What should I say about OU?
After more than 125 years of excellence, our Sooner Nation has built quite the community, and with that, endless reasons to attend this great university. If you engage in conversation with a high school student interested in college, one of the most natural responses you can have is to share your own experience. In addition to your own reasons for attending, here are some of the latest OU brag facts that you can tout to prospective students:
OU’s Sooner Rover Team won NASA’s Sixth Annual Robo-Ops Challenge at Johnson Space Center with the creation of Rovie McRoverface this spring. The team crushed the competition, eight other university teams and a group of engineers from NASA, with a record-setting final score.
Last year was OU’s most biggest year ever with more than 14,500 applications for undergraduate admission submitted. The Class of 2020 is OU’s largest freshman class, and is also the smartest, most accomplished, and most diverse group of incoming freshmen ever admitted.
With financial aid assistance, scholarships, and study centers in Arezzo, Italy; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Puebla, Mexico; the valuable experience of studying abroad is more accessible and becoming a reality for more and more students.
Most of us know that the OU college experience is enhanced by a tradition of athletics excellence. In 2015-16 alone, the Sooners captured three national championships and enjoyed a stellar season in many other sports. Students can enjoy an athletics event on campus (or TV) during 10 months out of the year and enter into all but two sports for free with a student I.D. card.