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University of Oklahoma Profile


University of Oklahoma
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-0311

General Information:

- Four Year University
- Public Institution
- Offers Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education
- NCAA Division I Athletic Programs

Resident tuition totals $108.70 per credit hour; non-resident rates are $412.50. See tuition rates of other OKC colleges and universities for comparison.


A public 4-year research institution, the University of Oklahoma is the largest university in the state. Founded in 1890, the school is often praised as one of the better public institutions in the region. In fact, it is ranked #1 in enrollment of National Merit Scholars per capita and in the top five in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. OU is also nationally known for its Sooners athletic programs such as men's basketball and football, one of the nation's winningest in the modern era.

The list of notable University of Oklahoma alumni is distinguished and includes politicians such as David Boren, Dan Boren, J.C. Watts, David Walters, Frank Keating, Carl Albert, Brad Henry and Tom Coburn as well as other influential persons such as James Garner, Ed Harris, 2006 Miss America Jennifer Barry, Shannon Lucid and Fred Haise. The athletic departments of OU have produced plenty of famous names including Stacy Dales, Roy Williams, Tommie Harris, Adrian Peterson, Josh Heupel, Stacey King, Tommy McDonald, Jason White, Wayman Tisdale, Joe Washington, Darryl Royal, Lee Roy Selmon, Steve Owens and Billy Sims.


The primary University of Oklahoma campus is located in Norman, a suburb 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City. Broken into north, main and south sections, the campus is bordered by Boyd St. to the north and Highway 9 to the south. The school also has an OU Health Sciences Center south of the capitol complex in Oklahoma City and a secondary campus in Tulsa.

Get a detailed map of the University of Oklahoma football stadium and surrounding areas.


Though the University of Oklahoma is well-known for its athletics, as noted above the school is a fairly prestigious public research university academically as well. The school offers 153 Bachelor's Degree programs, 152 Master's programs and 75 Doctorate degrees. Its School of Meteorology and Law School are among the best in the region, and both the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art are top metro educational attractions.

In addition, the OU Health Sciences Center is an academic medical facility serving the Oklahoma City and surrounding area. There is also a separate clinical campus in Tulsa. The OU College of Medicine is the only college in the state offering an M.D.


Current enrollment at the University of Oklahoma is thought to exceed 30,000, more than two thirds of those attending on a full-time basis. The campus is diverse and about evenly split between male and female students.

OU employs over 2,000 faculty members, about half of which are full-time, the vast majority male.

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