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Reviews 381 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It's hard to beat the experience that you receive at a small school. Although you feel surrounded by a bubble, the atmosphere is one that's hard to compare.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the professors at the school are amazing, but the overall dynamic between students is somewhere between a really positive, close knit community, and high school. One of the really cool things about the school is honestly how it looks. The students all say at one point or another that they go to hogwarts, because of the neogothic architecture. And because the school looks so cool, several times a year, there are film crews on campus shooting everything from music videos, to tv shows and movies.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Oglethorpe brought me new hope. I struggled to go to college in the state of GA because of all the intolerance the people here have towards Hispanics. This never stopped me though, but it did hurt. I never felt "different" from anyone else here until I was told by GA Tech and GA State that I cannot apply to them because of my immigration status. So I looked to other schools and I found GPC a state school that allowed people that were like me to attend but we had to pay double as an out of state student. What cost my friends $2,000 cost me $4,000. It was a blow because they were blatantly taking advantage of the young Hispanics desperate to receive a higher education, but we would take it because it was the only way to go to college. When I was almost done with the two year degree that GPC offered I started to panic, I did not know where I was going to go. Then I heard a rumor that Oglethorpe was accepting students like myself, I rushed to the school and they welcomed me with open arms and even gave me scholarships to attend the school. They never judged nor rejected me based on my immigration status completely disregarding my academic excellence. The students are fantastic and their method of teaching is amazing. I would never change it for the world, they caught me when I was collapsing.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I instantly fell in love with the Campus and the academics.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've had my up and downs with this university. But in the end, I feel like this was a good choice.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the small size and endless amount of opportunities that are available to students. The only thing I would change about my school is the information relayed to students especially commuters!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Oglethorpe is an amazing school. The architecture is amazing, the campus is extremely safe, and it's small enough to feel a genuine connection with all of the professors and students. If given the opportunity I would certainly choose Oglethorpe again, however I would keep my grades up in order to get more scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is strict in the right areas. The only issue I've heard people complain about is the lack of parking at the dorms. Sometimes the students get in trouble for parking in the wrong places when there isn't anywhere to park. Generally students can have visitors on campus, but they have to call in the visitor to campus safety.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was very easy for me. I was offered a 4-year scholarship, along with other scholarships. The best way to get financial aid is to keep your grades up in high school. Make sure you fill out your FAFSA. If you need more aid, I suggest going to the financial aid office or business office.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is very good. The dining hall is large and fits a lot of people. I don't know the menus as I don't eat on campus very often. There seems to be variety in the food.

3 College Freshman

Administration: not happy with how things were handled but not sure things would have been different

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: don't like all the southern food choices

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not think any consideration was put into matching room mates nor do I think as a private school they were very selective in choosing students.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletic facility could use some repairs and space.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There is no off campus housing selection at my school.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus dining is great and easy to get too, very diverse.

3 College Junior

Administration: The administration help out but have to be pestered in order to do so.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I'm very thankful for all my scholarships but the school's tuition continues to be raised significantly and the scholarships are not increasing at a fast enough rate.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Its a college party, everyone is sloppy and a mess.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: I don't eat at the cafeteria because the food usually sucks.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on Campus but I do know that the rooms are spacious.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Enjoy the small size of classes. You get to know your instructors. My classes have been very interactive and related to real life.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Could be better, but not too bad.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Average mix of food options

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not much crime on campus. Any concerns are communicated to students via email


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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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