Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
971
Tuition
$30,150
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 333 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: the best dorms are noso and phase II. The worst are jacobs and alumni hall. Jacobs and alumni hall had roach infestations a few years ago. You also get what you pay for and they are cheap.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: we don't actually have a health center on campus. You must walk or drive to Smart Care next door and it takes ages for a doctor to call you back. It's easy to commit a crime on campus and even if the crimes are reported it's not guaranteed that anything will be done about it

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: There aren't very many options. The university stopped doing late night a few years ago but they started back up at the end of the 2013-2014 year. The only good thing is that we got a starbucks last year.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not to many options of choosing your own housing.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is always high for the sports.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Everything is excellent because it is close to metro area.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Social atmosphere is very good and students are friendly.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan on having an internship.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a math and science person.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Core sets us apart. No GenEd requirements. You only have to take classes that you want to take or that pertain to your major.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Most students here are on some type of aid or scholarships. Work Study is hard to get if you are a freshman. The school is very helpful in answering any questions.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Of course there are things I would change about this school, but it is home. I choose to go in debt to attend this school when I had free rides at other small liberal arts universities. I do not plan on leaving. Stay Stormy.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are always going to be some students that partake in drug use. It is not very obvious unless you are looking for it. Most students use alcohol, but it is used responsibly.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a D3 school. Our sports are pretty much all club sports that travel. It is fun to go to events though. People don't come here for the sports they come for the education, sports is a fun thing for anyone to do.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: We have computer labs and free printing on campus. I would say it is important to have your own computer and printer for late night studying and a crowded 24 hour room. Wifi dependability depends where you are on campus. Some floors in the dorm don't get good wifi (4th floor Dempsey, 1st floor Jobe Hanson).

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: No community bathrooms!!!!! <--- Best part of living on campus here vs. another school. Laundry rooms and access to kitchens can be updated. Cost is what you would expect at a private school. Social atmosphere depends on the dorm.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload of math and science majors... difficult but worth it. You really get to understand the material.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are amazing. Core Curriculum is not comparable to general education requirements. Easy to register and create classes or majors/minors that you want. Workload is difficult but worth it (this is college after all). Study abroad and internships are readily available at all times.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Again, I don't really go off campus much.

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I don't really leave the Oglebubble but from what I have experienced it seems pretty nice.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The hall itself is beautiful. Love the campus center. The food is pretty bad. Some days are worse than others. I love that we get $100 for Starbucks, but I would gladly give that up to be able to opt out of the meal plan. All students who live on campus (and you must live on campus for three years if you do not live within a certain radius of the school) must have an all inclusive meal plan. There is one cafeteria so there is not an option of where to eat. It is also all inclusive so there are no price options on what to pay. The workers, in my experience, are rude to the students, inappropriate, and unprofessional (again, this is not all workers just a few). I would much rather pay for a limited amount of meals per week or opt out completely then pay for the food here and pay for groceries that I buy when I can so I don't have to eat here.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: This school is easy to get into if you are a good student. Staying at the school is the hard part. Any classes or majors you want to take or declare are available to you, even making up your own. The professors are wonderful. It all comes down to your strengths and efforts.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a Sophomore, so I have not had a lot of opportunities yet. The entire school gives internship opportunities to all years so that is great. The physics major is very small.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I have never heard of any sort of crime or abuse happening on campus. The health center we visit is off campus. That is the only thing I would change.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity is one of the things that drew me to this school.

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Oglethorpe is unusual but only in the best of ways. The education is great, and the environment is supportive, but a stay at Oglethorpe requires hard work. Some parties are fun, but some are boring, and there are many nice people but also some cliques. However, most everyone is welcoming and not afraid to be themselves —eccentricities are the norm on campus. If someone's looking for fun, they'll eventually find it.

While many scholarships are available, it can prove hard to maintain the GPA required to keep them. This makes studying very important, and it can sometimes interfere with the social scene. For others, though, the curriculum is not so bad, and there is plenty of time to enjoy themselves both on an off campus.

Oglethorpe is a safe and nurturing environment where a student can expect to be treated as an individual. The classes are tiny but by no means lacking in comparison to courses at other schools. In fact, an advantage of Oglethorpe is the one-on-one treatment a student can expect from teachers. There aren't many students here, so it's easy to get to know everyone. The school is beautiful, and so is the atmosphere—it's safe and, even better, inviting.

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