The University of Oklahoma Campus Preview for International Students 2019

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Cover: OU’s students come from all around the world. Each country represented at the University of Oklahoma is shown in red.

The UNIVERSITY of OKLAHOMA The University of Oklahoma (OU) is an extraordinary university known for its academic excellence and strong sense of community, providing a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. Our community is called a “family” because we care about one another and encourage the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and culture. Our world-renowned professors challenge students to think critically and to be hands-on participants in the learning process. Services and programs are in place to ensure our students’ success at the university level as well as in their future careers. You are invited to learn more about OU’s academic reputation and community on the pages that follow. Find out for yourself why the University of Oklahoma is a destination for students not only from Oklahoma and all 50 states in the United States, but also from 125 countries around the world.

OU enrolls just over 22,000 undergraduate students and has over 2,700 faculty members, providing a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. Currently there are over 2,000 international students from 125 countries at the University of Oklahoma.



The number of countries represented by OU’s international student population.

The number of students in an average OU class. Only 4% of our classes have more than 100 students!

OU’s status as a Tier 1 research institution provides us with unparalleled funding for STEMrelated research and education.

2,000 For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Oklahoma ranks #1 in the United States in the enrollment of international Davis United World College Scholars.

The approximate number of international students studying at OU.



$161 million


The number of international and multicultural student organizations at OU.

Amount of NASA research grant awarded to OU to further measure greenhouse gas effects on the planet.

Our student-to-faculty ratio, which means you will receive personal attention from your professors. You will be supported during your time at the University of Oklahoma.

22,000 Our Norman undergraduate population is just over 22,000 students.

200+ The number of cities around the world where you can study abroad.


Join a global community To learn more, visit

OU offers study abroad opportunities in 200 cities and 80 countries around the world. 41% of OU students have an international experience before they graduate.


OU Cousins pairs international and local students to learn from each other throughout the year. Together “cousins” share their cultures, attend events, and form lasting friendships. International students at OU are involved on campus and the surrounding community. To assist students as they transition to life in the United States, students can be paired with families in Norman through the Friends to International Students program.

Our students enjoy hundreds of events hosted on OU’s campus – football games are a great way to enjoy sports and connect with the community every fall! Eve of Nations is one of the state’s largest cultural events. International student groups work together to showcase their country’s fashion and traditional dances while the audience enjoys food from around the world.

OU is #1 in the United States in the enrollment of Davis United World College Scholars, with students in the program representing more than 85 countries. The Davis UWC Scholars Program is the world’s largest international scholarship program for undergraduates.


Choose from 170+ degrees Dance magazine places the OU School of Dance in the top three of all dance programs in the country.

Our School of Meteorology is #1 in the United States for severe storm and mesoscale research.

The Price College of Business is ranked in the top 50 in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report.

OU’s Petroleum Engineering program is ranked #5 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Scan the QR code or visit admissions/academics to see detailed information about each major offered.


Accounting Acting Advertising African & African American Studies Air Traffic Management Anthropology Arabic Architectural Studies Architecture Art Art History Art, Technology & Culture (incl Photography & New Media) Asian Studies Astronomy Astrophysics Audiology Aviation Management: - Flying Track - Non-Flying Track Ballet Pedagogy Ballet Performance Biochemistry Biology Biostatistics Chemical Biosciences Chemistry Chemistry & Biochemistry Chinese Classics: Classical Languages Classics: Classical Studies Classics: Latin Communication Communication Sciences & Disorders Community Health

Computer Science Construction Science Creative Media Production Dental Hygiene Dental Surgery Dietetics Dramaturgy Early Childhood Education Economics Elementary Education Energy Management Engineering: - Aerospace - Architectural - Biomedical - Chemical - Civil - Computer - Electrical - Environmental - Industrial & Systems - Mechanical Engineering Physics English: - Literary & Cultural Studies - Writing Entrepreneurship & Venture Management Environmental Design Environmental Geology Environmental Health Environmental Science Environmental Studies Environmental Sustainability Epidemiology Ethics & Religion European Studies

European Studies: Russian & East European Studies Film & Media Studies Finance French General Management Geographic Information Science Geography Geology Geophysics German Global Energy, Environment & Resources Health & Exercise Science Health Administration & Policy Health Promotion Science Health, Medicine & Society History History of Science, Technology & Medicine Human Health & Biology Human Relations Information Science & Technology Information Studies Interior Design International Business International Development International Security Studies International Studies Italian Japanese

Journalism Judaic Studies Language Arts Education Latin American Studies Latinx Studies Letters Letters: Constitutional Studies Linguistics Management Information Systems Marketing Mathematics Mathematics & Biostatistics Mathematics Education Medicine Meteorology Microbiology Microbiology: Biotechnology Middle Eastern Studies Modern Dance Performance Music Composition Music Education: -Instrumental -Vocal -Brass & Percussion Music Performance: -Harp -Organ -Piano -Strings & Guitar -Voice -Woodwinds

Musical Theatre Native American Studies Nuclear Medicine Nursing Nutritional Sciences Occupational Therapy Paleontology Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Geology Pharmacy Philosophy Physical Therapy Physician Associate Physics Piano Pedagogy Planned Program: Design Your Degree Plant Biology Plant Biology: Biotechnology Political Science: Elections & Campaign Management Political Science Professional Pilot Professional Writing Psychology Public & Nonprofit Administration Public Health Public Relations Radiation Therapy Radiography Rehabilitation Sciences Religious Studies Risk Management Russian

Science Education: -Biological Sciences -Chemistry -Earth Sciences -Physical Science -Physics Social Studies Education Social Work Sociology: Criminology Sociology Sonography Spanish Special Education Speech Language Pathology Sports Management Stage Management Studio Art: -Ceramics -Painting -Printmaking -Sculpture Supply Chain Management Theatre Design Visual Communication (incl Graphic Design) Women’s & Gender Studies World Language Education: -French -German -Latin -Spanish

Preparing you for success

71% of 2018-19 graduates reported their plans. Of those:




accepted jobs after graduation

continued their education

was the mean reported salary

9 The OU Alumni Office connects notable alumni from around the world with our students – international alumni are particularly helpful and excited to assist OU students as they prepare for their careers.

OU has 550+ student organizations available to you, many of which offer an additional boost to your resume. The OU Drillbotics Team was recently named International Champions after placing first in a competition. Students receive personalized academic support through our Writing Center and free tutoring services. Every year, students meet with an academic adviser to make course selections and receive career advice. OU graduates have access to postgraduation career counseling and support through OU’s Career Services office.

Large career fairs take place several times a year on our campus. More than 600 companies send representatives to OU to schedule individual interviews and hire our graduates. OU’s Career Services office is dedicated to assisting students in their internship and job searches.


Students enjoy the new Bike Share program. Learn more at Couch Restaurants is the primary dining option for freshmen and popular especially because of its 14 unique dining concepts. You will find extensive food options, like hamburgers and stir-fry, international cuisine, vegan/vegetarian offerings, and amazing desserts. Your meal plan can also be used at the 20 other eating places across campus.

The student fitness and recreation center is conveniently located near the residence halls.

The Global Community housing option pairs international students with American roommates to encourage intercultural friendship and community.

Live comfortably & safely on campus

OU’s Tower residence halls are within a 10-minute walk to almost all classroom buildings. 24-hour laundry facilities, computer labs, as well as social and study areas, are all part of student life in university housing.

To learn more about OU’s housing and food options, visit In addition to excellent living accommodations, OU has implemented many safety measures to promote a secure campus. With its own police officers, the OU Police Department is dedicated to crime prevention and safety information for our campus community. As an example, SafeWalk is a free service that utilizes official University resident advisers to accompany students anywhere on campus when they call to request the service.

11 OU Traditions Apartments are on campus and a popular accommodation choice for students after their first year. These full amenity apartments are located a short walk or bike ride away from the center of campus for students’ safety and convenience.Â


Explore Oklahoma Just 30 minutes north of OU’s main campus, Oklahoma City is home to over 1 million residents and boasts a wide range of outdoor activities, dining options, and local vendors. OKC also provides a great job market for internship opportunities.

13 Oklahoma City was ranked the #1 City for Job Creation by Gallup, and CNBC lists Oklahoma City as the #1 city in terms of the lowest cost of living. In addition, CNN Money ranks OKC as the third best city in the United States for jobs. These factors make OKC a great spot for our graduates to live and work.

Our students enjoy the thrill of attending an NBA game in OKC, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.

OU’s Norman campus is only 30 minutes from the Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport, which allows for quick and easy travel.


Oklahoma has four seasons. The average temperature in spring is 15.5ºC, in summer is 35ºC, in fall is 20ºC and in winter is 5ºC.

The average number of sunny days in central Oklahoma.

Living in Norman allows you to experience the best of both worlds – a small town community with big city resources. It is a classic college town, with a thriving local music scene and great boutique shopping. Norman also is known as the City of Festivals.


Undergraduate admissions information (freshmen and transfer students)

Minimum Requirements for Admission


Complete your admission application at

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Freshman: • 3.0 Grade Point Average or higher (4.0 US scale) • TOEFL: 79 or IELTS: 6.5*

Transfer: • Grade Point Average set by each program. See requirements at • TOEFL: 79 or IELTS: 6.5*

*For more information on English proficiency requirements, visit

Scan the QR code or visit admissions/international for more details and information about spring/summer admission.

To apply for admission, follow these steps:

Priority deadline for transfer admission April 1

Once you’re admitted, make sure you:

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Transfer scholarship deadline March 1

Send in your required documents, including: Official copies of your academic records • Proof of English proficiency • Financial support documents • Copy of your passport • ACT/SAT scores for scholarship purposes only (for freshman applicants, apply by Dec. 15) Learn more at admissions/international.

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October/ November December 15 Housing Freshman application scholarship available deadline at housingandfood an

August 1 Admission applications available online at

February 1 Priority deadline for freshman admission

May 1 Commit to OU

August New International Student Orientation and fall classes begin


Commit to OU. Secure your place at OU by completing your Enrollment Commitment by May 1. Pay your deposit at


Make sure you are considered for scholarships The University of Oklahoma offers scholarships to international freshmen who gain admission and have a qualified SAT or ACT exam score as listed here. You must submit your application for admission by December 15 to be considered for these first-year scholarship opportunities.

$52,000 ($13,000 x 4 years)

1390 SAT or 31 ACT (or greater)

$48,000 ($12,000 x 4 years)

1330-1380 SAT or 29-30 ACT

$32,000 ($8,000 x 4 years)

1300-1320 SAT or 28 ACT

$28,000 ($7,000 x 4 years)

1230-1290 SAT or 26-27 ACT

$20,000 ($5,000 x 4 years)

1160-1220 SAT or 24-25 ACT

Learn more at

ACT/SAT scores are not required for admission and are only used for scholarship consideration. Criteria and amounts are subject to change.


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Estimated Costs of Attendance The detailed itemization of cost estimates for all OU programs (costs vary by program) are found at Undergraduate – Average Cost Includes: Tuition and fees Housing and meals Books Medical Insurance (required) Personal Expenses

Per Year: $43,675 $28,500 $12,000 $675 $1,750 $750

0% increase in tuition and fees for the second year in a row.


investment in your future.

Earn OU credit without any cost – IB and AP University course credit is awarded to admitted students based on certain scores from International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement final exams. There is no cost to you for these advanced standing credits. To learn what credit OU gives for IB and AP exam scores, visit



Join us at OU Now that you have learned about the University of Oklahoma, we look forward to learning more about you as we help you during the admissions process. We want to assist you and find out what your goals and aspirations are. And most of all, we hope you will enroll at OU and join our “family� so we can help you meet your goals and prepare you for future success. INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS & RECRUITMENT (405) 325-2151 • The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution ( Printed by OU Printing Services and authorized by OU Admissions & Recruitment. 1,500 copies have been prepared at a cost of $2,451 to the taxpayers of Oklahoma. Updated September 2019.

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