The University of Oklahoma, founded in 1892, is a public, comprehensive institution. It is rapidly becoming a pacesetter for public higher education. The school's current students have the best academic records in the history of the state. OU ranks first per capita among public universities in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars on its campus and second only to Harvard among all universities in the United States. Many of the school's faculty members and programs have established international reputations. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Continuing Education, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Geosciences, and Liberal Studies. The U of Oklahoma provides outstanding educational experiences for students both inside and outside the classroom. It is one of the few public universities to receive the Templeton Foundation Award as a Character-Building College for stressing the value of community. To encourage more informal contacts between faculty and students and to enhance opportunities for mentoring, every floor in the residence halls and all fraternities and sororities have adopted individual faculty members in the Adopt-A-Prof program. OU has also established a faculty-in-residence program in which faculty members and their families live in apartments in the student residence halls. Its 3,200-acre campus is located in Norman, 15 miles south of Oklahoma City.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
22,188
Undergraduates
10,562
Men - 47.6%
11,627
Women - 52.4%
8,705
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 15,451 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.63
SAT Math
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,749
Out-of-state: $43,130
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,063
Out-of-state: $24,444
Room and Board
$11,324
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$14,643
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,823
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,537
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
32%
20-29
22%
30-39
14%
40-49
7%
50-99
7%
Over 100
4%
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Norman Population
125,762
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Oklahoma City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sooners
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3%
Asian
7.2%
Black/African-American
4.7%
Hispanic/Latino
11.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
9.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.9%
Unknown
1.6%
International Students
3.0%
First-Year Students Returning
87.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
40%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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