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Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private

About Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University is a private, nonprofit school located in the suburban setting of Atlanta, GA, less than an hour from Atlanta.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University currently enrolls around 1,452 students a year, including 1,452 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Oglethorpe University's endowment was valued at $36,496,183 in 2021. The school spends $5,990 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Oglethorpe University

Acceptance rate: 86%

Average GPA: 3.7

Mean SAT score: 25

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Oglethorpe University in 2021?

Admission to Oglethorpe University is very difficult. Around 86 percent of all applicants to Oglethorpe University are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 25.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Oglethorpe University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Oglethorpe University, around 77 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 279 students who started at Oglethorpe University as first-time freshman, 110 graduate within four years.

Oglethorpe University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 50 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 68 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $33,633 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $33,527 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Oglethorpe University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Oglethorpe University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

4484 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

Campus Setting: Suburban

Oglethorpe University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oglethorpe University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Oglethorpe University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Oglethorpe University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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27 and Above


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22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Oglethorpe University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Oglethorpe University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Oglethorpe University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Oglethorpe University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Oglethorpe University is like? There are approximately 1,264 students enrolled at Oglethorpe University. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from GA and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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