University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is a gathering place for students and scholars from across the nation and around the globe. Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. Students are attracted primarily by the high quality of the faculty and academic programs, outstanding research facilities, and unique resources at OU. The relatively low cost of attendance adds to OU’s international appeal. Scholars also appreciate the mild Oklahoma climate, the varied cultural environment and the friendly, informal atmosphere of the University community. The university is a part of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, which is composed of all higher education institutions supported wholly or in part by state appropriations. The Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education is the coordinating board for the system. The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for their students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society. The University of Oklahoma recognizes, appreciates and actively pursues its special responsibility to help make Oklahoma a great place in which to live and work. The university also is part of a world community of scholars, and its activities make national and international contributions. Graduates of the university hold important leadership positions in the state and throughout the world. As the university meets its broad scholarly responsibilities, it targets many activities to bring maximum benefits to the state. To encourage excellence, the university attracts, develops and retains outstanding faculty and staff, attracts capable students who will provide future leadership for the state, region and nation, provides superior library, laboratory, classroom, performance and computer facilities, and engages in on-going planning, analysis and management for the effective use of its resources. OU welcomes all international students and their families More than 2,000 international students and their families representing more than 100 countries call OU their home away from home. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the University’s academic programs except health-related fields. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. OU enrols more than 31,000 students, has more than 2,600 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 165 majors at the baccalaureate level, 159 majors at the master’s level, 80 majors at the doctoral level, 28 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 29 graduate certificates.
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