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3 College Freshman

Local Area: I have only been there a few times, but I like it.

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Local Area: I love the location we are in.

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4 College Sophomore

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

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The school is located between two major malls and is in range of public rail and bus lines. The campus is in close proximity to popular attractions and concert venues.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The city is huge and has plenty of opportunity. Local attitude is enjoyable.


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Many students say that Oglethorpe feels like a bubble. There's not much need to leave it. It's very accommodating, and there are stores nearby to meet the few needs it doesn't serve (like clothing). However, if a student wishes to leave the campus, there's not much difficulty in finding somewhere to amuse him. That's one of the benefits of being in a city—there are places to meet every interest.

Of course, not all students enjoy what Atlanta has to offer. Some find it boring, and others find Oglethorpe's location awkward. It may be in a city, but some of the city attractions aren't so close. If transportation is an issue, then finding these places becomes an issue as well.

Luckily, Oglethorpe offers many on-campus activities and events to help facilitate each student's interests. Basically, if someone can't find what he's looking for on campus, he'll find it nearby in the city. There are a plethora of things to do both on Oglethorpe campus and in Atlanta. It's just a matter of having the time to find them and having the means to get there.

Facts & Statistics

Notable Natives
  • Bobby Jones
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Julia Roberts
  • Kanye West
  • Will Wright
Points of Interest
  • Alliance Theater Company
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Carlos Museum
  • Carter Center
  • Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Chastain Park Amphitheater
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Dad's Garage
  • Fox Theater
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Georgia Rennaisance Festival
  • High Museum of Art
  • Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta
  • Lake Lanier
  • Margaret Mitchell House
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
  • Piedmont Park
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Stone Mountain
  • Variety Playhouse
  • Woodruff Arts Center
  • Zoo Atlanta
Shopping Centers
  • Lenox Square
  • Little 5 Points
  • Mall of Georgia
  • Perimeter Mall
  • Phipps Plaza
  • Virginia Highlands
Movie Theaters
AMC Phipps Plaza 14
3500 Peachtree Road NE
(888) 262-4386
Movie Theaters
Value Cinemas
2999 Piedmont Road NE
(404) 264-4542
Major Sports Teams
  • Atlanta Braves: MLB
  • Atlanta Falcons: NFL
  • Atlanta Hawks: NBA
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway: NASCAR
  • Atlanta Thrashers: NHL
Distances to Nearest Major Cities
Atlanta: GA: 20 minutes

Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 25 responses

Very poor
  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 25 responses

  • 76% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 8% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 0% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 16% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 24 responses

  • 42% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 50% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 8% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 23 responses

  • 26% Totally.
  • 48% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 26% No way.


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