University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Reviews
This University is more than just a school, it is my home away from home. Everyone has been so kind and has gone to great lengths to make Norman more than just a school. There is also a diversity like none other that I think everyone should be able to experience. You can literally feel like you're in Turkey, Spain, South Africa, and Japan all at once and it is a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend coming to the University of Oklahoma because we aren't just one big melting pot of people, we are truly a family.
It's a big big school, so if you like one on one instruction this school is not for you. Often deemed as one of the greekest schools in america. If you are not apart of them its not a big deal. Education is really good. Even hard. Lots of oppurtunities.
The coursework load can be anywhere from average to very heavy. Of course, your standards for yourself determine what is heavy coursework and what's not; however, most people I know do pretty well with around 13-15 hours. I myself do my best when I have around that many hours. It really is up to you, as a student, because OU allows its students to take up to 19 hours per semester and to be a full time student, you will have to take at least 12 hours.
So, I recommend 13-15 hours a semester to have a fair amount of work and be able to get it all done (if you don't procrastinate, of course!). There are online learning tools. It depends on the class and what kind of a class it is. Some classes are hybrid which means half of them are online and half are traditionally taught. These classes are good and most of the responsibility to get everything done lies with the student. Even if you don't want to take any online classes, consider hybrid classes. I have made many friends in class! People here are really friendly and nice. Everyone is always smiling and willing to help you out. The atmosphere is very positive! Most instructions are kind and willing to help you out; but there are also some instructors who might have a different teaching style than you are used to, so it takes some time to get used to their class and their teaching style. Don't worry though, there are so many resources available on campus to help you with academics that you shouldn't do horrible in a class just because you didn't like your instructor or their teaching styles. People are different and instructors are just normal people.
So, they are different from each other, but even if you don't like your instructor, you can do something about it (i.e. drop the class and take it at a later semester, change your class and enroll in another instructor's class, etc.). My overall experience has been great so far! There is a lot of help and resources for academics, a lot of volunteer opportunities, a lot of free food, weekly free movies at the Meacham Auditorium, a Greek life system, over 140 clubs, and so much more! Also, the food a the Couch restaurants is just so amazing and you can burn off the calories and work out at the Huff, OU's gym! There is always something going on on the OU campus and I truly believe that everyone can think of OU as a second home--at least I do!