Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA

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Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University Student Essentials

Oglethorpe University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Stormy Petrels
Website: www.oglethorpe.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 30,150
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 30,150
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 1,191
Year Established: 1835

About Oglethorpe University

With an enrollment around 1,000 and consistently strong academics, Oglethorpe University is the quintessential liberal arts school.

The university also takes pride in its “urban liberal arts” environment. Campus life at Oglethorpe is a small, tightly knit community, but the excitement and vastness of Atlanta is just around the corner.

Oglethorpe’s academics begin with an interdisciplinary core curriculum, which helps students gain a broad educational perspective. You can then choose from about 30 majors, or plan your own if none offered match your interests.

Oglethorpe University provides continuing education programs for students seeking to complete their degree. In this curriculum, which is designed for working adults, you can take classes in the evening and earn a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies or Business Administration. The school also offers a master’s degree program in Early Childhood Education.

In addition to these programs, Oglethorpe has a Certified Financial Planner course. Atlanta finance professionals teach this accelerated program, which gives you a first-hand look into the industry.

Most financial aid at Oglethorpe comes from federal sources, including Pell grants and Stafford loans. The university also sponsors several merit scholarships, the most prestigious of which is the full-tuition James Edward Oglethorpe Scholarship.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Oglethorpe University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2002

Overall Rating

Oglethorpe is a small private liberal arts school. It has under 10,000 students. It is located in the Atlanta area near the Brookhaven MARTA station on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. The campus is small and may not have a large sports program or all the bells and whistles, but it does offer many opportunities for students to follow what they like. The school has really old style buildings and the front looks like a cross between a castle and a fort. The campus maybe small but the landscaping and building architecture makes up for it. I liked the fact the school was small and it was easy to get around campus.


Oglethorpe University Map & Location

Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319


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Getting Around Oglethorpe University

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Atlanta, GA

Winter
Dec
51
31
Jan
49
28
Feb
54
32
Spring
Mar
62
38
Apr
70
46
May
77
55
Summer
Jun
84
64
Jul
87
68
Aug
86
67
Fall
Sep
80
60
Oct
71
48
Nov
61
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,131
Freshman Class 275
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,191

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 25%
  • Caucasian: 43%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
Latino 8%
African American 25%
Caucasian 43%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 20%

Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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