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University of Oklahoma - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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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. In athletics, the University of Oklahoma Sooners compete in the Division I NCAA Big 12 Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 27,507 (21,109 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,706 (in-state); $20,343 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,382
  • Other Expenses: $5,002
  • Total Cost: $23,290 (in-state); $34,927 (out-of-state)

University of Oklahoma Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • University of Oklahoma Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,898
    • Loans: $7,256

Most Popular Majors:

Animal Biology, Journalism, Liberal Arts & Sciences,Organizational Behavior Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 66%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Oklahoma Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.ou.edu/web/landing/academic_departments.html

"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."

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