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The OU Chant speaks of "campus beautiful by day and night," which perfectly describes the University's campus. Though few would imagine that one of the nation's most beautiful campuses would lie in the center of dusty, windy Oklahoma, it is a fact that almost every one of OU's buildings is striking. The centerpiece of the campus is Bizzell Library, which is clearly split in two stages of design but merges them perfectly to create one of the most pleasing sights in the entire state. The grounds include some of the oldest trees in the state, seasonal flower arrangements, and bubbling fountains around every corner.
While some buildings, such as Bizzell, inspire students through fantastic architecture and history, others seek to bring innovation and modernization to their students. Neilson Hall, home to the departments of physics and astronomy, houses high-tech telescopes, while Price Hall's College of Business has a computer lab that simulates the feeling of the New York Stock Exchange. Renovations move across the campus gradually but are focused on the most popular science fields of study, such as engineering—nearly one quarter of the Class of 2016 was declared engineering majors in Fall 2012.