Oglethorpe is a private university located in Brookhaven, Georgia in the Atlanta Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,166 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Oglethorpe acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Rhetoric and Composition, and Biology. Graduating 47% of students, Oglethorpe alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,700.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
Oglethorpe University Reviews
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!
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!