If you are considering submitting an application to Oglethorpe University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is July 15 and the fee for the application is $50.
Students who submit their applications to Oglethorpe University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Oglethorpe University's admissions stats.
|Oglethorpe University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24%|
|Mean SAT Score||25|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||29%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||22%|
These are the application deadlines for Oglethorpe University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||––|
Oglethorpe University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.
➡️ See a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Oglethorpe University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Curious about the factors that are considered by Oglethorpe University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Oglethorpe University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Oglethorpe University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Oglethorpe University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Oglethorpe University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Oglethorpe University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 33% were in the top 25% and 29% were in the top 50%.
At Oglethorpe University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||29%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Oglethorpe University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Oglethorpe University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Oglethorpe University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 29% of Oglethorpe University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Oglethorpe University applicants, you should strive to score between 1081 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Oglethorpe University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1081, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Oglethorpe University student is 25.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Oglethorpe University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Oglethorpe University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
To be most competitive at Oglethorpe University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Oglethorpe University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Oglethorpe University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Oglethorpe University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Oglethorpe University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Oglethorpe University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Oglethorpe University.
Does Oglethorpe University accept transfer credits?
✅ Oglethorpe University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Oglethorpe University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Oglethorpe University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Oglethorpe University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Oglethorpe University?
❌ No, Oglethorpe University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Oglethorpe University's acceptance rate?
✅ Oglethorpe University's acceptance rate is 81%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Oglethorpe University?
❌ Oglethorpe University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Oglethorpe University? Oglethorpe University is a very selective institution. The Oglethorpe University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
30 and Above
24 to 30
24 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1081 to 1270
1081 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Oglethorpe University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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