Location
Norman, OK
Undergrads
18,111
Tuition (in-state)
$20,343 ($8,706)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2013 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: A lot of the guys here are not really into serious relationships and are just looking for a fun time.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Norman is a cool town. It has good food and there is a lot of things to do on the weekends. It's is also fairly close enough to places like Oklahoma City and Dallas so if you just want to get out of Norman for the weekend, you can go to these cool places.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: OU has gotten better about the no drinking policy on campus. Otherwise, you could get away with a lot while living in the dorms

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food at the dining halls is pretty good except the options that they do have are not necessarily the healthiest

4 College Junior

Nightlife: I like it because there is a variety of places that you can go that are pretty close to campus and not all of them require drinking to have a great time

4 College Junior

Majors: I'm an education major and I love it!

4 College Junior

Majors: It's pretty challenging. Not only do you have to take classes specific to the subject that you want to teach but you also have to take education classes as well as do observations and student teaching. It can get overwhelming at times but it is definitely worth it

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I think the financial aid at OU is decent. There is a variety of scholarships that students can receive, which makes paying for school a lot easier. My advice for applying for scholarships and financial aid is to apply for it early. The earlier you apply for aid, the greater the chance that you will be able to receive more money and get more scholarships.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The student life at OU is great. There is a variety of activities that you could participate in, ranging from Greek life to different clubs on campus. There is something for everyone here!

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Most professors are very willing to help!

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Huge variety of job opportunities at the job fairs!

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Campus corner is walking distance!

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is lots of diversity on campus!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the guys and girls focus on partying and frat parties but you get lucky sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The caf is great but expensive if you don't have a meal plan.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A lot of stuff to do off and on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The offer scholarships but not to people who have a little more money than others.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity. I have met a lot of people from different places.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is awesome and have a lot of opportunities but the math department is terrible and the hire the hardest teachers in both difficulty and difficulty in understanding what they are saying over their accents.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center is very helpful.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Depending on your perspective, the overwhelming presence of Greek life might be a good or bad thing. For those looking for something to do on the weekends, generally speaking you're not going to find much besides frat parties.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is definitely a very "fratty" feel to the whole campus. A good portion of students are involved in Greek life, and it certainly spills over into their everyday interactions.

4 College Junior

Facilities: There are a ton of on-campus activities available for those who want to get involved. Campus Activities Council and Union Programming Board are two of the biggest, but there are a crazy amount of clubs and other organizations for just about any and every interest. All you have to do is reach out!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Oklahoma sports, especially football, are the best in the country. Our fans are amazing, the teams play well, and the atmosphere in Norman on game day is incredible.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties depend on who's throwing them, but I would say for the most part, they're great.

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Elizabeth Hurd
Hometown
Oklahoma City
Major
History and French
Grad Year
2016
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OU is an excellent choice for students who are undecided on their majors because it truly offers a wide variety of fantastic programs in every field of study, allowing students time to explore different classes and change their minds. The campus environment is great, too. There really is a place for everyone, no matter how strange your interests may be, and what really counts is the fact that the people that run the random clubs and organizations on campus want you to be involved, to have a good time, and to grow as a person. College is about experimenting and learning about oneself. OU provides its students with the means to do so in a safe situation. The majority of students are very satisfied with their time spent at OU. They feel that the small town of Norman offers a true college experience, along with the ability to give back to the community. Most feel that people in Norman are genuinely friendly and, for the most part, down to earth. The academics at OU are strong, and, generally speaking, the professors are understanding and qualified. Although there are some aspects that could use improvement, like parking, OU offers many great perks that make up for the minor inconveniences. OU has a strong athletic tradition, and the facilities available to students and athletes alike are top-of-the-line. There are numerous things to do, depending on what or with whom you care to do them with. Ultimately, what makes OU such a great place was different for every student, which only proves that OU truly does have something for everybody.

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