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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Reviews

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  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 31 people found this review useful. 1 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone, not just the sports fanatics. After attending for a year i have realized that the campus is more diverse then i could have ever guessed. You just have to find the place that you fit in.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking at schools you need to look at all aspects of the university, not just the one aspect that you are looking forward too. At first OU didn't seem like it was going to fit me because it seemed like all the school cared about was sports. Then I started to research the school and what the university did from time to time. OU was an amazing school they have the second largest library in the big 12, the world's best meteorology school, and the ambition to grow and become apart of the elite public schools like USC and UT. When applying for OU my best advice would be to have strong ACT scores and a good academic record.

    Am learning a lot

    You get what you put into your classes. The harder you try the more you will get out of the classes

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 23 people found this review useful. 2 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and Everyone is serious about their education and want to go to an awesome school.

    Tips for prospective students

    **Learn your study skills now, trust me it will help. You have to study smart to make the grade. **Make a plan that will help you keep from procrastinating. **Try to move into your dorm at least two weeks or a week-and-half before school. Don't wait the day before class to move in or you wont know where to go. **A college tour is helpful **When you know what your classes are, go at least two or three days before class begins and walk around campus to find your classes, how long it will take you to get to them, and to learn the lay of the land. Trust me this helped me tremendously. Do this at least twice. . **Try to find the quickest way to get to your classes. **Make sure you know where the library is and the open/close time. I think it closes at 2 a.m. some days. **Make sure you know where the Bursar Office is. **You should acquire a bank account. **Make sure you learn how to take the bus around campus. You have to get a sticker on the back of your ID card to be able to ride for free. Make sure to get a bus schedule and find out where the bus office is. Some buses like the Lloyd Noble Shuttle are free for everyone **Make sure you know where the housing office is(Walker Tower, 1st Floor) and where the bathrooms and laundry rooms are located in the dorms. **Explore all the dorms. There is a kitchen somewhere in Couch. I think 2nd or 3rd floor. **Walker-Adams Mall is between the space between the Walker and Adams dorms. **Make sure you learn your streets and how to get to Walmart. **Make sure you know where all the major offices are and where the restaurants around campus are. **Make sure you know about the apartment buildings policies and prices before you move in. **Also, know that move in day is crazy. Depending on when you move in, there are going to be so people on move-in day so make sure you aren't claustrophobic. **Make sure you know where the campus stores are so that you will know where to get your books. **Make sure you learn about Campus Corner. **Also, the move-in week (the week before school starts) and the first week of school there are a lot of activities and prizes and free stuff to get so make time to do those things. But also be aware of scams. **The OU Daily newspaper is free and just about everywhere, so pick one up and read it. **Make sure you know where the RA's (residential advisor) office is and where your RA's room is. **Also know where RSA (resident student association) is. You can rent out movies and games there. Also, they hold activities like having game nights and having ice cream and stuff like that. ****Just have fun and explore!!!!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    For me, OU is definitely worth it. Of Course, in-state tuition is lower than out-of-state tuition but its still worth it. I am so glad that I came here. I really didn't have a full plan for college. I just sort-of applied for this college and OSU and just went for OU to be going for it. Then, when I got here I was blown away. I am so glad that I chose OU simply for the fact that the people there are awesome and OU is just plain awesome.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at OU and I am sure that you will too. There are activities every week at OU. They have free movies every Friday in the Meacham Auditorium in the Student Union, for ex: I saw Get Smart there and they also showed the Dark Knight. The sound for the movies will blow your mind. They also do things like have Make a Necklace or Pot A Plant almost everyday in the Union. There are always club activities going on at OU. The way that you find out about most activities is to read the sidewalks. Yeah, I said it. I don't know who does it but, someone writes the activities on the sidewalk in chalk (some people call it chalking) so as your walking you can look down and see whats happening. They also have things like Howdy Week and when your first week there they have so many activities and sometimes you get free lunch. Also, in the cafeteria (we call it the cafe) which is also Couch Restaurants they have special meals for the holidays and stuff where they make the cafe look all pretty and nice and serve some exotic foods. Once they had caviar, I personally thought it was disgusting but you just might like it. Also, I love the recycling system that OU has. Everywhere you go there are recycle bins- you absolutely cannot miss them. So if you are environmentally conscious OU will help. Also, it does help that the Campus is beautiful and has a great Library. It is simply amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    OU professors really teach you to think for yourself, especially your English professors. OU professor also teach you different research skills. You really do have to study a lot to make the grade but it is worth it. There are so many diverse programs at OU that I am sure that you will be able to find the right program for you.

  • 09/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 3 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Anyone into athletics -We have a great business and engineering school; so anyone interested in that -Students who would want to go to a D-1 university, but still has a small town atmosphere

    Tips for prospective students

    I think it would be very helpful if you came on a campus tour. It will really show you everything OU has to offer and you will be able to walk around campus and see where your potential classes might be. Also, start applying for financial aid and scholarships early! If you wait until the last minuet, there won't be anything left! Good luck with your senior year of high school and BOOMER SOONER!

    Bang for the buck

    I know out of state tuition is higher than in-state tuition, but I think every penny is worth it to go to OU. I wouldn't trade my experience here for anything. I know it's expensive, I am a full time student and working full time as well, but I wouldn't want to go any where else except here.

    Am enjoying being here

    OU offers something for everyone; I love being here in Norman! It's not a big city, so you feel comfortable walking around campus and everything is within reasonable driving distance. The campus here at OU is beautiful; especially in the fall and spring. Whatever you are interested in you will be able to find it here. There are huge flat screen TVs in the dorms with video game systems. At the student union every weekend they offer free movie showings to students as well as give you free popcorn and drinks! Oh and how could I forget OU game days!! Saturday game days are so much fun at OU, you walk to the stadium with your friends and sit in the student section. There is nothing more exciting than cheering on the Sooners, especially against Texas (even though that's in Dallas) or OSU!

    Am learning a lot

    At the University of Oklahoma you will learn so much in each of your classes. Your professors not only teach you valuable skills for your major, they teach you life long lessons as well. Although some class sizes may be larger than smaller universities, the professors are still there for you every step of the way. They invite you to their office hours and are very concerned with how each student is doing in their class.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    12 out of 13 people found this review useful. 4 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    National Merit Scholars (I'm not one btw), Meteorology, anything with media, Engineering( state of the art facilities)

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep grades high make sure your grades are high enough to start in your major's plan. (i.e. math for engineering) look it up on the website. you do not want to start behind

    Bang for the buck

    I am out of state It is not Bad for out of state but still expensive as heck the Fin Aid office really didn't offer much

    Will enjoy being here

    I was there one day by myself just walking around. There is so much I can do but not so much I must do other than my actual classes. It sounds strange but from a small town you are expected to be in clubs and to volunteer for EVERYTHING

    Will learn a lot

    Just from talking to other students you can learn a lot if you put the work into it. You can't blow off things. I know in high school you could get an A in a class and still know nothing. Not OU the professors are world-class and teach because they want you to learn and understand it so that you can use it.

  • 02/05/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    9 out of 10 people found this review useful. 5 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Oklahoma is a great school all around. If you're sporty then you already know their sport programs and how well they do. But, did you know about their gym and how fully stocked and open it is. I called it home my freshman year to keep off the dreaded 15. They also have a great intramural program. If your the gotta get a 4.0 type then you may be wary, think that OU is a party school. But, did you know that they admit the highest amount of national-merit scholars than any other 4 yr public university and they even have a freshman dorm for national merit scholars with quite time and visitor rules so that your studies are never interrupted. Even if you want a normal dorm, the whole top floor is separate study rooms open 24 hours with strict quite rules. Last but not least, if you're the partying type there is what seems an endless supply of sororities and fraternities that will supply your partying needs. There are also a lot of clubs and bars near by. Campus Corner will supply your bars, restaurants, and shopping needs. If you are none of these in particular but rather a mix of them, then you can take advantage of it all. Overall it has everything a student may need!

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO THE ACTIVITIES THEY HAVE SET UP FOR YOU!!! I HIGHLY recommend the camp they put on for incoming freshman the summer before entry. I found my two best friends at the Sooner session of the camp, made a lot of other friends, learned my way around the campus, and started to feel at home, not to mention had a BLAST! Howdy Week is their form of a welcome week. The activities here are so fun, the counselors are SUPER friendly and you learn a lot about college and the campus. Also, if you are having a hard time in a class there's tutoring available for EVER SINGLE class. If you need help, just look for it, its there.

    Bang for the buck

    5 stars! I don't even know how to put my emotions into words with this one. Let me just tell you, I ran out of money after my freshman year and had to go to a local community college. I've been knocking out credits and work my butt off to make money to get back to Norman. I do it because I miss it. I love the school so much I'm willing to do pretty much anything I can to get back there. I'm trying to show that out of state tuition whose boss!

    Did enjoy being here

    I greatly enjoyed being at this university! I plan on going back in the fall matter of fact! The campus is wonderful and beautiful. I felt like I was at home a week in. The people there are so happy and friendly and all the upperclassmen really do help you out and make you feel welcome. During welcome week there are a load of activities and they even have golf carts to take you to class if you get lost! Which is an awesome idea since the Oklahoma heat in September can be..overwhelming.

    Did learn a lot

    I did learn a lot. The lecture classes are large but the harder classes like science and math have smaller groups were you get more attention and practice. The English classes are even capped to be under 20 students! It's an awesome set up they have going. It's a nice median between party school and study school. The Library is awesome, during midterms and finals the LIBRARY becomes the hang out spot.

  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Meteorology and Engineering majors and athletics. Especially volleyball, basketball, football, gymnastics, and dance. Just to name a few.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up there and join as many extracurricular activities as possible. Apply for scholarships, especially if you are out of state, and make sure you visit the campus if you are offered the opportunity.

    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student and it is definitely not cheap. Financial aid did not offer me that much so I have to work ten times harder for scholarships and take out loans. Even though my family is paying an arm and a leg for me to attend, I feel I am getting a top notch education here and I will be very successful once I graduate and begin my career.

    Am enjoying being here

    OU is a beautiful campus that offers tons upon tons of extracurricular activities and groups. If you get involved, you will have a great experience. Everything you need is right there on campus at your exposure so take advantage.

    Am learning a lot

    You will learn tons if you attend every class and do everything the professors ask of you. Take accurate notes and read over them after every class before exams. This helps tremendously, especially around finals week.

  • 06/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 7 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!!! (except for people who want to take blow-off classes, because there are none)

    Tips for prospective students

    How could you NOT go here!!!

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    **Meteorology, Engineering (specifically petroleum), Journalism/Broadcasting majors -The National Weather Center is located on the south side of campus and provides meteorology students with the best facilities -The newest engineering building, the Engineering Practice Facility, is exclusively for students, clubs, and student organizations to work, study, and play. This multi-story building has no classes but offers computer labs, open work spaces, and tutoring specifically for engineering students. **National Merit Scholars: OU usually gives A LOT of money for National Merit Scholars **Sports/ OU football, volleyball, basketball fanatics: Go anywhere in the country and someone will know the Sooners. **Students interested in Greek life: Many students are a part of Greek life, but there are also many other student organizations, from the Baptist Student Union to the Filipino Asian Student Association to Students Against a Factory-Farming Economy, there are groups for anyone and everyone on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    **Go on a college visit! -Look around for optimal study spots for you. I like quiet spots, but I also prefer studying in small groups. The library, dorm towers, etc. have study rooms available for you. -If you already have a major in mind, schedule an appointment with the advisor or department head after your campus tour. They are very accommodating if you schedule ahead of time. This gives you a good idea of what you can expect within the next few years. After talking to a department head, try to speak with a student in your prospective major and get a tour of the your specific department's building. The general campus tour does not often cover this. **Research the school ahead of time! Come up with a list of questions to ask so you'll be ready when you actually go to the campus. **Eat at the Couch Restaurants (the Caf)! You can taste the delicious food you'll most likely be eating every day. (This added to my deciding factor to attend OU!) **Visit the library

    Bang for the buck

    With all the renovations, new buildings, and agricultural maintenance around campus, you really see your money put to use. As an out-of-state student, tuition is more expensive, so I had to apply for a lot outside scholarships to lower the costs. I was still saving money because my out-of-state tuition at OU was cheaper than in-state-tuition in California. OU still makes an effort to give at least some scholarship money to its students, so this helps too. As with any college, make sure to sign up for FAFSA to get the most financial aid possible.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living along the Golden Coast all my life and then moving to landlocked Norman, Oklahoma was definitely a culture shock, but I can't imagine being anywhere else for my college education. Everyone here is so friendly and accommodating. It feels great to be part of a legacy of caring students, renowned athletes, prestigious professors, and successful corporation heads. Whether or not you have a major, OU has over 150 academic majors to choose from, a great factor for me. I wouldn't want to be an out-of-state student stuck with a major because the school did not have enough of a selection. In terms of campus life, I did not realize how great OU was until I compared it to other schools. We have WiFi access literally everywhere on campus (dorms, cafeteria, classrooms, even outside)! The newly renovated cafeteria (Couch Restaurants) is to die for: with all-you-can-eat BBQ & burgers, stir-fry, Mexican, home-cooked, make-your-own sandwiches, Italian, Chick-Fil-A, and Greek food, all with the swipe of one meal card. Did I mention the in-house frozen yogurt and Starbucks coffee? The Gym (Huffman Center) is open until midnight weekdays and has an indoor track, basketball, racquetball, and volleyball courts available. The library is also a beautiful, quiet place located in the center of campus to study or even nap during the day! There is not much in Norman apart from the campus, and OU makes sure to keep its facilities as appealing and entertaining as possible for its students.

    Am learning a lot

    I took 2 AP classes in high school and studied often. I took a lighter workload and after my first semester at OU, I found that classes were not as difficult as I anticipated. Since OU is a public university, the class sizes are definitely bigger, but in no way does it hinder my ability to learn. The professors are very proactive and encourage you to study in groups, attend their office hours, and find graduate student tutors, anything that helps you succeed in your classes.

  • 12/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 9 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    OU is very prominent for sports, especially for football so any athlete looking for a good sports program could easily find one here. Meteorology is also a great program. From what I've heard, the Architecture program is also something to look into.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you get accepted, take care of your enrollment commitment, housing application, housing contract once your housing application has been processed, and your shot records. The main shot that is mandatory is the meningococcal vaccine. I only learned about these things because I did research through the OU website and followed links after I had gotten accepted. Make sure you know all rules and check-in locations at move-in day. Housing and Food Services does offer a move-in service so if you want, that is an option, but it will cost you.

    Bang for the buck

    It really depends on where you live and what your major is. OU has excellent programs for certain majors so if you do live out of state but want to be a meteorology major, OU is definitely your best bet. For meteorology majors, you have the weather lab and unique Oklahoma weather. Otherwise, I think it would be best for any other out-of-state student to just find a school closer to home or one that actually has a more prominent program for their major. If you are from in-state and want to remain in-state, I think OU is the best option for you. OU tries its best to keep tuition and housing rates low for Oklahoma students so I would advise you to take advantage of that.

    Am enjoying being here

    I, unlike many students, do not enjoy attending the University of Oklahoma. This mainly has to deal with personal opinion and views. I am not a sports fan at all. Being here at OU makes me feel like I'm in a bigger version of high school because of the football craze. I also have lived in Oklahoma my entire life. While many people tend to be conservative in this state, I am a bit more open-minded towards ideas. Another problem is that I am a very organized and goal-oriented person, and it is very frustrating when professors do not have their lesson plans together or teach the material in a productive manner. The way I see it, if professors hold expectations for their students, the opposite should exist as well. The students look up to the professors to teach and inspire them and if that doesn't happen, then they don't feel like they're gaining as much as they should.

    Am learning a lot

    In high school I only took AP classes and graduated with a 4.0 so I feel I haven't really learned all too much. Then again, I've only taken general education classes this semester. While I have expanded on my knowledge gained through AP classes in high school, I have seen that even if you have taken college preparatory classes, you still have to work very hard if you want to gain the most out of your education. However, most professors do encourage students to utilize their critical thinking skills and create new ways to solve problems.

  • 03/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great university for many students, especially if you like sports and socializing. Though I have no interests in the Greek life and sports, I have found a niche or two at the university. OU is great for students who aren't shy and who take a proactive approach to their education and life.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend learning how to write a paper prior to your first English classes. I had a good experience, but I have heard some horror stories from basic English/writing classes. Also, I recommend having a major in mind prior to creating your first schedule. Some majors require gen-eds that other majors don't. Also, reading comprehension and math skills are vital to not feel overwhelmed in intro courses.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is gorgeous, and the buildings are nice, but I still have some reservations about the tuition. the dorms are very nice and have been modernized, but the lack of parking is a bit of downer.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first I was incredibly apprehensive to attending OU. I was used to a high school that had a large population, but everyone was able to relate on some aspect of life. OU seemed daunting in its size. However, OU's student organizations provide ample opportunities for students to get to know each other and get involved in campus. There are clubs for anything from sports to anime to rubix cubes. It's quite impressive.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely have loved each and every single professor I have studied under during the past three years here at OU. My physics professors were incredibly knowledgeable and were very willing to help me understand the trickier subjects. My Russian professor has pushed his students to understand each concept he has taught to us and my Psychology professors are incredibly motivated about their subject matter. For example, my current Developmental Pysch teacher uses her research and knowledge to be very successful at babysitting on the side. She loves her work and always comes to class incredibly exuberant about teaching.

  • 03/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Students who see college as a way of meeting new people and staying active in community activities rather than learning something inside a classroom -Students who plan on attending graduate school and need to save money in undergraduate -Sports fans -Weather buffs (seriously, Oklahoma is the best place in the country to study unusual weather) -Students who do not want to go to school in a huge, urban environment

    Tips for prospective students

    -Become involved in a fraternity or sorority. These organizations are the best way to get involved on campus. If you are a non-Greek, you oftentimes get shut out of leadership roles. -Get to know your professors. They are thrilled to have students in their class who actually care about learning, so it is in your best interest to pay attention, complete assignments, and attend office hours. -Study abroad. OU does a wonderful job of promoting education abroad, so be sure to spend at least one summer overseas. Plus, this is a great way to get an education outside of Oklahoma. -Don't buy men's basketball tickets. Most student tickets can be found for free before the games because the team is horrible and students must ensure that their season tickets are used in order to get their $140 back. -Be sure to buy football season tickets. This is the best way to get OU-Texas tickets, which is one of the best college sporting events in the country. The Friday night parties in Dallas and the Saturday morning pre-game at the Texas State Fair must be experienced at some point in your college career. Also, the entire fall social calendar revolves around OU football, so you'll want to have tickets to all the home games.

    Bang for the buck

    OU offers some excellent scholarships, and tuition is already low compared to other universities. If you want to work in Oklahoma or plan on attending graduate school somewhere else, OU is a wonderful choice. You can earn your undergraduate degree without breaking the bank, something that is definitely a plus in this economy.

    Am enjoying being here

    The sporting events at OU are fun, and Norman is a great college town. There are plenty of great bars, shops, and restaurants within walking distance of campus. Oklahoma City is just a 20 minute drive away, so students can always go to Bricktown, watch a concert at the Ford Center, or attend an NBA game. OKC Thunder games are always a blast, and there's usually one or two major concerts each month in OKC. The campus is pretty split between Greek and non-Greek students. Most organizations are run by Greeks, so if you want to become involved you better join a fraternity or sorority. OU advertises over 100 student groups on campus, but most are pretty small and/or non-active.

    Am learning a lot

    The academics here are fairly lax. Academics take a back seat to partying or social events. There are a small number of students in each class who truly want to learn, but most students seem like they could care less about their education. They are simply in college because it is expected. Unfortunately, most professors tailor their classes around the students who do not take their academics seriously. It is very easy to become apathetic about your school work due to the care-free attitudes of most of your classmates. However, the Honors classes that I have taken are pretty good. Those students love learning and truly want to attend class. The smaller class sizes in these courses also provides easier access to OU's best professors.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are into sports Students who like Greek life Students who want a good, well-rounded education Students who want to be close to a city but not actually in one Pre-med students who are looking for good volunteer opportunities and a committee letter when they apply to medical school A large school with a small feel to it AWESOME interaction with professors and good opportunities for recommendation letters

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest secret to college is time management and hard work. In most classes you are not going to get an A by doing the minimum. Professors expect you to work for your grade. Free points for attendance and homework and bonus are rarely give in college, so take advantage of them when they are. Always attend class because you never know what you might miss that day. Even if it seems boring and a waste of time, you are still interacting with the material you need to be learning. Use pick a prof, but don't swear by it. I have taken teachers that got horrible reviews and ended up being some of my favorite professors. A lot of times the fault lies with the student for not studying enough, and they like to blame it on the teacher. On the flip side, some professors are just not good (that is a rarity at OU however).

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is expensive! Although I get some of the cost waived through a scholarship, it still is not nearly as cheap as in state. Also DON'T BUY BOOKS FROM THE BOOKSTORE. Buying used online or renting online is definitely the way to go. Take as many community college classes or AP classes as you can. Also look for classes at OU that count for multiple requirements, so you don't have to take multiple classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the OU campus, and Norman is pretty safe. The landscaping is beautiful and there are lakes and trails nearby to run at. The only complaint I have about Oklahoma is the wind. Although a breeze feels nice in the summer, it makes the winter ten times colder (on a positive note we get a few days off for inclement weather every winter). Norman is about 20 minutes away from Oklahoma City, about 1 1/2 hr from Tulsa, and about 3 hrs from Dallas, so you can easily drive to the city if you can't find anything to do. In addition, there are a lot of volunteer opportunities in Oklahoma that you can take advantage of (pre-med students especially can go volunteer in the many free clinics in okc). OU places a lot of emphasis on greek life and sports, which I am not a big fan of, but I live off of campus, so I feel like it is easier to get away from all that.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of my professors at OU have been very good and actually care about their students. No one will hold your hand through college, but they definitely encourage independent thinking and hard work. OU emphasizes a liberal arts education, so they require you to take classes outside of your major: 3 semesters of a foreign language, classes in art, history, English, ect. Although this requirement might seem like a pain, I have taken classes that I would have never taken otherwise and consequently have learned a lot!

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The OU campus is extremely safe. There is a well-established police and security presence as well as a sense of kinship with all students. There are also emergency phones everywhere on campus and lots of street lamps in case you're walking at night. OU also has programs to get you home safe if you are off campus as well as a program that will have an RA walk you back to your dorm if you don't want walk alone at night. It's really great.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a big part of the University of Oklahoma. The chapters here are full of nice people who give back and study hard. They are always active on campus and holding events to raise money for various charities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't say enough about how great the clubs and activities are. There are so many to choose from; something for everyone. We have ethnic groups, hobby/culture groups, special interest groups, health groups, activity-based groups, etc. The clubs are a great way to meet new people, make friends, and make connections that can help you in the future.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn, have fun, and enjoy lots of personal freedom. Students who come from all backgrounds and have experienced all sorts of things. Students who want to help others while learning about themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People yell Boomer Sooner at just about any time and everyone joins in. The OU campus also has a lot of art, much of which is really odd. We have a horse statue who's eyes light up at night and a sphinx statue that is known for being really weird and interesting. We also have a tradition associated with a piece of art called the spoon holder. If you kiss someone in the spoon holder it is said that the two of you will get married.

    Bang for the buck

    The university is a little expensive, but everything you get from OU is high-quality. The money goes to rebuilding buildings as well as the community. It also goes toward making your experience at OU fun and fulfilling.

    What to do for fun

    The campus hosts events just about every day. There are job fairs, free movies, free food, comedy shows, theatrical productions, musical productions, dances, games, and lots of ways to get fun free stuff. Oh, and lets not forget our athletics! You can go to a game or play on a team, whether it be our big 12 teams or our intramural teams. There's also a great workout facility if that's what you like to do in your spare time. Another HUGE way to have fun is to join a group on campus. There are so many. You will definitely find one that fits your interests.

    Food and Dining

    OU has awesome food. There are so many options and there's definitely something for everyone! Plus, the meal plan makes it easy to buy the food you want. The food is delicious and the staff are super friendly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is surprisingly good. Sure, the rooms aren't huge, but they are big enough to house two people without feeling cramped. The dorms are clean and the towers specifically are practically brand new. The resident advisers and faculty-in-residence make the dorms seem more like home by creating events and bonding with residents.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are not designed to be impossible, for the most part. They are challenging and they really work to make you think. The hardest part is balancing them. They have a lot of work, even if the work isn't that difficult. So, they can be hard because you have to juggle a multitude of subjects and all of your coursework due dates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work, don't put things off until the day before they are due. Along with that, study every day. Look over your notes once a day or so and devote more time than you think will be necessary to studying. That way, you can go into tests confident. Also, stay organized, it's all too easy to lose assignments. Make time for fun, otherwise you'll get burnt out and stressed. Have fun with friends and get involved on campus! The events and clubs are so awesome! Lastly, drop your cool. The people here are kind and accepting. A huge part of college is forging lasting friendships with people who like you for who you really are.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has a wealth of opportunity to offer. It is a beautiful campus and the classes are kept small to offer individual attention to students. It also offers a lot of ways to get involved and give back to the community as well as ways to further your education or make connections that can last a lifetime.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 225

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    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for students interested in any major, from any background, and of any nationality. There are programs for everyone from every different background. Some specific strong points at OU are: law school medical school journalism athletics

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible! The earlier you apply, the better and smoother the college application and enrollment process will go. Take advantage of all the student services that OU offers, especially for incoming freshman. There are people to help you enroll, set your schedule, find your classes, and just about anything else you can imagine.

    Bang for the buck

    In terms of large public state universities, OU is one of the best and offers a top-of-the-line education at prices that won't break the bank.

    Am enjoying being here

    OU is the perfect picture of college life. From sorority and fraternity houses to clubs and campus-wide activities, OU offers the ideal college experience no matter what types of things interest you. As most people know, OU has a great football team and gameday Saturdays are some of the funnest times on campus! OU is also situated in the heart of Norman, Oklahoma. Unlike some college towns, the Norman area offers an endless list of things to do as well as easy access to the downtown area of Oklahoma City including Bricktown.

    Am learning a lot

    At OU, there are endless opportunities to learn. From the classes you take to the student organizations you join, there is always something new to learn and experience.

  • 04/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 225

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    Great for these types of students

    Fine Arts, Buisiness, Journalism, Athletic, Health.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go through recruitment! Join a fraternity/sorority and life will be much easier.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is not expensive. For in-state or out of state. I am an out of state student and I could not have imagined a more perfect school. There are plenty of scholarships available too.

    Am enjoying being here

    Oklahoma is literally heaven on earth. I love my fellow students, sorority sisters and professors. Everyone has helped me a ton and continues to every single day.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors on this campus have an amazing amount of knowledge that they give to their students. All you have to do is show up to class and you learn immensely. Stopping by office hours of course helps too.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 225

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    Great for these types of students

    OU is a great place for students who are either highly motivated and/or social. OU provides plenty of resources to students to help them achieve their goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are are considering going to OU, you should first come visit the campus during normal semester classes for two reasons. First is because you will get a taste of the beautiful landscaping and second is because you can get a feel of the university. Although I have a strong like towards it, I know not every student is the same as me. There are many tours for prospective students that are held throughout the year. I always see tour guides travel through the campus and I believe it is a good way to learn more of the campus' history. I feel that knowing it's history helps us appreciate it more. Also, if you are plan to come to OU you should definitely apply to the Honors College. Although there is a application form, it is well worth it and you do not necessarily have to go through with the whole program. By being a part of the Honors College you will gain access to courses not offered to the other students and get to meet many enthusiastic and very intelligent professors as well as many fellow students who are highly motivated. A final thing I recommend to prospective students is to engage in student life. One of the key elements that helps me enjoy my time here is that I am a part of the events that occurs on campus. If there is an activity you are interested in, I am sure you can find either a course or a organization which can help fulfill those interests. Make sure to socialize with others and you will find some of your best friends!

    Bang for the buck

    OU has one of the cheapest tuitions in Oklahoma. Even for out-of-state students, the tuition is extremely affordable. There is actually a good amount of students that have floated up from Texas to attend OU because of it's low cost. However, just because OU has a low cost does not mean that it is not a good quality college. There are plenty of devoted professors teaching here, great and up-and-coming facilities, beautiful landscaping, and interesting courses offered here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at OU. Classes are wonderful and many professors have a good sense of humor. There is a good amount of diversity here if you are outside of the Pan-Hellenic Greek (which I am) and look for it. I have read many reviews before on OU complaining about how it is a Greek only campus, and I must admit that it is very greek friendly; however, I am not a part of any Greek sorority and I still feel very welcomed. Half of my friends are actually in Greek sororities, but they are also very friendly to me and do not pressure me to do anything. There are plenty of student organizations lurking around the campus as well. You just have to look. All of the organizations I have encountered thus far have been very friendly and welcoming to me. Although I am an Vietnamese American student, I have easily been welcomed in the OU Indian Society, Black Student Association, Hispanic American Student Association, and many others. The organizations do not discriminate against color. If you are interested, they will accept you. If you are not quite as interested in cultural groups, there is still a plethora or other student organizations you could choose to engage in. These include our student government (UOSA), student body events (CAC and UPB), and major-specific and/or activity-specific groups (Visual Arts Student Association, Pre-Med Club, Psychology Club, etc). Although all of these organizations help keep OU lively, if you are more drawn toward the quieter side of life I still believe you would enjoy OU. On days where the weather is nice, I enjoy taking out a book and simply sitting under one of the various large trees that are scattered throughout the wonderful landscaping of the campus. If it is not, OU has plenty of facilities on campus to which you can flock to and study either in peace by yourself or reserve a room to study with a group. I feel like there is always something to do, even when that something is simply taking a step back from life and enjoying the scenery.

    Am learning a lot

    The amount you learn at OU, as with any other college, is largely dependent on you. From my experiences, teachers who teach within the Honors College generally sincerely and deeply care about their students, not only for their grades, but whether or not they learned the course material. This often times makes the classes more difficult. With these more difficult classes, intense study sessions are required and it may at times become stressful and you may begin to hate the classes or regret taking them. However, these are the classes in which you will learn the most and grow the most, that is if you have enough determination to persevere and finish the class. Although I said within the Honors College, for the most part, even outside of it I feel like the teachers care about their students. I just have a strong preference towards the Honors College. Although some professors may seem a bit aloof and even silly, I feel like they are doing a great job at interacting with the students and keeping the students' interests in the subject matter.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 225

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    Campus Safety

    ou offers safe walk and safe ride which are programs where a trusted faculty in residence life will walk you where you need to go if you feel uncomfortable or drive you back to campus from a short distance if you are unable to. there is also the ou police department, and live-in resident advisers. there are also little blue buttons on poles around campus that you can press if there is an emergency and a police officer will be there shortly. i have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is apparently a big part of ou. most people (about 80% of people) are affiliated with a sorority or a fraternity. i am not, so i can't say much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's a club for almost everything. there's many, many religious clubs but also an atheist and skeptics club. there are also a variety of hobby-related clubs, like rubix cube club, anime club, and robotics club.

    Bang for the buck

    ou is a great cost for the quality of education, especially if you are in-state. you're going to get the best price if you have a good testing scores, are eligible for financial aid, and are in-state. the worst price is for out-of-state, but i'd say that it's probably breaking even for quality of education and price. the housing and food plan is definately over-priced, though.

    What to do for fun

    for some good, clean fun, there are plenty of free options. every weekend there are free activities on campus that include free taste-testing events, bingo, dances, and free screenings of movies. there are also plenty of clubs to join and a well-equipped gym.

    Food and Dining

    the food is much better than on other campuses that i have visited. there is a cafeteria that is all-you-can-eat with options like chick-fil-a, asian, greek, italian, and mexican food and a desert bar. there's a burgerking, taco mayo, a breakfast place, and a sandwich place a short walk from the dorms and other options a bit farther away that include starbucks. there is also plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. the food is overall surprisingly healthy, diverse, and good quality.

    Dorm Life

    the experience in some residence halls is very different from the experience in others. for example, the towers are set up more like hotels and are typically louder than cate center, which has older buildings. cate has smaller rooms but there is more of a sense of community there. the biggest benefit of living on campus is the convenience, and the biggest drawback is the cost.

    Academic Rigor

    the difficulty depends on what classes you are taking and how many hours you are taking. calculus iii will be more difficult than experiencing music. it is definitely more difficult than your typical high school was, but if you are putting in the time, classes are not particularly challenging. free tutoring is also available which makes things easier. classes are also not as thorough as i hoped, but you will no doubt learn-- at the very least-- the basics of whatever class you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    remember that advisers cannot tell you what to do; they only make suggestions to try to keep you on track. also remember that it is your responsibility to keep your self on track to graduate. advisers are not infallible. make sure you're taking that lab you need to graduate with that class that has a lab. also keep yourself on track by designating a study time for a couple hours. remember that relationships may come and go, but your transcript is forever!

    In three sentences

    the university of oklahoma is what you make it. if you want to be isolated and not have fun, then that's what you'll get. if you want to be involved, there are several activities and clubs that you can join.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police is ever-present.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, not too crazy or party hard. Norman is a small town, with not a lot to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many to name, haha

    Bang for the buck

    Best value of several universities I visited.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are the peak of weekend activities, hands down.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent selection, although very concentrated at only two locations.

    Dorm Life

    Eh, it's not that bad, or that good.

    Academic Rigor

    As for as the Petroleum Engineering department. It is very challenging, but very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're an engineer, the best thing you can do is get hooked up with an upperclassman as soon as you arrive. I would have done anything for advice on what teachers to take and at what times. Also, use ratemyprofessor.com.

    In three sentences

    Excellent in listening to student opinions. Excellent quality of most facilities, staff, professors, and overall education. Unified school spirit.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 225

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    Campus Safety

    Has a security service 24/7 and you can also have a golf cart come pick you up anywhere on the campus if you feel unsafe.

    Food and Dining

    It has the only all-you-can-eat Chick-fil-a in the world! The Caf looked really promising, great food. So many places to eat and use your meal plans!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were very modern and had the latest technology. I believe that they were all co-ed with doors that only students can get into.

    Academic Rigor

    OU has the best meteorology school in the country. The petroleum engineering is top 3 in the country. The academic buildings were very nice and the campus has many libraries to study in!

    In three sentences

    Great campus! It looked like there was so much to do there and many great people. I really liked the only all-you-can-eat Chick-fil-a in the world!

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 225

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    Will enjoy being here

    I have not yet attended OU, but have toured the campus. It is very beautiful, and looks like a wonderful learning environment.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 225

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a Freshman, apply by Feburary 1st for general freshmen scholarship consideration.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost def. seems reasonable & they have many oppurtunities for financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    I haven't actually moved in & started attending classes yet (I move in August 15th) but I've been there twice. Once for Sooner Saturday, an event for prospective student & I went to enroll. I love the campus it's so beautiful. The people here are very kind & helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    I haven't been to class yet.

  • 07/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 225

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    Great for these types of students

    If you want to study meteorology, any kind of engineering (especially petroleum engineering), geosciences, dance, graphic design or business, go to OU. These programs are all stellar. Most other aren't bad, either, unless you're a math student...then you're better off going somewhere else. Also, if you love FOOTBALL...oh goodness! The baseball team is pretty awesome, too.

    Tips for prospective students

    For incoming freshmen: you will get swept into campus life, and you will love it. I wish I'd had the presence of mind to come here right out of high school. For transfer students: make sure your credits transfer...otherwise you'll be spending a little extra time and $$ on your degree. All in all, though, you probably won't regret making the move. Most of my friends are transfers, as am I, and we all love it at OU.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty expensive to go here as an out-of-state student, and financial aid is hard to come by, even for Pell grant-eligible people with good grades. I have to wonder, sometimes, where all of the scholarship money (that Boren loves to boast about) is going... Also, the university requires a lot of extraneous gen-eds that eat up valuable time and tuition money. That's kind of annoying. Other than that, it's great!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so nice! And there's always something happening on campus. CAC does a really great job of organizing events.

    Am learning a lot

    Many of my OU professors have made an effort to present subject matter in novel ways. Most have shown strong commitment to helping students understand and retain what they are learning.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 225

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is outgoing, study smart, and ready to meet hundreds of new people needs to consider OU. Also, if you want a large campus that tries to cater to every type of student and gives individual attention, check out the University of Oklahoma.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go on a campus tour. This is what influenced my decision for the most part. People working on the campus are willing to do almost anything to make the experience the best for their students. Also, get all paperwork in very quickly and soon as possible. You do need to consider that procrastination will never work here. I have already learned that when I waited till the night before to study for a Compass test at enrollment.

    Bang for the buck

    Although out of state tuition is rather outrageous, it is going to be worth it. I feel like getting the most out of college and going where you want is much more important than saving money. An investment in education and in a university as great as this one is worth any amount of money.

    Will enjoy being here

    The student life is extremely abundant. I have not even lived on campus and have got to be involved. The people in charge of certain groups or organizations are great in contacting me. This is a large reason why I am attending a school so far away.

    Will learn a lot

    This is a university that will give a world class education, no doubt. However, I have already learned that because of this, earning a good grade will require studying for the majority of your time year.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 225

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    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe on campus. there are always security guards around as well as security phones every few hundred feet in case of emergency.

    Greek Life

    greek life seems very important to ou. although i will not be in greek life, the houses are simply beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    they are many activities available on the weekends. something obvious: sports. but i've also been to a dance class my friend hosts and there are also social get together's around campus.

    Food and Dining

    ou has one of the best cafeterias i've ever seen. the food is simply wonderful!

    Dorm Life

    i've stayed with my friends several times in the dorms. they're nice and clean and the girls on the hall seemed very chill.

    Academic Rigor

    i feel that i will be more challenged at ou than at obu where i am currently going. in their basic classes, they are more rigorous, giving you a more well rounded education.

    Tips for prospective students

    get your transcripts in early and stay on top of it to make sure they actually do send them!

    In three sentences

    they've been very helpful with any question i have. ou also has many opportunities that other schools do not offer. it seems like a big school, but once you get plugged into your major it's actually very small.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 225

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    Campus Safety

    security can get to any point on campus within a minute. Awesoime!!

    Greek Life

    Tried it a few times, not worth it. Hazing is pretty bad. Especially from the PIKE house.

    Clubs and Activities

    The greek life is horrible on campus. but other clubs such as band are very rewarding.

    Great for these types of students

    Music majors, Athletic programs, law and business students

    Bang for the buck

    it's so expensive to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Sooner football!!!!!!

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat chic fil-e!!!!

    Dorm Life

    Very little space for the amount of people living there.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very tough, but not impossible!! keep your head up!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to ask for any dorm except cate!!!!

    In three sentences

    A very beautiful campus. The free tutoring is very helpful. All the GA's seem to value you and your attempts to learn.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 225

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    Campus Safety

    There are these Blue emergency poles set up everywhere on campus. You can press a button on these poles and campus police will show up. Only press it in an emergency. If you do not feel safe walking at nice, you can also use the phones on these poles and someone will arrive to walk you to your destination as long as its on campus.

    What to do for fun

    The Union programming Board sends emails every Thursday to all students. There are multiple things to do, such as free movies, video game tournaments, raves, laser tag, etc.

    Food and Dining

    You should check out teh Couch restaurant. It is very delicious. It is an all you can eat buffet with many stations such as: hamburgers, salads, Mexican, Italian, and Chinese. Starbucks also has an appearance on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus, but I have friends who say the dorms are decent. I have gone into the lounges in each dorm building and they are NICE. They have pool tables, ping-pong tables, and a livingroom setting with a television set that has free cable.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that if I show up to class prepared to work, my classes are fairly easy. However if I am unprepared, they are quite challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go here, you need to prepare to show up every class period. though this is a college, most classes still take roll. If you don't show up your grade may get deducted, or you may even be dropped with a failing grade. Also keep up with your email. You don't want to miss out on what your professor says or on fun opportunities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is marvelous with its many gardens. The football fans are amazingly amiable to other teams. My professors and advisers have done more than enough to make me feel welcome and comfortable here.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 225

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. I see campus security all the time on campus and there are emergency poles in the parking lots.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who want to really learn and be prepared for their future careers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a huge clock tower on campus. I've heard that whoever walks underneath it won't graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    College can be expensive, and that is true at the University of Oklahoma. However, it is a rewarding experience. There are lots of opportunities to help with the expenses including scholarships, work studies, and even a website for employers looking to hire students. Overall, the cost of attending OU is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of events always happening on campus. There's movie nights, makeover days, bingo, various holiday happenings ,as well as many more events I couldn't even begin to name. Campus corner has a lot of cool and original places to eat, shop, and hang out as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options for food on campus. I could probably eat a different meal everyday for an entire semester if I choose to do so. The meal plans and meal points are a big hit amongst students on campus. There is also campus corner within close walking distance to campus which also has lots of dining options.

    Dorm Life

    I have never personally stayed in the dorms because I transferred to the University of Oklahoma from a previous college. However, my friends seem to enjoy the doom life very much. There are lots of food choices nearby and many opportunities to make new friends. Plus, I've only heard good things about the Resident Assistances in the dorms. The downside is many of the dorms are very small.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a challenging and tough experience academically, especially in the first semesters. If you apply yourself and stay on top of your homework and studies, good grades are maintainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make advising appointments ASAP and enroll early to get the best choice of classes. Be organized and stay on top of deadlines. Studying is very important (and you should do A LOT of it) but don't spend all of your time studying. Instead, make time for new friends that will help you and encourage you throughout your academic career--they may turn into valuable connections after graduation.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has great faculty that is nice and works with you to achieve your academic goals, students that are driven for success, and classes that help you learn and explore your degree. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience so far and I'm just getting started. I have learned so much already and because of my education at the University of Oklahoma, I know I will be well-prepared for future endeavors after I graduate.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 225

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is extremely safe. At anywhere on campus you can spot a blue light Police/Emergency call phone. This call stations are set up throughout the campus and at any one call station you can see the blue light of another station. Also we have campus police that often patrol the campus. In addition to this OU offers free SafeRide and SafeWalk call numbers and vouchers that you can use at any time so you don't want to travel alone.

    Greek Life

    OU has one of the strongest Greek communities in the nation! About 30% of OU students are affiliated with a Greek organization. These organizations offer great opportunities to network, meet new people, and create life-long friendships! I highly recommend Greek life if you are coming from a smaller school or don't know many people going to OU because it makes the transition much easier.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have tons of organizations on campus! Campus Activities Council (CAC) runs a large amount of these organizations and ill share a few! SOONERTHON- OU's official philanthropy! It is a great volunteer and fundraising organization that raises money for The Children's Miracle Network. These funds go towards children's healthcare so that kids can don't have to go out of state to receive the best care possible! For The Kids! High School Leadership conference (HSLC)- OU student put on an annual conference to get high school juniors excited about college and leadership. During the conference they inspire and motivate students to become leader back in their high schools and eventually college! OU Cousins- An awesome opportunity to meet current foreign exchange students! OU students are paired with an international student that is studying abroad and you have the opportunity to not only make great friends but learn more about the world, and make exchange students transition to our country easier! College Bowl- A really fun campus wide pop-culture quiz bowl! Students from all over campus battle it out in a fun, exciting, challenge battle of wits about a wide variety of pop-culture and knowledge questions!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are ambitious, want to reach your fullest potential and want to become a part of the great Sooner family this is where you need to be!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a few. There is a bell tower on campus and if you walk directly under it the superstition is that you will not graduate on time! There is also a curved bench that is called the Spoon Holder. It is said that if you kiss someone in the spoon holder you are destined to marry them!

    Bang for the buck

    I am fully confident that you could not get a better worth for you college education than choosing to attend OU! Not only are we a very competitive prestigious university but it is absolutely beautiful and has a community and sense of traditional pride like no other college in the world.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at the University of Oklahoma! Whether you want to shoot hoops, rock climb, enjoy our movie theater or even play Quiditch there is always something to do! And if you are feeling more adventurous there is an awesome trampoline house close, awesome food everywhere, and great shops all around Norman!

    Food and Dining

    OU has great convenient dining options. There is a restaurant or convenience store in every residence hall tower, this is great for those late night study breaks and make it easy to be lazy! We also have an awesome Cafeteria. It even has the world's only all-you-can-eat Chik-fila! Other than this we have another cafeteria with various options and a food court in the Union.

    Dorm Life

    You hate it and you love it. It kind of sucks at times living in a cube with another person, but you will meet more people and make more relationships than you ever thought. Not only that but you can hang out and study with all you friends so easily because your more than likely living in the same tower!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not going to lie School can be tough, but OU offers tons of free tutoring in almost every subject. And remember if college was easy everyone would do it! Although its not easy that just makes it that much more valuable of an experience and education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help. Here at OU there is always someone that can help in anything you need as long as you reach out and ask for help. Get involved! There are tons of awesome on-campus organizations truly making a difference, and great people involved in each and every one. Not only are these organizations fun but you can meet driven like minded people and I have met my best friends this way. Networking, networking, networking! I know this may no seem like a big deal now but it is important to not only your success as a student but also in your career. You can be the most successful genuine hardworking person, but if know one knows you it will make things much more of an uphill climb. I'm not saying be fake to people, but just genuinely invest in everyone around you building as many relationship as possible.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a true Sooner Family of highly successful, friendly, driven people that want you to succeed and achieve your fullest potential. OU is a university of excitement, adventure and beauty at every turn. I am fully confident there is no other university on earth with a closer-knit community, a greater sense of beauty and excitement and a truly traditional sense of pride and belonging.

  • 05/24/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    this place is out in the boonies. There is literally nothing to do here. Just wide open plains.

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The University of Oklahoma is located in the state with the lowest cost of living, as has exceptionally low tuition and room and board rates for students.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful, the faculty are beyond helpful, and even the student employees are exceptionally pleasant.

    Will learn a lot

    As a research university, the University of Oklahoma has professors with detailed and exception depth of knowledge in his or her subject. The opportunities provided for research projects allows close mentoring between the student and the professor, which provides the best experience for those letters of recommendation and any questions the student may have.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All students. The university is very welcoming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to a Recruiter!!! The OU Recruiters love helping students, and can help with scholarships, getting on-campus jobs, classes, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    It's fairly inexpensive compared to other places, but it can be hard to get things paid for. However, OU offers so many scholarships for students that it is possible for a large chunk of the bill to be paid off.

    Am learning a lot

    Everyday I have opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom. You really have an opportunity to meet theory, practice, and experience. Teachers and staff are almost always available for extra help when you need it, and are really invested in the success of the students.

  • 08/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to learn and are ready to make the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to learn, go here. It's a great school and the professors truly care.

    Bang for the buck

    The education that is received here is definitely worth the cost.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is clean and friendly. Everyone is nice.

    Will learn a lot

    The professors are very enthusiastic about what they are teaching. It is incredibly enjoyable.

  • 08/31/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    i went here to see what it would be like and the people were just so great to us, i absolutely love this place.

  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I am going to major in proffessional writing which is my deep burning passion in my life and OU is the ONLY school in the state that allows you to actually get a degree in the subject so I'm all in

    Bang for the buck

    Actually I'm having financial troubles but their scholarships are very motivating I know that I need every one that I can get my hands on

    Will enjoy being here

    All of the facilities seem so nice and modern, at least the living spaces are. The libraries are so pristine from their origins and I'm planning on spending alot of time around the college campus. Just from what I have heard I'm sure that there' going to be alot to do with different groups and campus activities and going out with friends can't wait to go

    Will learn a lot

    I just went on the campus tour and I can already tell that this place has alot of history involved which is one of my favorite subjects. I loved the atmosphere and I am eager to begin my chapter at OU

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Oklahoma is great for students who want the big college feel without being too overwhelmed, who want to get active in multiple clubs, wish to have many choices when it comes to degree choices, loves football, and who want a great education. BOOMER SOONER!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are some important things to know about this college. One, bring a bike. Walking is great but a bike will get you to your classes much faster. Two, the cafeteria is great, but beware eating fast food every day. Try the Chef's Choice or making your own food once in a while. And don't be afraid to hit the gym. It is well equipped and offers many fun classes. Finally, beware of PROCRASTINATION! It happens to everyone but try your best to get ahead and know when things are due. A calender may be a smart thing to buy.

    Bang for the buck

    It is much more expensive going out of state than in state, I will not delude you on that. However, the price is definitely worth what you are getting. The education is great and, on top of that, OU gives away many free t shirts, cups, food, and other Sooner memorabilia.

    Am enjoying being here

    I truly enjoy being at the University of Oklahoma. The football games are so much fun and there are such a wide variety of classes to take. On top of that, I've made great friends through different organizations and just hanging out in my dorm. If you look for people to become friends with, you will find them.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at the University of Oklahoma are well educated and passionate about their subjects. I enjoy going to classes everyday and have learnt more here than I ever did in high school.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station on campus along with many different policemen stationed around campus for the safety of the students. They also have multiple blue phones places around campus so that if you touch them an alarm will go off and your exact location will be given so that if you are in trouble the police are immediately notified and can come to your aid. They have safe walk which students can call if they are anywhere on campus alone after night and do not want to walk back to their car or dorm room alone. These people are certified to to do this and have a uniform so they can be identified easily. They also have safe ride. You can call this from anywhere in norman and a taxi will pick you up and give you a free ride back to the OU campus. OU is very concerned for the safety of its students.

    What to do for fun

    They have many different clubs available to join. You can learn to ballroom dance with other students, or join the running club and keep up with your exercise with people that want to do the same thing. They have dances and parties for the students on campus. They have multiple concerts on campus. For example: Guns n' Roses and Lady Antebellum are both making appearances at OU.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large variety of foods and rester aunts available on campus. They have chinese, mexican, fast food, greek food, vegetarian food, salad bars, sandwiches, sushi, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is extremely convenient, especially for first year students. It provides an easy opportunity to get familiar with the campus. It also provides a good way to meet new people that you may end up being extremely compatible with. Dorms accommodate many different lifestyles. They have international floors where the foreign students can stay and have a kitchen so they can cook if they want to. They have a quiet living floor for students that want Silence on their floor so that studying is easier for them or because they just simply like the quite. They have places for married couples to live and places for students with children.

    Academic Rigor

    The basic, core beliefs that The University of Oklahoma maintains are that everyone attending deserves to be there, that new and interesting ideas are always listened to, and students of any background are free to be who they are without judgement or discrimination.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to stay organized! This makes keeping up with assignments much easier and convenient. Get involved and attend school functions in order to meet, and befriend, many different people. Studying is everything. Classes are difficult, but very interesting. They require your attention and time. Do not procrastinate. Assignments pile up and very quickly especially for students that are enrolled in a large number of hours. Do not skip class. Classes are extremely beneficial AND you are paying for them. Do not waste your money. Also, classes help clarify information you may not have understood previously. It also gives you the opportunity to meet other students that may share common interests with you and help you in that class. Go to your professors office hours. They are there for your benefit. They are in there so they can answer our questions. It is a good way to get on a professors good side and show that you are doing all you can to do well in college. People say do not stress, but that is impossible. College is stressful. What you need to do is find good ways to manage stress and keep it to a minimum. You can do this by keeping a regular exercise routine, keeping organized, keeping up with current assignments, eating healthy, and maintaing good sleep habits.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a school with a wide range of opportunities for current and prospective students. It is easy to fit in and find a degree that will suit anyone. Classes are easy to find and conveniently located, faculty is helpful and friendly, and the student population is diverse and welcoming.

  • 01/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe!!! Alcohol policies are really strict since a football Player does from Alcohol poisoning a couple years ago.

    Greek Life

    Lots of people are Greek and usually their grades get really low because all they are worried about is doing stuff for their Sorority or Fraternity.

    Bang for the buck

    I am from Texas and all universities there are over 30,000 so going to OU is great because there are lots of helpful tools that you pay for in your tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Refer to previous answers!

    Food and Dining

    There are notamy places to eat in Norman but on campus food sucks!

    Dorm Life

    I live in the Sooner Housing Center where all the athletes live but only 50% are athletes and the other 50% are non athletes. It is a really small quiet community which is not connected with the others in the towers unless you meet them in your classes. The Wagner Hall Cafeteria sucks, which is the only cafeteria you can get meals at for your meal plan. The good thing is you get a room to yourself and if you are a football player you pretty much get a whole apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to study to get that 4.0 but it is not impossible. You probably won't get any real professors your first semester unless you are in the honors college which is hard to deal with since the teachers are usually TA's. Professors know what works and will lecture the best and give you reliable info for the tests and quizzes. The teachers right below the professors are not always prepared and don't teach you everything you need to know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a small town. Yes, there are party's just like any other place but there aren't many places to go around Norman. If you aren't there to party like me I'm sure you'll find something to do but it is not a great town for entertainment. Don't get me wrong, it is very safe and everyone is very friendly but if you are use to being in a big city Norman will get boring very fast.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is the fist college experience I have ever had and I will say honestly it was probably the best experience I have had in my entire life. The people are great, not just other students but also the staff, you know they are there to help you succeed. I was the first generation college student going in at 17 and it is definitely not as scary as it seems, once again everyone is there to help you during your college years and beyond.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Univeristy of Oklahom's campus is 100% safe. There is not one point on campus where you can not see the blue luminecent glow of a emeregency phone. They offer a service to drive or walk you anywhere on campus late at night as well.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not that involved in the Greek life at OU. However, I have many friends that are involved in the Greek life that love it and would not trade it for anything in the world. The Greek houses are very appealing to look at, and let's face it, who would not want to live in a mansion?

    Clubs and Activities

    OU has countless clubs and activities. I have personally made many friends in the tournament bass fishing club. My favorite club would be the storm chasing club. These clubs have enabled me to grow in my passions along side of other students my age who share the same interests

    Great for these types of students

    Any student could thrive at OU. The University of Oklahoma has free tutoring for students having trouble all the way to their own Honors College. The teachers at OU are fired up for their jobs, and their passion transfers into their students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a sitting area called the Spoon Handle that has a tradion with it. Supposedly, if you kiss your boyfriend or girlfriend while in the spoon handle, the couple will get married. Also, the library is rumored to haunted, which adds character and excitement to studying all night for finals.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, OU has been a little pricey. However, with work study and other scholarships I have acquired, attending OU is not that much more expensive than attending an in state school.

    What to do for fun

    OU is known for its football team. On Saturdays, football games are the place to be. All of the groups and organizations get together and go to the game. Football games are a great way to meet people, get rid of stress, and have a great time. After football season, the activity council does a great job at planning concert and volunteer events for all students to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at OU Is great. They offer a 24/7 resturant to feed your cravings late at night. The memorial union has plenty of popular food chains, and there are even a couple Starbucks located across campus. The only downside to OU's food and dining is the prices. Although you can use your points on campus, prices are definitely higher than they would be off campus as a sort of convenience fee.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at OU is not as bad as I would have expected. During your freshman year, you are required to live in one of the freshman towers. In the towers there are plenty of quiet places to study, including study rooms on every floor. The towers also have are in a convenient location in proximity to food and other social places. After your freshman year, there are a cornucopia of apartments where you can live, as long as staying in the towers.

    Academic Rigor

    OU is a prestigous univeristy. The classes are challenging, but if college was easy, everyone would do it. The professors are incredibly friendly and are there for you. As long as you stay focused, then you will achieve your goals in all of your courses

    Tips for prospective students

    When you get into college, get aquatined with health center staff, they are there for you! I have a heart condition and OU's health center checks in on me and makes sure I'm doing fine periodically. Also, take advantage of any free tutoring session. You will gain valuable information in these sessions, and it is also a great way to meet people. Another opportunity to take advantage of would be work study. Being on work study enables you as a person to gain responsibility and grow as a person and a student. Lastly, get a bike! Bikes are a fast and easy way to get around campus, they will save you at least thirty precious minutes a day.

    In three sentences

    I love The University of Oklahoma. They have the most dedicated staff I have ever encountered in my life. OU also has the best resources so that you as a student can achieve your dreams to their full potential

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and activities to do on campus, and there are also plenty of things to do in Norman.

    Food and Dining

    The food at OU is absolutely amazing. Some of the food in the cafeteria is better than food I've had in ordinary restaurants! There are also plenty of options so you don't have to eat the same thing every day.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm life has been wonderful. The dorms are quiet enough to do homework in, but you can always have a good time there by going to the student lounge to hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at OU are very challenging, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning to enroll at OU, get it done as quickly as you can because classes fill up very fast.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a truly a wonderful university. All the professors have been knowledgeable in their subjects and very helpful. The campus is also very nice and has many clubs and activities.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police officers around, not to mention the SafeWalk and SafeRide programs offered on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a major part of life at OU. There are a lot of sororities and fraternities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs on campus, but after the first week of school you really have to work to find out what kinds of clubs are out there and are available for you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Oklahoma is great for all kinds of students. There are renowned programs in many subjects and so many different types of people attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus corner is a big place for shopping and eating. Football games are huge traditions on campus, generally your whole Saturday is dedicated to Sooner Football.

    Bang for the buck

    There are not very many things that you can do for free or for relatively cheap. However, the University shows free movies almost every weekend, they may not be good movies, but they are free.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie theaters and a few other places in Norman to go for fun. There are a whole lot of restaurants in the area. OKC is also only 30 minutes away, but most people are really involved in greek life.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty good variety of food choices on campus and lots of other options off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are really small and compact and you can't be sure of who your hall mates will be, but if you loosen up and relax, your freshman year will be bearable. Step out of your comfort zone and you will be able to make friends with people you wouldn't have normally met.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at the University of Oklahoma are designed to make you think and to push you to do your best in every aspect of your life. The professors are genuine and they really want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be to be absolutely sure of what you want in a college before you decide. Take tours and talk to faculty in the field you are interested in. Everyone at the University of Oklahoma is willing to answer your questions and share their experiences.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is really wonderful. The campus is beautiful and the perfect size, it's a large campus but it feels small and intimate. The classes are extremely interesting and the professors really care about you.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is completely patrolled with emergency stations, police, and cross walks on every corner. i feel safe walking down any road or side walk on campus.

    What to do for fun

    there is many things to do around norman. there are different clubs and organizations to get involved in. in norman, right off campus there is bowling, as well as, movies. anything a college student would need is right off campus.

    Food and Dining

    there is never day that a student goes hungry. everyday different clubs or sororities have free food set up. there are restaurants right by the dorms so students do not have to travel off campus to get something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms at the university of oklahoma are perfect for a college student. they make it easy for students to meet new people and other students. each room is equipped with a bed for each student living in it, as well as, a desk and a stand up dresser. the bathroom is connected to each room and are very clean.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic are very high. the university of oklahoma prides itself on making sure there teaching and learning is at the maximum level.

    Tips for prospective students

    if they are having trouble with school work, finding clubs, and even learning the campus there are always students of staff there to help out.

    In three sentences

    university of oklahoma has a magnificent campus. as i attend school there this semester the faculty and staff is very helpful and understanding. i hope to get my graduates degree here someday.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    great safety. there is a free taxi service called saferide that will take you anywhere within reason for free as long as you are a student.

    Greek Life

    i am not in a fraternity so i couldn't say.

    Clubs and Activities

    it is very easy to join clubs and activities. emails are sent out everyday about things happening on campus, so many in fact that it can be overwhelming at times.

    Great for these types of students

    great for any type of student. i don't know anybody that doesn't like being here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    best mexican restaurant i have ever been to is called tara humara's. its not right on campus but its close and if you ask anybody in norman they will tell you they love it too.

    Bang for the buck

    when you see your tuition bill it seems outrageous, but its still a good deal when you look at some surrounding schools. i do wish that the fees in the bill were explained better. i always have several academic excellence fees and i have no idea where they come from.

    What to do for fun

    the campus has a large variety of courts to play volley ball, basketball, tennis, whatever you want. the school has great athletes and it is free to go watch everything but football and men's basketball. if you're 21 then there are many more things to do at night on campus corner.

    Food and Dining

    the meal plans are a little confusing at first but once you get used to them they provide plenty of variety. the cafeteria is great for big eaters. all you can eat the whole time you are there.

    Dorm Life

    all freshman are required to stay in the dorms and it was the best year of college so far. my floor was like my family. we always did activities together and are still close friends today.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are great when you have the right teacher, but most math courses are not taught by a native english speaker. this makes it difficult to understand and pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    when dealing with money matters, have your parents call, as they hold more authority in the office.

    In three sentences

    this is a great university, although, at least in my major, it is very difficult if you get off of the planned graduation path. the campus is always clean and most of the faculty are very willing to help.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are around 400 clubs available on campus. they cater to a wide variety of people, so you can always find something to interest you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    one campus legend is that walking under the clock tower before graduation results in you not graduating within four years.

    What to do for fun

    the campus offers free movies every friday night in the union. there are also parties going on most fridays. staying in the dorms and playing games with friends is also a fun way to relax.

    Food and Dining

    there is a wide variety of food available on campus. if you want something else, campus corner has shops and restaurants that focus primarily on the student body.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are a great place to meet people. they aren't the best dorms in the world, being relatively old, but they are fairly clean. having a good roommate really makes the experience better.

    Academic Rigor

    different classes require different focuses and assignments. the school offers free tutoring to help with these. it also teaches study habits, should a student seek aid.

    Tips for prospective students

    when you get to college, get to know people. joining different organizations is a great way to do this, and there is a group for pretty much every interest.

    In three sentences

    the university of oklahoma is an amazing place to go to school. there is a wide variety of degrees offered, as well as multiple classes. study abroad is widely supported here, so there are scholarships available through the school specifically for traveling.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ou has a safe walk program where you can call the number and a security officer will walk you to your car at night or anytime you feel uncomfortable. we also have a safe ride that you can call to take you home if you are intoxicated. the drivers don't take down your name or any personal information so it is very private.

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who enjoy sports and music. we have amazing national champion sports teams and over $5 million dollars in organ systems for the musically inclined. this is not a campus for people who do not want to socialize.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    do not walk under the clock tower or it will take you 5 years to graduate. at the end of the national anthem you always say home of the... sooners!

    Bang for the buck

    i don't like the fact that i have to pay for classes that aren't related to my major or that i pay for services that do not pertain to me. i have scholarships and live in state so my tuition isn't too terrible, but it would be nice to not have to pay for classes where i do not learn anything.

    What to do for fun

    in norman i like to go to the football games. ou prides itself on ou football and it is the best way to spend any saturday. i like going to any sporting event, mainly because students get in free. there are lots of games and parties put on by the university that are also very enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    the caf has so many different options and is great for anyone. there are tons of places around norman to eat and on campus corner there are many places close enough to walk to.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in the dorms, because they looked small and cramped. the people i know who live in the dorms enjoy all the excitement and ease of meeting new people.

    Academic Rigor

    since i am still an undergraduate student, i am experiencing mainly weed out classes to help students who don't know their major yet. you have to take electives and some of them are a waster of time, but still difficult. lots of studying will be required if you want to do well no matter what.

    Tips for prospective students

    you should come very prepared for a lot more studying and responsibility than you would have in high school or a community college. being very organized and having a supportive good group of friends is a good idea, because they will keep you on track.

    In three sentences

    the university of oklahoma is a fantastic place for freshmen since they have tons of campus activities and try to get everyone very involved. most of the professors here are extremely knowledgeable, although you do run across the professors who do not care about what they're teaching. the whole university really becomes a community with the teachers very involved, president boren spending his personal time supporting the students, and graduate students really involving undergrad students.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ou offers a program called safewalk available to anyone. they are on call at all times to walk people to their cars or anywhere else on campus at any time of day or night. for those times you're going solo, there are also blue emergency phones everywhere on campus with campus police never more than a couple minutes away.

    What to do for fun

    there's no place better to be than ou for college football. there's a wide variety of intramural sports, from rugby to quidditch, the later of which ou actually hosted the world cup for in 2010. if sports aren't your thing, the union programming board offers a free movie night every friday with screenings of recent movies.

    Food and Dining

    ou offers a meal plan that works anywhere on campus. there is also an unlimited buffet in the caf, offering a wide variety of food choices including chik-fil-a. the union contains a sbarro, laughing tomato, crossroads, quiznos, wonk key, and another chik-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are divided into different harry potter themed houses (slitherin, griffindor,...) and have the option to compete with each other. there are also floor-wide celebrations for different holidays.

    Academic Rigor

    classes vary depending on your major, but one thing remains constant. you get out what you put in. some classes you might be able to get by with little effort, but it's important to remember that is rarely the case.

    Tips for prospective students

    ou is a great place to learn, but don't forget to get involved on campus. the union programming board is always putting on events for students to take place in free activities that are a great place to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    the university of oklahoma (ou) provides a very pleasant and unique experience to all who attend. always growing, ou boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. there are services provided on campus for just about anything you could ever need help with, and the best part is that most are free!

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    play in the park, hang out around campus, go to the animal shelter.

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare for the $200 promise fee that you must pay if you are accepted, and decide to attend here.

    In three sentences

    this is a dream school. everything about it is exciting and fun. i am happy with my decision.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i feel safer walking on campus at midnight than i do walking at night in my home town!

    Greek Life

    amazing! absolutely the best thing that has ever happened in my life. it has kept me involved on campus, in the community and in my academics. i can not imagine my life without the my greek organization. it has truly been a blessing!

    Clubs and Activities

    so much to do! anyone who wants to be involved can be!

    Great for these types of students

    southern, fun-loving, community-oriented,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    campus corner is where all the cute shops and restaurants near campus are!

    Bang for the buck

    honestly it is somewhat hard to justify the huge amounts of money i am paying to the university, but its only because i am an average out-of-state student and our tuition is much higher than the in-state students.

    What to do for fun

    get involved! there is an organization for every one! weather it be major-based, academic-based, philanthropic, religious, intramural, or greek, you will find your family away from home!

    Food and Dining

    the options are good and varied! i only wish there were better salad/healthy options, but overall love the food here!

    Dorm Life

    love living in the dorms! it is an absolute must for all freshmen! especially adams, walker and couch centers. its a great environment to live in!

    Academic Rigor

    classes are average, some are harder to adjust to than others. the science and math related classes are of course the most challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are on an incoming freshmen, you must live on campus! it is absolutely the best way to get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    a great, close knit campus! always a friendly face and some one willing to help you out when you need it! football, academics, student organizations and multicultural things are the main aspects on campus!

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    this really depends on your personality. we have a very well rounded group of students at the university of oklahoma, so i think it is safe to say there is something fun for just about everyone.

    Food and Dining

    there are several popular options for food on campus, and they are all really good. i have always enjoyed the food here, and even if i am interested in something not on campus, we have campus corner right next to campus that holds several more options for food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    dorms any where are usually not the most ideal of sorts. however, ou has tried to make the best out of the dorm life and i would say they have done pretty well. the food is delicious and ranges from barbecue to vegan. the housing staff is energetic and enthusiastic. most importantly, the dorms are very well kept and create a great atmosphere if living in them.

    Academic Rigor

    academics at the university of oklahoma are impeccable. they are challenging and interesting, and the professors and teaching assistants are more than willing to help you understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    when you come to the university of oklahoma, it is good to put yourself out there. get involved in as many things as possible and meet as many people as you can. being familiar with organizations and people on campus really allow the student to get the most out of their experience at ou.

    In three sentences

    the university of oklahoma is a wonderful school with countless opportunities for students.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are emergency telephones practically everywhere on campus and by the dorms. they also have safe ride that will pick you up from anywhere until about 2am.

    Greek Life

    ou is practically run by greek life in the white and black communites and even in the multicultural community. they have a lot of fun and do alot of cummunity service.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs and orgs. to join

    Great for these types of students

    its predominately white, but there are a good number of minorites here, its great for anybody who wants to get a good education especially in health and science fields

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    whenever someone in crowd, no matter the location on campus...with the exception of in class yells boomer! everyone yells back sooner!

    Bang for the buck

    it could be pretty pricey for out-of-state students but that's just about anywhere. there are a lot of students from texas. in state is pretty cheap like $2-3,000

    What to do for fun

    alot of people go to campus corner which is clubs and bars located in a nook right by the university, of course they attend frat parties (being greek is everything) and go to clubs in oklahoma city.

    Food and Dining

    campus corner has a lot of great mom and pop resturants and boutiques.

    Dorm Life

    i loved the dorms, i wish i could go back!

    Academic Rigor

    classes are pretty hard depending on what you take but there are tutors and help labs everyday all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a great school, academics are pretty important to everyone here.

    In three sentences

    i love ou, best choice i've made. best school in oklahoma.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Continuing education for older non-traditional students.

    Food and Dining

    Their dorm cafeteria is amazing! Five star chef, and several food places like for chinese, mexican, greek, smokehouse, salad bar that buys local produce. All you can eat!

    Academic Rigor

    Even though the classes are online they are very academically rigorous. This is not a give away degree-they except a lot from their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get your Master's degree you have to have at least a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies. Go to their website at www.ou.edu/cls to find out all the information. Check into their integrated studies degree-it is amazing!

    In three sentences

    Excellent College of Liberal Arts offering Bachelors and Masters degrees online if you need. Academically challenging Staff of College of Liberal Arts is so helpful and friendly.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Greek Life

    GREAT! do it.

    Clubs and Activities

    everything

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    come to find out!

    Bang for the buck

    expensive if you're out of state!

    What to do for fun

    Sorority, hang with friends, go workout, go to the movies/out to eat, & parties!

    Food and Dining

    Just eat at the right places & try to stay healthy!

    Dorm Life

    They aren't the biggest dorms in the world but if you know your hall mates and suite mates you will be good !

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of great opportunities to use when going to OU. They help with a lot of things and most teachers are willing to meet outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early if you want a good dorm. Also get involved in student life, especially rush. If not go to camp crimson!

    In three sentences

    University of Oklahoma is a great school. The campus is beautiful and they have a great health science program. Also a great greek program!

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everything around campus is close or walking distance so travel is very minimal. The Norman police provide exceptional protection around campus 24/7 in people doing things they aren't supposed to. Traffic stops happen all the time so tickets are given regularly due to the campus's enforced rules

    Greek Life

    Greek life is important in meeting a set group of friends but is optional for most people. It's a great opportunity to get your name out there to the sororities and finding a date in college. Date parties each sororities/ fraternities have are based on a certain themes and are held at a dance ball room so students can dance and have a good time with the other college students of their age.

    Clubs and Activities

    CAC- Known as Campus Activities Council they support the main events around campus such as University Scandals, Mom's Day, Dance Marathon, Homecoming, ect. They are a great club to join in being involved around campus. Adopt a Prof-Program: Each participating faculty member is matched with a student group and asked to connect/participate with members of that group. The relationships and activities vary from match to match, however, most faculty are invited to a formal meal at a fraternity/sorority chapter or to join the residence hall students for a meal.

    Great for these types of students

    Greek life, Huffman Center, Library, Inter mural sports, Bars/ resturaunts

    Bang for the buck

    There are many good local restaurants that people go to and hangout at. My favorite would be a place located right on campus called the greek house they've been in business for 30 yrs. Its great traditional greek food that gets me everytime

    What to do for fun

    Friends, sororities, Fancy dine ins,

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants or fast food places right on campus for easy walking/travel. Living in the dorm or fraternity house's your close to the cafe, cate, or crossroads dinning centers for students with meal plans. These are set meal on a card that allow students to go at any time to grab a quick meal before class.

    Dorm Life

    Coming into Norman without knowing many people is difficult but the dorms are what help people like us unite. There are 4 different dorm towers here and are close to all the classes students must commute to allowing easy access. With the Huffman center right across the street it is easy to get your afternoon workout in as planned. We find everything so close to the dorm so navigation through campus is made simple. Inside the dorms their are either 2 to 3 person a room dorms with 2 rooms that have interconnecting bathrooms known as sweet mates.

    Academic Rigor

    Our set of standards we behold here at the university are very time consuming and are looked at as being an important aspect of pursuing our career. We set high goals in career opportunities while keeping up with activities around campus. These standards for every student are pushed so they can maximize their potential in the near future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in activities around campus so people recognize your mind set in making the campus better. There are other options such as greek life in meeting a new group of friends and being social in dorm life. If your more of the music type there are many organizations/clubs available for your interest also. I find it interesting to see students who come to the university without knowing anyone and within a few weeks of class opportunities were there to meet new friends. The University has a lot of school spirit in sports and the students thrive off this. I love this school and i'd recommend it to any upcoming freshman.

    In three sentences

    Very well rounded campus. Greek life is popular and there are many opportunities to get involved in activities such as Student council, IFC( Inner Fraternity Council) , or many other organizations around campus. People are nice and its easy to say you know a majority or people around campus.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police walking or biking around on campus. There are also call boxes all over the campus in case you feel uncomfortable and need assistance or need to report some disturbance or situation. Students can even call safewalk or saferide if they feel they would like someone to walk with them back to their dorm or somewhere at night.

    Greek Life

    There are very many sororities and fraternities on campus, I'm not in one but it seems like almost everyone can find one that fits them!

    Clubs and Activities

    As I have previously stated, there are many clubs and activities on campus. I attend the Baptist Student Union, which is for anyone, not just baptists. I love it and have made many wonderful friends since joining this organization. There is something for everyone at OU!

    Great for these types of students

    OU is fit for anyone! Plenty of clubs and organizations for any type of person and the variety of classes and majors allows for diversity amongst campus. You can always make plenty of friends too!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many legends about the campus of OU. There is supposedly a ghost of a girl in the older region of the library. If you walk under the campus clock you won't graduate on time, and if you look directly up under the clock you will never graduate. There is an architectural piece called the spoonholder and if you and your boyfriend or girlfriend kiss in there you will definitely get married.

    Bang for the buck

    While college is pretty expensive, I think OU is definitely worth it! There hasn't been one thing I have had a problem with and people are willing to help you seek scholarships and loans.

    What to do for fun

    We have weekly movie showings for free and there are always many events going on each weekend at the student union. You always get emails on events so you will never miss out! There are tons of clubs and organizations as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on campus to eat, and they are pretty good. However, right by campus is a place called campus corner where there are many restaurants and other shops to eat and take a nice break from college. I love it!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms but all of my friends love it. They say they make many friends in their dorm towers and that the cafeteria food is actually quite good!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes and academics are taken very seriously here at OU. It is important to attend each class and seek help when you need it. Academic advisers always want you to do well in class, but also enjoy the classes you are taking!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need any help there are plenty of advisers in many areas who are willing and able to help you in any situation! Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has been an amazing and life changing experience! This is my first semester and I have been loving it from the start. The atmosphere, fellow students, campus, and even the classes are all simply fantastic!

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt unsafe on campus. All floors are locked, so you will need your key card to get in the floor. I've never had anything stolen from my room, and I have not had heard of any reports about stolen items from people on my floor either. The policemen are friendly, and there is a system called Safewalk that will escort you from one place to another if you don't feel safe going by yourself. They're very friendly and they're available even late at night. There's also Safedrive, so if you've been partying too hard and need a ride, they will take you to your destination for free.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is predominant on campus. It's pretty much everywhere, and it seems that almost everyone is involved. They host many, many events and they are all very involved. If you're into such things, go ahead and join it to meet new friends and to have fun. If you're not, that's fine too because there is no real pressure to join a Greek organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of different clubs on campus, and just look at the signs on the sidewalks or the fliers posted around campus to see which organization is hosting what event. It seems as if there is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for everyone. For those of you who want to graduate early, OU is very good about taking AP scores and you can easily CLEP out of most lower division classes. I know of several freshmen who are already taking 4000 level classes. Not to mention, OU is very affordable so if you have trouble affording college, OU is probably a great option.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a superstition that if you walk underneath the clock tower right outside the library, you won't be able to graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    OU is one of the cheapest institutions in the US, and anyone with Merit or Reagents can come for nearly nothing. Housing and food is a bit on the pricey side, but everything else in Norman is pretty cheap, especially gas.

    What to do for fun

    There are free music venues every once in a while, and free movie showings almost every weekend. Every year, there is the Norman Music Festival and a Medieval Fair in the spring. The dorms will host a variety of events, and the Union will do too. Free ice cream nights are always fun and crowded.

    Food and Dining

    There are a decent amount of options, and breakfast at Cate or sandwiches at Crossroads are some of my favorite things to eat. Xcetera has a variety of snack foods available, and the Caf is a favorite among everyone. Other than that, there is also Burger King, Chick-Fil-A, Quiznos, and Laughing Tomato, just to name a few more options. You can always choose to walk over to Campus Corner for even more food options. The only reason why I rate food and dining as 3 stars is because I feel as if the meal plans available are not too practical. It's a common problem where some people have too many meals every week, or too few. My friend, who too the meal plan that was slightly larger than mine, always has at least 4 extra exchanges left by the week, and I'm always lacking a few. The same thing happens with meal points. A friend of mine who has the same meal plan as me is already out of points, and when he runs out of meal exchanges a third of the week through, he has to mooch off of us until his exchanges refresh. Another thing is, the food on campus is incredibly expensive. A bag of cookies at Xcetera costs around $6 when you can easily go to Target and get the same bag for $3. Meal plans are pricey as a whole, and all my friends who live off campus will bring their own lunches. The only place I view as affordable is the Breakfast Bar at Cate.

    Dorm Life

    The towers are great places to live, but the rooms may feel a bit cramped. One problem I notice is the humidity. No matter how low I set the air conditioning to, the room seems to feel damp all the time. It's quite pricey too, and as a result, only a handful of people choose to live in the dorms again. There are plenty of activities and free food provided by the RA's, and that's always a plus!

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of people complain that the school is too easy, but things are different if you choose to challenge yourself. Most of the lower division classes are very easy, but things do get different once you take higher division classes. If you feel as if your higher division class isn't challenging enough, check to see if you can take the honors division for that class. The honors level is a lot more challenging, and it really teaches you more too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask around. The faculty on campus is very helpful. If you're looking for an internship of some sort, don't be afraid to ask. Even if the professor you've asked doesn't have a position for you, he or she will probably help you find one. If your class has an action center available, take advantage of it and go. Also, go in for office hours. They are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    The campus has a very friendly, home-like vibe, and you will find that the people on campus are as friendly as the place feels! There's always plenty to do on campus, and there are many quite places with few distractions that you can go to study.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus and there are many ways the campus ensures that. They povide transportation if youre stuck somewhere unsafe, safe walk to get you home at night, and campus police are everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    Every university charges way to much, so apply for a lot of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are a million things to do always around campus such as clubs, free movies, concerts. The university does a really good job putting things on for the students.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Try to room with someone you know, or pray for a good one.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major of course, but for engineering thus far it has been rigrous. Not unmanageable however. Just perfect your work ethic before you get here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready to leave home and your family. Adjusting can be very hard for some students. I am from Alaska and have zero family members in Oklahoma, but I made it alright. Make sure you have an idea of what you want to do before you go to college or else your first two years will be a waste of time. Plan to finish your degree in five years, or take lot of AP classes.

    In three sentences

    It was a good fit for me because it has a Naval ROTC program. With everything close by, it makes a stressful year easier not only on the mind, but physically as well. The campus is beautful.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, something that puts me at ease. every ten minutes you can see a police car drive by, and/or pass an OUPD phone that is useable in emergencies. I have never had any problems with violence or anything of that nature on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The school has a variety of classes available; and most classes have an online version for those who require it.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has several different activities for active people; though most are easier for those who live on campus or have a car versus those who are in neither of the above catagories.

    Food and Dining

    My campus has several restaurants around the northern section, as well as a very well staked campus cafeteria for the students in the dorms. I love the variety of the restaurants (though there isn't a McDonalds!)

    Dorm Life

    I personally didn't like the fact that freshmen had to live in the dorms, not being very social. on that note the dorms weren't as bad as I thought they'd be, save how expensive the dorms and cafeteria were.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major is how stern the academic requirements are, but even then unless something truly major happens to make you fail a few courses, most students should be fine. I personally got seriously ill and had to drop two classes and failed two other courses, but my GPA was high enough that I could continue classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep track of your registration at first, my only complaint was that I was actually officially enrolled into the school a week before classes were to begin. Other than that the school has been perfect for me.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great school; warm and inviting to new students and simple to understand. I personally did have some difficulty with registration, but after that there were no problems. After I became ill in my freshmen year all the teachers were understanding and helpful.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue phones that help with security. There are also awesome cops and trainees that patrol the campus!

    Greek Life

    there are a lot of Greeks that you can join. Not all of them are panhellinic either. There are service, step, and even multicultural fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Its full of things to get involved with!. I myself is apart of a service fraternity and I absolutely love it! There is no way you can miss an opportunity to get involved I mean its written in chalk all over campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Any students at all. OU is very well diverse and everyone can find something or some people they feel a sense of belonging to!

    Bang for the buck

    The college is pretty expensive, but for the teachers and the numerous activities the campus imposes, its totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends! There is numerous free things such as museums and campus corner that you can go to! of course the free movies on campus help too!

    Food and Dining

    I actually work at one of the dining facilities and it is awesome. Knowing that students are mostly coming from home cooked meals and some coming from little to no food, we make sure the quality of our food is as great as it can be.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to make friends and also get the wrap on college. It can get pretty crazy sometimes, but hey, its the memories that make life worth living.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has numerous opportunities for students that academically strive. It is very competitive, but a push can help you more than a person thinks!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get books early! Also get prepared for the friendships that will grow and those old ones that may dissolve. It is a big campus and can get very overwhelming so just take it one day at a time.

    In three sentences

    OU is one of the best schools that I have the pleasure of attending. With great staff and faculty, OU is a great environment to learn from and grow in. OU is, in my perspective, one of the best schools not only in beauty but also in academics as shown by the great ratings the campus has for research.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wouldn't be afraid to walk across campus at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is EVERYWHERE. Which is good for some people but personally I'm not a fan.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many diverse organisations and opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small-college feel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the atmosphere at the football games! Campus corner is pretty neat tooo.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events!! They're free and lots of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are wonderful, as long as you don't eat too much... it's easy to gain weight.

    Dorm Life

    There is a good sense of community.

    Academic Rigor

    The beginning Economics classes are extremely difficult, but those are the only classes I have had trouble with.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to stay in the dorms, invest in a dehumidifier. Set up a meeting with a professor in your intended area of study before you decide on a major.

    In three sentences

    For being a large state school, the atmosphere is definitely that of a smaller school. The campus is absolutely beautiful. The one negative about the University is the dominance of Greek life organisations.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Every weekend the various student organizations on campus offer a variety of activities to take part in from Thursday to Sunday. Between free movies, ice cream socials, and many other fun events, finding fun free things to do on the weekends is never an issue. During the week as well usually at least one event springs up in the Union. From candle-making to dying t-shirts, the student organizations around campus never fail to keep one busy.

    Food and Dining

    On top of the multitude of cafes and restaurants found around campus, including everyone's favorites like Starbucks and Quizno's, the University of Oklahoma offers a unique student cafeteria called the Couch Cafeteria, fondly referred to as the Caf. Inside, there are more food options than any other world-class buffet on the planet. From Greek food to pizza to barbecue and so much more, the Caf offers enough food to appease even the pickiest of appetites, and more.

    Dorm Life

    While the dorm life promotes timeless memories and endless friendships, the dorms themselves are rather small. When shared between two people, they seem even smaller. However, being so close to campus and having everything you need within a five minute walk makes the confined spaces totally worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at the University of Oklahoma, regardless of the class, provide a stimulating environment for every student. Every professor I have encountered not only knows what they're teaching, but has a passion for the subject they teach. They want you to learn the material as much as they enjoy teaching it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should prepare themselves for the rigorous academic challenges that the professors at the University of Oklahoma provide. Socially, incoming freshmen and transfer students should be aware of the high amount of Greek-life found found on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma provides the opportunities and friendships of a lifetime. Between creative social events and unending resources for graduates, finding yourself bored at this University is unheard of. The University of Oklahoma is not only an excellent place to grow academically, but to create memories and learn valuable life lessons as well.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    OU has their own police service and maintain a very good system for emergencies. So as long as you are on campus things are generally okay.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a very big deal on campus. The greek houses are enormous and some say that it's as much as 1 out of every 4 students is in or was involved with a greek house.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs on campus. Pretty much any thing you can think of has become a club and there are meetings for it. So if you have any interests you can find a club for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know about unusual traditions but OU is very much a football school. If you're planning on going there expect things to be very football crazy in the fall. On game days the campus is a ghost town because everyone is either at the game or watching the game.

    What to do for fun

    Unfortunately there are limited things off campus for activities. But the campus itself makes up for it with things available on campus. There are a variety of things from the movie theater to sporting events to school sponsored events. In general you can always find something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Couch Restaurants are excellent. The University of Oklahoma takes their food options very seriously and are proud of what is available. You have everything from simple cafeteria food, to 24 hour food, to fast food. Only downside is that it is a bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    In general dorm life is acceptable. Just make sure to live in the towers. They are much nicer to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    For my degree the academic program is intense although there are other less challenging degrees available if that is what you are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit and talk with a professor. That will really help you to get a feel for the school and what the classes are like. Most meteorology programs are the same general coursework so find one with the best extracurriculars for you.

    In three sentences

    Meteorology program is a great program with well thought out structure and goals for students. The program is challenging but that is to be expected with a challenging degree. The atmosphere of the school is great too with a lot of opportunities for students.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Love it!

    What to do for fun

    Join Greek Life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class!

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is an overall very good school. The campus is very accessible. The classes have very good teachers.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Norman may look like a small town, but it is always active. The town is surrounded with many nice restaurants,bars and even a mall. The Union Programming Board on campus provides many free events weekly.

    Food and Dining

    Large buffet styled cafeteria. Many other restaurants located around campus. Great hours to eat, most food services close at midnight, and one is open 24/7.

    Dorm Life

    Many different styles of living. The three tower dorms Walker, Adams and Couch are suite style living. Two people per room and two rooms share one bathroom. Cate is a dorm for community living with one hall share a public bathroom. Each dorm is separated by sex and locked with an id swipe that only works for those living on that hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are large and difficult to keep focus. Many teachers lack personal care to their students. Programs are very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be in contact with your professor the first day of classes, make sure they know your name. This will make your professor think about you personally when grading your work. Sit in the front row of class, it will help you pay attention. Get involved on campus as soon as possible. Networking on campus will open up many leadership and job opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Quite Beautiful and friendly campus. Very active, there are always free events held on campus. Lacks special attention for students and class size is too large.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Greek Life

    did not experience it

    Clubs and Activities

    pre (anything) club

    Great for these types of students

    wealthy, smart, and determined

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    tradition: football game day huge tailgate

    Bang for the buck

    this place is way to expensive if you do not have scholarships or aid to help pay your way

    What to do for fun

    go to free events

    Tips for prospective students

    Make 100% sure you are approved for everything they say you will be rewarded with according to financial aid.

    In three sentences

    This school is very difficult. OU Is unhelpful when it comes to financial aid. I do not with to return.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games, campus corner, cultural events

    Tips for prospective students

    Defiantly try and take a tour of the campus. Do some background on your major before selecting it so you know what you are getting yourself into.

    In three sentences

    Overall OU is a wonderful university to attend. There is numerous majors to choose from and their faculty is outstanding. The is a great sense of school pride, extremely easy to be involved on campus, and the campus is really beautiful.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety at OU is reinforced everywhere. Campus PD is located right next to the Freshman dorms and safe places are located all around campus.

    Greek Life

    Fraternity and Sorority life is big at OU. They have great events and provide bonds with potential life long friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and endless activities are available at OU. You just gotta find them, but that's no problem either.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a great education for their money. And students who want the college experience. OU is great trust me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The feeling of the OU football atmosphere is a must at least once for every student. It's a great time. Rugby games are also pretty exciting. Yelling BOOMER, SOONER! with fellow students is a pretty fun tradition as well. The campus is beautiful also, always draped with statues, shrubs, and flowers.

    What to do for fun

    OU SPORTS EVENTS!!! OU football has one of the best college sports atmospheres in the world. The campus is alive and busy, it's exciting. OU has more sports than that though. From the traditional sports of basketball and soccer to rugby and lacrosse. The musicals and art shows are no joke either. OU has sports, bars, movies and more. Entertainment is everywhere at the University of Oklahoma.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. So many choices is always hard to choose what you want. The cafe alone has more than 7 places to choose from consisting of Chinese, BBQ, Greek, Ice Cream, Mexican, home cooked, Breakfast, Italian, Pizza, Burgers, just a whole bunch of things. And there are even more food places across campus from Burger King, Chik-fil-A, Quiznos, and Wendy's. And on top of that there is a 24-hour place, and a campus corner with restaurants and bars. Food and Dining is great at OU, enough said.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun! It's diverse with people and always exciting. The RA's are very nice and helpful and you form great relationships with the people on your halls. Freshman year dorm life is a great experience and easily will become one of the times of your lives.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not high school. Obviously academics are more of a challenge in college. Studying is a college students most important hobby. You definitely get the education you pay for from OU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to OU not only for the great and emphasised college experience/life but also for a school with great tradition, recognition and most importantly for a great education. Go to OU to amplify life, and start towards a quality career. You learn from the best, and dedicated professors. Go to OU foremost for a quality education.

    In three sentences

    OU is exactly what it is hyped up to be. It is a respectable researching university and a great school to get a degree from. Campus life is fun, sports events are amazing, and professors really try to give you the edge in your studies.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is Band, Chior, Sports, everything.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very big on academics, while they might care for sports, this school is looking for well rounded individuals.

    In three sentences

    I would love to get a language degree but, i wasn't sure what language to major in. OU has a foreign language degree which you can study more that 1 language.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Top notch!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is prevalent around the university. About 80% of students have some greek affiliation. The greeks are also very active around campus and the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities! There's even a cake eating club!

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for students wanting to get experience in research, geared towards outgoing types who don't mind a large university setting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have recently started giving ghost tours to the alleged haunted places on campus . I hope to go on one soon!

    Bang for the buck

    If you plan to stay in Oklahoma or the surrounding states a degree from the University of Oklahoma is considered a very good thing. People love their sports in Oklahoma!

    What to do for fun

    Norman has everything and then some! It's only 20 miles from Oklahoma city, so there is never an excuse for boredom! The university has an amazing campus corner which is filled with shops, restaurants, and contains exciting night life venues.

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants around every corner! The cafeteria in couch is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but my friends did. They loved it! Lots to do!

    Academic Rigor

    The school is a public research school, meaning that there are lots of opportunities to practice your chosen career right on campus. The professors are hard, but fair. Which is to be expected.

    In three sentences

    The first thing you notice about the University of Oklahoma is the atmosphere. It's charming, academic, and friendly. The degree you get from here will follow you the rest of your life, and that's considered a good thing! :)

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Couch is exquisite. The food is amazing and plenty of choices. If you want food closer to your classes, there are several choices in the union. Many of them are healthy :)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are smaller in Cate and Cate Honors. But if you get a dorm in the towers, you will have more space. The towers are more thrilling but Cate is more of a family.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely harder than high school work or any community college classwork. You have to be dedicated to study and write 10 page+ essays.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on our campus because you see policemen every where and often. There are also blue towers around campus that you can push if you are ever in trouble. They also provide services such as Safe Ride and Safe Walk. Very helpful amenities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Our whole South Oval is always covered with people trying to get you involved with things on campus and they are always looking for people to join. The South Oval also has chalk everywhere advertising clubs and activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you walk under the clock tower by the library it is said that you will not graduate within four years. I'm not sure if its actually true or not.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of places on campus are expensive but it is easy if you pinch your pennies to afford all of what you need to do around campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are places like Sooner Corral which is a two-stepping dance club that is fun for everyone. And there is always something going on around Campus Corner. Also the Union Programming Board ALWAYS has something going on. Events such as concerts and movies and random things that are always fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food was one of the best parts of my freshman year. The Caf is pretty much a gourmet restaurant on campus. There is everything imaginable. The Union is delicious also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were not as bad as I expected. I loved my roommate and my suite mates were pretty great to. And I lived in Walker Tower and we has our own bathroom for every two dorms, that was nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is difficult but its bearable. It is not impossible but you have to pay attention in class and turn in assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay organized and go to class. A large part of your grade is turning in assignments and showing up. You're paying thousands to attend, might as well go. Also, be involved in everything you can. You meet more people and it makes you experience even more amazing.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is simply amazing. The curriculum is difficult but in order for it to be a respectable college, it needs to be. The people are friendly and I had to best freshman year at OU.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. There is a call center if you need a ride at night. The campus is well lit and very little crime occurs.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Sororities and Fraternities available for those interested. A few years back an incident happened that had Greek life banned it has come back, but this time with an even greater focus on community and making OU a great school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is 100s of clubs and student organizations. If you can't find what your looking for then get a few friends together and make your own. http://www.ou.edu/content/studentlife/get_involved/student_organizations/rsos.html

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a great education who are looking for a spirited college town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Camp Crimson is a must do for any incoming Freshman, It gives you a chance to make friends and get used to college life before Fall semester starts. We have a beautiful demon horse sculpture with glowing red eyes, it is said to be cursed because while it was being made it fell on its creator and killed him. Numerous other statues and buildings have great stories behind them as well.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest Big 12 schools also various scholarships and funding are easily available.

    What to do for fun

    Foot Ball games are one of the biggest things to do around campus. Once football season hits the campus is transformed into one big tail gating party. Numerous concerts from big names such as U2 are often held on campus and draw a lot of interest. Also various clubs are always hosting events you can join in on.

    Food and Dining

    With one of the only All You can Eat Chick-Fil A's in the nation the food cannot be beat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies from location to location. Honors dorms tend to be some of the craziest, but anywhere you end up willl be a fun stay. The room and state of the dorm also very.

    Academic Rigor

    With relatively small classes 20- 30 and great tutoring opportunities, it is easy to succeed in a class while learning tons. If you want an extra challenge honor's classes are available, which can be extremely difficult, but you get great interaction with your professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the Oklahoma heat esp in the the begging and end of the school year. Always ask and see about application waivers. Schedule a tour if you can, it is one of the most beautiful schools in the big 12. Make sure to email professors or advisers in certain programs your interested in so you can get an idea of how OU will fit in with your future plans.

    In three sentences

    Quaint college town that provides an oasis in the middle of the Oklahoma prairies. It is a very sought after destination for many, because of the excellent classes as well as tuition. A great school for any one to attend.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sooner football! Also greek life and campus activities. Norman has decent shopping and isn't far from the largest IMAX in the world (Warren Theatre in Moore, OK)

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to keep track and take control of your enrollment, financial aid, and other things. No one is going to double check to make sure you've done all you need to do!

    In three sentences

    This is a large school with a lot of social and academic options. I went to OU for undergrad, and as a current masters student I have and still feel like a number to the administration here. This is still a good school though (hey, I'm still here), and the football is awesome!

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join sports and organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study and keep applying for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college to attend. There are many opportunities to be part of the organizations and volunteer programs. A student will take in the learning experience given.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The caf was my favorite place to eat because there was so much variety! I just wish the union was a little closer to the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Couch last year and I loved my floor! My roommate and suitemates were simply amazing and I loved the atmosphere!

    Academic Rigor

    My engineering calculus class was incredibly hard for me because my professor was difficult to understand and the exams were mostly about concepts we never reviewed in class. But other than that, I have had some awesome professors!

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY! I didn't study as much as I should have and I ended my first year with a 3.2 which is okay, but not what I wanted. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions! I found that most of my professors respected me more because I wasn't afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    At first I was scared about how large the freshman class was last year, but as soon as I moved into the dorms I instantly fell in love! OU is amazing and I can't wait to spend the next 5 years there earning my Master's degree!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not affiliated with, nor do I support greek life. I think it promotes clique type friendships, and I don't believe in paying for friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Most colleges have specific clubs for their majors. I'm involved in the Pre-Dental student club!

    Great for these types of students

    Great what for what type of students?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DONT STAND UNDER THE CLOCK TOWER BY THE LIBRARY! If you do you won't graduate in 4 years... I didn't!

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but one of the cheapest state schools out there.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of great restaurants and venues on campus. Get involved, meet people, and enjoy your time at ou!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great food options both in the union and on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say, I've never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be pretty hard, but if you do the work 99% of the time you will come out on top.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use Ratemyprofessor.com to choose your professors carefully. Don't try to work full time and go to school full time, your GPA will suffer. Get involved, the more you do at school the more comfortable you will be and it will benefit your learning environment.

    In three sentences

    OU is a large school, I wish class sizes were smaller. That being said, I have learned a lot at this campus from some incredibly brilliant instructors. The campus is beautiful and ultimately an excellent learning environment.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quietest room on campus located in the library. In this one very room it is tradition to be the quietest most peaceful room. When you really need to study somewhere quiet this is the room to go to.

    What to do for fun

    If there is ever a time you and your friends have nothing to do there are places around campus you can hang out. There are volleyball courts, basketball courts, etc. Or maybe catch a sport outing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing. The couch restaurant has very many choices to choose from. Also, there is no way you can argue with all you can eat chick-fil-a!

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are pretty nice rooms. Some may be a little spacious, but nonetheless great dorms. The bathrooms have a good amount of space.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma has an 18:1 student to teacher ratio. It is very known for the vigorous courses students take each year. With the toughness of the courses the ratio gives each student opportunities to learn more then they would in a big class.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has a very beautiful campus. Architecture is tremendous. Very many traditions and stories that come from each building on campus.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police.

    Greek Life

    Numerous fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs and activities including intramural sports.

    Great for these types of students

    All -- fine arts, liberal arts,music, engineering, business, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    I think O.U. is a great value.

    What to do for fun

    O.U. football games are tons of fun. In fact, all the sporting events are great fun. Movie theaters are also plentiful.

    Food and Dining

    Many places for fast food as well as some excellent restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but most freshmen are required to.

    Academic Rigor

    O.U. is very competetive academically. It is fairly difficult to maintain a high grade point. But not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some of the many clubs that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    O.U. is a great place to attend college. The grounds and buildings are beautiful. The students are friendly.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Oklahoma has an extensive network of campus safety employees for the protection of students, employees and visitors to campus.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Oklahoma is a grea t

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None.

    Bang for the buck

    If a student works on campus, they will be able to have federal taxes withheld from their paychecks. This is a great way to save money while in school.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous student groups and organizations for students and employees to have fun and get stay busy. There are a lot of healthy things to do and fun ways to meet people.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous dining opportunities at the University of Oklahoma and one will always find a place to eat at all times of night or day. They cater to those with food allergies or special diets as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at the University of Oklahoma are such an important and fun part of the start to college life.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma brings hard work but as the education one gains from the institution, it is well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with student life activities as you will make new and interesting friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has numerous great opportunities for students and employees. Any prospective student or employee will gain something from the University in which they will take with them through the rest of their lives.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a number one! There are blue phones all around campus to use if you need help. If you're walking from the library really late at night, you can call and have two people walk you to your car or your dorm room! Also, there is something called saferide that will take you somewhere campus wise if you need it!

    Greek Life

    I love Greek Life! I am a part of it and I absolutely love it! Being greek provides you another opportunity to meet a lot of new people and different things within the greek community!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs and activities on campus to count! Honestly, there is really a club for every single person on campus, and if you feel like there isn't, you can make one!

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, this school and campus is great for any type of student, ranging from genius to quiet to outgoing. There is a lot of opportunities to mix and mingle with others too so you really make various types of friends!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition is the clock tower!! It is said that if you walk under the clock tower, you will not graduate in 4 years so be careful where you walk!

    Bang for the buck

    You really get what you're paying for! You get to meet a lot of new people and have fun at the same time! Living on campus really puts you in the middle of everything! The school provides so many opportunities, not only for personal gain but academic gain as well!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do around campus and around Norman! Campus, there is the art museum, plays/concerts(some being free!), and a campus theatre that shows a new movie almost every Friday/Saturday! Around Norman is like a typical city; shopping, movie theatre, but you also have Campus Corner which is where a lot of people hang out!

    Food and Dining

    Definitely love the food! Sometimes it can be tiresome always seeing the same options but you get used to it! There are plenty of options all around campus so make sure to switch up what you eat every once in a while so you don't get sick of one place too soon!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be pretty fun! Getting out and getting to know your hall-mates will definitely make your life a lot more fun! But dorms can be a little small but you make it your own! I moved in with not too many things and I moved out with at least double of my things and it all fit in my dorm room just fine! Plus, the towers dorm rooms have private baths between you, your roommate, and your 2 suite-mates!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can definitely be hard but that is guaranteed with some college courses. As long as you go to class, you should not have a problem. Plus there are plenty of tutorial opportunities on campus if you cannot make your professor's office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, all I have to say is go to class. This is not just for my campus but for every college campus. With my school, I believe they genuinely care for their students, especially the ones who are willing to put in the hard effort. Campus is beautiful and easy to get around. Not only that, its security is pretty great too and you never have to feel insecure or scared if you're walking around at night.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus has felt like home to me since I stepped on campus for the first time. The professors genuinely care about you and your grades, and are always willing to help if you ask. The opportunities I am being offered at my school are providing me with the strength and encouragement to keep pursuing my dreams and accomplish all of my goals.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has great security and feels very safe, even at night. The campus has many security posts where you can call for help and help will come to you.

    Greek Life

    The university is very involved in Greek life and has great opportunities for anyone looking into Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to even count, the school is a great hosts to all kinds of clubs, from Japanese club to Psychology club. The acvitities the school hosts are also very fun and everyone will enjoy them.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is made to cater all kinds of students, the education level is great and the college life is a great experience for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some great haunted spots on campus that offer a fun night if you like that kind of thing. Also, the campus is just beautiful, it is well kept and even walking around campus is nice.

    Bang for the buck

    The school offers great financial assistance for those in need, overall the school is very reasonable when it comes to tuition and books. It is a great university to attend but it does take some financial planning and it is highly recommended to look into scholarships, not just for this school but for any school.

    What to do for fun

    Historic campus corner offers a great night life and not to mention the school hosts many activities for students living on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus has so many food and dining options for any type of diet. The school cafeteria has a wide variety and off campus offers just as many options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not for everyone but it is a great segway into college life. Sometimes it can be difficult living with so many people in a dorm hall but that is also a perk, you get close with your dorm mates and it is a fun and rewarding experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Set your priorities straight and keep school a top priority. The difficulty is there but it can be managed if time is managed well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask for help, the school has so many tools that are available and many are free.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the campus is great, it has great professors and the facilities offered are top notch. The school provides a haven for anyone looking for any type of education. The student community is very comforting and welcoming, anyone will enjoy attending OU.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations to be a part of, and all of them have something going on all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest to be in early-enrollment, and enroll into the smallest classes you can find. Also, Google rate my professor before picking your classes.

    In three sentences

    Boomer. Sooner. We are the best school in the nation.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and sports activities to stay active and have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at O.U. are definitely one of the greatest parts about living on campus. You feel like a king when you're at the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life takes a while to get use to but eventually it becomes an amazing experience. You make life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    O.U. is very rigorous when it comes to academics, but this is the best part about the school. You're always challenged because they know the harder you work the greater your rewards will be in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into college with an open mind about everything. Come focused and ready to excel in every single subject. College life is a competition and you have to be a top notch competitor to make it to the top.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is an environment where one is forced to mature, mentally and physically. You are challenged on every single aspect, the entire O.U. staff pushes each student to perform at the greatest ability. O.U. creates successful individuals, for the benefit of the world.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I honestly feel like I can walk back from the library late at night alone and nothing is going to happen to me. There is also a safe walk option, where a security guard will come retrieve you and walk you back to the dorms if you are scared. There is also blue telephones all over campus that are for emergencies.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a large part of this university. Yes you can have a great time without it, but it just adds that much more to your experience.

    Great for these types of students

    I honestly believe that anybody could love this school.

    Bang for the buck

    You are given so much for what you pay. Yes it is a little steep for out of state students, but it's either equal price to schools at it's equivalent or a better education compared to cheaper schools.

    What to do for fun

    I am a member of a sorority on campus, so of course I suggest Greek life. If that isn't your forte though, there are clubs and organizations to satisfy any one's needs. We even have a quidditch club like on Harry Potter!

    Food and Dining

    I gained ten pounds my first year, if that gives you an idea of how good the dining on campus is haha.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms made my freshman year that much better. I made so many good friends because of girls that lived on my floor. It's not the ideal living quarters, but you get used to the small space quickly and grow to love it.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is known for their outstanding academics. It's not the typical stereotype that people give you on college either. For being such a large university, a large majority of classes are thirty students and under. Also, teachers are willing to offer their assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have an open mind, and try everything. Also, cut yourself some slack freshman year! You need to get used to such a large environment change, and there is no reason to swamp yourself when you have four years here.

    In three sentences

    Going to OU has been the best decision I have ever made. This school offers so much more than just academics. You won't find many public universities that have as much to offer, and there are activities to entertain anyone and everyone.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In my two and a half years there I can only recall two or three events that I heard of happening.

    Greek Life

    Active. Though not personally involved in the Greek life, I see them around campus often, as well as, volunteering at various places.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many that I cannot think of them all from the top of my head. A large variety and, if there isn't a specific one that interests you, feel free to start it up.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is perfect for those students who want to pay less but still be challenged to learn and grow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the clock tower by Bizzel Library. Rumor has it that those who do tack on another year to their degree program.

    Bang for the buck

    A good education for a lower than average price. Of course, all of us students want prices to be cheaper, but they are pretty low here without skipping any academic rigor.

    What to do for fun

    Campus has random things going on throughout the month. There are plenty of student groups and activities to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat on campus and even more to eat at off campus. Some really wonderful places to get Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese, and Indian within a mile of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I honestly never lived in the dorms so I cannot really comment here. The three stars is because I assume that they are at least average, although the few times I have been in them, I was struck with how nice they appeared.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic life on campus and in the classroom is both challenging and eye-opening. Teachers seem to know how they teach well and how their students learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep in contact with your academic advisors. They can really help you as you make decisions about your education goals. Get in touch with financial aid early and frequently. Make appointment as needed.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a wonderful place to obtain your higher education degree. The facility are friendly, passionate and invested in your success as you show your interest and willingness to learn. A beautiful campus helps make the learning easy.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The University of Oklahoma has numerous places to enjoy a meal. There are restaurants within the campus and outside of the campus. They have popular restaurants that one can find at home such as Mcdonalds, Chipotle, Chick fil a, and Panda Express. They also have healthy choices. The Food and Dining at the University of Oklahoma will satsify all kinds of people.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Oklahoma offers a variety of dorms: towers, honors, couch, and greek houses. There is enough room for two people per dorm room to sleep and study in. The bathrooms are well kept. The University of Oklahoma really does try to make dorm life comfortable and homey.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma is committed on the success of its students. It will do and push students so that they may reach their potential and graduate with more possibilities. The professors' curriculum may be strict and rigorous, the professor will get out of their way to help students.

    In three sentences

    University of Oklahoma is a great college for anyone, especially those that that are interested in the pre- med track. The University of Oklahoma Medical School is highly ranked among other university medical colleges. It has courses that will aid any student's journey through undergraduate and graduate school.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is exceptional. The campus is beautiful and the the learning environment is top class. There are not many things I would change.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD is always strolling around campus, and they have the danger call stations on every corner!

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is pretty predominant on the OU campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or an organization for all types of students!

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out of state, so it is pretty expensive!

    What to do for fun

    There is Campus Corner that has a lot of cool shops and restaurants. They also have dance halls where you can go two-stepping close by!

    Food and Dining

    The food was great, anything you can think of, they have it!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, I really didn't have any bad experiences in the dorms! The RA's and staff in the residence halls are so friendly and always willing to help out!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but that's what makes it interesting and worth learning!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your classes at the beginning, because it is more difficult to catch up that to maintain a schedule. Have a routine and a designated time and place to study everyday, instead of cramming for hours the night before the test.

    In three sentences

    This university is not only college, its a community. The professors, TA's, and staff at OU are so helpful and friendly. Everyone is so welcoming, and it truly makes you feel as if the university is pleased to have you there.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking.

    Bang for the buck

    It seems to be pretty inexpensive to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Norman is a great town! It is close to Oklahoma City and everything there. There are plenty of things to do in Norman alone: free concerts, health food, ranches/farms, camps, great schools, businesses, etc. So much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options to choose from!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be patient when waiting for your acceptance lette is it can take a while. Don't be afraid to call and check on your status aften.

    In three sentences

    University of Oklahoma has a beautiful campus. Their enrollment and advisory staff are very informative. The University has plenty of close by shops and restaraunts.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organizations host many different activities. Restaurants, bars, and shopping is just a few blocks from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria on campus serves a wide variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at OU can be difficult if the time and effort are not put it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ride the shuttle to and from campus. It saves time and energy. Learn about and get involved in clubs to meet people.

    In three sentences

    The professors of the University of Oklahoma care about their students and their learning experience. The staff of OU is kind and helpful during stressful situations. The grounds of Oklahomas campus is beautiful and well kept.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The OUPD police chief lets his 12 year old daughter ride her bike through campus by herself at 11 at night and doesn't worry. Need I say more?

    Greek Life

    The greek community at OU is very active. Whether you want to join a service-based organization, a social organization, a religious organization or an organization that is a combination of them all, we have them.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 300 registered student organizations, it would be very hard not to find one that interests you. But if you don't, grab 9 other people and you can start your own organization and use campus funds for your events!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Zombie 5k happens every year close to Halloween. Students sign up as either a human or a zombie and the best game of freeze tag in the world begins. But don't think that you're safe just because you're off campus. If a zombie sees you at Walmart? Good Luck.

    Bang for the buck

    OU has one of the lowest tuition rates in the Big XII

    What to do for fun

    Join an intramural team, get involved with a campus organization, participate in the Zombie 5k during Halloween, go see free movies in the student union, go see free art exhibits in the art museum. There's always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    If I could eat in the cafeteria every day, I would. The food is great, the options are great, the fact that it is all you can eat is great. And it has an all you can eat Chick fil a inside!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so fun! You make friends that can last you a lifetime, and they are only a 4 minute walk to your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of your classes depends on your major, but each major has classes that are challenging, and push you to what you thought were your academic limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to branch out, and definitely get involved! It is the best way to experience the OU community.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is the perfect combination of a Division 1 school and small-town atmosphere. It's a great place for students to learn about themselves, the world and their chosen field without being forced to think a certain way. OU also has a great spirit of community and can feel like home to anyone.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely secure on campus. My backpack and lap top usually sit at a table while I order food, I walk the campus at night, and I hardly locked my door in the dorms.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in Oklahoma it is worth it, or if you are a National Merit. I think people who pay out of state may not be getting as good an experience than if they were in a more interesting state for the price.

    What to do for fun

    The campus puts on concerts and has a theatre that plays free movies. There is normally things on campus to do, so you do not have to drive off campus too much. Norman/OKC does not have a good club scene, but OKC has Robotic Wednesdays and Dallas is only a 2-3 hour drive.

    Food and Dining

    While living in the dorms the Couch Restaurants is the most bang for your buck. It is the buffet of buffets, there are sections of: BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Greek, vegan, a salad bar, cereal station, etc. They have mochas and great Boston creme pie. A real tasteful selection, but it gets a little bland after an entire year. The Laughing Tomato in the Union is my second favorite place to eat. I normally order soup.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on the International floor in Couch, and it was the best decision I made my freshman year. People who decide to be international students are naturally very outgoing and up for fun. I made great friendships, and connections all over the world. You cannot drink in the dorms, and get fined $50 if you do. You are also not supposed to have the opposite sex over after midnight, but as long as you are quiet it is fine. There are lounges and other locations to chill.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses seem to be designed to cut down on majors, but overall if you pass the initial course into your major, things should go well. As a business major, I have taken a couple economics courses and calculus courses which I found difficult, but math is not really my thing. The syllabi clearly state what is required of the class, so it is really up to the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Of course: join organizations, throw yourself out there. Try not to get discouraged and go home on the weekends.

    In three sentences

    OU is fabulous; the campus is set up all together, so getting from one class to the next is not a hassle. Although they were strict on alcohol, the dorms were cozy and convenient, I lived in and recommend Couch Tower. On the topic of classes, I have not been disappointed by the performance of any teachers yet.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can find everything you need at the student union.

    What to do for fun

    Just check out the calender, there is always something fun to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    If in doubt, use a tutor early in the semester,

    In three sentences

    OU has a beautiful campus that is easy to navigate. Help is readily availabe whenever needed. The icing on the cake: it is great education for your buck.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Univerity has its own police force keeping crime incidents to a minimum. There are emergency phones all over campus that are easy to see and use. Couple this with constant patrol and you get a very safe environment. I have never felt my safety threatened, even walking around at two in the morning.

    Greek Life

    Awesome is the only word to describe it. The greek life at Oklahoma is very accepting of all people. No one will be rejected from every greek house so there is a house for every one. Greek life is very involved on campus and in the community constantly putting on philanthropies and benefits. The social aspect isn't too shabby either. Greek members are encouraged to branch out and meet members of other houses making it a tight knit community. I met my best friends through the greek system. I am a strong supporter of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for everyone here. Each major department has its own club and there are campus organizations such as the Campus Activitities Council who puts on student involved activities. There are also organizations such as Student Congress for those who want to leave a foorprint on OU. There is a club for everybody and I suggest you join one. Its fun and looks good on a resume.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a big sports fan with the desire for a little academic challenge, OU is the place for you. OU is full of social butterflies and people who love to help others. All students would feel welcomed here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    OU has any monuments and spots on campus that have a story behind them. My favorite place is the south oval in late fall and spring when the weather is a cool 70 degrees. Hundreds to thousands of students will sit on the grass to study, read, or simly just chat.

    Bang for the buck

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Oklahoma and am looking forward to the next two years. The education is great as well as the social aspect. The srudents are friendly and always looking to make new friends and make others feel wlecome. The sports programs are exceptionl from top to bottom, making them fun to follow. It is simply not possible to not have fun here. If you feel bored here, its on you!

    What to do for fun

    Greek life at OU is awesome. I recommend everybody goes through rush (this does not mean you have to join a fraternity/sorority, it just gives you the option if you are unsure). Football gamedays are the best days of the year as 100,000 people strong come out to tailgate and watch the Sooners dominate. For nightlife there is Campus Corner which borders the University to the north. It is a couple blocks of shops and restaurants that turn into bars at night. There is plenty to do at OU to keep you busy and entertained. Also there is a club/organization here for everyone. You should join one or two!

    Food and Dining

    The Caf is every freshman's first choice with over thirteen places to get food from. Pay one meal exchange and you can get Chick fil a, a burger, pizza, greek or many other options. Crossroads is open 24/7 for the night owls and has good variety in its menu with all day breakfasts and sandwhiches to full on dinners. There is also Cate center with homestyle cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at OU are awesome. I am a junior and I still hang out with the guys who lived on my hall every week. You will form very close friendships with them and there are many different dorm styles, each with different atmospheres. I would recommend either Couch or Walker tower

    Academic Rigor

    Some fields of study are obviously more difficult than others, but all major departments do a great job of making sure you understnd the knowledge purveyed in class so you are ready for your career. If any class is tough or challenging, all teachers are willing to make appointments outside of class for extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take a tour before you arrive and go to Camp Crimson (freshman orientation). It will give you a chance to see the beuty of the University and its students.

    In three sentences

    Oklahoma is a very diverse university with a great stuedent body. There is something here for everyone from athletes to future business professionals and everything in between. The feel on campus is always exciting and makes college fun.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never an issue; well lit and safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students, law students, students interested in Native American Studies

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    OU-Texas weekend is always crazy!

    Bang for the buck

    OU Law is recognized as one of the best affordable law schools in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Campus Corner!

    Food and Dining

    Good food, lots of variety.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the degree program. I completed my undergrad here, and am currently a grad student and law student. Basic classes are not too horribly hard, but upper division classes do require a lot of work. Law classes require you shut yourself away forever with your books.

    Tips for prospective students

    1: Tour a campus before you make a final decision, and weigh factors such as proximity to home before you make a final decision. 2: Park at Lloyd Noble and ride the shuttle; parking is one downside of OU. 3: Invest in season football tickets! 4: Don't forget that college is ultimately about academics; OU is not simply a party school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma and in particular the Native American Studies department are amazing. The sense of community at this school is unparralleled. OU is a large-scale university with a small school feel.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe Walk and Safe Ride gets you home safely!

    Greek Life

    Not affiliated

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from!

    Bang for the buck

    Not so much for out of state students (tuition).

    What to do for fun

    Get involved!

    Food and Dining

    The Caf is the best!

    Dorm Life

    Many buildings on campus for student housing. Dorms are nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are the competition.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for Scholarships!

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Oklahoma! I'll definitely want to graduate here!

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Wide variety of Greek organizations available if interested

    Clubs and Activities

    Intermural referee, Accounting Club

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus Corner The Pit Heisman Park

    Bang for the buck

    University meal plans -- very economical with a wide variety of options Campus transportation -- easy to find and get around

    What to do for fun

    Attend sports activities, exercise at the Huston Huffman center, join intermural teams, join academic clubs, attend on-campus concerts and movie nights.

    Food and Dining

    The central cafeteria has an amazing amount of choices in cuisine and several other dining opportunities are available in each area of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed my time in the dorms. Our resident advisors were there to help and living on campus made it easier to get to class, eat in the cafeteria and enjoy campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    I am consistently challenged in my coursework and my professors are eager to advise me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors -- they are willing to help. Get involved with campus life -- meeting new people will encourage you to succeed in your studies. Support the Sooners -- there are plenty of opportunities to attend top-notch athletic activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma Price School of Business is highly respected by business leaders. The University of Oklahoma offers students services designed to help them succeed. The University of Oklahoma Sooners athletic programs consistently compete at a high level.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The University of Oklahoma is consistently one of the best schools for value. We have an incredible teaching staff, plenty of research opportunity, and great facilities, all for very low tuition and fees. It is often cheaper to go out of state to OU than to go instate to another university, but that doesn't mean that OU skimps on what it can offer to prospective students. The University has the largest number of National Merit Scholars per capita, which means it must have good reason to draw the best and brightest of the United States.

    What to do for fun

    Norman has a large reputation for festivals and music with some of the best acts originating in this region. Norman is like the Austin of Oklahoma, and outside of the music and festival scene there is still the allure of a college town.

    Food and Dining

    The University has a state of the art cafeteria, which allows students to eat in buffet like fashion for seven dollars. That includes all the Chic-fil-A you can eat! There are also other dining options available on campus but the campus is close to the historic campus corner which contains lots of unique dining opportunities on its own for an affordable Oklahoma price.

    Dorm Life

    University of Oklahoma has three towers filled with student dorms. The compact number of students in one area can lead to a expansive student community, which can be good or bad depending on your preference for socializing. However, they strive hard at OU to build communities within the dorms and it certainly shows. I wasn't a big fan of socializing, and life in the dorms pushed me to meet a lot of people I would have no interest in meeting.

    Academic Rigor

    You can find it all at the University of Oklahoma. If you want to work hard there is plenty reward for doing so, but for those who want to slide through college you can find that here but in the end it won't necessarily return the value of your money or time unless you really make an effort.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has amazing professors with specialties you would not expect to find in Oklahoma. They say that once you live in Norman you never leave, and this must be true because there are quite a few interesting people here and it makes attending the University that much more of a lifetime experience. The University of Oklahoma is the best opportunity I have had for receiving an academic education.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'd like to think that the campus is generally safe even at night i don't really have any worries.

    Clubs and Activities

    the CAC always has things going on

    Great for these types of students

    any athletes and definitely a fraternity and sorority school/atmosphere

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i can think of

    Bang for the buck

    tuition goes up every semester yet they are still cheaper than most big division 1 schools.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do on campus

    Food and Dining

    good food great selection

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a head start on finding out where your classes are and be prepared for a trek across campus.

    In three sentences

    Great campus to transfer to. Great college atmosphere. Great place to meet new people.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Greek Life here is huge- there is always a frat party or event.

    Food and Dining

    OU has endless amounts of delicous food- what's not to love?

    Dorm Life

    These dorms are very old- most things are run down and are in need of an update. Despite the outdated look, the suite style makes it a lot easier bathroom wise.

    Academic Rigor

    OU's classes are difficult, but with all sorts of help from staff it makes it a little more bearable.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a National Merit Scholar, OU is your place. If not, don't fret! OU is perfect for any type of student.

    In three sentences

    It is the perfect campus with an excellent teaching staff. The home-y feeling and constant personal attention is what makes OU the perfect college to attend.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on. Events, festivals, parties, sports. Tailgates for every home game, Norman Music Festival every and Oklahoma State Fair in the city are every year.

    Food and Dining

    Campus Corner has a lot of great restaurants! They are just off campus and offer a lot of variety. The campus dining is good too, and is available anytime of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life offers great opportunities to get involved in campus activities and meet other people. The dorms are close to campus and are an easy walk to many amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    OU is a great school. The classes offered vary in difficultly, just like any other institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in something. It's the best way to meet people and make the best of your college experience. Take advantage of the resources available, like the free writing center and the free tutoring. Don't walk under the clock tower! The myth is you won't graduate in 4 years if you walk under it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great environment. The campus is beautiful and the people are nice. There is always something going on for everybody to get involved in.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is excellent! You are given many options to contact the OUPD and other safety hot-lines. They have safety orientations concerning partying, scenarios of what to do if a certain incident happens, and to just be smart in what you do. The dorms have drills for if a fire or tornado were to occur. Overall, the campus works to keep its students safe.

    What to do for fun

    OU has a lot of cool things to do for fun! Every month they show movies in the Union, there are school-sponsored dance parties that are safe and convenient, and going to the games are also another great way to have fun, cheer on our teams, and show school spirit.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different types of food to choose from. Different areas in campus provide stations of fast food places as well as a buffet style diner. There are also many options around Campus Corner and other off-campus restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good. There are many different types of people. If you want to know if you will like living in the dorms, then it really depends on how your attitude toward others and their attitude toward you. Treat others how you want to be treated and everything should be fine!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are great! I like to be challenged, and from the classes I have had, I am challenged to do my best and put creative thought into my answers and class work.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend to get a job and save money for college. College is fun, but it does cost money and no one wants to still have unpaid fees hanging around. Look for scholarships, grants, fill out FAFSA as soon as possible, and accept loans only if you absolutely have to!

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has a great medical sciences program. The campus is diverse and it is easy to make friends here. Football games are fun to attend and all the fans are very encouraging of the players on the team.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Campus police are always around and there are emergency stations all along walking/cycling trails.

    Greek Life

    So many to consider, nice houses too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything.

    Great for these types of students

    There are a lot of clicks on campus, so it's a matter of finding where you fit in. It helps to be out-going.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are 2 different chicken restaurants in Norman that are rivals. Everyone seems to decide which one they prefer during freshmen year. It's like a huge competition, you love one and hate the other...

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive but less than a private college.

    What to do for fun

    OU has a great gym/exercise facility. Most guys spend time playing XBox in their dorm rooms or hanging out in the common areas playing pool. OU home football games are the greatest!

    Food and Dining

    On move-in day the cafe had really great food but it has gotten worse since. It's hard to find a good source of protien without having to pay extra.

    Dorm Life

    The suite-style dorms are better than the community style. The rooms are ok in size, bathrooms could be better, and bring an ethernet cable for faster downloads.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never had to study for a test and had a 3.78 GPA in high school. I failed my first test ever in Chemistry and I studied hard for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your high school is preparing you for classes at a major university. Find out who else will be attending from your school because the first few weeks can be lonely.

    In three sentences

    OU has the largest freshmen class in history this year, so it seems a little crowded. My average class size is 500+ students and makes it difficult to ask questions. The campus and Norman are great and the food is even ok.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    OU's Campus is one of the safest campus's I have seen. The never ending patrol of campus police is note worthy. Norman is already a very safe city to live and the attention that is given to the safety of the students is commendable.

    Greek Life

    OU is home to many fraternities and Sororities to join. If that is what interests you, you will not be disappointed.

    Clubs and Activities

    All you have to do is checking OU's website for a huge list of clubs and activities to be apart of or check one of the many bulletin boards around campus for upcoming activities and its guaranteed your local dorm neighbor will know a thing or two as well.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking to party, you will definately have plenty of places for that, If you are looking to study, There is a never ending places available to quite time. If you are looking to just hang with friends you will have a never ending abundance of friends to hangout with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you listen, you are going to here someone yell Boomer. When you hear that, you will immediately yell as loud as you can SOONER! It is just a long time tradition that has always been done and will forever be OU's mantra.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course the number one activity that all students should get a chance to enjoy is a home football game watching the Sooners! The atmosphere and overall team spirit found at the home games is just incredible like nothing I have ever experienced.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities and programs that are available at OU that you will never be board. If your not studying then you are enjoying OU's campus life, from movies to dances to free food to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    All I can say about the food at OU is Yum! They have really out done themselves with their choice of food and places you can go to eat. Whether your looking for healthy options or something fast, they make it all well worth eating.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at OU is an adventure for sure. Everyone should have the opportunity to be in a dorm at least the first year of college. It is an experience you will never forget and be glad you had.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes college is hard but that is the way it should be. OU's graduates are educated and ready for their careers.

    Tips for prospective students

    OU is truly an outstanding college with all the help that is available to its students. So, have fun, take advantage of all the freebies, but study hard and never be afraid to ask for help if you need it. They really do want you to succeed.

    In three sentences

    The university of Oklahoma is a school that you can be proud of. Student Camaraderie and the schools time honored traditions are what make the University of Oklahoma so much fun to be apart of. There is a never ending plethora of activities to become involved in, no chance to feel board around here!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students are offered a variety of services to insure their safety and protection on campus.

    Greek Life

    Many lifetime friendships are formed as a result of the sisterhood experienced through Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities are available to meet the wide variety of student personalities on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Oklahoma is a good college for highly motivated students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life allows students the connect with other students and is a big social aspect of the campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive college. It is a challenge for our middle income household financially, but we feel it is worth the sacrifice.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Oklahoma provides many opportunites to meet the social aspects of college.

    Food and Dining

    A variety of food options are offered on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life provides a wonderful opportunity for students to bond and share college experience together.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are highly academic. There are many resourses available to help students with academic challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    The college is what you make of it.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is wonderful college. It has a beautiful campus with amazing facilities. Is academically challenging and also offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activties.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a top priority. The university even has a service that you can call at night if you're alone at the library and don't want to walk to the dorms alone.

    Greek Life

    There is a lot of choices for Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    OU has so many clubs, I don't think I can name them all. But almost all the majors had clubs that coincide with its studies.

    Great for these types of students

    OU study abroad program is on of the best in the country. We also have great art programs, like dance and theater. And I shouldn't forget to mention the variety of international students that go here too!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, at OU Norman Campus, it's not wise to walk under the library clock tower, if you want to graduate on time. Also, it seems we do have a local ghost in one of the buildings on campus.

    What to do for fun

    OU has many things to offer. From reading in the Bizzel library to going to one of the many concerts on campus, there much more to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! There are many places on campus to get something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    OU offers many choices in almost any field or career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know about the services at OU, which can help you a lot. And remember to have fun while keeping an eye on any important dates involving school.

    In three sentences

    The campus is awesome and beautiful! Everyone is friendly and willing to help me. And OU has the best mascots.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides football, OU has a lot of students clubs and activities for the students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are a little small and crowded, but it is very quaint.

    Academic Rigor

    It is one of the best colleges in the Big 12 and it is not just because of football.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really beautiful and everyone is willing to help you when you need it. OU also has a lot of opportunities for its students. Being located in a nicely sized city it is easy to find something to do.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    HUGE

    What to do for fun

    Go to Classics and frat parties.

    In three sentences

    Major greek life school, despite statistics. OU is still an amazing tradition to be a part of! Boomer Sooner!

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. There are a lot of emergency telephone in the campus. If you feel you are not safe, you can call the campus police by using the emergency telephone and the police will be there right away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of different clubs in The University of Oklahoma. You can join the club according to your interests. There must be a club you would like when you look at the list.

    What to do for fun

    One thing you must do in The University of Oklahoma is going to the football games. The football team in The University of Oklahoma is rated top 10. The university sells season tickets to students every year. If you don't want to pay expensive tickets or want to make sure you can get the ticket, season ticket is a really good deal for football game fans. You can also see our school spirit is strong in the home games.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is one of the things students don't need to worry when they study in The University of Oklahoma. They don't only have American food in the campus, but they also have the other countries style food. Many students would think they would be bored eating food in the campus. It is not a worry in here. They have Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and a lot of different styles. They also have all you can eat canteen. You can eat whatever you like in the canteen. It only costs one meal for once if you have a meal plan. It's totally worth!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is quite good. The dorm is near the campus enough and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to walk to the classes. They have good facilities in each tower. If student is hungry at midnight, he can go to the bottom of the tower to get food. They also have piano on the floor to let student play. There are lots of chances to meet friends in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma cares about the students' study a lot. They don't want any students feel behind in their study so they provide a lot of resources to make students understand the materials they have and get a better grade. Not only the university itself, but the faculties care about the students a lot too. They have specific office hour to let student visit them and ask questions. It is all one on one. If you are not able to ask questions during office hour, they are always available on email.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come to Oklahoma to study, be sure you would use the facilities here. They provide a lot of free tutoring and study groups to improve your study or make you feel confident in your study. Having questions in study is not something embarrassing, but make sure you ask somebody who can help whenever you have any questions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great school to study. They provide good services in each department. If you have questions about your study, they always have someone to answer your questions.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are stations placed all over the campus where you can contact emergency services at the push of a button. There is also a service that drives you around weekend nights. OUPD is very vigilant and so its safe to roam about on campus during the night. Just don't bother the skunks and you'll be fine. ;)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs hosted on campus, so there is bound to be a few that you would like to join. If you want to start your own club, it is quite simple.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The oldest section of the library is said to be haunted by the ghost of a girl that died there many years ago. There is also the superstition that if you walk under the clock tower by the Bizzel library and look up, you won't graduate in 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    The university hosts a ton of events you can go to. There is an extremely fast wifi and ethernet network for you gamers. There is also intramural sports and an excellent gym.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food choices on campus from pizza to health foods. Food can be a little expensive but is worth every penny.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very flexible, where you can request a roommate and your living center as you like. However it can be a bit pricey so make sure you can cover the costs.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the courses are challenging, but are quite manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is an awesome choice for anyone who wants to be in any kind of engineering.

    In three sentences

    OU is a great university for anyone living near Oklahoma. The staff here are very helpful, as well as the professors. The courses are challenging but they don't wrack your mind.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD is always patrolling. Emergency phones posted everywhere and their response time is excellent.

    Greek Life

    So many Sororities and Fraternities I wouldn't know where to begin.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list really.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for fans of college football. School has a great art community.

    Bang for the buck

    The in-state tuition isn't bad in comparison to other colleges, but make sure you have plenty financial aid before enrolling.

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations and club activities aren't hard to find.

    Food and Dining

    A good variety, but the food quality gets old quickly.

    Dorm Life

    As with any college, you're going to get a large variety in roommates on your floor, so be prepared.

    Academic Rigor

    Quality professors that actually want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're getting all the scholarships you can from the school!

    In three sentences

    Overall a good school. A little pricey, and placed in the middle of a typical college town where there's not much to do. Though there's a beautiful, huge campus to enjoy.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Everything and anything I could ever want is offered in the caf, it won't be hard to adapt to eating there every day!

    Dorm Life

    The towers are a great place to be, and I hear the new athletic dorms will be amazing!

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've heard, OU offers a great range of classes and the difficulty is what you make of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't sweat the application; once accepted, you can go back and edit scholarship essays! It took admissions two days to review my application and decide to accept me.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is the place to be! I absolutely cannot wait to start school here in the fall! The campus is beautiful, and offers everything I could ever want.

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    i am zeus

    What to do for fun

    Chuckie Cheese's!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't suck.

    In three sentences

    It looks awesome. I can't wait to visit as a senior. I AM A BOOMER SOONER.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is exquisite and the dining is wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. They have a variety of students and being in the dorms is pretty comfortable. The variety of people and the number of students are a great way to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma is one of the top schools in Oklahoma and sets the bar high in the standard of education.

    In three sentences

    I believe the University of Oklahoma is a marvelous example of how colleges in Oklahoma should be. They have a wide variety of classes and a very nice campus from pictures that I have seen. If you are looking for a great time as well as a great school in Oklahoma I believe this would be the school for you.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school has its own police force and I have never felt threatened while on campus. I feel perfectly comfortable walking to my dorm from a movie at two in the morning all by myself.

    Greek Life

    I am in a fraternity and it is an amazing experience. Becoming brothers with a whole group of men is a great feeling and we all care about each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of a club that the University of Oklahoma does not have, I will give you money.

    Great for these types of students

    The school has a good balance of party goers and dedicated students so both fit in very well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A great place to study or just hang out is in the union because it is open 247 and there are always people in there.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little bit expensive but it is one of the best schools in the country in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. These can be with different clubs or groups or just parties going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely amazing with just about any food you can imagine. The meal plans are also a great value. Where else is there an all you can eat Chick-Fil-A?

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on in the dorms and always stuff to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not easy, but the teachers try really hard to help you succeed. There are also tons of opportunities for help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a plan on when you are going to do your homework and when you are going to go out. It will help you get everything done faster and give you more time for fun stuff and sleep.

    In three sentences

    Great academics with top tier professors. A great environment where everyone truly cares about your success. A place where I can be the best that I can be with tremendous opportunities.

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    the university of oklahoma is what you make it. if you want to be isolated and not have fun, then that's what you'll get. if you want to be involved, there are several activities and clubs that you can join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    remember that advisers cannot tell you what to do; they only make suggestions to try to keep you on track. also remember that it is your responsibility to keep your self on track to graduate. advisers are not infallible. make sure you're taking that lab you need to graduate with that class that has a lab. also keep yourself on track by designating a study time for a couple hours. remember that relationships may come and go, but your transcript is forever!

    Bang for the buck

    ou is a great cost for the quality of education, especially if you are in-state. you're going to get the best price if you have a good testing scores, are eligible for financial aid, and are in-state. the worst price is for out-of-state, but i'd say that it's probably breaking even for quality of education and price. the housing and food plan is definately over-priced, though.

    What to do for fun

    for some good, clean fun, there are plenty of free options. every weekend there are free activities on campus that include free taste-testing events, bingo, dances, and free screenings of movies. there are also plenty of clubs to join and a well-equipped gym.

    Food and Dining

    the food is much better than on other campuses that i have visited. there is a cafeteria that is all-you-can-eat with options like chick-fil-a, asian, greek, italian, and mexican food and a desert bar. there's a burgerking, taco mayo, a breakfast place, and a sandwich place a short walk from the dorms and other options a bit farther away that include starbucks. there is also plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. the food is overall surprisingly healthy, diverse, and good quality.

    Dorm Life

    remember that advisers cannot tell you what to do; they only make suggestions to try to keep you on track. also remember that it is your responsibility to keep your self on track to graduate. advisers are not infallible. make sure you're taking that lab you need to graduate with that class that has a lab. also keep yourself on track by designating a study time for a couple hours. remember that relationships may come and go, but your transcript is forever!

    Academic Rigor

    there's a club for almost everything. there's many, many religious clubs but also an atheist and skeptics club. there are also a variety of hobby-related clubs, like rubix cube club, anime club, and robotics club.

    Tips for prospective students

    greek life is apparently a big part of ou. most people (about 80% of people) are affiliated with a sorority or a fraternity. i am not, so i can't say much about it.

    In three sentences

    ou offers safe walk and safe ride which are programs where a trusted faculty in residence life will walk you where you need to go if you feel uncomfortable or drive you back to campus from a short distance if you are unable to. there is also the ou police

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is alcohol and tobacco free, there are emergency phones everywhere as well as saferide and safe walk programs students can utilize.

    Greek Life

    So much of it.

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively cheap for how good the school is, though there are a lot of questionable fees.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of parks, theaters, bars, and other things like that. The Campus Activities Council is constantly hosting things for people to do on campus, and obviously the sporting events are a big deal.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options around and vegans/vegetarians will have no problem eating most places.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the professors of some of your classes before taking them. Don't get too caught up in all the sports madness.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous. The professors know what they're doing. A lot of people care about sports.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The best around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Endless number of clubs and activities to be a part of.

    What to do for fun

    Thunder games are only half an hour away, along with Sooner football every week.

    Food and Dining

    The best campus food you will ever find.

    Dorm Life

    Great dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are extremely rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    A great campus and great people to be around. Classes on campus are big, but still stable enough for an individual basis.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe campus, with many safeguards in place.

    Clubs and Activities

    many to choose from

    What to do for fun

    there are always activities and things to do. you just have to look around. many campus activities, and Norman has many places to go have fun.

    Food and Dining

    have eaten at a few places on campus and food is good, although prices tend to be a little high, both on campus and at Campus Corner. i have no idea about the dorm cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    have no idea. i have never lived in dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    i am a graduate student, so cant speak too much about undergraduate classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    get as much information as possible about everything, learn a map of the campus, and get involved in order to meet other students.

    In three sentences

    an excellent school for student activities, great classes, and a beautiful, well-run campus.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    In my opinion there is way to much Greek life on campus but if that is your style, go for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds. Get involved!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out the Union Programming board. They throw parties, put on concerts, and a lot more!

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I've had so much trouble in just about every office trying to do simple things. Many of the offices failed to inform me of important or necessary information or paperwork. And none of the offices communicate with one another. As a nontraditional student this was severely inconvenient and troublesome.

    What to do for fun

    If you are over 21 there is plenty to do near by. If you are not 21 get involved in some of the many clubs and activities around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes were challenging. However, they were also so big that you will definitely need to make time to seek out personal attention or extra help. There are free tutoring options available if you can work them into your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find advising options off campus in order to ensure you are not getting the typical throw away advice. Also its helpful to have a game plan so that you don't waste too much time or money. There are several options for tutoring so take advantage of that!

    In three sentences

    This university has a lot of prestige and fosters a competitive environment. The offices see so many students that they forget how to offer real service. Academically, the education is not worth the price I pay.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun just depends on what you like to do. There are plenty of fun things to get into at OU and outside of campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at OU is not your typical cafeteria food. There are so many options from greek, chinese, bbq, and mexican to choose from. We also have a 24 hour diner-like restaurant, Crossroads, where you can get anything from burgers to breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms has been a fun experience for me and the girls on my floor are all like family. I find it very convenient that each tower has its own offerings: Couch has Couch Express, Adams has Raising Canes, and Walker has the convenience store Xcetera.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is designed to challenge you to bring out your best abilities. There are some challenging courses but there are also easy courses as with any other school. What is unique about OU is that they have free tutoring in most subjects. This made me feel like I always had help with anything that I needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    To really get a feel of being a Sooner you should attend campus and possibly shadow a student. Also go to a football game. If you decide OU is the place you want to attend, most of all ATTEND CAMP CRIMSON! It is the most amazing experience and I am very happy I decided to go.

    In three sentences

    Amazing school with a family like atmosphere. OU has a beautiful campus and there is always someone there to help you in a time of need. I have really enjoyed my time here and it is like my second home.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue emergency buttons that are everywhere on campus. You can always see another blue light from the one you are currently at. The OU police department will be there within 2 minutes after you have pressed that button, so the system is fantastic. There are also emergency phones scattered around campus, but I have never once felt threatened on campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have LOVED the clubs I've joined here. Everyone has been extremely kind and welcome you into the club immediately. I managed to find every club I had wanted to join when I came here. All club meetings and activities are written in chalk on the sidewalk, so you can always know where something is and when to go.

    Great for these types of students

    OU is a great place for any type of student. You can always find your own niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The OU/Texas game is a huge deal down here. It's such a big deal that we get the Friday before the game off which is extremely nice! I also know that there's a tradition that if you walk under the clock tower, you won't graduate in 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the out-of-state tuition is costly, it's much cheaper than the Northeast's out-of-state tuition which is partially the reason I decided to come here. You will definitely enjoy your experience here AND get a good education, so OU is worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    You should definitely join organizations to find fun things to do. There's always SOMETHING going on campus. I joined all the organizations that held my interests including ballroom dancing, a forecasting club, and a video game club. You can always find what you want to do, you just have to look for it!

    Food and Dining

    The caf is absolutely AMAZING. That's really all that needs to be said.

    Dorm Life

    I personally had a WONDERFUL dorm experience. My hall was quiet and I got along very well with my suite. I've heard not-so-great stories about other halls, but that's because of other students. My RA was fantastic and maintenance comes and fixes any problems immediately.

    Academic Rigor

    I really can't say much considering I'm just a freshmen, but I know OU's courses will get much more challenging as I progress.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would make sure you have a plan before coming to OU so that you can immediately jump into what you need to do. I came into OU with A LOT of credit hours because of AP testing, so taking AP courses is highly recommended! You'll be much happier that you took them and got the credit when everyone else is complaining about how awful Chemistry is.

    In three sentences

    I've really loved my time here at OU during my first semester even though I never dreamed I would come here. The campus is gorgeous, the people are friendly, and anything you've been wanting to try once you get to college, you can find here. What I think makes the campus really great, however, is the National Weather Center because of its interconnection between students, private companies, and government agencies--the perfect atmosphere for an aspiring meteorologist!

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Museums, walk around campus, library,

    In three sentences

    OU is a great university with a nice atmosphere, variety of courses, organizations, and activities. It's pretty expensive as any other university, but it would be better if our president decreased tuition rather than raise it. LIfe here is not a dream, but is like what is expected. Need to work hard to get what you need and want.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt more safe on a college campus! I don't get nervous when walking alone at night, and the University officials care about you getting back safe. There are different phone numbers you can call for people to walk you back to your dorms at night, and even a safe ride so if you or a friend are intoxicated you don't have to walk or drive.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are different clubs for all majors. They are extremely helpful and I would highly suggest joining the club that coincides with your intended major.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great place to be for all different types of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have to admit, OU Football is awesome! I highly suggest getting season tickets. You will not regret it! Football is by far the biggest sport on campus, and it will keep you interested!

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out-of-state tuition and although it gets expensive, it is totally worth it. I love this place and the people here. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different things to do for fun throughout the year. The Union Programming Board plays movies for free every Friday and Saturday, they also hold dances, and other musical gatherings to make college more fun. They held Bingo night, Laser Tag, and even a Foam Party.

    Food and Dining

    The food is GREAT! There are so many different places to eat on campus and all of them are wonderful! I can't complain about anything I've eaten.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! The dorms are very clean and well kept. There are events held throughout the year to make you feel welcomed and to get to know the people on your floor, to help make your college experience more delightful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes area little harder than average because the professors truly care about their students. They want you to learn and get the most of your money. They care and are willing to help you whenever you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great University. I highly recommend attending. People are so nice and make you feel really welcomed.

    In three sentences

    I am so happy I chose to attend the University of Oklahoma. This is a beautiful place to be and everybody there makes you feel extremely welcome. I can honestly say that I was nervous about attending a college so far away from home, but after finishing my first semester I am 100% positive I made the right choice.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police on campus. And at night there are these blue boxes where you can call and a police officer will be there within 90 seconds. There are also a few phone numbers and services such as SafeWalk which is where a police officer will walk you, no matter how far, if you are scared. Also there is SafeRide, which is a free taxi service on the weekends if you are going out.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of OU, and don't let anyone tell you different. Everyday there are girls everywhere in their letters and frat guys are very obvious to pick out. You always hear of philanthropies being put on by some sorority. In my opinion, everyone should rush. It is a great experience and you can meet so many new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that there is one for everyone's preference. I think overall there is over 400 student organized clubs. So there has to be one for you!

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, OU is great for every type of student. There is such a diversity on campus it is amazing. So many foreign exchange students, too! You just have to branch out and find the group you fit into.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of each semester, the first week is all about giving away food and free items. It is great! Also, there is Mom's Day and Dad's Day where your parents come and are celebrated.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Oklahoma is a great school. But there are a lot of hidden fees, such as a fee for the squirrels, which can add up quickly. The academics are good and the teachers are nice, but you just have to choose a college where you know is right for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs it is unbelievable. There is literally something for everyone. From Campus Activity Council to the greek life to Harry Potter club. And there are clubs for one's major as well. So there is always something going on on campus. The student council of the college will host different activities throughout the month such as movie watches or even a foam party.

    Food and Dining

    I don't like the food that much. I try to eat off campus as much as possible. However, there are many places to choose from on campus that take the prepaid meals and points system. It is very handy and a couple of them are open 24/7. There is chinese, chicken, vegetarian, greek, pizza and pasta, breakfast, coffee, steakhouse, vegetarian, just to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not as bad as most people think. You get to make good friends. The rooms are nice and if something breaks maintenance is always a call away and they fix it in a reasonable time period. The beds are pretty comfortable, too.

    Academic Rigor

    The general classes aren't too hard but the upper division classes become harder as you continue with school. I like the atmosphere in the rooms because the teachers are always open for questions and encourage them.

    Tips for prospective students

    First off, parking is horrible and a pain. If you have a priority parking pass you are fine, but those are expensive. Sign up for classes as soon as possible because most of the convenient times fill up the quickest. If you choose to do potluck, take the survey seriously or you will end up with someone totally unlike you. Come to college with an open mind and you will make lifetime friends and memories.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a good school and has many majors to choose from. The professors really pressure the students to show up for office hours and to be more one-on-one and have a personal connection. The councilors and teachers also bring out the best in the students and try to shape them into the best person they can become.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many food options due to campus corner and so on.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms because I live close enough to campus with my parents. so i really don't have a rating for this...

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. it's not a joke, you need to do this or you will feel so behind.

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed my first semester at this university and i plan to graduate from here. The classes that I have taken have really expanded my mind and I personally feel like I learned a lot within the first semester.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of programs set up for keeping students safe. I've never even felt uncomfortable & I walk around late at night all the time. No worries.

    Greek Life

    Exorbitant.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone. I actually chose OU solely for one of the organizations they have.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk under the clock tower, otherwise you won't graduate in 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Support OU sports! It's tons of fun. There's always school sponsored events and free movie showings too.

    Food and Dining

    Not a ton of super healthy options. The only all-you-can-eat Chic-Fil-A in the country though! Woot! Very good cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    LIVE IN THE DORMS! This is the best way to meet people and find an awesome community. Some RAs try harder than others, but if you can get along with your roommate, your experience WILL be amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously some programs are better than others. I haven't been too terribly impressed with Gen Ed classes, but my major requirements have all been substantial. Don't underestimate the work, but don't be intimidated either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the advisors lead you astray. Make sure you look into the classes you're interested in, find the professor reviews online, and take the classes you'll need for your major. Be prepared. They see too many kids each day to pay very much attention to each one.

    In three sentences

    OU is a very welcoming university. The campus is easy to navigate and small enough to walk in 20ish minutes. The student body is tons of fun and really loyal.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies, volleyball, basketball, or anything you can find.

    Food and Dining

    Great food! Lots of places to eat. You will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I personally didn't like the dorms because of how small they were. Some people love them. I would rather live at home without a bunch of people I don't know.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard for a reason. They want you to be the best of the best. Challenge yourself! You can do it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just figure out what you want to do and stay committed. Do not get distracted by parties stay focused on your future.

    In three sentences

    I love it! The campus is beautiful. The professor are helpful.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a program called Safe Ride that you can call for assistance if necessary. There are security guards patrolling a lot. I feel safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is great but I'm looking forward to becoming a member instead of a pledge

    Clubs and Activities

    Business Club, sports intramurals, fraternities and sororities, language clubs, dances, movies, concerts, political clubs - every kind of club you can imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students from everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of different activities going on all over campus but some are off campus too. A lot of the Arts are off campus but some are on too.

    Bang for the buck

    I love meeting new people from all over the world. My teachers are great too

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus to meet a lot of diverse students and a lot of sports activities. There is a great workout facility.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food and the different locations to eat on the campus as well as the cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is fun and I have a great Resident Advisor.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are tough but there are many opportunities for assistance.l

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll early and set up times with an advisor

    In three sentences

    OU is a great college. I am a freshman and I feel that the Advisers and Teachers are trying to help me learn all that I can. There are a lot of advance classes that are offered as well as basic classes.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police present a heavy presence, while student organizations offer services such as Safe Walk and Safe Ride, in order to provide non-judgmental alternative options for those who need help on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on OU's campus. Many of the freshman are involved in a sorority or fraternity, which fosters a sense of involvement and community. Similarly, the non-greek organizations on campus tend to be close-knit groups which create lasting bonds.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is harder to stay uninvolved on OU's campus than it is to become involved. There are over four hundred student-run organizations, and they advertise constantly. Most of these groups require minimal obligation and are low-pressure, allowing students to explore their interests.

    Great for these types of students

    OU is big- be prepared to be constantly surrounded by people, if you choose this university. However, the advantage of large universities is diversity. OU offers a staggering amount of academic and social diversity, which really guarantees that any student who wants to find a place within OU is able to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Located in the North Oval is the Kissing Spoon, which is an important stop in any long-term relationship on campus. Legend tells that if a couple kisses in the spoon, they will be together forever.

    Bang for the buck

    OU is a great in-state option, with good scholarship opportunities for all four years. Like any public university, the cost can seem pricey if you don't have scholarships or loans. However, an education at OU is truly an investment in your future- OU offers so many unique learning opportunities, career development training, and has very good programs in nearly every major.

    What to do for fun

    The Houston Huffman gym is a favorite place to spend spare time, with it's amazing indoor fitness center. The Murray Swim Complex offers indoor and outdoor swimming and diving pools, while the University offers some of the most beautiful campus landscaping in the States. The Honors college has a variety of fun and challenging activities, including Book Clubs, and campus culture activities. The regular shows put on by the OU Theatre and Performing Arts Group are fun entertainment, as well as the free movies on Friday nights, which are always popular recent releases. OU has some of the best sport teams in the nation, and fall is all about football! Almost all sporting events are free to students, as is the Natural History Museum located right off campus, and the Art Museum.

    Food and Dining

    OU offers so many fantastic, delicious choices for dining! Couch Restaurants, the main cafeteria, is close to freshman housing, provides buffet-style all-you-can-eat food of every variety. The Memorial Student Union and Cate main are the other main hubs of dining, and have so many awesome choices! The food is absolutely fantastic!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are active hubs of social life, with many different options for housing communities. The RA's as very cool, with plenty of advice and experience on campus. OU has a history of creating life-long friendships by potluck pairing of room mates and suite mates.

    Academic Rigor

    By choosing courses you are interested in, researching possible professors, and challenging yourself outside of the classroom through clubs and organizations like the Honors College, OU makes learning a life-long goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely use the online resources available through the University, and learn about your professors and classes before the first day of school! Attendance and note-taking are general tips that help make any class easier.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a school that truly has everything. No matter how diverse your interests, you can find people that share those same interests and are looking to help you further explore them. The campus is fun and constantly full of activity.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    OU has many police officers, they have around campus blue poles that you can press a button on if you need help. There are people that can even walk you to your dorm or wherever you live if you do not feel safe walking alone. They also have this thing called safe ride that will give you a ride home for free if you are not in a state to drive. No questions asked.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is great. I myself am in a sorority it is a great experience. OU has many greek organizations. It consists of 4 councils. Greek is very popular and fun at OU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 150 clubs to join. There is a club for all the majors and minors. There are the unusual clubs. Ethic clubs and religious clubs

    Great for these types of students

    All students, it is really a great school for everyone. I didn't think I would like it there but I really do. It is a small town so if you like that sort of thing then Norman is the place for you. All majors are offered so you can do anything you would like to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot, we have a lot of fountains on campus. It is said that if you walk under the bell tower you will not graduate in four years! so don't do that!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely get the band for your buck. It has been such a great experience so far!

    What to do for fun

    Lots go to concerts on campus, club events, go around norman, go shopping, go to Brick Town.

    Food and Dining

    The Union is a great place to eat, now they have Canes which is amazing. There are a lot of options such as Cate center, or the Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on your roommate!

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult depending on the classes you take. But as long as you are interested in the classes you are taking and put in the effort you will do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep up with your studies, never fall behind. Have fun, and get involved.

    In three sentences

    It is very diverse, the people are nice. There are a lot of things to do on campus. You have very many opportunities. The professors are very nice and helpful.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I visited with my uncle, an art professor at the college, and I fell IN LOVE with the architecture and the ambiance of the campus and how welcoming and sweet the staff was to me while I was there. I can't wait to hear back about my application.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a huge police presence between Norman PD and OUPD. The campus and Norman are pretty safe overall. Sexual assault is a big deal due to the heavy prevalence of alcohol.

    Greek Life

    Welcome to Greece. Be prepared to see lots of people sporting their letters every day. Greek organizations control much of the social life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for lots of things, but none are well advertised or easily accessible. Most activities are off-campus or centered around sports and Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go on a campus tour to hear someone that gets paid $8/hour to tell you about all of the great traditions at OU.

    Bang for the buck

    OU offers a lot of scholarship money and is one of the cheaper public colleges in the area. You can squeeze a lot out of your money, but you really have to squeeze hard to make it worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    Norman is really boring unless you have the money to go out. Not much happens on campus during the weekends except on gameday.

    Food and Dining

    OU has one of the top school cafeterias in the nation. That being said, the food is still really bad. Other options on campus are limited and have horrible hours. There is good off-campus dining but make sure to bring a well-stocked bank account.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun. Dorm life can be awful. I lived the latter.

    Academic Rigor

    I give it a three because you find challenges if you want, but general classes are incredibly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not get fooled by campus visits and talks with current students.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is not a school you go to for the college experience unless to you that means easy classes, bureaucratic red tape, and drinking. You have to go out of your way to find good classes and new challenges. OU is heavy on recruitment but falls short on promises made.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I realy like there campus, it is really beautiful. it has so many gardens and most of the buildings have bay windows. But I don't like the student union, it was added onto but the builders didn't keep the architetural design. It drives me CRAZY!!!

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From the time of your enrollment, the university tries their hardest to make you feel safe. They provide you with OU 411 cards if you ever need to know who to call concerning with your safety or need someone to talk to.

    Greek Life

    If you are into wanting to be apart of something all the time and people who you can call brothers and sisters for life, Greek life is for you. It is a great and easy way to meet people.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is a club or activity the university does not offer and would like to see around campus for everyone, you are welcomed to create one.

    What to do for fun

    Every where you turn, there are flyers or chalk on the sidewalks advertising of an event going on for all students.More specifically, there are a lot of get togethers for students between the dorms on the Adams-Walker Mall. You can ALWAYS count on free food and music being attendance at any OU function for freshmen. They want you to feel welcomed.

    Food and Dining

    I think the motto Freshman 15 originated at OU. There is a variety of foods for meat eaters and vegetarians at Couch restaurants. And if you do not want the temptations to eat everything in sight at the cafe, there is always other options such as Cate, Crossroads, the food court in the union and dining areas in the dorm towers.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. The study rooms on each floor is very convenient if you do not want to make the walk to the library and it also opens the opportunity to find study partners!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic workload may seem intimidating, but the professors are always willing to help and consistently welcome the students to stop by during their office hours if they have any concerns in the class. There are also plenty of tutoring sessions and mentors to help in any class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to set up appointments with Career Services, the Major Exploration coaches, and center for Student life. These organizations were made for you, the students, so take advantage of it while you can. There is nothing wrong with finding out too much information.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a fantastic place to experience the start of your future. The services they provide for their students to help better their chance in the work field, can not be found at just any school. The atmosphere you get from the students to professors, you know OU is the right place.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is awesome. We have a program that will walk you from any area of campus back to your dorm. It makes me feel like the university really cares about me.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I started longboarding at the beginning of the semester and we love it. There's weekly free movies in the union, and tons of fun clubs to join. There's pretty much always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is amazing. You swipe your card once, and you get access to 10 different restaurants with all different kinds of food. There are so many healthy and delicious options. Not to mention all the restaurants in the union, and cane's chicken.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorms here. Although it is a bit of a shell-shock moving from home to a room with a roommate, I wouldn't trade dorm life for anything. Living here you are completely immersed into student life, and you meet so many wonderful and lifelong friends.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the classes are challenging and engaging. The large lecture classes are informative, but having small lecture groups make things easier to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you tour the campus and find the school that feels the most like you. I picked OU because I loved the sense of community on campus, but if you want a smaller school, makes sure to consider all of your options.

    In three sentences

    The students and atmosphere are wonderful. So far my professors have been great, but coming from a small school, the large lecture classes can be a bit overwhelming.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Norman is a suburb of Oklahoma City; As such there is a lot that a person attending OU can do.

    Food and Dining

    The fact that this university has an all-you-can-eat Chick-Fil-A is really all that needs to be said about the food and dining here. That is, it's great.

    Dorm Life

    From what I saw on the tour I went on, dorm life at OU can be very peaceful.

    Academic Rigor

    I have friends who go to this school. They tell me that the classes aren't the easiest but they are highly intensive in teaching students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack.

    In three sentences

    From what I've seen, having visited the campus quite a few times, it is a beautiful place. The people there were very friendly. After a few minutes of walking around on the campus it started to really feel like home to me.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to campus corner Greek life Go to Oklahoma City for restaurants and shopping

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit if you are interested and if you can. Try to meet with a professor from your department of interest because that's the best way to get a feel for the focus of the program. Also, I recommend going to a football game because they are awesome!

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great school for someone looking for a college experience centered around football and school spirit. If you are not looking for that, it can still be a good match because the academics are great and there are many programs here that are better than other state universities I looked at. It is big, but once you find your niche it doesn't feel too big.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is excellent! I can walk the campus at 2 a.m. and feel completely safe here.

    Greek Life

    I cannot vouch for greek life because I am not a part of it but from what I hear and see it is very fun and there are great bonds built through these organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are plenty here on campus and joining them will be one of the best things you've ever done!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BOOMER SOONER!

    Bang for the buck

    There are some unnecessary charges but if you look around the campus and go into the classrooms you can clearly see where your money is going.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of campus activities to join in as well as sports activities and sororities/fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is excellent! There are dozens of places to eat on and around campus and the food is of very high quality.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not the ideal living arrangements for everyone but just remember you only have to stay a year as freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers and faculty challenge you as students but it is a very rewarding experience. Here learning really is fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say get involved on campus. That is a very big part of life here in Norman and it's easier to meet new people. Also stay committed to your classes and attend them everyday.

    In three sentences

    This University is absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere is very friendly and you feel right at home. The classes are challenging but interactive as teachers help you to grow as thinkers.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend OU to, of course, top level athletes. The facilities and support are excellent. If you are going into meteorology this is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your ACT/SAT score is important for scholarships- study and retake to get top scores if scholarships are important to you.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus. The students and university seem to get a lot of support from the community. As a top rated college, it would be a honor to say you graduated from OU.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge! I do not participate in it myself, but I practically feel like the only one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options for clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who enjoy greek life or who enjoy sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You are not suppose to walk under the clock tower or else you will not graduate in four years. If you walk under it and look up you will not graduate at all.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do for fun. Of course, in the fall there is football. And in the spring there is a ton of other sporting events you can attend for free. They also host many free events in the Union or in the dorm lobbies.

    Food and Dining

    OU's caf is great! And besides the caf there are also other options. However, these many options seem to get smaller and smaller as the year goes on. The food eventually begins to get old.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is much like being at a summer camp 24/7 to me. It is fun sometimes, but other times you feel like you can't find a quiet spot.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, my classes haven't been extremely challenging, but I am a freshman taking mainly gen. ed courses. You will probably find your math and sciences courses to be the most difficult, which is expected.

    In three sentences

    OU has an exceptionally beautiful campus. I think it is the perfect size. Although at first it seems like you might have trouble finding your way around, you will learn very easily. They also have an app that has a map and gps locator.

  • 02/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. There are emergency phones, SAFE Walk, and SAFE Ride.

    Greek Life

    Huge on campus. Basically the social life of most people. If you aren't Greek, it's difficult to participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletic, preppy, outgoing people. Shy people tend to get lost in the crowd, and those who are different from the majority are ignored.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The stacks in the library. They're haunted. Seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that it is too expensive for what you get. Too much money is spent on Athletics.

    What to do for fun

    Football games. If you don't like sports, don't come here.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety. The only downside is the lack of healthy options and nutritional information.

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms, and most of your friends will come from your hall.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some difficult classes, but honestly it's pretty easy. Be sure to study, and you will be fine. I would prefer harder classes, actually.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus. OU is beautiful, and you can really get a better sense of the atmosphere by visiting. Be sure to speak to someone in the department you are interested in. Also be sure that you can afford it, because they aren't the best at meeting demonstrated need. Be sure that you are not dazzled by the nice school and great football team and forget to pay attention to how it will prepare you for life. You are going to be spending a lot of time here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great university with fantastic sports teams. There is a large Greek community, which is not always a good thing. This is the place to come if you want the college experience, with a good education and fantastic social opportunities, but not if your education is your top priority.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue phone in every direction you can look

    Greek Life

    The greek life here is excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    Soonerthon Big Evet Habitat for humanity - If you want to start your own organization they will give you money to do so

    Great for these types of students

    Great for every type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dont walk under the clock tower or you wont graduate on time!

    Bang for the buck

    The university is worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    Exercise, hanging out with friends, go to movies

    Food and Dining

    Food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Smaller dorms but the dining options are great

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but also offer the student every opportunity to succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a good place to study and get into a healthy exercise routine

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma offers some of the best academic opportunities that any public school can offer. There is a great teaching staff and a wide variety of students from foreign countries. OU strives for academic excellence.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is basic but very nice. There are plenty of places on campus to grab a bite.

    Dorm Life

    The main dorms are small but new and clean. There is constant activity outside and it is only a short walk to main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends which major you decide on, but overall the academics are challenging but completely manageable. The class sizes are small and personal attention is important to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take some time to explore downtown Norman, it is so cute and the food is really good.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma was amazing! The campus was beautiful and the faculty made me feel so welcome. I had such a wonderful time visiting and I am very excited to think about attending next year.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a great college with wonderful facilities, but it is a little expensive. Overall, you get what you pay for.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of opportunities to have a good time, and OU has some of the cleanest housing I have ever seen.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a high level college, but depending on your major that might be beneficial, however it is still quite accessible with free tutoring for all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out the common scholarship application!!!!

    In three sentences

    It's an awesome school all around. They have a gigantic library, great fitness facilities, and one of the best meteorology departments in the nation. I am going into computer engineering and am very excited to work in their recently upgraded engineering department.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It's amazing, the safety level is great. You'll rarely hear of anyone getting injured in any way. However, surveillance may be a problem. There's only so much a school can do without invading a person's privacy, so there will be incidents of someone getting hurt and going unnoticed. The worst problem is bullying. It's painful and goes without punishment way too often. Thankfully the majority of people on campus are above that and extremely willing to help stop it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I had no idea there were so many clubs! If you don't need to take a class on mythology or just don't want to because you'll have to test over it, there are many, many clubs on mythology, and the clubs practically divide into sub groups for different types of mythology. It's a great way to meet people and conversation comes easy because you can just talk about your favorite creature or god!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost for the classes is expensive and some classes just aren't worth the price because it isn't a fascinating subject to most people (statistics, for example). However, the variety of classes offered by this school, like ballroom dancing, is so alluring that you won't mind spending a little extra to get your credit hours. Also, the campus life is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Everything! Hang out with friends, study, nap, eat, play games, play some sports, drive off campus for some family time, meet new people, go to school sponsored events--what isn't there to do?!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options! Freshman 15? More like Freshman 50! There's so much good food, you'll never want to stop eating. Thankfully the school offers healthier alternatives--the salad bar is great! And the cafeteria style of some dining areas is a good way to make friends and maybe cram for a test.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are tiny and some of them have a uniquely pungent odor, and the people living in the dorms can be a hassle. However, the school is good with matching roommates to your interests so it makes the dorm life much easier. Even if some students are rude, the friendly atmosphere given off by the dorms as a whole makes up for it.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic drive is the highest I think I've ever seen. The counselors are there to help and they want you to graduate. There are clubs and study groups galore, it makes the work load seem like nothing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions! You'll get lost if you don't! Be sure to plan ahead, even if you're commuting--college life is fun but it'll be painful if you live day to day instead of thinking ahead. There's a book called The Naked Roommate by Harlan Cohen, it's dedicated to college freshmen and how to solve the challenges they may face in college. Read it! And the biggest tip of all, get to know your professors!

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge, incredible, and stunning. There are so many different types of people there, the cultural diversity is astounding! The people fit the beauty of the campus, they're all so friendly and willing to help even if it means putting aside their own work.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    My family away from home I'm so glad I did it

    What to do for fun

    Join a sorority or fraternity or other organizations that are offered

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in organizations on campus,so that you can meet people and have a support systems! Take advantage of all the free help in any subject and you will be successful!

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Oklahoma! I knew I was going go to the University of Oklahoma since the day I was born. They offer a variety of majors and they offer any kind of help you may need to be successful!

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being a small town, Norman is a very safe city. In addition, OU has its own police department that does rounds throughout the day on campus, using cars and bikes. There is also a group of trained students who you can call when you are walking across campus during late hours of the night. In addition, there are emergency phones located at different locations throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    If you are planning to join a sorority or a fraternity, you can not go wrong.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that offer a wide range of activities.Ranging from cultural clubs to sports clubs, educational , diversity enrichment societies, volunteering and service clubs.The list is endless

    Great for these types of students

    OU is great for all kinds of students.If you want to study hard, there are many facilities for that on campus and a lot of places where you can study without interruption. The OU library has some really quiet floors for that.BUT if you like to live it up, there is always some kind of party happening somewhere so you are never bored. This is made more so by the vibrant Greek life on campus. So, if you are interested in joining a sorority or a fraternity OU is also for you

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The clock tower....Never walk under the clock tower!!!!Just a warning, stories have it that those who have walked underneath it do not graduate in 4 years.So better safe than sorry

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, OU is really worth it especially if you are planning on going into Meteorology or Petroleum. It's definitely worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different groups on-campus that offer a wide range of fun activities.You can join the party on the weekend or a night of laser tag if you want to.You can watch a movie at the student union or go out in Norman. And of couse, there is always football during the football season.There is always something to do

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on campus to choose from, and you can go somewhere and get something at most hours of the day (and even night). The meal plans can also be chosen to fit the lifestyle you live so you can never go wrong really

    Dorm Life

    You will probably have some really loud people in the corridor but overall the rooms are great. Not huge, obviously but you can always work around that. The facilities are alright and there are many activities that OU housing has to help you get to know other people in your dorm especially during the first few weeks of the semester. Also, the RA's are great!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are more vigorous than others but overall, you will get challenged in the field/department you get in to

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour if you can, If you can't ask current students about OU there is always someone willing to help you out. And buy a bike, or bring a skateboard so that its easier for you to move around campus since its quite big.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse in courses offered so you always have a choice. Fun, there is so much to do on-campus even though Norman is a small town. There are many resources for academic assistance, free of charge.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt very safe on campus. I have never encountered a situation in which I felt unsafe even very late at night.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not a participant or member of a Greek organization, but it is a large part of campus life at OU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available for all majors at the university. Being active on campus is very accessible. There are always sidewalk chalkings on the south oval promoting club activities and events.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for Oklahoma residents. Tuition is lower for in-state residents and there are a myriad of great scholarships based on academic merit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The OU football team is one of the best collegiate teams in the nation so game days are always an event around the entire city. Also, the campus has its own art museum that has many unique pieces and hosts exhibits periodically.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that OU offers a pretty good bang for the buck, especially if you can take advantage of some of the scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Besides athletic events, there aren't many activities that set OU apart from other places in terms of what to do for fun. Usually a weekend consists of hanging out with friends and possibly going to a party. If you aren't involved in Greek life, there usually aren't a lot of parties to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The campus offers a selection of many fast food restaurants. However, healthy food options are not as prevalent. The place that offers the most healthy and diverse array of food is the cafeteria and was one of my favorite spots as a freshman.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not enjoy dorm life. It can be a great way to meet people, however that was not my experience. I did not know my roommate going into the dorms and our personalities did not mesh well together. Also, sharing a bathroom with three others was not ideal.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say academic rigor is fairly high at the university. I attended a college preparatory high school, so I felt prepared. However, many others I know had a difficult time adjusting from high school to university academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to teach yourself information because many of the classes are very large and there is not a lot of one on one time with professors. Contact with teachers is usually limited to email and scheduled meetings during their office hours.

    In three sentences

    Overall the university is a good school. Educators seem to be passionate about their classes. However some teaching assistants and educators for general education classes need improvement.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    typical stuff goes on in the dorms on campus but beware of the door checkers and make sure that your door is locked if you are not in your room

    Greek Life

    cannot stand frats. Big waste of time and money. Not worth the experience. Too much rhetoric. They really need to get rid of frats and sororities. too much BS

    Clubs and Activities

    don't care. not here for that.

    Bang for the buck

    Whatever you do don't drive. There is almost nowhere to park and lots of students get tickets on a daily basis. They have a parking enforcement staff that go around and write tickets all day long

    What to do for fun

    there is nothing to do here

    Food and Dining

    Expensive, no fast food

    Dorm Life

    you can hear through the walls in these dorms. Bad news for those that study in their room.

    Academic Rigor

    this campus is tough when it comes to grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Quit cheating because you will get caught. A large group got busted in one of my classes.

    In three sentences

    I found some of the students here to be very disrespectful. Too much sticking their nose where it don't belong but I guess that it is a GEN Y thing because my sisters boys are that way.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The officers are around but you only really see them when they are giving you parking tickets. I think that is because everybody on campus is so calm and there is very little crime on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of Greek Life but when I see them on campus they are usually helping the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Name it and we got it. If not you can make it.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun-loving, easily adjustable, hard working, and excited.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BOOMER! SOONER!

    Bang for the buck

    I am out of state so it is a lot for me and I do feel like I am being cheated at times.

    What to do for fun

    Weeknights: Club meetings and diners. Study group. Relax with friends or by yourself. Nap. Weekends: Parties with friends or at a fraternity. Friday night Magic at Wizards. Free concerts. Free movies. Relax and play FIFA. Sleep. There is a lot.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide arrange of foods to pick from and you'll never get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my dorm and my roommate. I lived in Couch my freshman year and I also went potluck on my roommate and looking back I don't think they could have matched us up better.

    Academic Rigor

    It is fairly average. As long as you put in the necessary effort to study and pass your classes you'll go far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself in your application essays and when you come to OU there is a place for everybody all you have to do is find it. The one down side is that we are not in a large city but soon enough it will be home to you too. I promise.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is very diverse and everyone I know there feels like it is their home. Weekends are not boring and there is always something to do. And the teachers love to help their students they love their jobs.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, sports, sports. There is always something happening on campus. Concerts, sporting events, lectures, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are endless dining opportunities on campus and off. Many off campus places are within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms but I have friends that have. Dorms are nice and furniture is all new and updated. The only think I didn't like was 1 bathroom for 4 people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are more difficult than a community college, you really have to work for your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend class, every time. If the professor assigns a reading, read it.

    In three sentences

    I love attending the University of Oklahoma. The staff and faculty are helpful and efficient. The campus is also beautifully maintained, during the spring time the flowers are gorgeous!

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really safe!

    Greek Life

    Join a fraternity...Keeps you busy, helps make new friends, support group. Teaches discipline and structure.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ou football!

    What to do for fun

    hanging with new friends!

    Food and Dining

    Food was better than expected.

    Dorm Life

    The worst part of the year. Dorms are small, temperature control lacking! Better hope for a compatible roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    My courses were tough, I managed to obtain a 4.0 first semester and a 3.75 the second semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a student activity group. Get a good support group! Be prepared to study!

    In three sentences

    I just completed my freshman year at the university. This has been one of the best years in my life! I would not change anything about this past year. I can, without a doubt, say that the University of Oklahoma is an awesome campus and I know I will be prepared for my future!

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. You are notified through phone/email if there is a crime or severe weather going on. Also, anywhere on campus you can find an emergency phone (within eye site) that will bring campus police to you.

    Greek Life

    I went through rush but did not pledge and Greek life is pretty big here, but it's not the only thing to do. Most fraternities and sorority people I have met are ok, some are extremely fake but you'll get that with any group. Some respectable groups, others not so much.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to get involved in. Most do cost something to get involved , but well worth it if you find your community.

    Great for these types of students

    OU has clubs for anyone of all interests. You may just have to look around to find your niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus is very big and pretty. I don't know many traditions but all sport games are great.

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out of state tuition since I am from Texas and it is very expensive (that's why I went to a community college my Freshman year). I enjoy this college and it challenges me. Of course I would like the tuition to be cheaper, but I think it is reasonable for out of state.

    What to do for fun

    From what I hear, OU does a good job Freshman year giving opportunities of getting involved. As a sophomore living on campus, I had trouble getting involved, but I was extremely busy keeping up with school.

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten once or twice at the cafe and I was very impressed with the variety of food they had. This dining area was very clean and not much of a wait either.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student so I never experienced the dorm life, but I have heard mixed reviews of it. Some say they enjoyed the closeness of people in their hall, but others weren't fans of the lack of cleanliness.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor, some can be strict about attendance and grade hard. But there's others that just don't care about teaching and just want to do their research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should figure out from older students which professor to take for each class because that has a huge deal to do with your grade.

    In three sentences

    OU is a very professional and organized university. There are some good professors here, however most are very unorganized or don't care. Some classes students are better off enrolling in a community college.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do at the University because the Union Programming Board always have bingo nights, free movie nights in our auditorium, poker nights, etc. (that came out of theaters but not yet on DVD)

    Food and Dining

    The CAF is amazing! All you can eat chic fil a, along with many different variety of food. You will not get tired of it because it is different everyday!

    Dorm Life

    Get to know the people on your hall because you will see them everyday!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough especially if you do not go to class and do not study. So make sure to balance your time and fit those in!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know all the different organizations you can get involved in. Meet new people; get out of your comfort zone.

    In three sentences

    There is only one Oklahoma. It is such a diverse community where everyone is friendly and we are all a family. The college experience here is incredible.

  • 05/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Traditional or Non-Traditional. On-line education is exceptional.

    Bang for the buck

    Outstanding education!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are intense but do-able. The Professors expect a higher degree of thinking.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Talk to advisors - Prepare your graduate plan early - Don't hesitate to ask questions!

    In three sentences

    OU is an outstanding academic environment. The Professors challenge their students and create life long learning experiences. OU is a not a choice you will regret.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Great greek life. Very very involved with activities 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs for all interests.

    Great for these types of students

    People who really want to get a good education and have a good time while doing it

    Bang for the buck

    Great education at the public school price

    What to do for fun

    Two words. Campus. Corner.

    Food and Dining

    The caf has really great food and a wide variety with styles. They have everything. Also, crossroads has good food.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. I was a transfer student who moved straight into a house

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult and you must put in what you want to get out. Don't expect to just show up and get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always take advantage of the action centers set up to help reinforce difficult topics. VISIT OFFICE HOURS. It can make the difference in an A or B

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is an amazing school for students of all interests. There are a great deal of amazing teachers that are always willing to help with numerous programs set up to help struggling students. Regardless of your interest, OU has a major, club, or organization the University of Oklahoma has something for you.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus offers everything they can to make us safe. The have seminars on drinking and date rapes. They have emergency call buttons all over campus. They even offer Safe walk and Safe drive to get students home both on campus and off.

    Greek Life

    The College offers a lot for Greek Life. Every thing from big to small houses. It is in no shortage if them as students either.

    Clubs and Activities

    The college offers a wide range of clubs. You can even make up a club and get members and become a Club if they do not offer one you want. They also do a lot to tell people about events for clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for sorority and fraternity students. The college offers a wide range of them. The college is also in no shortage of the students.

    Bang for the buck

    They do seem a little over priced for the quality of things that you get. The Teachers, food, dorms aren't all that amazing. i have had some good experiences but still it seems over priced.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun. they have a movie theater, volley ball and basket ball rigth outside the dorms, and lots of clubs. In the bottom of the dorms are like a rec room.

    Food and Dining

    It is a lot of fast food. The cafe is pretty pricey and they don't know how to season things. In Cate they don't make very good quality things either.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was good. If there was any problems the RA fixed them. We did fun things as a floor or as a building. Maintenance was really good about fixing things.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes have a lot of work to them. Even easy blow off classes have a lot of work. In my easier classes they like to give me long essays. The homework takes about 3-6 hours to do for 4 classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take Chemistry and Math classes somewhere else. Community colleges are also good for getting basics out of the way.

    In three sentences

    The university has a good atmosphere and good teachers. I have only had problems with my chemistry and Math classes. The way they teach these classes is not done very well.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No complaints

    Greek Life

    A lot of people are in a fraternity or a sorority, but it is possible to have a life without being in one! There are a lot of other organizations on campus that people can join. Greek life seems like its good at OU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different clubs and activities to get involved in! There is something for everybody!

    Great for these types of students

    Really any types of students. There's something for everybody!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the spoon holder on the north campus and you're not supposed to sit in it with someone unless you are going to get married to them.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school and I love it! It is a little expensive if you're out of state though.

    What to do for fun

    Going two-stepping is fun, or you can go bowling or go see a movie.

    Food and Dining

    The caf is awesome! There are a lot of choices and good quality food at OU!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms was fun! The dorm rooms really aren't that bad and you have friends right next door!

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great school. There are easy classes as well as difficult classes, but they all work to increase your knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    OU is a great school, you just need to find activities to get involved in and your experience will be amazing!

    In three sentences

    OU is an awesome school. The campus is beautiful and the people are really friendly. The teachers really want to help you and it is a great place to get an education.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What are you doing having fun at a college campus?

    Food and Dining

    Fine but not a lot of options appart from fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Usually quiet, but there are a few exceptions

    Academic Rigor

    While the teachers don't make you learn the material they do assign enough that when you are done with the class if you passed then you probably learned the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to every class and remember to read the book and to the prescribed practice problems. They really do help.

    In three sentences

    The teachers don't seem to be especially interested in making sure the students understand the course material. This attitude may be reflected in other schools however.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    With over 300 registered student organizations on campus, there IS a club for everyone. Being involved on campus has allowed me to connect with a wide variety of students, and it is not hard to get involved!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Spoonholder and the Clocktower both hold great OU Traditions. Come on a campus tour to hear about them!

    What to do for fun

    Free movies at the Union every weekend; these are usually accompanied by an event put on a student organization called the Union Programming Board. There are free concerts and events happening on campus and around norman all of the time!

    Food and Dining

    If you have never taken a trip to the Caf, you MUST go. Who could resist all you can eat CHIC-FIL-A?

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are an absolute blast! I loved living so close to campus and being able to visit friends whenever I wanted. There are so many conveniences located in the dorms, the RAs and dorm staff are top notch.

    Academic Rigor

    This may not be an Ivy League school, but the quality of education here is nothing less than great. In addition, the Honors College is a great way to get an education similar to the Ivy League, with smaller class sizes and more rigorous courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of campus to really get a feel for what it's like. Look into programs that you are interested in before you get here and ask people questions about what it is like to be a student here! They will all probably tell you the same thing, but it's always good to hear several opinions about the school beforehand.

    In three sentences

    OU is a place that you can call home. One of its greatest aspects is its great sense of community; there is not a single day that goes by when I don't walk across campus without running into a friend. I have made the greatest memories here and the opportunities are endless at OU!

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a really safe area naturally. The police aren't really doing anything, but they really shouldn't have to - it's Norman, Oklahoma.

    Greek Life

    Incredible greek life. One of the strongest greek communities in the nation. Several greek houses that have been built in the last couple years exceeding 5 million dollars each.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything from accounting clubs to quiddich teams. There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    National merit scholars, athletes, and basically anyone else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is life at OU.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent university for the money.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on campus corner, go to parties, or concerts that are hosted by the university.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is incredible. So many great choices - something for everybody,

    Dorm Life

    OU's dorms aren't anything special. Nothing else to really say.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming from a tiny private high school that emphasized reading comprehension, college hasn't been extraordinarily difficult because if you're a proficient reader, you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't feel like you have to come into college with a concrete idea of what you want to major in. You have at least a year to decide and pick a major. Don't rush into anything.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great place to learn and grow in the heartland. OU's beautiful campus is second to none when in full bloom. With a strong national reputation, it's hard to go wrong with this great university.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are numerous things to do year round at the campus from Arts festivals to live music or a night on the town at campus corner. Norman Oklahoma may be a small down but it definitely has what it takes for an amazing college experience.

    Food and Dining

    The University is actually nationwide known for their food and housing if you are on a campus tour I highly suggest taking a visit at the Cafe where a majority of food is served.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms were an amazing experience friends that I made in my hall still live in the same hall as me two years later except we have moved up and got our own apartments together.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic's on this University can be quite a bit to handle stay strong and study hard and you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go greek simple as that. This campus is run by the Greek community. Your experience without it can be amazing but can ultimately be even better with the added benefits of being extra involved.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma in short has been an amazing experience since day one. I have loved the atmosphere of the campus from first day of class throughout game days until the last final at the end of the semester. I could not have asked from a better college experience than the one I am currently going through.

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely suggest touring the school.

    In three sentences

    After my tour I can honestly say that I am in love with this school! There is plenty of diversity, so you won't feel out of place, and there are also many clubs to choose from. It truly feels like home.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It very expensive so you need to apply for lost of scholarships

    Food and Dining

    The food cafeteria and very nice and the food is exceptionally great

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice and large.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the school in a great university in academics

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a school that has the major you want to obtain and also try to apply for scholarships early.

    In three sentences

    Its a very nice and large campus. It seems inviting a great learning environment. I think I will greatly enjoy attending school there.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    OU has a variety of different dining options to satisfy any craving but not all the options are healthy. Everything is fairly priced though and you get what you pay for.

    Dorm Life

    The RESIDENCE HALLS are a great place to live because it is the only time in your entire college career where you will be within walking distance of all your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are difficult but it is only to help create a better and successful adult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't going down the Greek path, find another organization to get involved in (HCSA, RSA, etc.) otherwise it will be a boring and slow year.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the greatest universities to get involved in and continue furthering your education. You can always find something to do and the resources for academics are vast.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been incidents here and there and it is a big campus so I would still take precautions, but I take night classes and walk to my car by myself at night and have had no problems. Norman is a pretty safe city.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of greek students. Seems to be a big part of the college experience here. I am not a greek student so that is about all I can say on it.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY CLUBS! I cannot even begin to name them all. We have several in the art building alone. Each college has their own and you shouldn't have any trouble picking one.

    Great for these types of students

    We really have a great variety of people on this campus and more than likely you will find a group that you fit in with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The clock tower has an unusual myth attached to it. They say that if you cross under it while it is ringing you will take longer to graduate than you expect. Also, if you kiss someone in the spoonholder (a sculpture) you will marry them.

    What to do for fun

    The campus does have some fun things scheduled on campus year round. There are many free concerts and they sometimes show movies before they are released in theaters. There is also Moore and OKC which is not far away and those cities have more things to do like going to Bricktown and the Moore Warren Theater which is wonderful.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is okay I suppose. Meal plans are a little expensive for my taste although the food is wonderful and there is a lot to choose from. As far as other places to eat around campus there are many cute little bars and things that are reasonably priced and within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms because I need my space and I also need quiet which you will not get in a dorm setting.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that for the most part the professors expect you to do your best. There is no tolerance for cheating of any kind... Of course it is college and if you choose not to show up to class the professors usually could care less. It is you're money you are wasting.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will have to live in the dorms your first semester unless you live in Norman already. After that you can check into other forms of housing. There are some great apartments geared toward students that I would recommend checking into. You will save money and have some peace and quiet. Plus many of them have great things to offer like pools, tanning, and 27/7 gym access right down the road.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma gives great opportunity for academic advancement. You can push yourself as far as you want to go in most careers. There are many opportunities for internships on campus jobs as well.

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We always have police on campus and we also have Safe Walk and Safe Drive programs that ensure students' safety!

    Greek Life

    I don't advise joining it. Not worth it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs exist on campus, so there is a club for everyone! We even have an anime club, a Harry Potter Club, a Hip Hop club, ect.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like sororities; people who like diversity; meteorology majors; people who like to experience crazy weather!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cancer Corner: The corner in front of the off campus Starbucks where everyone smokes.

    Bang for the buck

    I guess it is...I think the school charges too many fees and is too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Join campus clubs, go to free movies featured at the theater for free!, meet and hang out with international students, swim, dance, etc.!!

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria has the best food! But there are many other food ortipns on campus at the Union (ex: Wendy's, Chick Fil A, etc.) and also off campus (ex: pita pit, Starbucks, etc.).

    Dorm Life

    If you get lucky with a good roommate, you should be fine! Dorms are fairly close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you have classes with varying levels of difficulty. Science, math, and engineering majors have difficult classes every semester. You can find easy gen ed classes to get the requirements for those out of the way!

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in a freshman orientation class (called Gateway). If you do join a sorority, don't let it become your whole life. Participate in OU Cousins and get to know international students and their culture!

    In three sentences

    It is a good university, but there are a lot of cliques. The university is a bit stingy with their money. The roads flood whenever there is rain, so rain boots are a necessity. For OU, GPA and SAT scores/ACT scores are everything as far as receiving scholarships goes.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for National Merit Scholars - they offer a huge scholarship package with lots of benefits, including a floor in one of the residence halls dedicated entirely to National Merit Scholars! It would also be a good place for sports fans (obviously), and I believe the fine arts and performing arts people would do well here as well.

    Food and Dining

    I ate at the Couch Restaurants (basically the main eatery) when I visited campus, and the food was fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't spent any time in the dorms and I can't comment on them.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't taken any classes here as of yet, but I assume different majors and different courses will have a different level of rigor. Obviously, a state university is not going to be as academically rigorous as an Ivy League or someplace like MIT, but I don't believe it's a total slack-off school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply for scholarships before the deadline has passed! I missed out on that because I applied a few weeks too late. Also, make sure you visit the campus to help you decide if the University of Oklahoma is right for you.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    OU is a great place to be no matter what type of student you are. Just by taking a quick stroll through our college campus, you'll find that OU is a diverse campus, full of students from various backgrounds and cultures. With so many campus organizations, it's easy to find and connect with people just like yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the biggest and well known tradition that any student on the OU campus can tell you is regarding our massive clock tower. The myth states that if a student walks underneath the tower, he/she will graduate later than anticipated. Consequently, except for the brave and foolish few, all students steer clear out of the way of our beautiful clock tower, including myself.

    What to do for fun

    Norman is a great place to be, student or not. Apart from the usual social gatherings, bowling alleys, movie theaters, laser tag, lakes/parks, and casinos are just to name a few of the attractions Norman has to offer. If you're going to be a student at OU, you will consistently learn of new things to do and see--while you're not studying of course.

    Food and Dining

    Norman is the place to be when it comes to food and dining. Adjacent to the OU campus, we have an entire street allotted to different cuisines from around the world. Our student union building is also a great place to dine in. It is stacked with a variety of restaurants for the health conscious person and also restaurants for people on the other extreme. In addition to campus corner and the union, the dorms also contain many restaurants--especially for the late night snacker.

    Dorm Life

    I unfortunately have not had the opportunity to stay in the dorms at OU. However, most of my friends have and they never fail to tell me of the stories, memories, and friends they made during that time. I definitely think it's a great place to socialize, study, and take a break from studying. I would certainly recommend it for incoming students--especially for out of state students.

    Academic Rigor

    As a junior completing a science degree, I have been able to have a first hand experience on the academic rigor that OU has to offer. Academics is one area the University of Oklahoma takes much pride in; I have to say that OU has personally challenged me in this area. Furthermore, as my roommates are engineers, seeing the amount of time and effort they put in reflects the academic standard that OU holds. It is nothing impossible but I do believe if you stay committed, OU will prepare you for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of my biggest concerns prior to entering the University of Oklahoma was the class sizes, as OU is such a populous campus. I was worried that I would not be able to receive help beyond the classroom setting. However, in order to circumvent this problem, OU implemented a program called action center. For two or more days a week, a team of well prepared teacher's assistants' aid students in learning and offer personal help. Action center is provided for almost every major course--especially for freshman level courses.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma offers students a broad range of skills they are able to learn uniquely here. Because of the setting OU is in, the faculty, and the diverse students, anyone can find and achieve success. Considering all the factors, I would say that OU is a stand-out university.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are good restaurants nearby on Campus Corner. Personally, Blu's restaurant is my favorite!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is excellent, whether you're looking for sororities or frat houses, or just a regular dorm, you'll find what you're looking for.

    Academic Rigor

    OU is a pretty prestigious university and the rigor of the classes is high up there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get used books from the bookstores right off campus. They are sometimes up to a hundred dollars less per book!

    In three sentences

    Being from Moore, Oklahoma, I've gotten to explore the campus many times. I know that it's expensive, but I also know that it's worth it! Many of my friends and teachers have gone to OU and love it- also,the night-life is fun.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bizzel Memorial Library is a popular place to study alone or with a group (also a good storm shelter).

    Bang for the buck

    I am paying non-resident tuition, otherwise I would give a higher rating. The education is good, however I am paying nearly double the resident tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the edges of the campus to find fun restaurants (such as The Garage and Scratch), shops, coffee and music.

    Food and Dining

    I have only ever eaten at the Student Union and have found the food to be lacking. It is all fast food and quite dull. I was displease to hear that new students were required to pay for a meal plan, and despite this requirement, many paid out of pocket for other food.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student and am not able to provide personal feedback for Dorm Life. I have heard from some of the students that the dorms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Any dedicated student should have no problem achieving a 4.0 (at least on gen ed) while at OU. The professors and instructors provide clear instruction on assignments and outline their expectations for the class. Dedicating the majority of your day to completing assignments is key to success. At times I felt as if some of the courses were not challenging enough but used the extra effort for other courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not walk around campus between classes with your eyes and thumbs glued to your phone--it causes chaos.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma has a broad range of schools and possible degrees that should meet the needs of almost any student, especially if one is interested in studying architecture as OU offers a Bachelors of Architecture and is accredited by the NAAB. In my first term I encountered a variety of professors and instructors have found that most of them are professional and are dedicated to educating (managing to keep personal political/social opinions to a low) while some graduate student-teachers are lacking the skills necessary to control a class environment efficiently. Overall I am pleased with my experience and the services I have received from the OU personnel.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Never did I feel as if I was in danger or that I should be worried about my safety.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is amazing. The Greek Community is very close knit, and everyone helps each other out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Amazing opportunities to become involved on campus and also in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual tradition that really stands out to me is that students NEVER walk under the bell tower and look up. I repeat, NEVER. It's bad luck and superstition says that you won't graduate in 4 years.

    Bang for the buck

    OU could probably lower their out-of-state tuition a little more.

    What to do for fun

    Norman is a small town, but it's also in the suburbs of Oklahoma City. There are a lot of places to eat around campus, including Syrup, which is a very popular breakfast spot. There is the Warren Theater, which is one of the nicest movie theaters I've ever been to. Oklahoma also has many interesting places to visit, such as the Wichita Mountains. There is always plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food at OU is really great. The caf has and endless amount of options, including a bakery with so many yummy desserts.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. It was one of the best experiences and easiest way to make friends. The dorms are nice, and they are opening the apartment style dorms this fall. You bond with the other people on your hall, and with your resident advisors. It's awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are REALLY hard. Be prepared to study a lot for some of your classes, and don't think that everything is going to be an easy A. Even if you think your grade is set and stone for a certain class, one bad exam or final grade can completely change it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become as involved as possible. It really helps you transition quickly and easily. Don't be afraid to try new things either. If you aren't planning on joining the Greek system, or certain clubs, reconsider. You never know what you may end up liking and what you may thrive in.

    In three sentences

    I have never had one regret in choosing the University of Oklahoma. The school and the people there are so welcoming, friendly, and the atmosphere is amazing. I honestly cannot imagine going anywhere else.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe. Even during the summer time when there is almost no one on campus the security was top notch and there is officers always walking around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of Intermural sports and clubs to be involved here at campus. Good jobs are also on campus. The airport is 25 minutes away so it is easy to take trips away from campus. The town of Norman has good places to hang out at and enjoy college life.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is perfect. You can get a great meal plan and there is lots of options. Also the campus is home to the only all you can eat Chick-fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice at OU. The dorms are better than most colleges because they allow for bike transportation to and from and they also are close to the main classes.

    Academic Rigor

    The school does provide tough classes and a quality education. There is advisors for all students through out their first 24 hours of attending the school which is really nice and helps the students out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to meet with your advisor as often as possible. Sign up for rooms in the library so you can study.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college. The education is top notch and the staff and community is excellent. The campus is very nice and there is tons to do around Norman.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tailgating, Hanging out with friends Clubs and Organizations Athletic Events

    In three sentences

    The university of oklahoma rivals private universities. Their athletic program is awesome as is their academics. They have amazing science laboratories and I loved my professors.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to Campus Corner, take a walk around campus, go to the museum, go see the musicals and fine arts events!

    Dorm Life

    Fun, entertaining, and so many activities!

    Academic Rigor

    Very intense, critical thinking!

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend getting an alarm clock, setting it on the opposite side of the room so you will have to get up to turn it off in the mornings. Also, do not try to carry all of your books at once. It will kill your back!

    In three sentences

    This University is phenomenal! There is a vast variety of activities to choose from on campus and plenty of people to meet. The teachers are great at taking on new perspectives to relate to students.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The campus is run by fraternities and sororities. Other websites say that less than %20 of students are greek, but walking around campus it seems like at least half of the students are greek. The formal rush system makes it easy to meet people in every house. You get to actually take a tour of every house and speak with some of the active members to help you decide which house you want to join.

    Food and Dining

    There are places all around campus where you can grab some grub. Mostly freshmen living in the dorms eat on campus though. The Caf is an all you can eat buffet right next to the dorms with some pretty good food. You will likely get tired of eating at Cane's or crossroads, but the food in the caf is often changing and fresh.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorm towers and they weren't great. There was always at least one elevator that was broken. Many vending machines were also routinely broken. The tower dorms are in a great location though. for many freshmen they will be close to all of their classes and just across the street from the cafeteria or Caf as it is often called. The walls in the dorms are very thin meaning that you can hear your suite mate's TV, music or voice at a normal speaking volume. However, if something is in need of maintenance in your dorm the maintenance staff responds very quickly. The upkeep in the dorms are very good. You see the dorm maids so often you kind of get to know them, which I see as a good thing.

    Academic Rigor

    Students around campus seem excited to learn. The university gives you the tools to succeed. By that I mean they give you the books the study areas and other things to help you succeed, but often the professors are not great at teaching or lecturing the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. It is a thousand times easier to attend class and take notes then study then it is to skip class and try to study from the book. It takes a lot of self discipline to be able to skip class and keep up with the class. Don't let yourself fall behind. Good study habits are a necessity.

  • 07/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The friendliness at OU is overwhelming. I cannot wait to attend OU and to be involved with all the activities. I know it is going to be nothing short of a great college life there.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    OU has there own police which is the Norman Police department at their use. For all on campus and some off campus places.

    Greek Life

    OU is 80% greek and counting. Over 25 different greek organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    OU has over 300 clubs and counting and it only takes 10 people with a teacher approval and a agreement with the college to start another one. So there is a lot to do.

    Great for these types of students

    All Students, who want to work period. Or just looking for a chance to prove themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Around the campus there are at least 5 off campus places to stay. That people can and can't afford.

    Bang for the buck

    University of Oklahoma is a top college that is well known for being low in cost. Or low as college standards for college with at least 25,000 students. In and out of state costs are good. But all colleges are getting more expensive and we just have to deal with it.

    What to do for fun

    For fun it is up to you. You can study, play sports, join a club, hang with friends or go to campus corner or OKC which is only 20 to 30 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    I work in the food services at OU and we have a lot of different choices of food and places on campus to eat with great environments any where you go eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is ok. Other than the opposite sex curfew they have it is just ok. P.S. Couch is the place to be. Westside 8th floor 2011.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma is the one of the top rated college in Oklahoma in academics and will continue to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming from out of state as far as a did not including Texas or any close states. I advise you to just be open minded and take in all the college has to offer.

    In three sentences

    The University Of Oklahoma in Norman, OK has a good college campus event. On top of having one of the best looking college campuses in the country. This college offers a lot of opportunities for students to succeed and prepare themselves for the real world after college.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    GPB, Theta, Tri Delt, DG, APHI, XO

    Clubs and Activities

    CAC, International Cousins, CAC Crew, SGA

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do no walk under the clock tower and look up, you won't graduate in 4 years.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, intramurals, work out at the Huff, get a job on campus, study

    Food and Dining

    The Caf is amazing. Everything else is pretty great as well.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure that you get along with your roommate and try to become good friends with your suitemates.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard. Grades matter. I messed up my freshman year, so do not do that. Attend all classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a sorority or fraternity. Focus on school and not more on partying. Go to class. Do not fall behind. Connect with your professors. Look at Ratemyprofessor.com and myedu.com to make sure that your professors are good. Work hard. Keep an agenda and planner. Do not go out on Thursday if you have class Friday. Leave 15 min early for class and try to arrive 5 min early into class.

    In three sentences

    The school spirit is impressive. The students are kind. OU is all about the greek life.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved! There are so many clubs and activities here at OU and, this is a great way to meet new people who share common interests.

    Bang for the buck

    OU has recently implemented flat-rate tuition, making college more affordable for its students. Because of this, I do not have to take out any loans like I did last year; everything is covered by financial aid. Textbooks, food, housing, and parking can become costly, however.

    Food and Dining

    Wide selection of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, my dorm life was wonderful. I lived in Cate Center my first year and made lifelong friends there. It's not the most appealing dorm to live in, considering how it was made in the 1960's, but it is also the cheapest. The other dorms are more expensive and newer. From what I've heard, people who live in the other dorms don't know or talk to their hallmates as much. A lot of sorority and fraternity kids live in the Walker and Couch dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    OU takes its academics seriously and has high expectation for its students.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I have gone to a Jr. college and to OU and there's a big difference. At the University of Oklahoma the classes are more challenging, the teachers are more professional, and the students are more dedicated. There are plenty of study groups and teachers will always meet with you to help you better understand the subject material. The advisers will help you figure out which classes you need to graduate and which meet any other degree requirements. Not only that, but the advisers will help you to graduate with degree that can be applied to various careers.

    What to do for fun

    Personally I meet up with friends to work out or play volleyball or just to walk and talk. There is plenty of opportunity to play intramural sports or join groups to be more involved with people on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food on OU's campus is great. There is affordable meals for every type of food. So if you are in the mood for Chinese or Italian or just a burger you can find it.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live on campus, but all of my friends that do have made many close friendships and have had easy access to study groups.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the courses are rigorous they are not designed in such a way to make you fail, only to make sure that you can achieve the success in that subject matter and move on to the next class if your program requires it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take online classes the laid-back structure is not beneficial to keeping a high GPA. Always ask other students what they think about the instructors you have you want to be careful whose class you find yourself in. Remember to turn in your FAFSA on time it is very important.

    In three sentences

    The campus is clean and inviting. The teachers are intelligible on their subject matter and willing to meet with students for better understanding if necessary. The other students are like family is you get involved in any activity or group.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are events, activities, clubs, etc. all over campus. A great way to meet new people and experience OU.

    Food and Dining

    Great food choices. The dining plan features everything you could want, including Chick-fil-a, Raising Canes, Taco Mayo, and more. Plus many healthy choices to help avoid the freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has been fun. I've met a lot of new people. Great sense of community with academically driven students who also know how to have a good time.

    Tips for prospective students

    OU has a strong academic program and a major for everyone.

    In three sentences

    As a new student at OU I am pleased with the school pride and spirit. Growing up in Oklahoma, most of what I knew about OU was what I experienced on football game days. But I've noticed that game day pride and spirit across the OU campus all week.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is always something happening on campus. there are so many groups that it is impossible to be bored as long as you are not afraid to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    after a while it can get old, but it is still really good food.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life here was probably about the same as anywhere. your residential advisors have regular events with people on your floor, and are required to be there most of the year.

    Academic Rigor

    this depends on the classes you take. some are very difficult, others not so much. life is what you make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    be as involved as you possibly can! GO TO CLASS! take extra hours so that you can have to choice to drop classes you do not have to have that you do not like.

    In three sentences

    this school is amazing! a lot of opportunities! there is even free tutoring and it is easy to get help in classes.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and there is a very low crime rate. They have a program called safe walk so if you ever feel unsafe walking to your car or dorm they will send someone to walk with you.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to do on campus. The union will play movies that aren't released to the public, there are foam parties, and plenty of activities. There is no way for you to ever feel like there is nothing you can go do.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great! The cafeteria has everything you could possibly imagine and it is all you can eat. If you don't have time to go there, there are many other faster restaurants across campus.

    Dorm Life

    I currently do not live in the dorms, but everyone I know that does loves them. They rooms are cozy and the students on each floor tend to be very close friends by the end of the first week.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging. To do well on the tests you must attend lectures, do the readings, and study hard. The student must be willing to commit and work hard in order to succeed academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your are looking into the University of Oklahoma come tour the campus. As soon as I stepped foot on the campus I fell in love. They campus is covered by green grass, flowers, trees, and anything else that you would picture viewing at an Ivy League school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a wonderful place to go to college. At the school the students are pushed to be the best they possibly can be both academically and socially. The teachers are very experienced with a great amount of knowledge to share.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Way way way too much. Good if you like that kind of thing, annoying if you don't.

    Bang for the buck

    Wonderful for in-state students, and if you can get one of the many scholarships.

    Food and Dining

    Couch restaurant is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    Colleges are fairly new and nice. Rooms are small. The new athletic dorms are beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    It does depend on the college, however.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful academics. Boring area of the country. Way too many Greek houses.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe walk and Safe ride.

    Greek Life

    No idea.

    What to do for fun

    Hangout. Work out at the gym.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Talk to your professors!!!!!

    In three sentences

    I love it here. It is an amazing school. I am so glad I am attending college here.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can play sports, see movies or go to sporting events, like football games!

    Food and Dining

    They have the best dining hall in the Big 12. It has an all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small but the community is good.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging but if you put in the time you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to professors office hours. Exercise so you can avoid the freshman 15. Finally, learn to manage your time and to do your homework.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is an amazing college. Everyone is very welcoming and the campus is beautiful. I could not imagine myself anywhere else.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24 hour service from OUPD including alcohol and drug awareness seminars and safe rides tickets on the weekends.

    Greek Life

    Very large Greek life which is involved heavily on campus in many programs, composed of 11 sororities and 16 fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 campus organizations, encouraging student to be involved as possible,its a great way to create connections

    Great for these types of students

    This school is for perceptive students who are self motivated,dedicated and smart.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many beautiful places to see around campus including waterfalls,statues and the art museum.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Oklahoma is definitely worth the money, with an incredible academic, social and athletic life. You can do whatever your heart desires.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life offers a lot of opportunities to be involved on campus as well as create a name or yourself in the social community. Campus corner also offers lots of place to eat or go out. OU offers over 300 clubs to be involved in and has a incredible athletic department. Attending sports game are always the highlights of the year.Boomer Sooner!

    Food and Dining

    The food is incredible, as a freshman you will be on a meal plan where you have access to food whenever want with plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    Great way to meet new people and there are lots of living styles to pick from so you may find whats best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic's are very difficult according to your major and require lots of dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study a lot and use time management. Also get involved on campus as much as possible, take all the opportunities to broaden your horizen

    In three sentences

    I am currently attending the University of Oklahoma as a freshman and have enjoyed every second of my experience.The class room environment is inviting and offers a variety of options to aspiring students, with an appropriate teacher to student ratio. The courses at OU are challenging,but rewarding with the acquired knowledge you can be successful in any major.I highly recommend the university to student searching for a great future.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options on campus. There's a variety in the student union, the cafeteria, and all four of the dorms have some kind of food service on the ground level.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are small but definitely not an incovenience. They're clean and maintence makes a quick appearance after you file a request.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like my teachers are definitely challenging me in a good way. It's way different from high school and English Comp 1 is a rude awakening.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you tour the campus before you make up your mind. It looks beautiful but it involves a lot of walking. Just be completely sure that you can see yourself attending school here for the next four years.

    In three sentences

    This is my first year at the University of Oklahoma. So far it's been okay. I have no complaints and I don't regret coming here.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    If you plan to major in engineering, try to join a competition team. OU has a fabulous engineering workshop where the teams can meet and build. It reminds me of the Mythbusters lab.

    What to do for fun

    There is ALWAYS something going on at the Student Union. Dances, parties, concerts, lectures, movies, etc. Keep up with the union event calendar to stay involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is tasty. If you get a meal plan the cost is roughly $8 per meal. Without one it is $11 per meal.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I know the elevator is slow. In addition, I know the rooms in the honor dorms are actually smaller than the rooms in the other dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I was a great student in high school. I had good study habits and took tons of AP classes, so the transition from HS to college was not too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend, I recommend you join the faculty mentoring program. This is a great way to get to know one of your professors better. Ask your councilor for more info. Enroll early to get in, you sign up for it like any regular class (no application), and it is first come, first serve. You won't regret signing up. My professor took us out to dinner, and on a hiking/stargazing trip. It was awesome.

    In three sentences

    Fraternities and sororities play a major part in the campus life at OU, but if don't want to join a frat/sorority, like me, don't worry. You still shouldn't have any problem fitting in. Also, the professors and students are friendly, and the campus is well organized and beautiful.

  • 11/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL GAMES! aside from the excitment of the Sooner football games on saturdays, there are always numerous events to attend on campus every weekend. Foam parties, Free midnight movies, Free concerts on the lawn, cultural festivals and much, much more!

    Food and Dining

    The Caf is better than any cafeteria that any other school could have. It's the only all you can eat Chic-fil-A in the world. Enough said.

    Dorm Life

    I made the BEST of friends in the dorms when I was a freshmen. Somehow, they put together people who would enjoy each other's company and grow together as life long friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It's important to Boren to find and hire the best of the best in every department. He wants everyone to receive the highest level of education possible and to enjoy learning from experts. Excellence is not an option here, it's a goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    President Boren will always have your best interest in mind and will make you feel like you're an important part of our Sooner family. Make sure to tour Norman's campus and fall in love with not only the beauty, but the spirit that makes this place so wondeful.

    In three sentences

    A family away from home. A highly spirited environment that strives for excellence in every way. OU is an institute that hires the best to teach the best and send the best out into the world to make a difference.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe walking around campus, even at night by myself. There are call buttons in a lot of places around campus plus you can call Safe Walk and a girl and guy will escort you wherever you want to go.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is definitely a big deal here - a large portion of the student body is involved with it. I am not but I don't feel that has impacted me either way. I am still friends with both Greek and non-Greek people.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in Pre-Medicine club and MEIDP (Medical Ethics and Issues Discussion Panel). They are both extremely helpful and interesting. Also, they have tons of intramural sports going on all year.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, there is a wide range of students here. There isn't a particular characteristic that stands out. We are from all over the country and the world, so that's pretty awesome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is a huge deal here - tons of people come for the games. If you plan on coming here, get used to the phrase Boomer Sooner.

    What to do for fun

    The Union always has tons of awesome events going on. Also, Norman is a great city and Oklahoma City is only about thirty minutes away. So you always have stuff that you can do.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that you take AP classes because that will help you get ahead when picking classes. Also apply for scholarships early - even if you think you might not get one.

    In three sentences

    It has a great campus and the residence halls are really nice. Also, all of the professors I've had so far are awesome - willing to help, there for office hours, great to talk to. And the people here in general are really friendly and interesting - I always learn new things and feel very welcome.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here. The security is good, and all the police boxes help. I never walked through campus and felt in danger.

    Greek Life

    Not apart. Most of them seem like jerks.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a plethora of different clubs and organizations, unfortunatly I had trouble finding the right one. So I started one myself.

    Great for these types of students

    Party-ers (unfortunately) seem to thrive here, for about a semester.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes if you shout boomer!, someone shouts Sooner! back. That's about it.

    Bang for the buck

    I understand that I have to pay a lot for facilities and what not. But the fact that I have to pay this much is ridiculous. President Boren promises lowest tuition in the State, but he refuses to mention the other much larger costs for attending here.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy free running around campus. The architecture is perfect for it. There are also many groups that play games out and around campus. Or you could chill in some of the beautiful buildings with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were more healthy options. That being said, what they do have here is sublime. Cate's Grilled cheese sandwiches are the best around.

    Dorm Life

    The facilities are clean, the dorm room is an alright size, and almost all my light switches work. However, nobody in my hall knows the meaning of the term inside voices. Especially when they loudly come bellowing down the hall, drunk, at 3 in the morning. To many drunks around here. and most of the people come off as cold and unfriendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are bad, really. The homework load is sufficient, but not over encumbering. The materials are presented in a logical and well thought out way. The teachers are mostly friendly and accepting.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best time to make new friends is during the first few weeks. Get out there and meet as many people as you can. Get invovled in organizations, and if you can't find any you like, start one yourself!

    In three sentences

    With great food, beautiful architecture, and a rich history, OU has one of the best campuses in the state. The faculty and staff, as well as the students, care for one another and actually want each other to succeed. Though the prices are high, the experience is priceless.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems to be safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved but it seems as if they play a huge party on the campus and often are the leaders of many of the clubs and activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is any club imaginable to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said if one kisses another within the spoonholder on the north campus, they are destined to get married. Also, if a student walks under the clock tower, they will not graduate on time; and if he or she walks under the clock tower and looks up, they will not graduate at all. Other traditions include turning Longhorns upside down, Boomer Sooner chants, and other things to do with school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying out of state tuition whips a student's perspective of money into shape. It is expensive, but I still believe pretty worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The city is just a 25 minute drive so basically anything imaginable. Road trip somewhere with your friends, go see a concert, go see a movie, or even have a movie night in with your friends. Bowling is an option, or there are many sporting events such as the OKC Thunder and all of OU's athletics.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different options for campus dining. The only issue is many of them are all the way across campus from the dorms and there are not many healthy food choices.

    Dorm Life

    I have made some amazing friends living on my floor. However, the rooms are not the nicest and definitely not in perfect condition. The walls are thin and one cannot plan on getting any sleep, ever, if one is to live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am personally a freshman, so I have mainly taken gen ed courses. But even those are rather difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely live in Headington Hall, which means apply for housing the second the application is available. Tour the school because after being on campus, you will fall in love with it!

    In three sentences

    I love this place so much. The atmosphere and spirit are absolutely amazing. Attending this school is the best decision I've made.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sonic and Classic 50s are always options in Norman and having OKC nearby always guarantees a good time!

    Food and Dining

    It is very hard to eat healthy and although there are plenty of dining options available, the workers aren't very reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    Although it depends on which RA you have, the dorm advisors seem to care more about fulfilling their own duties rather than the safety of their tennants.

    Academic Rigor

    Although academic rigor depends mainly on your major, there are plenty of tutoring centers and resources available if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Reach out to get involved until you find your niche. Everyone has one so don't give up just because you haven't found your place yet. Having a club or organization outside of your studies only helps you manage your time and succeed academically.

    In three sentences

    Amongst the big crowds of the students of the University of Oklahoma, the school has a small campus feel. The students are so friendly and the professors are more than willing to help you if you show that you have taken the initiative to seek assistance. Also, there are always organizations and clubs that are more than willing to include any new or interested members will reach out to make you feel welcomed.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe. I've had classes after dark and while you do usually have a long walk back to your car or dorm, I've never had any problems.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a Greek, but it seems like almost everyone on campus is. If that is something you want to do there are plenty of opportunities for that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs to get involved in so take your pick! I do suggest that you get involved in at least one club while in college.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes are great and you usually learn a lot. But, there are some classes that go very fast and its a struggle to keep up. And there are some foreign professors who are very hard to understand.

    What to do for fun

    There are always events hosted by different clubs. The Campus Activity Council hosts many events such as movie nights almost every week. There are also a lot of great options around the town of Norman as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is great. They have an awesome cafeteria and many different fast food restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but manageable if you stay on top of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I came from a small high school so I decided to go to a small college because that is what I knew..I hated it so I transferred to OU. Don't be afraid to try something different, that is what college is all about.

    In three sentences

    I love OU. There are so many things to do and so many people to meet. It has a really fun atmosphere and you are always meeting new people.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are so many different food and dining options on campus. I haven't found one campus dining place that I didn't enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to get involved and a great way to meet new people. Every freshman should experience living in the dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic process if challenegin but the professors DO care about your success and will find ways to help you with any issues you are facing that could be harming your academic success.

    In three sentences

    University of Oklahoma is a beautiful campus. The campus if very diverse and there is always something fun going on. The University of Oklahoma has so many academic majors available.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would rate campus safety as 4.5. I always feel very safe on campus and I'm not worried about walking late at night since there is a SafeWalk program and emergency poles/buttons all over OU.

    Clubs and Activities

    I know OU offers numerous clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe OU is great for all types of students, and has wonderful diversity.

    What to do for fun

    Besides activities that are put on by the Union Programming Board, Norman has much to offer. There are a variety of restaurants, shopping areas, and movie theatres. Campus Corner is close to OU and has eating places and stores.

    Food and Dining

    I would definitely rate the food as 5 stars. There are so many places to eat that you never become bored with food options, and the food is delicious. There are 3 different meal plans to choose from, so you can decide which works best for you. Some food options include: Chick-Fil-A, Raising Canes, Crossroads, sbarro, Quiznos, Freshens, and Couch Restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms, but I believe OU's residence halls (towers) bypass many other colleges' dorms. They are not too small, there is plenty of storage space, and all of the tower rooms have a window. The rooms come with a desk and chair, along with a closet and storage cabinets. Overall, I enjoy living in the dorms. I would rate them 4.5-5 out of 5.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, I would say OU is a 4-4.5 out of 5 for the difficulty of classes. For my classes I have to write many papers, some lab reports, and of course there is always homework to be completed. It is important to keep up with the work assigned and have a plan to manage your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take a tour of campus to see if OU is the right college for you and that it fits your interests. Also, make sure to apply early and to spend quality time on filling out the application. If you are a student interested in majoring in meteorology, OU has one of the largest and best meteorology programs in the nation. Lastly, do not overlook this college just because it is located in Oklahoma. The stereotypes are false (at least on campus).

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma offers many majors and is located in a great location. The dorm rooms and dining places are wonderful and there is a variety of food items to choose from. There are always fun activities going on that prevent you from becoming bored or homesick.

  • 11/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus, all are good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty nice and spacious, though expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard, which means you'll only learn more because it's actually work, not busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and ask questions.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great school. It is reasonably priced for a quality education. Professors are always eager to listen to you.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many little blue poles around campus that you could push to talk to someone if you are in need of something or potentially in trouble. They are always there to help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs around campus, any of which you could join. Clubs for rowing, swimming, or to be a part of something bigger.

    Great for these types of students

    Those willing to expand on their own personal knowledge and to meet new people from all over the world.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive, but worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus, or scheduled to be happening. You can hang out on campus, or go to an event. There are movie nights, relays, club activities and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options to choose from when it comes to eating. The campus has a couple places that are very popular, and the campus is across the street from other places that you could eat at.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but I have heard that the dorm life is cozy, with specific rules and regulations.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses can be challenging but all apply to your specific major. These courses are designed to help you after school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not know what major you would like, they are very helpful in helping you choose what would best suite you.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very big and very beautiful. There are many things to do and many opportunities to grow as a person and a student. The staff are very helpful in helping you however you may need it.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus and rarely feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    OU offers so many different clubs, it can be hard to chose which ones may be best for you!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus and academic life at OU are so phenomenal, however it can be a challenge to pay for the tuition. Especially if you are from out of state. There is however some scholarships that are offered.

    What to do for fun

    The university offers many different events to have fun at no cost! They often show movies and have campus wide events that are free. Along with those, they also have events that the proceeds go to charity. For example, they have fun runs that raise money for families with children who has disabilities. The sports games are also great ways to have fun! The entire campus is upbeat and friendly. Students will definitely never be bored at the University of Oklahoma.

    Food and Dining

    OU has great dining options. With a cafeteria that has many different types of food, and with other eating areas on campus, it is very difficult to go hungry. I often find myself missing the campus food while I am visiting home it is that good!

    Dorm Life

    As an incoming freshman, I greatly dreaded having to live in the dorms. However, I am so thankful that I did! It is a great way to make friends and meet new people. This comes in handy with making the transition from living on with your family to living on your own. Once those relationships are made with your roommates and floor mates, it makes school less stressful and being without your family less difficult!

    Academic Rigor

    The campus offers many different courses. The courses themselves are interesting and enjoyable. This is great, because it makes it easier for the student to learn and obtain the information even long after taking the class!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would Definitely apply before the deadline for scholarships, as every little bit helps enormously! Also, as much as you may want to lay in bed and watch TV in your free time, push yourself to put yourself out there and meet new people. You will not regret it. Also, I have had a blast with all of the different clubs and organizations that I have joined, and they are great ways to meet and interact with new people just like you!

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a full of friendly and caring members. Professors and staff truly care about the students and have their best interest in heart. While OU offers many different opportunities to get involved in such as clubs and greek life as well as being big on sports, the campus still has the feeling of home and intimate.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to sporting events and being involved on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be sure to stay ahead in your classes and be involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to meet new people. The professors here care about the students. Also, it is a great learning experience attending OU.

  • 12/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Gym and exercise.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is awesome and good. Lots of choices and the price is really adorable.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot tell the exactly dorm's life because I live out of campus. However, I think there are lots of fun when you live in college dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    School is really strict with academic honest. Plagiarism or cheating on the tests will be punished by dean department of your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a well-planed schedule to start your college live. It is not gambling to bet your grade. If you do not work hard, someone will defeat you after graduation.

    In three sentences

    This is a worthy and well-organized university with many competitive and professional professors. The studying atmosphere is attractive and decent. Also the students here are really friendly and helpful.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police department of OU is very helpful and available everywhere.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is typical. I am not a aprt of it, but witness it everywhere I go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for literally anything you can imagine. No one is left out here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a quidditch club as well as a Live Action role Playing club. Its unusual, but unique as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Every penny paid is well spent here. Nothing is wasted.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers a large variety of things to do for fun. From clubs and activities, to campus corner, there is always something to do every night of the week.

    Food and Dining

    Food is always the best here. There is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. The housing and food services do an amazing job.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are challenging, yet VERY rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here with an open mind and the outcome will far exceed your expectations for college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is an amazing school. The campus is vibrant, with many opportunities for students to get involved. Also, the professors and staff are always helpful.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very good. They use the blue light safety system, which includes a station for reporting incidents and prospective danger at almost every turn.

    Clubs and Activities

    Make sure to sign up for news letters from any club or activities that spark your interest. The letters include a large amount of activities you can be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    I would absolutely recommend OU for any prospective engineering students. I respect and am very impressed with the engineering faculty and their obvious love for furthering knowledge in students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As you can expect, OU is in love with their football team and traditions. It also really helps to stay behind your team when they are a perennial power house every year.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless groups and activities you can be a part of at OU; whatever your prospective major.

    Food and Dining

    There is a very nice food court in the student union with various choices for any palate.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have not heard anything bad about them.

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering student, the level of academic rigor is relatively high. I find it challenging, but then again that is why I chose my major in the first place. You will be given every opportunity to reach your goals of understanding and mastery of the topics covered in class, but ultimately it falls on the student to put forth the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing to succeed anywhere is to be serious about your future. You should take advantage of all the opportunities offered to you from the university and plan regular meetings with your academic advisers to help you plan a path to completing your degree.

    In three sentences

    OU is a great place for furthering your academic life. I am very impressed with the faculty and their extensive knowledge of their chosen fields. The student body is a great fit for me and I've found a new home.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The OU police department patrols the campus by foot, bike, and patrol car. The crime rate is low compared to other college campuses, and there is a warning system (phone call, text and OU webpage) for hazardous weather and dangerous activities that could occur. I never felt threatened or in danger while on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are lots of fraternities and sororities to join, but I know very little about Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of the Geographic Information Science Club, but there are hundreds, perhaps over a thousand clubs at the University of Oklahoma.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that have an interest in Geography, Petroleum Engineering, Journalism and Business. Also, students that want a rural and urban hybrid environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is the largest tradition. Norman is packed with Sooner fans during game-days. Roads near and around campus are often closed for tailgating and the roar of the stadium can be heard for miles. If the visiting team scores (which rarely happens), the extra point ball is tossed out of the stadium. It's a bad idea to try and keep the ball as a souvenir if you are among the stadium bleachers.

    Bang for the buck

    Some organizations and companies have cook outs and give free stuff away throughout campus. It's a good way to get a free meal.

    What to do for fun

    The Huffman center is a great indoor recreational facility. There are several basketball courts, full weight gym, a rock climbing wall, racquetball and locker rooms on the lower floor. The main floor has a four lane track to jog on, that over looks the basketball courts below, and other exercise machinery. If you're there during the summer, you may be lucky to meet Kevin Durant coaching a youth basketball camp. Overall, it's a great place to exercise and relieve stress. There are also hundreds of clubs students can partake in. Norman is just south of Oklahoma City, where one can go to see horse races at a casino or see a minor league baseball game. frequently, there are concerts at venues that feature local, national and international bands and musicians.

    Food and Dining

    The student union has several restaurants and is located conveniently near the library. It's a great place to grab a quick lunch and to hang out with your friends. To the north of campus, there is Campus Corner. There are several chain restaurants, from pizza joints, deli sandwiches, Mexican food, and more. Campus Corner is also known for its night time bar-like atmosphere (21+). Campus Corner is the best place, in my opinion, for restaurants and bars in Norman.

    Dorm Life

    I transferred from a community college after my freshman year. Therefore, I have no opinion to share here.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on your major. Science based majors, such as engineering or medical, can be challenging and inquires heavy usages of math and scientific concepts. Other majors are still challenging, but in its own unique way. My major, Environmental sustainability, inquires a lot of academic research and paper writing. I don't find it incredibly difficult, but very time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do no skip class, with the exception of family or medical emergency. You will miss a lot by not attending. Do not pick a major because the career salaries are high. Pick something you love to do or have an interest in. Lastly, don't waste your breathe the radical public speakers that are sometimes on campus (at the south oval). They are there to oppress the young open minds and can be frustrating to listen to. However, some of the public speakers are rather interesting to listen to.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is an excellent for students interested in a rural and urban academic environment. The work can be challenging, but very rewarding in an intellectual way. The professors and other faculty members are friendly and are very helpful.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue call boxes posted all around campus, also there is a saferide program as well as a safewalk program. These all combine to make the campus more safe.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority and I am so glad I went through rush. It was a great experience and I loved every minute of it. I Love my house and my sisters.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS!!! There are so many on campus to chose from and there is great variety in them.

    Great for these types of students

    OU has a great variety of students and therefore is great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's not unusual, but it is my favorite tradition; I love how the entire university and town all comes together for each home football game. It is truly breathtaking.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a wonderful university.

    What to do for fun

    When I do have free time, I like to hangout with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    The Caff has an excellent variety of foods.

    Dorm Life

    I love my roommate and my floor mates. We get along well.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, OU can be very intense academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study, that is the only way to get good grades.

    In three sentences

    I love this university. It has programs to help me succeed and be active on campus. I am enjoying being a student at OU.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have free safe rides every weekend from thursday to sunday! They have college police and a lot of safety, nothing to worry about!!

    Greek Life

    They have a looooot of different beautiful houses for greek life, and a lot of students, I saw some and the students who lived there seemed to like it a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very nice, a lot of people, a lot of fun!!! Nice music, plenty of places to choose from

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know what you mean

    Bang for the buck

    its a cheap place for students everyhting is affordable!!

    What to do for fun

    They have campus corner, a street with a lot of bars and clubs and good restaurants, They have a good team in fotball to watch, they have Thunder and NBA games to watch, They have a lot of sports to watch and also musem that is close and free for students, A lot of fun clubs with different temas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose Oklahoma if you want a great education, they will not be disapointed.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school that have everything a student can require. Good teaching and great structure The people wokring there are very helpful and kind

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Oklahoma has great campus safety resources. They have emergency buttons almost everywhere around campus. They have safe ride. There's telephone booths everywhere. They have resources for sex and assault and overdrinking. Safety in this university is great.

    Greek Life

    Although I'm not part of Greek life, in the beginning of fall semester, many of its members are very active in recruiting. Throughout the school year, many activities they do are being promoted and members are also very active.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs at the University of Oklahoma are one of the good things about it. Any student can start a club as long as they have 10+ members to begin with. There's also a lot of clubs that reach out to every interest there is (ie. languages, food, art, music, etc).

    Great for these types of students

    Sports fanatics and sorority/frat students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Having freshmen students live in the expensive and small/ugly dorms.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Oklahoma is average, in my opinion, however; the fees are irrationally expensive. Paying $8,000 a year for such tiny dorm and bad food is just not rational.

    What to do for fun

    The University of Oklahoma has really fun clubs and organizations. Also, their sports team (besides football) almost always has free tickets for students. I really enjoyed their volleyball and basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining in the University of Oklahoma is so-so. There's not one restaurant on campus that serves *real food.* All the food are very similar to fast foods. The restaurants also serve the same food everyday so there isn't much variety.

    Dorm Life

    The University of Oklahoma's dorm rooms are really small. It's also irrationally expensive. You're paying so much money but not getting its value back. The meal plan is also somewhat like a rip-off.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Oklahoma has high standards when it comes to academic. It can also be competitive. However, this all leads to better results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared financially and academically. Don't waste your time having fun too much and really make sure you're getting good grades or else your money will just be a waste, as well as your time. The University of Oklahoma has a lot of free resources and materials, make sure to use them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is expensive. The University of Oklahoma's campus is beautiful. The University of Oklahoma is fun.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe! I walk to get snacks at 4 am after all nighters on a paper, and I never feel scared.

    Greek Life

    Way too much emphasis on the Greek life in the social pyramid. Not too much drinking underage - OU isn't a terrible party school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of variety. Not much I'm interested in, but I'm super picky. Plenty of networking opportunities and service organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Greeks especially, sports fans, honors students (in the honors college, not so much the wider social scene).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have several. For one thing, the campus is haunted - we have faculty-led ghost tours. If you walk under the clock tower, you won't graduate. And watch out who you kiss in the spoon holder on the North Oval - everyone who kisses there gets hitched!

    Bang for the buck

    On the National Merit Scholarship this school is a gem. Great education for a great price!

    What to do for fun

    The gym is great. There is a Harry Potter club. Also, there are probably 200 student organizations, so there is really something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    The selection and taste of the food is to die for! It isn't healthy enough though... I always gain weight even if I eat like a bird at OU and work out. I can eat like a pig at home and still lose weight.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are too loud for peaceful studying. Also, the RA's break the rules as much as the students!

    Academic Rigor

    Top notch academics - I chose OU over Cornell U for the money but also the academic program. OU is nearly Ivy quality and attracts the best teachers and students!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come from out of state join groups! I didn't, and haven't made many friends. Also, the Greeks are the popular ones on campus, just fyi. I quickly found GDIs to be considered inferior. Other than that, great school!

    In three sentences

    Great Universtiy! Friendly people, great football team, and excellent academics. A little heavy on the Greek life however.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    just study hard for class.

    In three sentences

    The classmate are all very nice for helping international student. second, the professor always explain very well. third, have a very beautiful campus.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a campus corner right around the Union for nightlife and hangouts. There is also the Norman downtown area to go for older people scene. Overall the town has a lot to offer!

    Food and Dining

    Excellent and high end food and dining quarters and lots of local restaurants to explore!

    Dorm Life

    Very active and highly recommended to stay there beyond just your freshman year! It is very segregated though between the genders but overall they do a good job of prioritizing education and placing freshman into social groups.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies by college. Overall it is a tough school to make A's in. Usually the Sciences and Arts college is easier to make A's in, the Engineering college not so much. B is usually the overall outcome. At 60% retention though they do not do a good job of making sure students graduate in 4 years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Reach out!! This school has a ton of opportunities, clubs, and events but not very well publicized. So if you want to be a part of something reach out to them! They have over 200 clubs so you will find you niche, just have to look for them.

    In three sentences

    Great diversity! Very helpful in job placement and a very diverse and social atmosphere. People are very friendly but opportunities are not very well advertised and can be only limited to some colleges. With such a huge campus, people tend to be very clique-ish in their own little groups and clubs. Overall, very good opportunities for those who are go-getters and put themselves out there.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The Honor's College does an incredible job of preparing students with difficult classes that challenge them to expand knowledge inside and outside of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is the place where community empowers individuals to rise above a potential they never believed attainable. Dreams become a reality upon setting foot on campus, and the level of passion will challenge students to make a significant impact on the world around them. If you're wanting a radically inspiring college experience where you will be pushed to live as a beacon of light, then come to the University of Oklahoma and fasten your seat belt because you will become a difference making world changer.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to be a part of a solid Greek life will love this school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a clock tower next to the library- don't walk under it, and especially don't look up while walking under it.

    What to do for fun

    Campus Corner is the place to go. There are plenty of restaurants, shopping, bars, and dance clubs to visit there.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The meal plan works best at the cafeteria, where you get unlimited food for one meal exchange. There is a lot of variety in the cafeteria, which includes pizza, frozen yogurt and anything in-between.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small and cramped, but they are in the perfect location on campus. Another benefit of dorm life is that it gives you the chance to meet people and go to events specific to that dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can sometimes be challenging, but in general, the work load is doable, especially if you are in a study group.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers and visit their office hours. Make study groups and stay out of the bike lane on campus or you will get hit.

    In three sentences

    This school has an amazingly beautiful campus that is the perfect size, with the perfect number of students. There is plenty of help and support for classes in the form of tutoring and one-on-one office hours with professors. Student associations also plan events for students to attend in their spare time, which is important if you are not a part of the Greek life.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Club Sports, organizations, you can get as involved as you would like there are so many opportunities to make friends and make a difference on campus. As far as nightlife, there is campus corner where there are a few bars to choose from, as well as another strip less than a mile away that has even more bars, certainly no shortage of nightlife opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    There is food of all kinds just about anywhere on campus, from the cafeteria to campus corner, there is a wide variety of food that is relatively affordable and quick and easy to grab. very good.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty of dorms to choose from, some are better than others, but I believe they are in the process of updating everything. Try to be in one of the towers or the new athletic dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously depends on your degree, but can be very tough and demanding while at the same time having very helpful teachers, tutors, classmates, etc. to ensure that you succeed in classes given that you want to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Class can be as easy or as hard as you make it. If you are not in a greek house or athletic team it is tough to find friends outside of class. Enjoy the experience and get as involved as you can.

    In three sentences

    Big school with a small school feel. You can get as involved as you want to and make lasting friendships with students and/or professors. Very safe and take care of their students.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus offers SAFE-RIDE; SAFE-WALK(if you dont want to walk alone at night to your car on campus); and 24/7 OU PD This campus is extremely safe and they take the students safety VERY seriously. They are very prompt in getting alerts out there. I actually love this feature because they immediately text you an alert anytime something happens and they keep texting you as well, keeping every student alert and aware of the most current news on campus. its awesome.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely a HUGE part of this school, but with this comes awesome parties. On the downside though, it also comes with a lot of no pocket khaki shorts, sperry's, leggings, and extra extra large t-shirts walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    this University has literally any type of club you can think of. My friend is actually a part of a Harry Potter loving club and my brother is in an Anime club Also the union programming board holds hundreds of activities year round! Every weekend there is something different going on at the union, every Friday the union shows a new movie for FREE for students with movies that aren't even on DVD or anything, its awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Starbucks everywhere- coffee head students great reading room in the library- students who like quiet Greek Life- student socialites campus corner- for students who also like to party Free Action Tutoring- for students who love help Hundreds of volunteer opportunities- for students who love to help

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Clock tower- dont walk under it or you wont graduate Adams Center (dorms)- legend has it that in the middle of it underground there is a missile underground. Some parts of campus are said to have been a part of the underground railroad The Stacks in the library- said to have had a death of a woman and her spirit still lives on in that area The Spoon Holder- a classic stone monument in the Parrington Oval in which has the legend that if you kiss someone while in the Spoon Holder then it is destined that you will marry the person you kiss. The Great Reading Room- this is the biggest and most quiet area on campus and it has so much history and puts everyone who steps foot in it in awe. Anytime someone screams BOOMER others usually respond SOONER even if we all are strangers and/or have no clue where the BOOMER scream came from

    Bang for the buck

    My life changing experiences here including academics and lifetime friendships have definitely been worth the buck

    What to do for fun

    Campus Corner is always fun, you can walk from place to place and here you meet all kinds of new and cool people! Also you can always make a 30 minute trip up North to Oklahoma City which has all things to do- Thunder Games; Bricktown; Coffee houses; etc. There is also Moore Warren Theater which is an awesome and huge theater that is pretty cool to go to. There is also Lake Thunderbird to go swimming and boating during the spring summer and fall. There is also Riverwind Casino for those who love to gamble 18 and up! and Norman is only 3 hours from Dallas!!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is AWESOME! Especially at what us Sooners like to call the Caf its the main cafeteria thats by all of the dorms and it has unlimited food and all types of food from Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and my favorite- unlimited Chik-Fil-A! Theres also awesome options at the Student Union! and of course who can forget Campus Corner? Which is an entire block next to campus with SO many options of food, restaurants, bars, stores, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be one of two things: Great- when you have a decent roommate and suite mates; but Terrible- when you have a terrible roommate and/or suite mates. In my case I had both terrible roommate and suite mates. It was terrible. But I have so many friends here who loved it and became life time friends with their roommates. The dorms themselves are actually not that bad either, they aren't too small and they come clean and furnished so that is a bonus!

    Academic Rigor

    Any science class is definitely a challenge for instance, Chemistry and Zoology. This University is definitely kind of strict when it comes to academics. The moment you fall under a certain GPA they put you on academic probation and if you still are unable to meet GPA requirements then you are suspended unfortunately.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't walk under the clock tower; legend has it that if you walk under it before your four years are up, you will never graduate! Get as involved with as many opportunities as you can, OU offers so many great opportunities, don't limit yourself to just Greek life! Take all over your hard classes in your first 2 years! For some reason, this university likes to make them extra hard. Stay and study on campus as much as possible, it's gorgeous to study outside when the weather is nice, and you meet so many cool people. When you're a freshman, take advantage of the Caf as much as you can. ALL YOU CAN EAT CHIK-FIL-A!!! Go to at least one OU football game; it's so lively and fun surrounded by all the die-hard fans!

    In three sentences

    This University is definitely one big family with impecable school pride! Our campus is absolutely gorgeous and makes its students feel comfortable and alive, and President Boren is literally one and a million and actually makes time for every student. Sometimes the words Greek Life is taken a little too seriously.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. We have our own police department on campus. You will always feel safe.

    Greek Life

    I am currently pledging and I wouldn't change anything. Greek life is a great way to get involved and give back to the community. There are so many Greek organizations, so many to choose from. Choose where you feel at home.

    Clubs and Activities

    Gosh, there are soooo many clubs at OU. There is always an organization that you can get involved in. Getting involved makes college even more great of an experience.

    What to do for fun

    So much to do here! Free movies every Friday!! They are good movies too. The gym is always open and it is a great place to hang out and play some basketball.

    Food and Dining

    Great food services. There are places that are open 24 hours which is very convenient, especially late study nights.

    Dorm Life

    I love it! You'll meet so many people and make great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    College is never easy. If it was everyone would be here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, Study!! Know your resources because there is always someone willing to help you. Attend professor's office hours and take advantage of free tutoring.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great school. It is big and full of people from all over the world. There is always teachers and tutors throughout campus that are willing to help in any kind of way. At the University of Oklahoma you will always feel at home.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a huge part of the campus. I am involved with Greek Life and I am so happy that I chose to be a part of it! It helps make this huge university not seem all the big!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Clock Tower - if you walk underneath the clock tower you are doomed to not finish school on time! Every student knows to walk around it or otherwise be stuck as a super-senior! :)

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Rush is a great way to get involved for both girls and boys! Also, there are so many clubs for everyone on campus. One of my favorites is the Campus Activities Council! They do everything.

    Food and Dining

    I am always impressed with all of the options you get on your meal plan here! There are so many restaurants and so many places to use meal exchanges that you won't ever get sick of eating here. If you do get sick of campus food, Norman has a TON of great restaurants around the town.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't too bad! I live in the towers and it is nice not having to share a bathroom with more than 3 other people, especially if you get along with your suite mates!

    Academic Rigor

    It will challenge you for sure. You will learn time management and also that some nights you have to skip going out with your friends in order to finish that essay you procrastinated on, but it's not that bad in the end! There are good classes and bad classes at every university!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved your first semester! It will help make the transition smoother if you have things to fill your time and make new friends!

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma should be everyone's top choice in Oklahoma! It is such a beautiful campus with the world's best president, David Boren. There is a place for everyone here.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always be on the watch. Never put your guard down. Those are the ways of real life, but the campus has put together an incredible program to take those fears away while on campus. The rides, phones, social connections and the general community at large take care of us. We are the University, and the University takes care of its own

    Greek Life

    An awesome experience. Its not for everyone, but if it is, it will allow you to find a community of brotherhood, or sisterhood which will last a lifetime. Its also a way of making great contacts. Alumni of Greek are an awesome way of life after college.

    Clubs and Activities

    Be involved. There is no reason not to find something in the college community. I found Soonerthon. Try it for no other reason than for something to change your life. Its true. It changed mine.

    Great for these types of students

    The diversity of the student population allows everyone to be great Being modeled as a type of student stops the process of the true college experience

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My best locations and traditions on campus are to find an open, empty lecture hall to study in. The space, solitude, and forgetfulness of time, allows you to forget where you are and to focus on what you are there for.

    Bang for the buck

    I pay out of state and would not change my experiences here at all. This is where God sent me and although I am paying so much more, it has been worth every penny spent. And that includes the loans. Real life does not start until that first loan payment is due. But IT WAS WORTH IT

    What to do for fun

    Look for it. It's out there everywhere but you have to be open to seek it out. Listen to what other people have to say about their activities and choose what appeals to you. Be it sports, organizations, greek, societies or committees, or just reading a book. Its out there. Interact, be proactive and find a game that will be an outlet from daily college life.

    Food and Dining

    Utilize the Caf. Many students think that they don't have the time, or get tired of the food, but try to visualize life without it. Real life is cooking, or the expense of eating out. So use the cafeteria any time you can.. Just do it!!!!

    Dorm Life

    This is an experience that all students must succeed in. In order to be a success in the environment of the dorm, you must learn tolerance, patience, challenges, self control,, and most of all organization of your time. If you stay in your dorm just one semester, or for your entire college career, these lessons will be invaluable in the future.

    Academic Rigor

    Decide as early as possible what your career path will be. Always excel in your academics, but LEARN the foundation of the classes you are taking. Making great grades does not guarantee success in life. It is the life experiences,starting with your college career which starts the path of success. You only get out of a college experience what you put into it. Bury your heart and soul into your academics, but remember the final out come is what you learn, not what your grades will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to achieve your true potential as an OU student, you must be involved in the university. It is of no importance how you become a contributing member of the college community, but any outreach which benefits the students, families, the people of Norman and the State of Oklahoma will change your life in ways which far exceed your college career.

    In three sentences

    As a student of OU, my live has changed. Working with Soonerthon in chairmanship positions has made me prioritize the important and essential aspects of my life. Learning to give to these children and realizing how incredibly blessed I am to be a part of this organization has made me remember that only God can work miracles through others.

  • 03/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus. Campus police will send out any information about suspicious activity or any other kind of information they think students need to know. Even when I have needed to walk alone at night I have always felt safe. The university even offers a safe walk program for students who would like to have someone walk with them at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very huge at OU. Many students are involved with a sorority or fraternity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs on campus. At the beginning of the year there is an activity fair for students to learn about each participating club or group. This is the best way to meet people who are interested in similar interests as you!

    What to do for fun

    The funnest thing for students to do at OU is attend the football games during the fall. There is really nothing like it! There are various intramural sports offered on campus for those who are interested in organized sports. The campus is also home to the Fred Jones Museum of Art, one of the best college museums in the country. The museum has many different art styles, and is free to students. There is always something happening on campus, often for free!

    Food and Dining

    Campus dining is very good at OU. For students living in the dorms, the cafeteria offers many different food options. It is a very large and comfortable space to spend time with friends in. For times you want to get away from campus dining for a while there is Campus Corner. This street offers great places to eat and shop and is located right across from campus.

    Dorm Life

    It really depends on the individual student if they like dorm life or not. Dorm life is more enjoyable if you get along well with your roommate and suite mates. The university dorms are very safe because of security measures and various safety practices. The rooms are not very big, but offer enough space for amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, and television. All of the dorms provide each student within the room a bed, closet, desk, and two small cabinet end tables.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the courses offered are easy for a student to succeed in if they focus (and attend) class and do the required work outside of class. All of the professors are there to help the student succeed. The tough classes are those that are uninteresting to the student, like various general education courses. Many lower division classes offer free tutoring, and the professors often will meet with students outside of office hours to assist students further.

    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Oklahoma is a public university. Try to look into financial aid early and apply to many different scholarships and other financial aide opportunities. Also, look into the different programs you are interested in prior to applying to the university. Take a campus visit and look into the program you want to study while you are there. It is not good to change majors many different times after a student begins attending the university.

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a great university for everyone! The university has many different majors to choose from, all of which have very dedicated and helpful faculty members wanting to share their knowledge with students. From students interested in the Fine Arts to Pre-med, the University of Oklahoma offers a home to many different kinds of people and interests.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    OUPD is always around and they have emergency help stations scattered around campus. They keep you advised or extreme weather especially tornadoes.

    Clubs and Activities

    Paradigm is a must. It is a great community who want to help you in whatever way they can. Also, there are about 100 other organizations to choose from if you want variety.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type. There is something for everyone at the University of Oklahoma. I know that may sound cheesy, but with such a large student body, everyone can find a place they feel like they belong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Going to football games in the fall is similar to religion at OU. Go with an upperclassman if you go because there are about 5 weird traditions that I had no clue people would do until I went my first time: Wagging the One symbol (your pointer finger) No sitting down until we score Clap with the band. Throw any ball used to kick a field goal (by the away team) out of the stadium. OU Rufneks run around the field waving an immense flag which you cheer for.

    Bang for the buck

    OU gives a great experience but that comes at a cost, especially if you are an out-of-state resident. If you can fund it, it is a worthwhile college.

    What to do for fun

    Frisbee, softball, board games, sporting events, TV. You name it, it can be found on campus. Movies show weekly in the student movie theater. The movie options have been out for a while but usually are not on DVD yet. If you are willing to wait two months or so, you can basically see any movie for free.

    Food and Dining

    The caf is amazing. The 'Caf' is our cafeteria that has 8 other restaurants inside of it. Think of an all-you-can-eat food court. It is akin to that. There are lots of other great and tasty food options on campus as well. Just make sure you don't chow down too hard and gain that Freshman 15-25.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. I have lived in the dorms for 3 years and I regret nothing. It is a valuable opportunity to connect with other people living so close to you. Every other point in your life, you will have to drive some distance to see friends, but here you can walk down the hall or just to another dorm on campus. Do not waste this prime opportunity to make friendships that could last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    They are pretty good about keeping you on track academically. They will weed out those who don't car enough to try. No class is too hard, but you have to do your best and make an effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plug into to a on-campus community that will encourage your in those pursuits, you will value your time at OU. Find a place where you are welcome and dedicate your time there (I recommend Paradigm- paradigmnorman.com).

    In three sentences

    The University of Oklahoma is a place of learning and growth that wants your money, but so does every institution. OU is a great place to find out what you enjoy in a safe environment. OU is an odd mix of traditional culture, but ever adapting learning structures.

  • 05/10/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The college is expensive but offers the bang for the buck. With things always going on, classes offered all the time, and students everywhere! Its hard not to enjoy everyday!

    What to do for fun

    There is an equipment rental program for if you want to camp or what nt on the weekend, theres a huge gym complex, sport games happen all the time, and there are so many different clubs and organizations all over campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants all over the campus! There's also the world only unlimited chick fil a restaurant!!! There are about 12 different unlimited buffet style restaurants all together that students for about dollars can feast on for hours!!! As well as many restaurants throughout the campus all over the campus! And there's several Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are massive and very community style. With separate halls, security door keys everywhere, and lots of people. The dorms are full of life, are secure, and have many amenities offered within them.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is academically challenging which is very good for the students. Although there is a low % of students failing classes, it is due to the fact that students are pushed to do better and only successful highschoolers are accepted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definetly apply early so that you can be enered into the freshman class scholarships which the deadline is February I believe. Also visit the campus because it is perfect for me, but others may find the campus to be out of their style or wants.

    In three sentences

    A huge campus offering many classes, majors, housing options and restaurants. A full gym is offered and all students are members of the gym providing a pool, workout equipment, rock climbing, an indoor track, zumba and other activity classes. Housing is offered in many different forms and sports have become a central part for everyone there with the stadium being 2 minutes from your dorm room everyone walks over to enjoy the games!

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    You can't go wrong with a Chick Fil A on campus.

    In three sentences

    OU was a beautiful campus. While there, I met a few students and some of the staff and they were all extremely personable and seemed to be very upstanding. The facilities at OU are top notch and I plan on applying at the end of the summer.

  • 08/03/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone and the opportunity to create your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Literally anyone who strives for a strong education from a very prestigious school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since the school is so old, there are some unusual stories that go with it. There's an owl on top of the law building that is painted green. The story is that since there is always tension between the engineer and law students, the engineers decided to prank the law school by painting the owl green. In response, the law students spiked the engineers food with laxatives and nailed the bathrooms in the building shut. Every year now, the owl gets a fresh coat of green paint.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is a steal for how prestigious the school is. Out of state residents have to pay a pretty penny but there are lots of scholarship resources as well.

    What to do for fun

    Norman is a typical college town with little restaurants and smoke lounges across from the college. Oklahoma city is roughly forty miles north and there is a large music scene. There's also lakes and other outdoor activities in areas surrounding Norman.

    Food and Dining

    There are several food options in addition to a small food court. There are vegetarian/vegan options and reasonable meal plans. However, it is the south, and there are lots of fried and less than healthy food options.

    Dorm Life

    There are three different dorms. One is classic apartment-style buildings with usual dorm rooms and lounges. The honors dorm is smaller and has a more homey feel, and also offers honors classes on the first floor as an alternative to morning classes elsewhere on campus. There are also dorm buildings that are very old and more luxurious than the rest, but they are very pricey in comparison.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes come in a range of sizes and OU is very well known for having good programs for any major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources offered. The school President, David Boren (aka D-bo) is very involved and works hard to get students to study abroad. He will always just sit down to talk anytime as he lives across the street from the Oval. There are also tutors, and people in the dorms to help you with anything from roommate situations to homesickness.

    In three sentences

    University of Oklahoma is a friendly community of very diverse people. There are countless resources to assist students with any issues they may be having and the campus is beautiful, well kept, and situated in a fun college town. This school welcomes people of all kinds with open arms.

  • 09/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would say quite safe. Lots of security guards around and security buttons and it is well lit at night.

    What to do for fun

    I play in the band and I love football, soccer and basketball. Enjoy the games. Hang out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. Many foods to choose from and easy accessible. Fast food and great cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    It is great and I don't have any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Plan your day and week and hours and minutes. Join the study groups

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do a lot of walking. Exercise is very important. Parking is a small problem. I move my car very seldom.

    In three sentences

    I love this college and the experience of being a campus student. Everyone is so helpful. The dorms are small but okay. The professors are patient and approachable. My advisors are super.

  • 10/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Plenty of free telephone booths and emergency posts all around campus.

    Greek Life

    Basically runs this campus in regards to parties and trend setting. This isn't always a good thing but it isn't too over the top.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have plenty of clubs and and activities for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Individuals who may still feel uncomfortable with meeting people to dissimilar, most people here are very much the same. Petroleum engineering is definitely what this school is known for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People say Boomer Sooner after everything!

    Bang for the buck

    For out of state, there are probably much better well rounded universities for the same price you here.

    What to do for fun

    Not much, there is a little skating rink and hole on the wall restaurants but that is it.

    Food and Dining

    The food can taste good, but is expensive and not very high quality. Actually shortly working for their food services I got to see all the corners that were cut...and that was a lot. The bakery lady touched muffins with her bare hands and did not wash them prior. It was very disgusting and many others followed the same practice.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are small, not very nice, and can be incredibly noisy. For me anyway, housing and food services did not have you fill out a questionnaire to help assign a roommate to that could be problematic. There was a record number of changes during the 2014 school year.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the foreign language teachers are natives so you'll have a very good instructor. Many classes are harder than high school courses so the quality is much higher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Touring the campus is a must. If you're doing work study then make sure you'll like the position they offer. Every major office is extremely unorganized, so be a squeaky wheel if you need something done promptly.

    In three sentences

    The education is pretty exceptional in certain areas but the student body is for the most part very average and uncultured for such a large university. However, there are plenty of wonderful faculty and students that can make the university enjoyable.