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Oglethorpe University

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

Oglethorpe University Student Life

Oglethorpe University is on a 102-acre campus in the suburban setting of Atlanta, Georgia.

Oglethorpe University Student Activities

Oglethorpe University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Interested in Greek life? Oglethorpe University has fraternities and sororities.

Oglethorpe University has several thriving Black Student Caucus. In fact, more students participate in the Black Student Caucus than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Oglethorpe University include SGA, Oglethorpe South Asian Club (OSAC), Historical Martial Arts (HMA) and mOUthing Off Improv.

Oglethorpe University students' favorite campus events are Boar's Head, Dead Day's Eve and Quadfest.

Oglethorpe University Housing

This table offers information on housing at Oglethorpe University.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes Required for junior
Guaranteed Housing Yes Guaranteed for freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 47%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 839
Number of Students Living On-Campus –– 385
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 53%

Oglethorpe University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Oglethorpe University students live off campus. In 2022, 47% of undergrads at Oglethorpe University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 53% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Oglethorpe University. There are 839 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,446 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 385 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Oglethorpe University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Oglethorpe University Athletics

At Oglethorpe University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Oglethorpe University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Indoor Track NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3

Is Oglethorpe University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Oglethorpe University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Oglethorpe University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Oglethorpe University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Oglethorpe University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Oglethorpe University, take State Highway 141 to Atlanta, GA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

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