ABOUT NORMAN 

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the University of Oklahoma houses an impressive collection of art from around the world, everything from traditional and contemporary Native American art to French impressionism.

BIG CITY AMENITIES, COLLEGE TOWN CHEER, AND SMALL TOWN CHARM

Norman is the third largest city in the State of Oklahoma with nearly 125,000 residents. Norman is best known as the home of the University of Oklahoma, one of the preeminent research universities in the country. As a university community, Norman supports a vibrant arts and culture scene and values a strong educational foundation. Norman is also home to a growing research community including the National Weather Center and other public and private agencies. 

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Located along the vibrant Interstate 35 Corridor, Norman forms the southern edge of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area (approximately 1.4 million residents). Six major interstate exits on I-35, state highways 9 and 77, an Amtrak station in our historic downtown, and the University's Max Westheimer Airport provide easy access into Norman. Norman is a short 20 minute commute to both the Will Rogers World Airport and Downtown Oklahoma City, making it convenient for both travelers and local commuters.

The University of Oklahoma helps give Norman a unique flair. From laid back college-town vibes to rowdy tailgate parties, the University of Oklahoma and it’s large student population make a huge impact on Norman.

HOME OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

The University of Oklahoma is Norman's largest employer and its impact on the community is far-reaching. University-related cultural and sporting events draw thousands of visitors to Norman and with over 28,000 students and nearly 13,000 employees; the University of  plays a major role in the economics of Norman.

QUICK OU FACTS:

  • Fall 2018 Enrollment at the Norman Campus totaled 28,582.

  • OU is the only Big 12 university to be selected as having one of America’s 25 most beautiful campuses.

  • The recently expanded Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, home of the Sooner football team, has 83,421 seats.

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A Great Place to WORK

Norman is home to a many public & private institutions that keep our economy ticking. As home of the National Weather Center and the NOAA Severe Storms Lab, Norman is a major player in the weather and radar industry.

Learn more from the Norman Economic Development Coalition

A Great Place to VISIT

Sooner football isn’t the only big event in town. The Medieval Fair, Norman Music Festival, and Jazz in June are just a couple of the events that draw tens of thousands of visitors to Norman each year!

Learn more from VisitNorman

A Great Place to CALL HOME

Norman is frequently recognized in various national media outlets as a great place to live. We have recently been ranked as a best place for first-time home buyers, a great place to raise a family, most affordable city, and a top place to retire.

Learn more from the Norman Chamber of Commerce