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University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

Leading the Big Eight in minority student enrollment, the University of Oklahoma is committed to providing a culturally rich learning community, where each student can achieve his or her personal aspirations.

OU is a major, comprehensive research university with a total enrollment of more than 24,000 student on campuses in Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the university now has 19 colleges offering 160 areas for undergraduate study; 111 areas for master's degrees, doctoral programs in 78 fields; and professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law and combine law-business administration.

Individual colleges at OU offer special programs for minority students, including the College of Engineering's Minority Engineering Program, and the College of Arts & Science' Minority Graduate Assistance Program. OU's Hispanic Student Services provides a variety of services to help students inside and outside of the classroom, including cultural programming; academic support services; guidance for financial aid, job opportunities and student activities. Over 14% of all students enrolled on OU's Norman campus are minority, an increase of 16.2% from last year. Hispanics account for 2%.

Housing options range from two-bedroom furnished apartments to single-occupancy dorm rooms for non-traditional students. Popular OU housing features include the Mouse House, a computer center for housing residents; priority parking for upper-division students; recreation lounges; and a variety of meal-plan options. Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1890
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 20,580
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $724,756,000
Admissions Address

660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019-0390



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Pat Lynch
Admissions office telephone: (405) 325-2252
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.ou.edu/admrec/admissions.htm Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $175 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 91%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 91%
Total applicants: 7,471
Total acceptances: 6,822
Total freshman enrollment: 3,342
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 3,359
Male acceptances: 3,076
Male freshman enrollment: 1,576
Female applicants: 4,112
Female acceptances: 3,746
Female freshman enrollment: 1,766
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 950
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 950
Students enrolled from waiting list: 544

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 35%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 43%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 86%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 18.0% N/A N/A
24-29 54.0% N/A N/A
18-23 26.0% N/A N/A
12-17 2.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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