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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 predominantly suburban area. Oglethorpe University has a yearly student enrollment of nearly 1,200.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- English Language And Literature
- 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.
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 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|SAT ® Critical Reading||520 - 630|
|SAT ® Math||510 - 610|
|SAT ® Writing||490 - 610|
|SAT ® Total Score||1520 - 1850|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Math||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Composite Score||22 - 27|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Oglethorpe
We have provided a table below which represents your chances of getting into Oglethorpe.
|Granted Admissions||2,455 (56%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||282 (11%)|
Oglethorpe University has a total student population of about 1,100. The student body is made up of 98% undergraduate students and 2% 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 $14,000
- 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$22,417|
|Receiving Student Loans||89%||$6,868|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 7%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, Oglethorpe University may provide services including:
- Night and weekend classes available
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Oglethorpe University is approximately 48%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||37%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||7%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Oglethorpe is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (368)
- Basketball (368)
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Oglethorpe University for official up-to-date information.