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Oglethorpe University
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  • 4 Year
  • ATLANTA, GA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

4484 PEACHTREE ROAD, NE
ATLANTA, GA 30319
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
From Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University is a small college in the big city of Atlanta where students have the best of both worlds. You’ll build relationships with caring professors, enjoy small classes on a gorgeous campus, and take advantage of all the professional opportunities Atlanta has to offer!

At Oglethorpe, you’re never just a number. You’ll find your place and your people while receiving personalized support – whether you’re a STEM student in our cutting-edge labs or a Theatre major performing on center stage.

Explore OU to see how our community can prepare you to make a life, make a living, and make a difference.

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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
68%
SAT Range
1110-1280
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,539 / 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
$30,402 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 42 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 49 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

Majors

The Hammack School of Business

Acquire the skills for your first job, your next job — and the job after that. The Hammack School of Business (HSB) is building robot-proof leaders to tackle 21st century challenges with resilience and reinvention. The HSB offers majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Human Resource Management, and Management, with nine complementary minors and certificates.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,328 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
57
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Unique
    53%
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Try-Hard
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 57 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Home away from home
    44%
  • Exceptional
    19%
  • Home
    19%
  • Regretable
    6%
  • Different.
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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