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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  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+
Oglethorpe University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
4484 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
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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

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,052/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,716/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,349/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,256/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,430/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,988/ year
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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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,113Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Unique
    52%
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Try-Hard
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Home away from home
    41%
  • Home
    27%
  • Exceptional
    14%
  • Regretable
    9%
  • Different.
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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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!
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While there are mixed reviews about Oglethorpe, I loved my time here. Oglethorpe really encouraged me to be a life long learner. Both the Staff and Faulty members showed how much they cared for me and I remain in contact with them after graduation. 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! There is so much fun and excitement at every basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, and just about every other sport game. The professors are amazing, too. Small class sizes allows all students to have more personal interactions with their professor to aid in the best learning experience.