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The University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma July 2019 69 (Bizzell Memorial Library).jpg
Bizzell Library
MottoCivi et reipublicae (Latin)
Motto in EnglishFor the citizen and for the state
Endowment$1.2 billion[1]
PresidentDavid L. Boren
ProvostNancy L. Mergler
OU Board of RegentsLeslie Rainbolt-Forbes, Chairwoman[2]
Academic staff2,937[3][4]
LocationNorman, Oklahoma, United States
3,000 acres (12.1 km2) including north research park
ColorsCrimson & Cream[6]            
MascotBoomer and Sooner
AffiliationsBig 12 Conference

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.


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.


  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". 

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