Oglethorpe University

473 reviews
  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Range
1040-1230
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

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

Reviews

473 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    162
  • Average
    182
  • Poor
    35
  • Terrible
    15
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.
  • Junior
  • 3 months ago
Although we are in the south Georgia gets more east coast weather than "Dirty South" weather. Being from Alabama I am used to sweltering summers and frigid winters, however Georgia has less humid summers, more wind, more sun, and it gets kind of chilly for someone who is used to the heat until November or even December. It didn't take long to adapt and going home to winter over the holiday break was easy. The weather doesn't affect my campus experience, it can't because not going to class isn't an option! It's bearable but bring winter clothes and summer clothes because you never know what the temperature will be despite the season.
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 14 2014
Academics are very on point for the most part. Oglethorpe has absolutely NO teaching assistants, which is excellent! You will get one-on-one interaction with professors in every class. Some processors are not as good as others, but they will ask a lot from you. You have to study very hard for most classes. Also, reading and writing is huge here. For Core be prepared to read about 10 books for your first year and write a paper for each (varies by professor). All classes I have taken (expect for math, on the whole) have had reading and writing components. The curriculum is very interlaced.
  • College Freshman
  • May 27 2013