Oglethorpe University

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4484 Peachtree Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

Phone: (404) 261-1441
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#165 Overall Score: 40 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Oglethorpe University is a private institution that was founded in 1835. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,053, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oglethorpe University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 165. Its tuition and fees are $31,280 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Oglethorpe University promises a classic education in a contemporary city. Oglethorpe students learn to make a life, make a living and make a difference. Our graduates become community leaders who are distinctive in their ability to think, communicate and contribute.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1835
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $17,641,326


When applying to Oglethorpe University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Oglethorpe University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Oglethorpe University is 13:1, and the school has 77.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Oglethorpe University include: English Language and Literature/Letters; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
English Language and Literature/Letters 21%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Psychology 14%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10%

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Student Life

Oglethorpe University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,053, with a gender distribution of 41.4 percent male students and 58.6 percent female students. At this school, 57 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 43 percent of students live off campus. Oglethorpe University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,079
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Oglethorpe University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Oglethorpe University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Oglethorpe University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Oglethorpe University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Oglethorpe University, 83.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,498.

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Tuition and fees $31,280 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,300 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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