The University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

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Since 1890, the University of Oklahoma has served as the state's flagship institution and a beacon of discovery and discourse. As an epicenter for statewide, national, and international excellence, our students learn from top industry leaders and put what they learn back into their communities and careers. We challenge perspectives and empower possibilities, encouraging our students to lead on for a brighter OU and broader horizon. Discover what you are searching for at OU—your passion, your path, and yourself. 

With over 170 majors to choose from—many ranked among the best in the nation—students can find the perfect path while embracing academic and personal growth. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Allied Health, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, Business, Continuing Education, Dentistry, Earth and Energy, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, International Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Liberal Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.  

 OU offers hands-on learning opportunities and first-class facilities for all majors, meaning students can gain experience and advance their professional goals from the day they step on campus. In 2023, we broke another college record, setting a new all-time high for research funding at $210.4 million, a 33% increase from the previous fiscal year, furthering OU’s commitment to student research and academic opportunities. Students are also encouraged to explore an intellectual environment beyond the Norman campus with the option to study abroad through programs in 200+ cities and 80+ countries.  

Student life
As part of the University's vibrant campus life, OU offers dynamic ways for students to get involved. Students can explore passions and interests through any of the 500+ student organizations, or spend an afternoon cheering on OU’s athletic teams, including the winningest program in the modern era of college football. OU’s Greek Life is another way to connect with peers with more than 56 active chapters and 30% of OU students participating in the Fraternity and Sorority community.

OU has a culturally diverse student body, representing all 50 states, over 50 tribal affiliations, and more than 135 foreign countries. OU’s Diversity Enrichment Programs team guides prospective students from underrepresented communities through the admissions process and partners with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure all students are welcomed and supported on campus. Open to all, OU’s Multicultural Programs and Services offers a wide range of programming every year focused on engaging all students with opportunities to learn about the many cultures represented on campus through community, leadership, and advocacy.  

Norman and OKC
Like OU, Norman and Oklahoma City offer the best of both worlds—a small-town community and big-city resources. As the third-largest city in Oklahoma, Norman is not only a vibrant college hub, but home to a close-knit community that welcomes and supports the university and OU students. Additionally, just a 30-minute drive from campus is Oklahoma City, a major metropolitan area that delivers diverse entertainment, a strong job market, and industry success and opportunity. 


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OU Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication named #2 program in nation | Broadcast Education Association

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Named a “Best Value College” | The Princeton Review

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Featured among the Top 135 Universities and Top 60 Public Universities | U.S. News & World Report

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OU College of Nursing ranked #1 Nursing program in Oklahoma | Nursing Schools Almanac

Experience OU!

The best way to experience the OU family is to visit our beautiful campus in Norman, Oklahoma! Schedule a tour and picture yourself as a Sooner. During your visit, you’ll hear about OU from staff, tour our campus with a current OU student, see our state-of-the-art facilities, and experience the OU community and spirit. To find out more, visit a quick inside look of OU, watch a virtual tour.

Deadline information for freshman applicants

Application opens: August 1
Early Action admission deadline: November 1
Final scholarship admission deadline: December 15
Final admission deadline: February 1
Deposit deadline: May 1 

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What students are saying about us...

  • “OU truly has such a unique family spirit that is hard to find anywhere else. People are incredibly friendly and there are so many student organizations that allow everyone to foster a community where they feel true to themselves.”

    • Juliana Meija '22
  • “OU has the tools to help you exceed in any discipline or endeavor you could imagine. Having the resources of a state flagship university with a smaller student body gives you access to so many fantastic opportunities.”

    • Jacob Moser '21
  • "I have felt supported by my peers and professors in a way I wouldn’t have thought possible in a school as big as OU, which I think highlights what makes OU special: the commitment to community.”

    • Faith Blank '21
  • “There truly is something for everyone. The people I've met and the organizations I've been a part of have made me feel at home here at OU, even though I'm 835 miles from the place I've called home my entire life.”

    • Danny Becker '21