Oklahoma University

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Oklahoma University OU ranks No. 1 per capita in the nation among all comprehensive public universities in National Merit Scholars. This year, one out of every 15 freshmen entering OU direct from high school is a National Scholar. The 1999-00 freshmen class includes 10 National Scholars, including 134 National Merit Scholars. More than 800 National Scholars are currently enrolled at OU.

Several university programs and facilities, including the petroleum engineering, and weather prediction programs, are nationally recognized for their excellence. The Department of Botany and Microbiology has the largest regional resource for naive flora. With over 2.6 million volumes, the University of Oklahoma Libraries are the largest in the state and the Laurence S. Youngblood Energy Library is one of the top petroleum geology libraries in the nation.

Landscaping and architecture are highlights of the campus. No matter what the season, the north and south ovals are always decorated with intricate floral designs. Many of the buildings throughout the campus are designed in a unique "prairie gothic style of architecture.

OU has a long tradition of outstanding sports teams. OU athletic teams have won 19 National Championships and 160 Conference Championships and have produced 64 All-Americans and 43 Academic All-Americans. Additionally, six athletes have been named Conference Athlete of the Year and 13 players or coaches have been inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. For athletic scheduling and ticket information, call the OU Athletic Ticket Office at (405)325-2424, the OU Media Relations Department at 1-800-325-8231.

For information about admission to OU or to arrange for a campus tour, call (800)234-6868 or (405)325-1188. Visitors can also drop by OU's Visitor Center in Jacobson Hall, located at the corner of Boyd Street and University Boulevard.


Come visit us in Norman, Oklahoma

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Santa Fe Depot Art Center

Located in a city park known as "Legacy Trail," the north side of the depot is now the home of the Norman Arts and Humanities Council. Grounds can be used for special events and currently display public art sculptures of bronze and wood produced by Oklahoma artists. On the

Norman, OK Arts

The Perfect Swing

Welcome to The Perfect Swing Family Fun Center, Norman's premier establishment for year-round fun. We offer fun activities for kids from ages 2 to 92. From the city'

Norman, OK Fun Centers

Cobblestone Creek Golf Course

Narrow fairways and rolling greens challenge golfers on this new 9 hole executive course. After playing a round of golf, you'll enjoy the fantastic food and spirits at Cobblestone Creek club house. Order your favorite treats at the grill &

Norman, OK Golf Courses

Sam Noble-Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

In 1899, the Territorial Legislature of the future state of Oklahoma mandated the founding of a natural history museum on the campus of the University of the Territory of Oklahoma in Norman, now the University of Oklahoma. The 195,000

Norman, OK Museums

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Langston University

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