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At the University of Oklahoma, we ...

... are driven by our pursuit to unlock our greatest potential as one of the nation’s top public research institutions. Guided by our core purpose of changing lives, we offer a vibrant learning community that ignites intellectual inquiry at all levels and fosters a culture of belonging for all.

For well over a century, generations of students have found purpose and meaning through an OU education, and our state and society have benefited from our ingenuity and resourcefulness. As a Carnegie-RU/VH public research university, we champion creativity, innovation, and scholarly activity across all disciplines, striving for the highest levels of impact. Our world-class scholars are engaged with students, sustaining a dynamic academic environment that promotes discovery in the classroom, in the lab, in our studios, and beyond.

Excellence comes in many forms at OU, but we cannot reach our full potential unless we are a community where all members can thrive and feel welcomed and valued. We believe in cultivating and celebrating a diverse community – one made stronger by our mutual respect and understanding, despite our differences. For us to fully live up to our purpose of changing lives, our efforts to achieve a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university environment must be our top priority.

We invite you to learn more about who we are at the University of Oklahoma and to consider joining our remarkable community.

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A Message from our Provost

Interim Senior Vice President and Provost of the OU Norman Campus Dr. Jill Irvine


 


 

Open Faculty Positions

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

  Open Faculty Positions


 


 

Initiatives and Priorities

Strategic Plan

Launched in July 2020, “Lead On, University” defines a clear plan for the future of OU’s Norman campus and comprehensive strategies to achieve it. The plan is built upon five overarching pillars that stem from OU’s core traditions of providing a world-class, affordable education; creating a welcoming place of belonging; and harnessing innovation and pathbreaking discoveries to advance society.

  Lead On,
University

The Student
Experience

We prepare students to make a meaningful impact on the world. 


  Student
Stories

Faculty
Success

We invest in faculty success across the academic spectrum.

 

  Teaching and
Faculty Development

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are dedicated to building a supportive campus environment where each individual feels welcomed, valued, and supported for success.

  Office of Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion

Community
Engagement

OU faculty make an impact on our communities, state, nation, and world through teaching, research, and collaborative projects.
 

  Community
Engagement

World-Class
Research

The OU research enterprise solves global grand challenges through convergent research, promoting widespread economic growth, and life-changing outcomes across our state and beyond.

  Research
at OU

Global
Engagement

OU is a leader in global education and research, with extensive education abroad programs, a vibrant international student presence, and internationally engaged faculty.

  Global
Engagement


 


 

OU at a Glance


30,000+

Students who originate from all 50 states and 120 different countries


2,700

Full-time faculty

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OU campus, south oval


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Campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Tulsa


3,500

Norman Campus Acreage: Our campus is renowned for its beauty and Cherokee Gothic style architecture.

 

21 Colleges and
173 Undergraduate majors

 

45% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 20 Students

 

Established in 1890
 

See Our Campus

Campus Tour Video

Follow OU student tour guides (and a few special guests) as they show you around the Norman campus.

 

360 Virtual Tour

Instantly tour many locations on campus, including Bizzell Memorial Library’s Great Reading Room and the beautiful South Oval.

View 360 Tour


 


 

Accolades and Excellence


Top 5

In the nation in the number of freshman National Merit Scholars enrolled among all universities


265

Davis United World College Scholars currently are enrolled at OU, representing 97 countries – the largest enrollment of UWC students in the United States

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OU student and military member smiling on OU campus


No. 5

Best Online Programs for Veterans
U.S. News & World Report


No. 7

Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for 2020
U.S. News & World Report

 

Top Green College: For the fourth consecutive year, OU has been recognized by The Princeton Review for sustainability and environmental efforts.

 

$25.3 million awarded to students in 2018-19 from privately funded scholarships

 

 

Study abroad opportunities in
200 different cities

 

2019 OU Faculty by the Numbers:


400

number of community engaged courses taught


2,231

number of public performances, presentations, and outreach collaborations participated in with Oklahoma communities

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Record-Breaking Year for
Research Awards – FY2020


$255.6 million

Norman Campus


$190 million

Health Sciences Center


21.85%

Increase over FY2019

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The University of Oklahoma-Norman is a comprehensive research university classified by the Carnegie Foundation in the highest tier of research universities in the nation (R1: Doctoral Universities—highest research activity). Our research enterprise features award-winning and nationally- and internationally-recognized faculty, multidisciplinary research centers, scholarly publications, and acclaimed performances at venues throughout the world. The university's south research campus is notable for fostering partnerships between academic programs and governmental and private industries.

Major research centers established on the Norman campus include the Advanced Radar Research Center, US Department of the Interior South-Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, the Center for Energy, Security and Society (jointly with Sandia National Laboratory), and on the Tulsa campus, the Early Childhood Education Institute.

  OU Research


 


 

Class of 2024 Stats


4,448

Freshmen: Third-largest class in OU history


35.5%

Identify as a minority


22%

First-generation college students


 


 

Living in Norman

Norman is a vibrant college town that prides itself on its community spirit and appreciation for diversity. The city offers plenty to see and do – museums, performing arts, annual art and music festivals, plentiful shopping and dining, miles of outdoor spaces and parks, Division I athletics, and more. Those who make Norman their home also are pleased by its affordability, excellent public schools, and close proximity to Oklahoma City.