The OU Distinction
Founded in 1890, The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a tier-1 research institution known for its culture of innovation and collaboration. Our state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge research opportunities, and collaborative academic programs are comparable to other top-notch universities. However, what sets The University of Oklahoma apart is our sense of community and "can-do" attitude. Our pioneer spirit influences all that we do, and we see opportunities where others don't.
OU and the surrounding city of Norman, Oklahoma become a home-away-from-home for many students. Community is not just a word at OU, it is way of life.