University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019-3072
(405) 325-2252
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in Norman, the University of Oklahoma’s main campus serves more than 27,000 students. This public four-year research institution was originally established in 1890 as Normal Territorial University. Students enrolled at this university today can choose from a wide range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. The school also has a strong academic reputation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked OU among the top 50 public schools in the nation. Their graduate programs in library and information studies, pharmacy, physician’s assisting, and public health also ranked highly.

Programs Offered

Whether students are interested in a technical field or would like to major in a liberal arts area, the University of Oklahoma has a number of options available. Some examples of offered majors include architecture, biology, communications, English, mathematics, engineering, art, drama, music, allied health, and nursing. The university also has law and medical schools. For those interested in the flexibility that online programs offer, OU provides these options as well. Areas of study for online students include communication, mathematics, education, human relations, leadership, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and women and gender studies, among others. Blended classes are also available for students interested in some on-campus learning.


The University of Oklahoma has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. In addition, the school has earned specialized accreditation from the American Bar Association, American Psychological Association, National Association of Schools of Music, National Association of Schools of Theatre, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Students interested in enrolling at the University of Oklahoma can submit their application online or via standard mail. In addition to the standard application form, students will need to submit their official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT score reports. Undergraduates must also submit a $40 application fee due at the time of submission. This fee is $90 for international students. In 2011, 82% of applicants were admitted to OU and 43% enrolled. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the school’s website.

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