University of Oklahoma Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Bizzell Library at the University of Oklahoma
Bizzell Library at the University of Oklahoma. tylerphotos / Flickr

University of Oklahoma Description:

The University of Oklahoma is a large public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. The university's low state tuition and quality of academics and student life have earned it high rankings for value. The school is proud of the high number of National Merit Scholars it enrolls and the number of Rhodes Scholars it graduates. The programs in business, journalism, engineering, and meteorology are all worth a close look.

Outside of the classroom, students can join a number of student-run clubs and organizations. Options include honor societies, religious groups, performing arts ensembles, and recreational sports. In athletics, the University of Oklahoma Sooners compete in the Division I NCAA Big 12 Conference. Popular sports include basketball, gymnastics, soccer, and track and field.

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Admissions Data (2015):

    Enrollment (2015):

    • Total Enrollment: 27,428 (21,297 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
    • 85% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17):

    • Tuition and Fees: $10,881 (in-state); $25,203 (out-of-state)
    • Books: $714 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $10,280
    • Other Expenses: $5,433
    • Total Cost: $27,308 (in-state); $41,630 (out-of-state)

      University of Oklahoma Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

      • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
      • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
        • Grants: 81%
        • Loans: 36%
      • Average Amount of Aid
        • Grants: $9,660
        • Loans: $7,576

      Academic Programs:

      Graduation and Retention Rates:

      • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
      • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
      • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

      Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

      • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Tennis
      • Women's Sports: Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Gymnastics, Golf, Volleyball

      Data Source:

      National Center for Educational Statistics

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      University of Oklahoma Mission Statement:

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      "The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society."