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Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University Overview

Oglethorpe University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Atlanta, Georgia. Oglethorpe University was founded in 1835 and enrolls 1,446 undergrads and no graduate students. Oglethorpe University provides on-campus housing for up to 839 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is July 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

Student Involvement at Oglethorpe University

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Oglethorpe University's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Oglethorpe University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Oglethorpe University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Oglethorpe University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Oglethorpe University on the Student Life page.

2022 Oglethorpe University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 29%
Tuition $43,710
Percent of Need Met 78.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,665

Is Oglethorpe University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Oglethorpe University offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University is very difficult to get into. Around 81% of applicants get into Oglethorpe University each year. Last year, 2,271 students applied to Oglethorpe University and 1,846 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oglethorpe University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Oglethorpe University, around 79% come back their sophomore year. Oglethorpe University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 58%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Oglethorpe University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 68% of graduates from Oglethorpe University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent Oglethorpe University grads have an average starting salary of $33,633 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Oglethorpe University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Oglethorpe University's endowment was valued at $46.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $6,224 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Oglethorpe University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Oglethorpe University meets 78.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Oglethorpe University full-time are awarded $39,665 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,717 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Oglethorpe University.

Based on this information, is Oglethorpe University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Oglethorpe University a good school for you?

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Where is Oglethorpe University?

Oglethorpe University is located in the suburban setting of Atlanta, Georgia, in the suburbs of Atlanta.

If you want to see Oglethorpe University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 141 to Atlanta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Oglethorpe University and Atlanta are like without leaving home.

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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

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Oglethorpe University is Jul 15.

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

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Oglethorpe University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1081 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1081 to 1270


1081 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Oglethorpe University students is 25. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Oglethorpe University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1081 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1081 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Oglethorpe University.

Oglethorpe University Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Oglethorpe University is like? There are approximately 1,446 students enrolled at Oglethorpe University. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from GA and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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