Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls 1,385 students, representing 37 states and 30 countries.
Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in which liberal arts and sciences and professional programs complement each other in a small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpe’s programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, close collaboration among faculty and students, and engaged learning in relevant field experiences.
Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in which liberal arts and sciences and professional programs complement each other in a small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting.
Oglethorpe’s programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, close collaboration among faculty and students, and engaged learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe educates students to be citizens in a global world, readies them for responsible leadership, and empowers them to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers.
As a part of the A_LAB, we give students unbeatable opportunities to sample careers, explore areas of interest, build resumes, and develop professional networks that you’ll rely on throughout your career
With 98% of our graduating class participating in the survey, we know approximately 85.5% of the class is employed or in graduate school. (62.24% employed, 23.5% is enrolled in graduate school).
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!
Sometimes life can be tough; we get that. The Counseling Center has skilled professionals on campus to support our students through life’s challenges. Our counselors are experienced with issues like stress, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. And if you just want to talk, they can do that, too.
We’re all working together to build a close-knit community of quirky, kind, and talented individuals with a million different interests. Residence life is a huge part of that experience, so all students live on campus for three years, and some choose to stay until they graduate.
All seven residence halls are designed with student comfort in mind. You can count on having a cozy place to study, socialize, and sleep. (Or do a load of laundry, for free. Or gather in the game room. Or get together with a study group. Or…)
Campus Store - You’ll find a lot more than books in our campus store! Grab a snack, school supplies, gift cards, Oglethorpe spirit wear and more!
Every residence hall room, faculty office, and appropriate staff office has a connection to the Oglethorpe computer network and, through that intranet, to the greater world of the internet with all its resources. Access is also available to students through computers located in the Philip Weltner Library, the Turner Lynch Campus Center, and in Goslin Hall.
Our heahcare partner is SmartCare Urgent Care, located right next to our campus on Peachtree Rd.
Oglethorpe’s campus is private and enclosed, with secured access for faculty, students, and staff. Residence halls require keycard access, so only approved visitors can enter.
The campus is monitored 24/7 by our campus safety officers. If you ever need help, just ask one of them. They’ll be happy to escort you across campus at night or locate a lost item.
Your college experience is so much more than what you learn in the classroom. Get engaged and learn to lead with Student Activities, Greek Life, Orientation, Campus Recreation and much more!
Oglethorpe University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Oglethorpe University.
My experience at Oglethorpe has not been especially meaningful due to the static nature of many professors in the Political Science department. They taught us their perspectives and political opinions while only mentioning other political alignments to malign and diminish them. I’ve found that in learning about Political science it is important to have a strong personal...
Studying in the US is a lot of fun, and a great opportunity. However, everything is expensive. It is very difficult to be able to keep up with financial aid.
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