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Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Oglethorpe University Admissions

It is very difficult to get into Oglethorpe University. The university admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,271 students applied to Oglethorpe University and 1,846 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Oglethorpe University, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who apply to Oglethorpe University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Oglethorpe University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Oglethorpe University's admissions stats.

Oglethorpe University 2023 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%
Waitlist No

Oglethorpe University Application Deadlines

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
Regular Decision Yes 7 15 September 1

Considering Applying Early to Oglethorpe University?

Oglethorpe University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Oglethorpe University Admissions

Transferring to Oglethorpe University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Oglethorpe University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Oglethorpe University

Wondering what factors 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.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Oglethorpe University for more information on admission factors.

Oglethorpe University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Oglethorpe University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Oglethorpe University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Oglethorpe University?

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 and 29% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Oglethorpe University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 30%
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.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Oglethorpe University is test optional. 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.

What is a Good SAT Score for Oglethorpe University?

To be competitive with other Oglethorpe University applicants, you should aim to earn 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.

More Information on Transferring to Oglethorpe University

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

Oglethorpe University Admissions FAQs

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.

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 probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Oglethorpe University's acceptance rate?

✅ Oglethorpe University has an acceptance rate of 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Oglethorpe University?

❌ Oglethorpe University does not offer early decision.

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Oglethorpe University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


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.


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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