Oglethorpe University Rankings

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#4214 of 14,160In the World
#1158 of 2,624In North America
#1084 of 2,523In the United States
#28 of 65In Georgia
#8 of 14In Atlanta

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
68%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$22,539 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
1,385
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Oglethorpe University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate68%68%67%
Applicants2,3278401,487
Admissions1,5725721,000
Freshmen enrolled full time400149251
Freshmen enrolled part time11

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
243 or 62%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1110
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Oglethorpe University are 1110-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
198 or 51%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Oglethorpe University are 22-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White614 (45%)
Black or African American326 (24%)
Hispanic171 (12%)
Nonresident Alien135 (10%)
Asian61 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown57 (4%)
Two or more races10 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$22,539/year
Average aid awarded
$30,402
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$18,675
$30-48K$19,353
$48-75K$22,002
$75-110K$23,419
$110K+$25,154

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$39,300
Tuition in-state$39,300
Tuition out-of-state$39,300
Fee in-district$280
Fee in-state$280
Fee out-of-state$280

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity764
Combined charge for room and board$13,400

Oglethorpe University Majors

MajorBachelor's
Business Administration and Management, General36
Communication, General28
Biology & Biological Sciences, General24
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other21
Accounting17
Biopsychology17
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
Political Science and Government, General7
International Relations and Affairs7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General7
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies6
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General6
Sociology5
Mathematics, General5
Philosophy5
English Language and Literature, General4
Engineering, General4
Chemistry, General3
Economics, General3
History, General2
Physics, General1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Grand Total217
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%41%54%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%

Publications & Citations

Publications
250
Citations
5,047

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
129 / 3,098
Psychology
46 / 2,431
Sociology
43 / 1,283
Medicine
33 / 2,276
Political Science
29 / 95
Art & Design
25 / 25
Biology
21 / 531
Business
19 / 1,138
History
19 / 17
Computer Science
17 / 299
Economics
17 / 32
Literature
17 / 22
Child Psychology
17 / 1,676
Philosophy
15 / 6
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
15 / 5
Social Psychology
14 / 516
Gender Studies
13 / 79
Political Economy
12 / 21
Environmental Science
11 / 431
Classics and Ancient History
10 / 4
Physics
10 / 33
Law
10 / 24
Mathematics
8 / 98
Creative Writing
8 / 5
Math Teachers
8 / 98
Clinical Psychology
7 / 1,712
Education Majors
7 / 30
Performing arts
7 / 3
Ecology
7 / 347
Demography
6 / 14
Communications and Public Relations
6 / 266
Journalism and Digital Media
6 / 229
Cognitive Science
6 / 159
Advertising
6 / 65
Anthropology
5 / 11
Public Policy / Administration
5 / 5
Chemistry
5 / 29
Engineering
5 / 18
Geography and Cartography
5 / 318
Sexology
5 / 55

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199047
1991421
1992324
1993325
1994419
1995224
1996749
1997559
1998458
1999277
20001107
2001285
2002195
20033116
20046117
20051160
20064188
20078208
20084244
20095252
20103230
20119262
20128301
201315363
201411323
201523337
20167323
20174306
201828239
201912243
202014338

Notable alumni

  1. Sidney Lanier

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    Sidney Lanier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1842-1881 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    poetmusicianwriterhymnwriter
    Biography

    Sidney Clopton Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate States Army as a private, worked on a blockade-running ship for which he was imprisoned (resulting in his catching tuberculosis), taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer. As a poet he sometimes, though not exclusively, used dialects. Many of his poems are written in heightened, but often archaic, American English. He became a flautist and sold poems to publications. He eventually became a professor of literature at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. Many schools, other structures and two lakes are named for him, and he became hailed in the South as the "poet of the Confederacy". A 1972 US postage stamp honored him as an "American poet".

  2. Vincent Sherman

    Photo
    Vincent Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-2006 (aged 100)
    Occupations
    film directoractorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Vincent Sherman was an American director and actor who worked in Hollywood. His movies include Mr. Skeffington (1944), Nora Prentiss (1947), and The Young Philadelphians (1959).

  3. Dar'shun Kendrick

    Photo
    Dar'shun Kendrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Dar'shun Nicole Kendrick is an American politician and a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 93rd district; she previously represented the 94th district. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

  4. Joseph Mackey Brown

    Photo
    Joseph Mackey Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1932 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Mackey Brown was an American politician. He served two non-consecutive terms as the 59th Governor of Georgia, the first from 1909 to 1911 and the second from 1912 to 1913. He has also been posthumously implicated as one of the ringleaders in the lynching of Leo Frank.

  5. Thomas Anthony Thacher

    Photo
    Thomas Anthony Thacher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1815-1886 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    classical philologist
    Biography

    Thomas Anthony Thacher was an American classicist and college administrator.

  6. Charles L. Weltner

    Photo
    Charles L. Weltner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1992 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Charles Longstreet Weltner was an American jurist and politician from the U.S. state of Georgia.

  7. John Burke

    Photo
    John Burke
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    John Burke is an American pianist, composer, and songwriter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Burke is best known for his solo piano albums. He has also composed scores for film, video games, and theatre.

  8. Joe Sutton

    Photo
    Joe Sutton
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Joseph Sutton is a journalist and designer. Since 2003 he has been working in the news and entertainment business. Sutton has developed a reputation for his various styles in fashion. He plays a leading role in covering major U.S. and international news events for CNN.

  9. John G. Blowers Jr

    Photo
    John G. Blowers Jr
    Years
    1911-2006 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    John G. Blowers Jr. was an American drummer of the swing era. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Blowers ("Blau-ers") learned to play percussion during his schooldays and began performing with the Bob Pope Band in 1936. Blowers attended college at Oglethorpe College, now Oglethorpe University.

General info

Alternative namesOglethorpe
Founded1835
MottoNescit Cedere
He does not know how to give up
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff200
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address4484 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30319-2797
United States
City population486,000
Phone4042611441
Fax+1 (404) 364 8491

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