475 reviews
  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1230
ACT Scores Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Oglethorpe University

Cost

Net Price
$20,326/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,868/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,117/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,256/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,465/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,455/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,034Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Unique
    48%
  • Try-Hard
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Home away from home
    45%
  • Home
    30%
  • Exceptional
    10%
  • Regretable
    10%
  • Different.
    5%

After Oglethorpe University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses

Oglethorpe University Reviews

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It's a beautiful small campus, but it definitely feels a bit sheltered. The smaller class sizes are awesome, but my experience has been other students don't participate much in the dialog in class so comes off as too one sided. I have better class interactions at my 300 level (also small class size) state university class. If I've ever had an issue I call the appropriate person and everything has been fixed same day, amazing service! Recommend coming here, but supplementing with some classes from bigger schools to expose yourself to a more metropolitan city.
Oglethorpe is great! There are small class sizes with professors and faculty that are qualified and who truly care. At Oglethorpe, the students' voices are heard, it's safe, it's easy to make friends, and there's ALWAYS an opportunity for fun or free food. The academic experience is also out of this world, if you love your major you'll be in class with other people that love the same major...And if you don't know what major to pick, there's lots of people to help you figure it out! Networking is a big deal as well, and there are countless opportunities basically just thrown in your face, whether it's an internship or study abroad, or a job after graduation. It's expensive, but when you consider the top-tier resources inside the classroom and out, the plethora of student activities throughout the semester, and cafeteria food that actually tastes good.. it's worth it. Plus the campus is gorgeous! Many movies were filmed there. That being said, the wi-fi sucks. They're trying though.
Oglethorpe is a fairly small college, not to mention a private school, so it's completely possible for the individual to flourish here. Foreign students are fairly common, and even the domestic students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, so viewpoints in every class are usually well-mixed. And I might be a bit biased due to membership, but the performing choir is amazing!