University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Review

The University of Oklahoma - Norman is located in Norman, Oklahoma, which is the U.S. center for severe weather study. OU plays an integral part in this study, offering majors in meteorology and related sciences as well as over 100 other majors in such diverse fields as ethics, professional writing, construction science, zoology and art history.

Campus Overview of the University of Oklahoma Norman

The University of Oklahoma was founded in the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. The university now offers more than 150 bachelor's degree tracts, 160 master's degree programs and 75 doctorates. There are 20 majors for early professional levels.

The university has received many honors; it's listed as first per capita in National Merit Scholars enrollment for public universities, and it's in the top five for graduating Rhodes Scholars. In 2002, one of OU's two museums, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, received the largest, most important French Impressionism collection ever donated to an American public university.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

University of Oklahoma admission requirements for in-state students include a cumulative, unweighted GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale), a class rank in the top half of the high school graduating class and minimum ACT or SAT scores. Students are eligible without the minimum test scores if they graduate in the top 25% of their class. The GPA and test scores requirements are higher for out-of-state applicants. Applications can be submitted online or through postal mail. Also required are an official high school transcript indicating at least six semesters of work, official copies of SAT or ACT scores and official copies of any CLEP or AP test scores.

Norman Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The Norman campus of OU has numerous laboratories ranging from the Molecular Anthropology Laboratory to the Zoology Tissue Culture Laboratory. The campus also has 14 libraries, which collectively include more than five million books, 63,000 print and electronic journal and magazine subscriptions and 250 databases. For the number of volumes owned, it ranks 27th of 113 North American research libraries and second in the Big 12.

Class sizes vary, depending on the subject taught and the professor's teaching methods. The average class size is 35, although some have about 20 students; about 115 of 2,885 classes have more than 100 students. There is a ratio of professors to students of 1:18.

Schools and Colleges at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

  • College of Liberal Studies
  • Michael F. Price College of Business
  • College of Architecture
  • Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Law
  • Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
  • Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • School of International and Area Studies
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
  • Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy
  • University College
  • University Outreach College of Continuing Education
  • Graduate College

School Contact Information

  • Address: 660 Parrington Oval, Norman, Oklahoma 73019
  • Telephone: (405) 325-0311