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The University of Oklahoma
Bizzell Library
Motto Civi et reipublicae (Latin)
Motto in English For the citizen and for the state
Established 1890
Type Flagship
Endowment $1.2 billion
President David L. Boren
Provost Nancy L. Mergler
OU Board of Regents Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes, Chairwoman
Academic staff 2,937
Students 30,303
Undergraduates 20,892
Postgraduates 9,411
Location Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Campus Suburban
3,000 acres (12.1 km2) including north research park
Colors Crimson & Cream          
Nickname Sooners
Mascot Boomer and Sooner
Affiliations Big 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.

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