My OU Experience
Have you ever wondered what life is like at the University of Oklahoma? Then keep reading to hear from some current students who shared all about their OU experiences, including their favorite study spots and places to eat on campus, why they decided to attend OU, and what they want prospective students to know about the university they call home.
Freshman | Norman, Oklahoma | Biology
Campus Involvement: Sooner Society, Homecoming Exec, Camp Kesem
Favorite Study Spot: Learning Lab in the Biz!
"I like to describe my OU experience like a book. I started out at OU as a concurrent student my junior year of high school, and that acted like the back cover, giving me an inside look or preview before the story. Now that I’m here full time, being a student has exceeded my expectations in every aspect."
Sophomore | Aledo, Texas | Engineering Physics, Mathematics
Campus Involvement: Sooner Competitive Robotics, Society of Physics Students, OU Programming Team, Game Developers Association, Out in STEM, Hacklahoma
Favorite Study Spot: Nielsen 303, the physics lounge
"I have really found my group and my place on campus, become a better functioning member of society, and absolutely loved my time here."
Freshman | Tulsa, Oklahoma | Public Health
Campus Involvement: Sooner Society, Global Engagement Fellowship, and Pre-Med Women’s Society
Favorite Study Spot: Great Reading Room
"My OU experience has been the best so far. I’ve been able to get involved in so many great organizations, learned from a lot of great professors, and met so many talented people that inspire me to do my best!"
Sophomore | Sapulpa, Oklahoma | Psychology
Campus Involvement: Black Student Association, OU Gospel Choir, SGA, Black Campus Ministries
Favorite OU Memory: Participating in Rah Rally
"I believe that prospective students should be aware of the resources available to them that OU has to offer, whether it may be clubs and organizations, cultural and religious programs and services, health needs, or something as simple as food options."
Freshman | Yukon, Oklahoma | Architectural Engineering
Campus Involvement: BYX, Big Event, Howdy Week (CAC), Sooner Society
Favorite Class So Far: Spanish I
"Even though it's a big school, I feel like I run into people I know all the time. It makes it feel like a small school."
Freshman | Mbabane, Swaziland | Finance and Economics
Campus Involvement: International Advisory Committee, In Focus: Africa, Campus Activities Council: Howdy Week, UCOL Peer Teaching Assistant (fall 2019)
Favorite Place to Eat: Credo Kitchen
"I decided to attend OU because of the diverse student body, and there are plenty of opportunities for both academic and professional growth."
Sophomore | Flower Mound, Texas | Creative Media Production
Campus Involvement: Beta Upsilon Chi, Gaylord Ambassadors, OU Nightly, GamedayU, Sooner Sports Pad, SoonerVision, Honors College
Favorite OU Memory: Getting to work on the sidelines for the home football games and traveling to Miami for the Orange Bowl!
"I decided to attend OU because of the academic prowess of many of its students, the proximity to home, and the football. I knew that I wanted to be involved with sports broadcasting, and OU has given me some incredible opportunities to do just that!"
Junior | Spencer, Oklahoma | Social Studies Education and Human Relations
Campus Involvement: McNair Scholar, Black Student Associaiton, President's Community Scholars, Diversity Enrichment Programs
Favorite Class So Far: Intro to HR
"My experience has been fulfilling in every way. I have been able to tap into all of my interests and develop my leadership through a multitude of avenues."
Senior | Albuquerque, New Mexico | Advertising
Campus Involvement: Gaylord Ambassadors, Lindsey + Asp Public Relations and Advertising Agency, President's Leadership Class, High School Leadership Conference, Big Event, Soonerhton, Relay for Life, Sooner Sports Pad, Association of Women in Sports Media, Kappa Alpha Theta, OU Advertising Club
Favorite OU Memory: Meeting Buddy Hield and Baker Mayfield in the same week
"I would say my college experience was absolutely ideal. Comparing to friends who went to other schools and to friends who also attended OU, I feel like I have had one of the best experiences a student can have."
Freshman | Bratislava, Slovakia | International Development, French
Campus Involvement: Russian Club, Alpha Lamba Delta Honor Society
Favorite OU Memory: The United World Culture Night
"As an international student, it was bigger of a rollercoaster than I expected, but in a good way. It definitely takes a while to adjust, but besides your friends, there are a lot of resources that students can use to help manage their university life. Professors are very accessible, courses well-taught, and the university offers tons of activities and events for its students, so it is pretty hard to get bored."