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OU Profile

  • Undergraduate student population is approximately 21,768
  • Approximately 44 percent non-resident and 56 percent resident
  • Student to faculty ratio is 18:1
  • Average class size is 32, with less than 4 percent of classes having more than 100 students


  • We have more than 170 different majors
  • We also have our own law school and a complete Health Science Center with seven different colleges offering 67 degree programs
  • Most popular programs (all rank in the top 10 nationally): meteorology, petroleum engineering, ballet, musical theatre, entrepreneurship, international business, energy management, journalism


  • OU has achieved the Carnegie Foundation’s highest tier of research activity classification
  • OU has achieved an all-time record freshman-to- sophomore retention rate of 90 percent, ranking OU among the top universities in the nation. OU is one of only 34 public institutions in the nation currently reporting retention rates of 90 percent or higher.
  • Our campus is ranked in the top 25 most beautiful campuses in the United States.
  • OU is the first public university in the country to build residential colleges for upperclassmen and women, patterned on those at Yale, Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge in England. The living/learning communities are becoming the cornerstone of the undergraduate experience.
  • Access to industry-specific career fairs, a robust offering of Career Services and faculty/alumni connections eager to help you get into competitive markets all over the country and the world.
  • Students can enjoy the traditions, spirit and “Sooner Magic” of Big 12 athletic events!
  • OU is proud to be the first university to win both the NCAA men’s and women’s gymnastics national championship titles in the same year (2016). The softball team also became national champions at the 2016 Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.