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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
About Oglethorpe University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
4484 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
From Oglethorpe University

A university where professors know your name… and your aspirations. A small private college in a big busy city. A supportive community that’s as diverse as our hometown of Atlanta, the living laboratory where we learn by doing. A historic campus with cutting-edge facilities. A foundation for your future career and future service. A gateway to global opportunities. A place where you can be you. This is Oglethorpe.

Oglethorpe University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$22,323/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,532/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Film & Media Studies at Oglethorpe University

At Oglethorpe you'll have more hands-on opportunities than you’d find at a big state school. You'll begin honing your technical skills from day one. Acquire the basic language, tools and techniques of media production. Develop skills in production techniques such as cinematography, lighting and audio recording, and postproduction techniques like audio and video editing and special effects.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,166Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
84
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Unique
    47%
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Try-Hard
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.56 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Home away from home
    42%
  • Exceptional
    19%
  • Home
    19%
  • Regretable
    6%
  • Different.
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    47%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    87%
    National
    83%
    81%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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    Oglethorpe University Reviews

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    I love Oglethorpe! I say that it is in fact best of both worlds, you have a small, supportive community on campus while at the same time you have the option to explore everything Atlanta has to offer. Oglethorpe is located right next to the exciting Buckhead district and downtown Atlanta is also very easy to reach.
    A small school also means small class size, so you also get great professor interaction and personal attention, and that is what makes Oglethorpe so unique!
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    Oglethorpe is a beautiful campus and the professors are wonderful! Most students would say that their favorite part of Oglethorpe is the faculty. The university could improve upon the selection in the cafeteria. There are not many vegan or gluten-free options, which is unfortunate because students living on campus are forced to pay for a meal plan. I think the university would be better if there were more options or if the meal plan was optional.
    I loved my time here. Oglethorpe really encouraged me to be a life long learner. However, this is not a research university and if you are interested in doing research you should apply to the Honors Program. Oglethorpe also offers very good Financial Aid, so don't let the price tag keep you from applying! Oglethorpe University is a fantastic 4 year college to attend. It's located in a prime location near midtown and downtown Atlanta. There are also so many great things to see and do on campus. Some examples are the museum located in the Library, shows at the performing arts theater,various clubs, and the endless amounts of events created by the Student Government Association. Oh, can't forget about the sports!