Oglethorpe University

4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Brookhaven, United States
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Overview of Oglethorpe University

About this school

Oglethorpe, founded in 1835, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 118-acre campus, including buildings of neo-Gothic design, is located in Atlanta.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,250
    • Men:514 Men (41.1%)
    • Women:736 Women (58.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Oglethorpe University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4484 Peachtree Road, NE
City, State, Zip
Atlanta, GA 30319-2797
Phone
(404) 364-8307
Fax
(404) 364-8500
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,768 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 1,876 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 892 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
334 (15%) of 2,172 admitted students enrolled
Women
204 (14%) of 1,455 admitted students enrolled
Men
130 (18%) of 717 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $36,825 (68.66%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,960 (24.16%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,100 (2.05%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,750 (5.13%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Oglethorpe University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001586
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
308 (92.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
275 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
275 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
51 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$33,750
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 275 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,648
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 211 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,538
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 39 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
57 (17.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,179

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
944 (81.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
875 (92.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
869 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
147 (16.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$31,801
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 865 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,055
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 680 (78.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,498
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 116 (13.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
294 (25.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,483

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$28,495
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,713

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,060,253
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
45
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Oglethorpe University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (32)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, English, Psychology, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    443,775

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Atlanta

    Campus Size


    102 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
    Rain
    116 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    10 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
    Nearest Train Station
    10 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    57% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    43%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Stormy Petrel
    School Colors
    Old gold and black

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, football, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Oglethorpe University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,166

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,250
    Women
    736
    Men
    514

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 4.5% Asian
    • 25.8% Black/African-American
    • 11.4% Hispanic/Latino
    • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 40.9% White
    • 14.5% Unknown

    International Students


    7.6% from 38 countries

    Average Age


    22

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources