If you are considering submitting an applicationto Oglethorpe University, the regular decision application deadline is July 15 and the application fee costs $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Oglethorpe University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast!
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Oglethorpe University is very difficult. Oglethorpe University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Oglethorpe University accepted 86% of all applicants., around 1,597 of the 1,853 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Oglethorpe University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Oglethorpe University must submit the following items. Double check 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)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Oglethorpe University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Oglethorpe University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||3%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
|Oglethorpe University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
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 2021, 61% of Oglethorpe University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Oglethorpe University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1110 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Oglethorpe University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, 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 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Oglethorpe University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Oglethorpe University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Oglethorpe University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Oglethorpe University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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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:
ACE recommendations for credit
Does Oglethorpe University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Oglethorpe University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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 your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Oglethorpe University? Oglethorpe University is a very selective institution. The Oglethorpe University acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year 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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1280 and Above
1110 to 1280
1110 and Less
The median SAT score for Oglethorpe University students is 25. Applicants with SAT scores of 1280 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Oglethorpe University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1280 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 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 3.7. 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.
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