Affordability and Value

Get a private school education at a state school price

You don’t have to trade real learning in small classes with faculty mentors for the massive lecture hall. All things included, our generous aid packages bring the price of an Oglethorpe education in line with the huge state schools. You’ll get a great education at a great value.

Private vs. Public: Doing the Math

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? You’re having a conversation and the subject of choosing a college comes up. You suggest Oglethorpe University and talk about the great professors, the small classes and the beautiful campus. The response? “I wish we could afford it, but we’re only looking at big state schools because […]

Don’t just take our word for it, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal have called Oglethorpe a “Best Value,” ranking us #48 out of 1,223 nationwide best colleges for your moneyU.S. News & World Report has also called us an “over performer” when it comes to graduating low-income students.

Oglethorpe ranks among most affordable schools for freshmen with financial need

Oglethorpe University was previously recognized to be among the colleges nationwide with the lowest average student loan debt by LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. Now, LendEDU has analyzed the most affordable schools for incoming freshmen with financial need-and Oglethorpe ranks among the most affordable.

The Petrel Promise

Graduate in four years. Get a job or grad school admission within 6 months of graduation. If not, your fifth year is on us! We’ll have the classes you need. We’ll provide opportunities for exceptional hands-on experiences to prepare you for the real-world. We’ll provide the resources to help you in your transition after Oglethorpe. Start here. Finish here. Take on the world. (And that’s a promise) Learn more. 

Oglethorpe among colleges nationwide with lowest average student loan debt

Oglethorpe is among colleges nationwide with the lowest average student loan debt per borrower for the Class of 2015, according to LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. “Oglethorpe University was ranked 196 out of 1,300 colleges nationwide for the lowest student loan debt per borrower,” said Alex Coleman, director of business development […]

Oglethorpe a “Best Buy” in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

Oglethorpe University has been named a Best Buy school in the 2018 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges. For more than 30 years, Fiske Guide to Colleges has identified a select group of colleges and universities that offer the best academic experience for an affordable cost, for its annual Best Buy list.

College costs: The rest of the story – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Growing up, I was a huge fan of talk radio. One of the voices I remember quite fondly from my childhood was that of Paul Harvey, whose well-known program “The Rest of the Story” would present the little-known facts of an otherwise well-known story.