Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe is Atlanta’s leading liberal arts and sciences university, representing 34 states and 28 countries. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of America’s most selective liberal arts institutions.

  • Average Tuition USD 51,080
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • Students 1,094
  • International Students 5%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 51,080
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, is named after James Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia. Oglethorpe students build their professional network and on-the-job skills through internships in Atlanta, home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 corporations in the US. Notable alumni include Charles Weltner, former U.S. representative, Georgia Supreme Court Justice and recipient of the Profiles in Courage Award.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50


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    Established in 1834


    FORBES ranks Oglethorpe #33 among America’s most entrepreneurial colleges. The list of only 50 colleges “boasts more founders and owners among alumni and students on LinkedIn than Stanford University and MIT (adjusted for student body size).”

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    4484 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA

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      • Testimony
        1969-1972, BS, Business

        When I came out of the service and moved to Atlanta from Bethesda MD. I visited the OU campus and fell in love with the school. My experience at OU was the best experience I ever had in college. What I really liked were the professors, the students and the atmosphere. The classes were small and my learning was accelerated by the small classes. What a wonderful college for students coming out of HS or the service.

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        1966-1970, Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts

        Coming from New Jersey and heading to Atlanta, Ga., in 1966, I was not sure what to expect. I soon realized that my choice of attending OU was a great decision. The adjustment from high school to college at Oglethorpe came easy for me. I studied hard and did well, the years flew by. For me, it was the best 4 years of my life. I played varsity soccer in the fall, and made the baseball team as a non scholarship player. I was a photographer for the newspaper and yearbook. We had a great darkroom and it was really enjoyable. Meeting great new friends and making friendships that have lasted till this day. The education set me on a path of success in the field of corrugated packaging, production, Sales Management and now sales. How lucky am I that my High school adviser recommended Oglethorpe U., to me and my parents.

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        1981-, Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration and Management, General

        When I visited Oglethorpe's campus many years ago that first thing that impressed me were the surroundings. The buildings and their stately grandeur lured me in. The wooded setting in the midst of urban Atlanta was a breath of fresh air. At that point in time Oglethorpe was on the list to be accredited as an Ivy League School, but just missed the mark in name only.