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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.

Profile of Oglethorpe University

The main campus of Oglethorpe University is in Atlanta, GA (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Oglethorpe University offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Oglethorpe University students most commonly major in a field related to fine arts and liberal arts.

Oglethorpe University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 520 to 630. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 500 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Oglethorpe University had 1, 020 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Many students at Oglethorpe University live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in the liberal arts and sciences and selected professional disciplines in a coeducational, largely residential, small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpes academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention and encouragement, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe is committed to supporting the success of all students in a diverse community characterized by civility, caring, inquiry, and tolerance. Oglethorpes talented, self-reliant, and motivated graduates are prepared to make a life and to make a living, to grow as life-long learners, and to be energetic and intelligent contributors in a rapidly changing world. "

Oglethorpe University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts84speech and rhetoric, history, English, political science, international relations, liberal arts and sciences, economics, French language, . . .
Business and Management43business management, accounting, organizational behavior
Education and Teaching20Education
Science14biology, biopsychology, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling11psychology
Fine Arts6art history and criticism, fine arts
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Contact: Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University

4484 Peachtree Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30319-2797

General Phone: (404) 261-1441


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