University of Oklahoma

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University of Oklahoma
City: Norman, Oklahoma
Type: Public
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling[1]
Colors: red, white
Mascot: Sooners

The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, Oklahoma. It was established in 1890 and the first students enrolled in 1892. As of fall 2006 the university had 29,721 students and 2,789 Faculty. The Princeton Review ranks OU among the Top 10 public universities in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. The school offers 160 master's programs, 152 bachelor's programs, 20 majors at the first professional level, and 75 doctorate programs. It was ranked the #10 school in PC Magazine's Top 20 Wired Colleges.[2]


OU is best known for its football program, which has had the most wins since World War II and has won seven national titles. It has produced six Heisman Trophy winners and holds the longest winning streak of any program (47).

It is also a powerhouse in men's gymnastics (eleven titles), women's gymnastics (since 2014 it has won three of the four national titles), and women's softball (since 2013 it has won three of the five national titles along with the 2000 title).

University Presidents

Name/Years Served
David Ross Boyd 1892–1908
A. Grant Evans 1908–1911
Stratton D. Brooks 1912–1923
James S. Buchanan: 1924–1925
William Bennett Bizzell 1926–1941
Joseph A. Brandt 1941–1943
George Lynn Cross 1943–1968
John Herbert Hollomon 1968–1970
Paul F. Sharp 1971–1977
William S. Banowsky 1978–1984
Frank E. Horton 1985–1988
Richard Van Horn 1989–1993
David Boren 1994–present