#189 Overall Influence #1309 Desirability Rank

University of Oklahoma

Public research university in Norman, Oklahoma, United States

The University of Oklahoma (OU) was founded in 1890. OU offers 152 bachelor’s degree programs, 160 master’s programs, 75 doctoral programs, and 20 professional certificates. Among OU’s most popular programs are those in the fields of business, engineering, communication, and journalism.

OU’s distance-learning department, OU Online, offers more than 30 graduate degrees and certificates.

OU is associated with many distinguished alumni and faculty, including the following persons:

  • Mathematician, Gladys West
  • Philosophers—Linda Zagzebski, Zev Trachtenberg, and Nancy E. Snow
  • Actors—James Garner, Van Heflin, Dennis Weaver, and Ed Harris
  • Dramatic soprano, Roberta Knie
  • Baritone, Stephen Dickson
  • Singer-songwriters, Tom Paxton and David Gates
  • Physicist, James Benford
  • Meteorologists, Erik N. Rasmussen and Neil B. Ward
  • Botanist, Norman H. Boke
  • Historians of science—David B. Kitts, Dwayne H.D. Roller, and F. Jamil Ragep
  • Former US Representatives—Carl Albert, Dick Armey, J.C. Watts, and Tom Cole
  • Current US Senator, Tom Coburn

OU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

From Wikipedia

The University of Oklahoma is a public research university in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it had existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. In Fall 2018 the university had 31,702 students enrolled, most at its main campus in Norman. Employing nearly 3,000 faculty members, the school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 majors at the first professional level.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

15,451

Acceptance

83%

Graduation Rate

72%

Median SAT Score

1210

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$4,788

Fees (in-state)

$4,275

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$61,900

Employed

89%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

24K

Under-Grads

20K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

660 Parrington Oval, Norman OK 73019-3072

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

32 per 100K

Violent Crime

3 per 100K

What is University of Oklahoma known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#88 World Rank
Business
#127 World Rank
Engineering
#95 World Rank
Education
#72 World Rank
History
#100 World Rank
Law
#175 World Rank
Medical
#107 World Rank
Political Science
#253 World Rank
Literature
#116 World Rank
Communications
#139 World Rank
Psychology
#276 World Rank
Mathematics
#32 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#264 World Rank
Physics
#306 World Rank
Computer Science
#350 World Rank
Philosophy
#339 World Rank
Chemistry
#120 World Rank
Anthropology
#335 World Rank
Economics
#188 World Rank
Sociology
#381 World Rank
Religious Studies
#98 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#87 World Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are University of Oklahoma's Most influential alumni?

University of Oklahoma 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Business, Engineering, and Education

Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer

Storm Chaser

Wm. Roger Louis

American historian

Jennifer Berry

Jennifer Berry

American beauty pageant contestant

Sam Hinkie

American sport executive

Larry Mizel

Larry Mizel

American businessman

Adel F. Halasa

American scientist

Sylvia Perez

American journalist

Llewellyn Ivor Price

Brazilian geologist and paleontologist

Maurice Halperin

American diplomat

Archie W. Dunham

Archie W. Dunham

American nonprofit chief executive

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

Psychologist

Robert W. Jordan

Robert W. Jordan

American diplomat