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| OU is a good school and you can get a quality education here, but you have to look for the right classes and the right professors. It's very easy to float through on "easy A" classes and finish with a degree, but no education to speak of. However, if you want to take challenging, insightful classes with brilliant professors, they exist, but you might have to do some asking around. On a social note, people here are friendly and Norman is a decent town given the surrounding area. |
|Feb 09 2012|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2012 |
There are pro's and con's to this university.|
- Well-recognized school, although for athletics, not too much for academics.
- BEAUTIFUL campus
- Professors and TA's are hit-and-miss. Some really care, and some don't give a crap and treat you like a number.
- School is a bit too engaged in athletics for my taste. I love football, don't get me wrong, but you tend to see all the new facilities go to athletics.
- Out-of-state tuition is ridiculous if you ask me. 25k for a state school is too much, and scholarships are not as easy to get as prospective student services makes them out to be.
-Academic advisers are horrible. Make sure you look over what they advise you to do. They have been known to advise you into a class you don't need. Also, when you get into upper level classes, you will find that they fill up REALLY quick, and you end up stuck refreshing your browser waiting for someone to drop the course.
DON'T JUST TAKE A TOUR OF THE CAMPUS AND DECIDE TO COME HERE. Sit in on a class for a while and see what the university is like through a students eyes, not just what they want you to see.Don't get me wrong, I do like going here. Norman's a cool town, the campus is beautiful, and the athletics department makes Fall semesters really fun. The academics in the business school are decent, Would I go somewhere else if I had to do it over again? Probably.
|Nov 10 2011|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| I attended OU in a very non-traditional way. I was an online student as part of their newer Liberal Studies program. I loved the program because it was 100% online and I also took it self-paced which means I had up to 6 months to complete one course. Overall the courses covered a wide range of interests which I really liked and I also had the ability to take them when I wanted to and to complete the assignments when I wanted to. Almost every professor I had was extremely helpful and encouraging but I did have a few that were ridiculous to contact and it seemed that they were impossible to please.|
My advisor was AWESOME. I feel bad because I literally went to her for EVERYTHING- when I couldn't get responses from professors, when I couldn't get a hold of the financial aid department- everything! She was so helpful and encouraging though... she really helped me throughout my entire time at OU.
The only issues I ever had was with financial aid. Due to the online, self-paced courses it seemed like every month they were causing my other loans to go into repayment. If this wasn't happening then somehow they were stating I wasn't enrolled or that I wasn't a student so I'd have to reapply for financial aid. I really had a terrible time getting a hold of the office and then getting anything done once I did.I did have to go onto the Tulsa branch campus twice to pick up disbursement checks. The secretary saw my child and automatically assumed I was there for a free clinic and that I wasn't a student. She clearly thought I was beneath her and was rude. Everyone I dealt with at the actual branch excluing the security officers acted like that- like I was there wasting their time when they could be doing something better.
|Jun 22 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2010 |