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4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA

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Oglethorpe University is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, which is a predominately suburban area. Oglethorpe University has a yearly student enrollment of nearly 1,200.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Social Sciences

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1570 - 1875 on the SAT and within the range of 22 - 27 for the ACT exam is typical among students accepted to Oglethorpe University. Approximately 40% of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 13% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $32,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's tuition calculator to understand their costs. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The Oglethorpe University Stormy Petrels participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.oglethorpe.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Oglethorpe University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Oglethorpe University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading540 - 640
SAT ® Math520 - 615
SAT ® Writing510 - 620
SAT ® Total Score1570 - 1875

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score22 - 27

Acceptance Rate Table

We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into Oglethorpe University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,031 (45%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled264 (13%)

Student Enrollment

Oglethorpe University has a total student population of about 1,200. The student body is made up of 94% undergraduate students and 6% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $30,000-$36,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,200-$1,500 per unit
  • Room and board is estimated to cost around $13,000, the amount includes the serving of nineteen meals every week
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$22,417
Receiving Student Loans89%$6,868

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Oglethorpe University may provide services including:

  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Oglethorpe University is approximately 48%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years37%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


Business and Marketing Studies

English Language and Literature

  • Rhetoric and Composition (B)
  • English (B)



Social Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics


Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)

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