Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$41,410

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
51%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
56%
400-499
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
44%
18-23
47%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,358
Declined 845
Total Received 2,203
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Private

1,264

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,264
Established in 1835
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Atlanta
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Black Student Caucus
  • SGA
  • Oglethorpe South Asian Club (OSAC)
  • Historical Martial Arts (HMA)
  • mOUthing Off Improv

Top Events

  • Boar's Head
  • Dead Day's Eve
  • Quadfest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
51%
500-599
34%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
56%
400-499
4%
30-36
9%
24-29
44%
18-23
47%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.59

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,358
Declined 845
Total Received 2,203

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
application essay
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,411

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,130
Room & board $13,800
Additional fees $280
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,000
Total $58,410
Average Financial Aid - $5,411
Total with Avg. Aid $52,999
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biopsychology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

1,264

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,264
students

Female
57%
723

Male
43%
541

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,212
students

Female
58%
700

Male
42%
512

5%

52
students

Female
45%
23

Male
55%
29

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
23%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Not Reported

Transfer students enrolled

-

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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