Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts institute situated in Atlanta, Georgia. The history of the college dates back to 1835 when it was initially chartered in Milledgeville. In 1913, the university was re-chartered as a non-denominational institution. Oglethorpe University is based on a 100-acre campus. Undergraduate, graduate, and honors programs are offered in various subjects including arts, natural sciences, behavioral sciences, education, computer science, and foreign languages.

The athletics department of Oglethorpe University is a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The mascot of the university is "The Stormy Petrel". The students participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field.

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Contacting Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta , GA 30319-2797
General Phone: (404) 261-1441

Oglethorpe University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts83American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Business and Management52business management, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior
Education and Teaching30education
Therapy and Counseling23psychology
Science19biology, biopsychology, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts12fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Oglethorpe University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19726
Master's degree301

Oglethorpe University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oglethorpe University had a total enrollment of 1,020 students (995 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 96%
Graduate 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 77%
(Foreign Students) 23%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 32%
22-24 14%
25-29 8%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)6%
South Carolina2%
North Carolina2%
New York2%
New Jersey1%
Rhode Island1%

Oglethorpe University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Oglethorpe University Room and Board (2007)

Oglethorpe University offers campus housing for 525 of its 995 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Atlanta, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Oglethorpe University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540640
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing523620
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Oglethorpe University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,580
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,580
Room and board $ 9,500
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 2,700

Financial Aid:
Oglethorpe University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 158600)

Oglethorpe University Faculty

Oglethorpe University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track43
Non-tenured and not on tenure track22

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$85,7214$82,129
Associate professoracademic year10$65,1597$62,862
Assistant professoracademic year4$53,1853$49,210
No academic rankacademic year3$60,5502*
All faculty totalacademic year32$72,86916$63,063

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oglethorpe University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Oglethorpe University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Oglethorpe University Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 7%Oglethorpe University Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Oglethorpe University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Oglethorpe University % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Oglethorpe University Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Oglethorpe University Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Oglethorpe University % of degrees in fine arts
Student SAT scores
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Oglethorpe University Student SAT scores

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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
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checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (navy)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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