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Oglethorpe University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,155 Students

58% Admitted

  • 1,250 full time
  • 127 part time
  • 399 men full time
  • 629 women full time
  • 4,539 applied
  • 2,031 admitted
  • 264 enrolled

1,250 Undergraduates

$35,000 Tuition/Year

  • 72 Graduates
  • 30 Non-Degree
  • $35,000 in state
  • $280 fees
  • $13,200 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Black and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Tijon from Stockbridge, GA
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  • Oglethorpe has a very caring body of professors that will sacrifice time to help anyone in need. The university is very expensive but its is expected from a private…

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  • J
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  • Oglethorpe is a small liberal arts school that creates an environment that encourages all of its students to excel. We provide our students with amazing opportunities in academics, internships, study…

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  • Joshua from Murrayville, GA
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  • Most enthusiastic, motivating personnel with all faculty masters' degrees and above. Provides state of the art communication and visits to classrooms, athletic events, scholarship weekends with parents included. Individual …

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  • Kelly from Atlanta, GA
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  • First off, Oglethorpe is simply beautiful -- the whole campus, from Lupton Keyhole to Turner Lynch Campus Center, is one of my favorite places. The professors are very good, and…

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Mission Statement

Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in the liberal arts and sciences and selected professional disciplines in a coeducational, largely residential, small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpe’s academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention and encouragement, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe is committed to supporting the success of all students in a diverse community characterized by civility, caring, inquiry, and tolerance. Oglethorpe’s talented, self-reliant, and motivated graduates are prepared to make a life and to make a living, to grow as life-long learners, and to be energetic and intelligent contributors in a rapidly changing world.

Oglethorpe University
  • Located in Atlanta, GA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,155 students enrolled
  • 58% admitted
  • $35,000 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Shumoune from Lawrenceville, GA
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    haven't been here yet but from what I've heard, it sounds like a very nice and peaceful place to learn. I will probably do a campus visit soon

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  • 5
  • Danielle from Warner Robins, GA
  • I am a current student here

    I definitely enjoy being at Oglethorpe. Freshman year is hands down one of the best years of my life. Even though I only live 2 1/2 hours away from my home, I had no family or friends nearby so I was very nervous about moving in. You are in a great location of Atlanta, not in the busiest area so you don't have to suffer through traffic but conveniently located to whenever you want to go out to eat at a restaurant or go shopping. Or if you need to go somewhere farther out and you don't want to use up gas, or just don't want to drive, the university is conveniently located near a Marta station. You could just park your car there or walk there is about a mile away.

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  • 5
  • Chelsea from Atlanta, GA
  • I am a current student here

    I knew I was going to have a good time at Oglethorpe, but I didn't know that I was going to have such an amazing time that I'd be reluctant to leave for a month for Winter Break. I have made a life that I really enjoy here. I love my classes and have truly grown because of them, my professors are accessible and intriguing people, I have a great job on campus, I've gotten involved in extra curricular activities, and I've made connections and developed very close relationships with truly unique people who are intelligent, cultured, creative, and so much fun to be around. Also, Oglethorpe's campus is beautiful... the aesthetic quality of the stone architecture and many trees is visually breathtaking, especially in the autumn.

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