Location
Norman, OK
Undergrads
18,111
Tuition (in-state)
$20,343 ($8,706)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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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.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Norman is a beautiful town full of friendly people.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I lived in an OU apartment last year. Rent was way too high -- $509/mo. That's pretty much the cost of any 4 bedroom apartment near campus, though. I suggest finding roommates and renting a house - that would probably cost a single person $350-$400/mo, utilities included. What I don't like about living off campus is having to drive and find parking. You may have to drive a bit longer to get to campus if you live in a house. Many apartments have campus shuttles that will drive you to school, though.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: The cafeteria is a wonderland. There's several dining halls here with a variety of food. However, if you don't have a meal plan, the food can be somewhat pricy, average cost $7.50 for a meal/little sandwich.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a wide variety of restaurants on campus corner. If you want student discounts, you can find people handing out coupon books at the beginning of every semester on the South Oval, as well as at the bookstore. Cost depends on the restaurant, but for the most part, the food is decently priced.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: My freshman year, I lived in the cheapest dorms available but had to take out around $5000 in loans for one semester. However, I really enjoyed living in the dorms and made some wonderful friends. The social atmosphere was great for me, but I know plenty of people who hated the dorms and who experienced lots of drama. The housing process is fairly easy.

5 College Junior

Majors: Personally, I didn't have any trouble getting into the science & arts program. I think the requirements are at least 25 college credit hours and a minimum 2.0 GPA. There's no abnormal application process.

5 College Junior

Majors: What makes the science & arts program, more specifically the psychology department, so great is that the professors are all highly knowledgeable and eager for their students to learn.

5 College Junior

Academics: I'm a psychology major/Spanish minor, and I'm enjoying my experience as a college student. In terms of workload, it depends on the class and the professor.You'll have to do a lot of research and write lots of papers, but it's interesting (if you really like psychology, that is!). But I feel that the psychology department and its professors do a good job of training its students to think like psychologists and also provide students with volunteering opportunities. The psychology club here always has great presentations on careers in psychology, volunteering opportunities, graduate school, and more.

4 College Junior

Academics: I would say many of the professors here care for their students and want them to succeed. It's always a good idea to get to know your professors by going to their office hours. The registration process is fairly simple, but it can be frustrating when you are on a waitlist for a class. There have been several times when I didn't know I was enrolled in a class until a day after the class started because I was waitlisted, but if you talk to the professor, you should be able to enroll. Workload depends on the professor and class. History/political science/anthropology classes, and possibly philosophy, have heavy work loads. The library is a very popular study area, but if you prefer a less populated place, the engineering buildings on the north side of campus are nice as well.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is beautiful, and I always enjoy walking around campus just to look at all of the plants and greenery. The facilities for the most part are modern, but there are a few buildings and dorms that could use some renovation. The library has an extensive collection of books and other types of media available for students and faculty, as well as guests, to check out. There are always campus activities going on that are run by students.

5 College Junior

Diversity: This campus is very diverse and also widely accepting of people from different backgrounds and with different interests. There's a wide variety of clubs on campus that reflect the diversity of campus life itself, as well as the students.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is pretty much really nice and inviting. It's a diverse campus, so there's a lot of variety in terms of students' looks and interests.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are not many healthy options

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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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