OU’s unique University College is set up to serve first-year students by offering one-to-one advising, free tutoring, a writing center, Gateway to College Learning classes, freshmen seminars and career exploration sessions - all in one place. Freshmen are part of University College until the completion of 24 credit hours and then are transferred into the degree-granting college of their choice, so it is okay if you are many other first-year students who are undecided about a major. For more information on University College, visit the University College website.
At OU, You Will Get Individualized Attention
With an average class size just under 32, the University of Oklahoma provides a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. OU is one of the few public universities in the nation to cap the class size of first-year English composition courses at no more than 19. OU also boasts a 18:1 student to faculty ratio, which ensures your student will get the personal attention he or she deserves.
There is a true sense of family on the OU campus. Serving as a model for other public universities, OU established the Faculty-In-Residence program which places faculty members and their families in each of our residence halls to foster interaction and encourage intergenerational friendships. These and other student-centered efforts helped OU earn recognition from the Templeton Foundation as a “Character Building College” – not once but twice.