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Oglethorpe University

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls 1,250 students, representing 33 states and 38 countries. 

About

History

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. 

Education

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. 

Research

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.

Career

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).

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

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…)

Library services

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!

ICT services

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.

Medical services

Our heahcare partner is SmartCare Urgent Care, located right next to our campus on Peachtree Rd. 

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

  • There's the famous Hermance Stadium, which dates back to the 1920's and whose gates were once hailed as the most beautiful stadium gates in the country.
  • Dorough Field House is home to men's and women's basketball and volleyball.
  • In 2013, Oglethorpe Track and Field added a brand new lacrosse field with synthetic turf surface. The track is also newly renovated. 
  • The Stephen Schmidt Sport and Recreation Center is home to state-of-the-art fitness and training equipment, helping all students stay in shape and stay at the top of their game.

Student clubs

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!

Accreditation

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.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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