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University History

In 1890, the University of Oklahoma (OU) was founded. It is a public research university in Norman, Oklahoma. In August 1892, the university's first president, David Ross Boyd, arrived in Norman and at the same time first batch of students was enrolled. Since David Boren became president, the University of Oklahoma experienced amazing growth, with an increase in new developments throughout including the purchase of land for OU-Tulsa, the new Gaylord Hall, Price Hall, the ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility, Devon Energy Hall, the Wagner Student Academic Services Center, the Research and Medical Clinic, the expansions of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and the National Weather Center. Harroz was announced as the 15th President of the University of Oklahoma on May 9, 2020, by the Board of Regents.  

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Oklahoma’s 15 schools and colleges are located in its Norman Campus; the campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 15 school and colleges the University of Oklahoma are;

  • CHRISTOPHER C. GIBBS COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
  • DODGE FAMILY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
  • COLLEGE OF ATMOSPHERIC & GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCES
  • MICHAEL F. PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
  • MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH AND ENERGY
  • JEANNINE RAINBOLT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
  • GALLOGLY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
  • WEITZENHOFFER FAMILY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
  • GRADUATE COLLEGE
  • GAYLORD COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
  • COLLEGE OF LAW
  • HONORS COLLEGE
  • RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS
  • COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
  • COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

University Notable Alumni

The University of Oklahoma Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards University of Oklahoma. Some of the Alumni members-

  • Carl Albert, former U.S. Speaker of the House
  • David Boren, former Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator
  • Tom Coburn, physician and U.S. senator
  • Fred Haise, NASA Apollo 13 astronaut
  • Ed Harris, Golden Globe Award-winning actor, The Truman Show
  • Peter MacDonald, Navajo Code Talker, 7th Chairman of the Navajo Nation
  • Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico

University Infrastructure & Services

Campus

The Norman Campus at the University of Oklahoma has three sections; North Campus, South Campus and Main Campus. Norman Campus has various colleges and schools - The largest school, the College of Arts and Sciences, The Price College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Education, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and College of Liberal Studies. It consists some smaller schools also- College of Architecture and Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Earth and Energy, the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, and the College of Law.

The Main campus of Norman at the University of Oklahoma is surrounded by Boyd Street in the north, Timberdell Road in the south, Chautauqua Avenue in the west, and Jenkins Avenue in the east. The main campus has three Colleges, University housing, student activity and fitness facilities, and the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education.

The North campus of Norman at University of Oklahoma is known as the research campus, it includes University of Oklahoma Max Westheimer Airport, the Radar Operations Center, the old National Severe Storms Laboratory facility, the university’s OKDHS Training and Research Center, and Merrick Computer and Technology Center. Other research facilities which are part of Gallogly College of Engineering, Automation Laboratory, Laboratory for Electrical Energy and Power Systems, and Laboratory for Smart Buildings also work at the North campus. The College of Aviation also runs a North campus which is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board as one of only 29 accredited colleges in the United States of America.

South campus of Norman at University of Oklahoma has university-owned apartments and athletic complexes. College of Law building and larger law library and courtroom are also present at this campus. 

Libraries

The University of Oklahoma Libraries play an important role in the University’s educational and research work. University libraries are focused to provide top-notch library resources, programs, and services to the students. It contains over 4.7 million volumes and consists of three libraries which include the Architecture Library, the Fine Arts Library, and the Geology Library. The University’s libraries are dedicated towards welcoming the amazing environment for a diverse community of students and faculty. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. They support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services

On-campus- University Housing of Oklahoma provides six residence halls. Each residence hall has its own RSA (Resident Student Association) office and its own computer lab and laundry facilities. Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, and availability. Room design vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens for convenient living. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. 

Off-campus- Many students find it pocket-friendly to live off-campus. The University of Oklahoma assists students in finding off-campus housing and roommates. University owns many properties nearby the campus to provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby the university. 

Medical services

 University of Oklahoma Health Services provides medical services to students. The staff consists of physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and physical therapy to make life easier at the University of Oklahoma. For scheduling online appointments or for telephonic health service students can call 405-325-4611.

Student’s clubs

University of Oklahoma offers 500+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The Division of Student Life offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at University of Oklahoma are-

  • A New Tomorrow Club
  • Ad Club
  • Afrobeatz Dance Club
  • Art Therapy Club
  • Bad Movie Club
  • Board and Card Game Club
  • Business Healthcare Club
  • Chess Club
  • Classic Film Club
  • Cubers Club
  • Cyber Competition Club

These are just a few clubs listed above, there many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the University of Oklahoma.

University location

The University of Oklahoma
660 Parrington Oval,
Norman, OK 73019-0390

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The University of Oklahoma offers 300 Undergraduate programs, Graduate programs, Doctoral programs and some majors in professional programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting—Master of Accountancy (available online), accelerated master's
  • Adult and Higher Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)
  • Aerospace and Defense (Executive M.B.A.)
  • Aerospace Engineering (M.S., Ph.D., accelerated master's)
  • Anthropology (M.A., Ph.D., accelerated master's)
  • Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D., accelerated master's)
  • Construction Management (M.S., Master of Construction Business)
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.—not currently accepting applications)
  • Criminal Justice (M.S.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D., accelerated master's)
  • Meteorology (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Microbiology (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Music (Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts)
  • Music Education (Master of Music Education, Ph.D.)

Student Support-

International Student Services (ISS) at the University of Oklahoma provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for Oklahoma's international community. ISSS provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Student Scholar Services (ISS) at-

Office address- 729 Elm Avenue, Farzaneh Hall, Room 144
Norman, OK 73019

Email- [email protected]

Phone- (405) 325 - 3337 Fax- (405) 325 - 0197 

Students can also schedule an online meeting with an advisor on zoom by calling at- (405) 325 - 3337

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Oklahoma put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Oklahoma has over 500+ student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Oklahoma is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The different dimensions of well-being are- Emotional, Physical, Social, Intellectual, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual and Cultural.

Food & Drink-

The University of Oklahoma open dining plan gives students access to food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at a diverse variety of restaurants and cafes available on-campus.

Short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Oklahoma to have fun like; 

  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
  • Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
  • National Weather Center.
  • Riverwind Casino.
  • Lake Thunderbird State Park.
  • Historic Campus Corner District.
  • National Weather Museum and Science Center

there are many other options available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the University of Oklahoma is a priority. The University’s Department of Campus Safety provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. While walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group to prevent any mishap. The University of Oklahoma is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. The services include maintenance of life safety systems, safe buildings, events and activities, and emergency planning in a manner that enhances the quality of the University's campus operations and the lives of students, staff, visitors and faculty. In case of emergency anyone can call 911 or non-emergency line- (405) 325-1717.

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Oklahoma are- 

  • Social Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Cyber Law

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Deadlines

Fall admissions- April 1

Spring admission- September 1

Summer admissions- February1                                
 

University of Oklahoma Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Oklahoma Application Requirements

2.6
GPA
33
IB
66
Percentage
71%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Oklahoma in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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University of Oklahoma Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: $ 28,500

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Oklahoma Deadlines

Undergraduate: Spring: November 1, Fall: February 1

Graduate: Spring: September 1, Fall: April 1, Summer: February 1

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Oklahoma Rankings

Global

425
US News
701 -750
QS
401 -500
Shanghai
382
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
132
US News
99
QS
117 -137
Shanghai
109
Times Higher Education
201
Forbes
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660 Parrington Oval,United States of America

[email protected]

(405) 325-2252