University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Reviews
OU is a great university! It's a big school with a "small town" feeling. Teachers provide one-on-one opportunities and various styles of teaching the curriculum. There are lots of opportunities to get involved, learn about other cultures, and be a part of something bigger than yourself! Football is great too :) BOOMER SOONER!
I enjoyed my time as both undergraduate and graduate student of OU. Most of all, I enjoyed speaking to my professors about my projects. My most memorable, and most helpful, encounter with a professor was on in which the professor told me how I actually write as opposed to how I should write. He told me that I write too poetically and that I should write in a way that is simple, easy to understand - almost journalistic. It had not occurred to me, until that moment during my graduate studies, that I had a habit of being esoteric in my writing. I cannot say that I have totally changed my writing habits, by that professor's forthright comments helped me to be successful for the rest of my time as a graduate student. I highly recommend OU if you are planning to pursue a graduate degree.
Well organized department, strong focus on technology and educational practices. Very helpful when it comes to preparing students for job opportunities.
I had a phenomenal experience. I was pre med and OU had great resources to help get me into medical school. I did on my first try and am now at one of the top programs in the country. Student life was great with lots of activities. Sporting events were out of this world.
I had a very good experience at the University of Oklahoma. I was prepared to enter the working world with a great, recognized, well-respected degree.
It's a well-rounded school that offers a lot of opportunity, dozens of great organizations, helpful and talented professors, and seems to always be trying to better itself. Its journalism/advertising program is great, however, I would have preferred more options for those going into the creative side of advertising.
I think the School of Drama provides excellent opportunity for broad-based, theatrically-focused learning. It is a great program in the first step towards a career in academia. Unfortunately, much of the faculty are not interested in really giving the students a true leg up in regard to finding employment post-graduation. It also from the outset makes it abundantly clear that the graduate students are by no means a priority to any of the faculty, which is a massive deterrent. I think this is a program that is, in that regard, seriously out-of-touch.
It's not so much about the school but how you apply yourself. You could leave with your degree and not learn anything or you can leave with your degree and have some knowledge. Keep in mind only some of this knowledge will be helpful in the job market. A degree does not mean you are handed a job right out of school. Good luck, it's tough out there.
OU is a wonderful college with highly educated and approachable faculty in the SLIS department.
Great atmosphere full of caring faculty and staff. It's a big school but you can find groups to fit in perfectly with and make it feel more intimate.