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Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA
Oglethorpe, founded in 1835, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 118-acre campus, including buildings of neo-Gothic design, is located in Atlanta.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,147
   Women 671 (58.5%)
   Men 476 (41.5%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 2,768 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.53
SAT Math 557 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 578 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $51,840
  Tuition and Fees $35,280
  Room and Board $12,710
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $31,827
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 59
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
Atlanta Population 443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Stormy Petrel
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
19.3% Black/African-American
10.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.3% White
27.9% Unknown
International Students 6.5% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning 73.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported