University of Oklahoma

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The University of Oklahoma
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Bizzell Library
MottoCivi et reipublicae (Latin)
Motto in English
For the citizen and for the state
TypeFlagship
Public
Space-grant
Established1890
Endowment$1.2 billion[1]
PresidentDavid L. Boren
ProvostNancy L. Mergler
OU Board of RegentsLeslie Rainbolt-Forbes, Chairwoman[2]
Academic staff
2,937[3][4]
Students30,303[5]
Undergraduates20,892
Postgraduates9,411
Address660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK, 73019, Norman, Oklahoma, United States
CampusSuburban
3,000 acres (12.1 km2) including north research park
ColorsCrimson & Cream[6]          
NicknameSooners
AffiliationsBig 12 Conference
MascotBoomer and Sooner
WebsiteOU.edu

Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Performing Arts

The University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a public university in the Norman, Oklahoma, United States. It has about 27,000 students enrolled, and it was started in 1890. David Boren is president of the university.

Sports[change | change source]

Oklahoma's athletics teams are called the Sooners. Oklahoma has 19 varsity teams, almost all of which compete in the Big 12 Conference. In men's gymnastics, a sport that the Big 12 does not sponsor, Oklahoma is a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

References[change | change source]

  1. As of end of FY 2011. "University of Oklahoma Foundation" (html). Current Value Reference. OU Foundation. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  2. Hall, Ben. "OU Board of Regents elects new chairwoman, vice chairman". OU Daily. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. "Employees by Campus, Fall 2003–2007". 2008 OU Factbook. University of Oklahoma. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  4. This number only includes the main (Norman) and Health Sciences Campuses; numbers for the Tulsa campus were not available. Also, the number only include full-time and part-time faculty and does not include Graduate Assistants.
  5. "University of Oklahoma". The College Board. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  6. Crimson: Pantone 201(#B30838); Cream: Pantone 468(#EEE1C5) "OU Web Media Relations Packet" (PDF).

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 35°12′31″N 97°26′45″W / 35.20861°N 97.44583°W / 35.20861; -97.44583