Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University, founded in 1835, is a private liberal arts college. Its 102-acre campus is located in Atlanta.

Tuition & Fees

$41,660

$41,660

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
56%
500-599
31%
400-499
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
31%
500-599
57%
400-499
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
200-299
1%
30-36
26%
24-29
42%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
49%
18-23
33%
12-17
10%
30-36
17%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,572
Declined + 755
Total Received 2,327
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Private (nonprofit)

1,385

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 5521
ACT 0850

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School Facts

Oglethorpe University, founded in 1835, is a private liberal arts college. Its 102-acre campus is located in Atlanta.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,385
Established in 1835
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Atlanta, GA

102-acre, suburban campus in Atlanta (population: 486,290), 10 miles north of downtown and one mile north of city limits. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
55%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 17% of male students
 
3 sororities 17% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
56%
500-599
31%
400-499
2%
700-800
8%
600-699
31%
500-599
57%
400-499
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
53%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
200-299
1%
30-36
26%
24-29
42%
18-23
29%
12-17
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
49%
18-23
33%
12-17
10%
30-36
17%
24-29
50%
18-23
32%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,572
Declined + 755
Total Received 2,327

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lucy Leusch
Vice President for Enrollment Management
P: 800 428-4484
F: 404 364-8491
admission@oglethorpe.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,660

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,130
Room & board $13,800
Additional fees $530
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $56,660
Average Financial Aid - $34,660
Total with Avg. Aid $22,000

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,775,124
State $2,938,379
Institutional $21,849,579
Other external $249,389
Total $27,812,471

Non-need-based

Federal
State $694,045
Institutional $9,921,965
Other external $346,520
Total $10,962,530
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 404 364-8356
F: 404 364-8500
finaid@oglethorpe.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Chris Summers
Director of Financial Aid
csummers@oglethorpe.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, Petrelympics, quidditch, tennis, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Todd Brooks (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Stormy Petrels
School colors
black and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Art History
Biology
Biopsychology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Economics
Engineering
English/Comparative Literature
Film/Media Studies
French
History
Individually Planned Major
International Studies
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Liberal Studies
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

1,385

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,385
students

Female
59%
820

Male
41%
565

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,329
students

Female
59%
784

Male
41%
545

5%

56
students

Female
65%
36

Male
35%
20

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
24%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 2.30
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Brazil
Colombia
Ethiopia
Honduras
Nigeria
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Kellie Butler
Associate Director of Admissions
404 364-8446
kbutler1@oglethorpe.edu

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