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The University of Oklahoma


There's Only One Oklahoma

For over 131 years, the University of Oklahoma continues to stand apart as a beacon of diverse thinking and unbound exploration. By channeling the strengths of the many, here one is empowered to work in any way, become anything, and arrive anywhere.

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3 Campuses

31,000+ Students

$416.6M Research Expenditures

170+ Academic

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Endless Possibilities

When you merge tremendous effort with humility, then infuse that with a healthy dose of resilience, the potential to make an impact is limitless.


The University of Oklahoma, OU. #1 Research University in Oklahoma. *NSF Higher Education Research and Development FY22 preliminary submission.

University of Oklahoma Breaks Record for Research Expenditures

February 14, 2023

The University of Oklahoma has achieved its highest level of research expenditures ever reported. Research expenditures are a common measure of research activity and provide a comparison among peer institutions. Over fiscal year 2022 across its three campuses, OU reported more than $416.6 million in research and development expenditures to National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey, the leading reporting mechanisms for comparing research expenditures which provides an annual census of higher education institutions. This new record for research expenditures marks an 8% increase from FY21, and continued year-over-year growth in research expenditures since the implementation of OU’s “Lead On, University” Strategic Plan.


The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive research university, located on three campuses in Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. OU is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Highest Research Activity institution, placing it in the highest tier of comprehensive research universities in the nation.

125+ Countries Represented

400+ Student Organizations

Campus Life & Community

With over 400 organizations and events to explore, it’s an unrivaled chance to expand your world. At the University of Oklahoma, you have innumerable resources, as well as a shared determination of 30,000 others, to find your calling. Our nationally ranked athletics program, while an anchor of the university, is another outstanding facet of a vibrant campus life. 


The Sooner State is elevated by its populous attitude, where opportunity is supported by a nurturing, spirited, and driven community. In the city of Norman, located 30 minutes south of Oklahoma City, our flagship university flourishes. It’s a vibrant, progressive college town, merged with a diverse, business-forward culture.