University of Oklahoma

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  • A different school

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap tuition
    Cons: Almost not worth the money

    Summary: The University of Oklahoma is a very different school. Don't get me wrong, the teachers here are first class, and I have had anyone from a T.A. teaching a class to a Vice President of the College teaching. The bad thing is that the social aspect of the ... read more

  • OU Walker Tower

    Mar 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Get to meet a lot of people your freshman year
    Cons: To many to mention in this box

    Summary: Hello, I am a Freshman at the University of Oklahoma majoring in Computer Science, and Music(voice performance). The University has a long standing policy of requiring students who do not live within 50 miles of the University to live in the ... read more

  • A Prospective Students Opinion

    Jul 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Campus (Architecture!), Extreme School Spirit
    Cons: Too Much Emphasis on Athletics, Admissions Program/Scholarship Program not thorough enough

    Summary: Last year, as a senior in high school, I spent many, many days searching college guide books, carefully plodding through internet sites, and visiting college campuses, all in the hopes that my searching would yield the "right" college for me. ... read more

  • Walker

    Aug 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Secure Area
    Cons: Cramped Rooms

    Summary: Recently, I went to the National Junior Classical League's 47th annual convention held at the University of Oklahoma. I spend 6 nights in the Whitney dorm. I would like to say that the dorm is nice and comfy, but I have my problems with it. First of ... read more

  • Dorm life: good in moderation

    Jun 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy access to classes, food, services
    Cons: Expensive, isolating, no kitchen facilities

    Summary: A previous review stated that the Cate & Honors dorms do not have air-conditioning. In fact, most of Cate and all of the Honors House is air-conditioned. Also, I'm not quite sure if the Honors House has windows that open; it seems like they just have ... read more

  • Physically beautiful but administratively (internally) corrupt...

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: pretty campus
    Cons: Authoritarian, snobby adiminstrators who are BAD problem solvers & retaliate if U question them.

    Summary: The University of Oklahoma has great potential. For the most part, the faculty is good and the school has good academic programs. The problem is if you are a minority or if you ever have a problem or if you ever want to talk to the university president, ... read more

  • The University of Oklahoma; For Better, For Worse

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Constant improvements
    Cons: parking, parking, parking

    Summary: The University of Oklahoma was really the only choice for me as far as going to college was concerned. I grew up in the area, so I lived with my parents for a little while and got a huge break by not having to pay to live in the dorms. If I did have to ... read more

  • Massive Campus

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Community, Quality of Education
    Cons: Expansive Campus

    Summary: The University of Oklahoma is a very large campus. This expansive feeling is favorable to some, but I found it quite exhausting. It is the worst parking nightmare I have ever experienced on a college campus. I see students enjoying the campus who live ... read more

  • Ou: Cate Center/Honors Dorm

    Jan 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, very nice dorm. Friendly atmosphere.
    Cons: Tiny rooms.

    Summary: This is about the Cate Dorms in general - specifically the honors dorms. One needn't be an honor student to live in these dorms, as a matter of fact, it is almost half non-honor students. It is a great dorm and a horrible dorm depending on what is ... read more

  • Bathing in Crimson and Cream

    Jul 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: price, education
    Cons: athletic department

    Summary: I attended the University of Oklahoma for 4 years in route to a degree in Environmental Engineering. I also took two undergraduate chemistry courses in preparation for graduate school. I am now in graduate school at the University of Oklahoma Health ... read more

  • OU--You could do worse

    Jun 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good school, beautiful campus, great scholarships, football team making a comeback
    Cons: Bureaucracy, bureaucracy, bureaucracy

    Summary: Where to begin? There are a million things every prospective college student wants to know (or should want to know) about a school he is considering. The obvious ones include quality of education, housing, food, and social life; other reviewers ... read more

  • A Leader for the Times

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Receives big $$ amount of funding
    Cons: Not quite IVY league - yet

    Summary: Regardless of whether you like his politics, you simply cannot deny that former Senator and current OU President David Boren is doing a crackerjack job of steering the University toward a highly respected status in the realms of academia.His goal of two ... read more

  • On the Job

    Apr 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fun, meet people
    Cons: duty

    Summary: I am a resident advisor here at OU, and I love my job. The perks are among the best in University Housing anywhere. RA's at OU get their own room with an attached study, and their own bathroom as well. The job pays for room and board, and we ... read more

  • From the Inside

    Apr 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of choices!
    Cons: having a roommate for the first time

    Summary: I have lived in campus housing for two years now. My freshman year I lived as a resident, and now I am a resident advisor. As any school, we have rules in the dorm that people find unappealing--limited smoking floors, visitation rules and ... read more

  • OU

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Great School, Nice Town/Campus
    Cons: Town only has 100,000 people

    Summary: I currently attend the university of Oklahoma. I am in my second semester here, and I am enjoying myself. I graduated from Norman North High School (Local High School), so I have been in Norman quite a while. Norman is a growing community of around ... read more

  • Sooner Born and Bred

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: top notch and affordable education
    Cons: prevalence of greek types

    Summary: Before you read this I must clarify the fact that I have a long standing bias towards OU. As a native of the Sooner state, I have grown up treking to Norman on Saturdays to witness the spectacle of home football games. Some of my earliest memories are of ... read more

  • Oklahoma's Best-Kept Secret

    Feb 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good academic program, low cost
    Cons: Little cultural diversity, emphasis on Greek System

    Summary: The University of Oklahoma is one of those schools whose recruiting letters usually just get thrown out with the junk mail. But take the time to look into the school, and you'd be surprised what you find. Oklahoma offers a solid academic ... read more

  • Growing in all respects.

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap (even out of state, even if you don't have a scholarship), great professors, President Boren, pretty campus
    Cons: No music scene, lack of cultural diversity

    Summary: One of the things that brought me to a school 1,000 miles from my home was the excitement of the faculty and administration about the growth of this school. President Boren, a former Congressman, has been a great influence on this academic community. ... read more

  • A VERY pleasant place to be!

    Jan 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low tuition, beautiful campus, feel of a small college at a big university!
    Cons: High fees! Honors classes aren't always the best idea

    Summary: I am a Freshman (just completed Fall semester) who absolutely LOVES the University of Oklahoma! Admissions: You get automatic admission if you have a certain GPA and SAT or ACT score-very nice! If you meet the requirements, you get your acceptance ... read more

  • OU- Adams Center

    Oct 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: has only functioning restaurant and post office of dorms, multiple towers
    Cons: floors are not coed

    Summary: If one comes to the University of Oklahoma, there are five sets of dorms you can live in. I got Adams Center, and I believe it is the finest choice, so if you are going an incoming freshman or the parent of one: listen up! Adams Center is the ... read more

  • I Remember It Fondly...

    Jun 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It was close to home, great campus
    Cons: Architecture studios in the stadium (not anymore)

    Summary: I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in December of 1995 and my younger brother will be graduating in December of 2001. I really enjoyed my Sooner experience and so has my brother. I lived in Adams Center all 4 1/2 years of my time at ... read more

  • Number One In A Lot Of Books

    May 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great president, beautiful campus, great faculty, etc.
    Cons: long way from home for me

    Summary: Every year, millions of high school students across the country take the PSAT/NMSQT. A fraction of one percent score high enough to receive National Merit Scholarships. These students represent the best and brightest America has to offer. One ... read more

  • Boomer Sooner!!

    Jan 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: OU 2000 Nat. Champs
    Cons: They gave FSU 2 points.

    Summary: This epinion is a giant Congratulations to Bobby Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners!! They stormed the Orange Bowl and totally dominated the Florida State Seminoles 13-2 to win the National Championship. FSU was overmatched and overhyped and Oklahoma came ... read more

  • Boomer Sooners

    Jan 2, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: The University of Oklahoma is the school to go to. It have everything you need here. Good teaching staff, Great football team, clean dorms, and the hottest girls you have ever seen. These ladies have been around the sun so they know how to get a tan. ... read more

  • At Home on Campus!

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Single-Occupancy, windows that open!!!!! Smoking available on 4th floors.
    Cons: Stairs, Community Bathrooms.

    Summary: Are you about to leave home for college? What is it going to be like to live away from home for probably the first time, and where are you going to live? Afraid of what experiences you might have, that you haven't had already? Afraid of the people ... read more

  • Education Department

    Apr 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Helpful, knowledgeable advising staff. Professors easy to contact. Classes geared to your major.
    Cons: None

    Summary: My personal experience at OU has been very positive. I recently graduated with a degree in Secondary English. The administration in the College of Education is concerned about the quality of education students are receiving. I served on the ... read more

  • It's A Trip

    Mar 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Self gratification, great people, great coach, fun times.
    Cons: Lack of hills (oh, but we find the ones that exist), no home course.

    Summary: As a collegiate athlete I have experienced many new things. Physically I've been put through hell and mentally I've been exhausted by not only my own pressure to perform in races but also in academics. I've seen some of the worst in politically ... read more

  • I.O.U. a GREAT place to live

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome students, great teachers
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: O.U. is absolutely the best college you can go to and it is one of the cheepest for the education and amount of fun in the state of Oklahoma. All the frat houses are awesome and throw great parties. The classes are well taught and the teachers actually ... read more

  • The school for yOU

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful campus, great faculty, low cost...and great football!!!!
    Cons: The "greek" system of the fraternities and sororities is somewhat annoying.

    Summary: I made the decision to come to OU based on nothing more than the letter and the recruiting video the admissions office sent me. I had never seen the campus before, never known anyone who had attended the university, and the school wasn't even on my list ... read more

  • The Only Reason to go to OU

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: technology, location, government offices, job experience
    Cons: You have to attend OU to take part in it

    Summary: Lets face it, there is not a whole lot that a public institution like the University of Oklahoma can offer the average honors student in the ways of outstanding academic programs. Sports, maybe. A fat scholarship, definitely if you're a national merit ... read more

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