Oglethorpe University

About us

Established in 1835, Oglethorpe is a leading liberal arts college with a friendly and diverse student population. At OU you can choose from over 60 academic programs, or create your own customized degree, built around your passions and career ambitions.

As an OU student, you will be taught by top professors in small classes. A student-faculty ratio of 15:1 means that you will get individual attention. A promise that extends to senior faculty members, who remain engaged with the student community through various events around campus.

Ranked #33 Most Entrepreneurial University in the United States by Forbes Magazine, Oglethorpe provides a great academic education with a career focus. Recognised by Niche.com as one of America’s most diverse colleges, an OU degree is an inclusive experience that emphasizes independent thinking, civic engagement and real world impact.

Life on campus

Combining the welcoming atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the energy of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities, the Oglethorpe experience is unique.

OU students and faculty are known for being open-minded, friendly and approachable. With over 50 student clubs and organizations to choose from, you will be able to pursue your interests and socialize with likeminded friends from around the world. On-campus facilities include a theatre, Georgia’s premier arts museum, and a state-of-the-art entertainment and study hub, The Turner Lynch Campus Center.

Located on the northern edge of Atlanta, OU’s intimate campus sets grand architecture against beautiful woodland. Mere minutes away from the heart of the city, you can easily access the historical and cultural highlights of ‘the capital of the South’.

Academic entry requirements

GPA: 2.5

 English Language requirements

IELTS 5.0

DIRECT ENTRY TO YOUR DEGREE

If you meet the academic requirements of the University and the higher English language requirements below (or speak English as a first language), you can apply directly to an undergraduate degree program.

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL: 79
  • Password: 62
  • Embassy: C1

How to Apply:

1. Select a Program

2. Select Start date

3. Register and pay the $95 application fee

What is next:

In 2-3 days, we will contact you to schedule your interview

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Location

4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

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Available courses


Course Name Start Date Duration & Tuition Application fee  
International Year: 2 Semesters

Oglethorpe International Study Center offers the International Year, a pathway program that provides progression to the second (sophomore) year of your degree when you successfully complete the program with the required grades. You can join the International Study Center for two or three semesters depending on your level of English.

During the program, you’ll focus on your major while boosting your language and study skills.

Our International Year program is for ambitious international students like you. The International Year program incorporates special coursework during your first year of study to prepare you for success in the pursuit of your Oglethorpe degree. You’ll also start developing the career skills you need to succeed in your future.

Once you complete the International Year, you can choose your degree, whether that's as a Major or bespoke Major/Minor combination. Choose from a wide variety of majors.

  • Accounting BS
  • American Studies BA
  • Art History BA
  • Studio Art BA
  • Studio Art – Film Production BA
  • Studio Art – Medical and Scientific Illustration BA
  • Studio Art – Photography BA
  • Biology BS
  • Biopsychology BS
  • Business Administration BS
  • Business Administration – Finance BS
  • Business Administration – International Business Studies BS
  • Business Administration – Marketing BS
  • Chemistry BS
  • Communication and Rhetoric Studies BA
  • Economics BA/BS
  • Engineering Dual Degree BS Physics + BE Engineering from partner universities
  • English and Comparative Literature BA
  • French BA
  • History BA
  • Human Resource Management BA
  • Individually Planned Major BA
  • International Studies BA
  • Mathematics BS
  • Philosophy BA
  • Physics BA
  • Politics BA
  • Psychology BS
  • Sociology BA
  • Sociology – Social Work BA
  • Spanish BA
  • Theatre BA

 

  $95
Direct Admission: Bachelor's Degrees

Degree programs

  • Accounting BS
  • American Studies BA
  • Art History BA
  • Studio Art BA
  • Studio Art – Film Production BA
  • Studio Art – Medical and Scientific Illustration BA
  • Studio Art – Photography BA
  • Biology BS
  • Biopsychology BS
  • Business Administration BS
  • Business Administration – Finance BS
  • Business Administration – International Business Studies BS
  • Business Administration – Marketing BS
  • Chemistry BS
  • Communication and Rhetoric Studies BA
  • Economics BA/BS
  • Engineering Dual Degree BS Physics + BE Engineering from partner universities
  • English and Comparative Literature BA
  • French BA
  • History BA
  • Human Resource Management BA
  • Individually Planned Major BA
  • International Studies BA
  • Mathematics BS
  • Philosophy BA
  • Physics BA
  • Politics BA
  • Psychology BS
  • Sociology BA
  • Sociology – Social Work BA
  • Spanish BA
  • Theatre BA
  $95

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Tania H
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The professors are out of this world. So are the rest of the faculty and staff. Everyone works together to get the student the best help. I've only taken a semester worth of classes, but the professors I've had were all wonderful and relatable. The campus is gorgeous as well. I wish there was better Wifi on campus, though.





Lisa Mc
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I knew as soon as I set foot on Oglethorpe's campus that it would be the place I would be for spend my next four years. They do a wonderful job at including all student's on their campus and because of its small size, the staff is able to communicate effectively and personally with students.





Marbela M
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Oglethorpe University is a small private university in the big and wonderful city of Atlanta. It's infrastructure makes you feel like if you are in a Harry Potter movie. Due to its size, you get to know lots of people and have one on one relationships with your professors. The professors have a lot of knowledge and first hand experiences since most have other jobs. I would say their CORE program makes you a well-rounded person.





Daisy Gomez
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Oglethorpe University is a fantastic 4 year college to attend. It's located in a prime location near midtown and downtown Atlanta. There are also so many great things to see and do on campus. Some examples are the museum located in the Library, shows at the performing arts theater,various clubs, and the endless amounts of events created by the Student Government Association. Oh, can't forget about the sports! There is so much fun and excitement at every basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, and just about every other sport game. The professors are amazing, too. Small class sizes allows all students to have more personal interactions with their professor to aid in the best learning experience.





Mark P
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While there are mixed reviews about Oglethorpe, I loved my time here. Oglethorpe really encouraged me to be a life long learner. Both the Staff and Faulty members showed how much they cared for me and I remain in contact with them after graduation. However, this is not a research university and if you are interested in doing research you should apply to the Honors Program. Oglethorpe also offers very good Financial Aid, so don't let the price tag keep you from applying!