Oglethorpe University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University is a small liberal arts institution situated on a 100-acre campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The institution has a large selection of 28 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels play in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,264 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,580
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $13,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,750
  • Total Cost: $56,930

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 92%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,606
    • Loans: $5,354

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; English Language and Literature/Letters; Psychology; and Visual and Performing Arts

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Oglethorpe University Admissions

Oglethorpe University is an accessible school, admitting around eight out of every ten applicants each year. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data             

  • Oglethorpe University Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores — 25th/Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570/660
    • SAT Math: 540/630
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 22/27
    • ACT English: 21/28
    • ACT Math: 20/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Oglethorpe University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Oglethorpe University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Oglethorpe University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Houston, University of California, Riverside, San Diego State University, George Mason University, Howard University, University of Oklahoma, Florida International University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Oglethorpe University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati

Applying to Oglethorpe University

Application Deadline: November 15

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