywhere and fountains constantly running. The Indian Gothic architecture is also stunning. Its just a beautiful campus.
I consider the emphasis on the Greek system the worst thing about this school for those who are opposed to the Greek system. Social networks revolve around the Greek system.
Before attending the University of Oklahoma, I wish I would have known how to better handle the number of scholarship, service, and other types of on and off campus activities that are offered on a daily basis. However, I believe this sort of knowledge cannot be attained before coming to college, but must be experienced for one's own self.
My school is best known for our football team. They are a really good team in the Big 12. To be able to go to the football games is really fun and it is a very good time. Also, University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus is known for our business college. They are a really good business school for students wanting to major in Business.
No doubt, the area I've chosen as my major, Theatre. I believe I have the best professors who are giving me the tools I will need to succeed in this field. And also, everyone in Theatre is like family because there is a great support system. There is a great understanding of what is expected. There is always plenty of encouragment. It is totally awesome!
A person that is seeking a good place where they can receive a nuturing education and an extremely satisfying social life.
The most frustrating thing about my school would be the parking. Now, I know a lot of people probably complain about parking here and they are working on fixing problems in the near future with more parking garages; however, that does not help the people in the present. I think with the schools increase of the Freshman class they should also increase with the places for people to park and make a complete housing parking permit instead of priority and just the "regular" housing permits. They get enough money through citations anyways.
Growing up in Oklahoma, I often heard about OU. Growing up a musician who preferred math, language, and international studies to alcohol-fueled parties, I disliked everything I heard. "EVERYONE there is Greek. If you're not Greek at OU, you're a nobody." "OU is a joke, all anyone ever does there is party." I think it's understandable that I developed quite the prejudice against the university; however, I was nonetheless incredibly mistaken and misguided.
On move-in day, despite spending half the day sick from convincing myself that my world was about to come crashing down around me, I was surprised to meet refreshingly "regular" guys in my hall. We had diverse, interesting majors; we all missed our friends; and none of us were rushing.
Throughout the year, as I made more friends, the stereotypes continued to break down. Of course, I certainly met many people in the Greek system and many others who were part of the party culture - often times, these people were one in the same. More often than not, however, we found common ground, and I now have dozens of friends in fraternities and sororities.
It is true that a fraction of OU students are Greek, and that some heavily rely upon the party culture. However, I don't believe it is significantly more than any other university, and as it turns out, it is entirely possibly to befriend these people without being influenced to change your own lifestyle.
My parents are both from up north and we moved to Texas when I was 3. So, going so far away from home to go back up north to attend one of their alma maters was definitely not an option for me! Since neither one of them had a preferance of where they would have liked to see me go, it was all up to me to decide. OU was the first campus visit that I made and I had to compare all the other campuses I had visited after to OU. Nothing ever came close. I loved everything about OU and I just had a gut feeling that this was where I belonged. I'm glad to say that I'm so grateful I trusted my instinct because there is absolutely no where else I would rather be.
Fall 2016. Football game. Oklahoma vs. Ohio State!
This day was so much fun. It wasn't sunny and super gloomy, but it was such a big game. Everyone was out and about at tailgates getting ready for the game. Taking pictures, doing tailgate things when all of a sudden it starts pouring down rain!!! Do we clean up all the stuff and go indoors?! ABSOLUTELY NOT! We stayed out there and danced to music and waited under the little things and just had the best time in the pouring rain. The game was delayed but everyone stayed outside and then went to the stadium for the game. I just loved it because we had so much school spirit and a little rain didn't stop us from going to the game and tailgating. I will never forget this day. RELIVE OHIO STATE 2K16
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Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
88% of students
attending University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus receive some sort of financial aid.
20% were awarded federal grants.
While 37% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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