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Welcome to Oglethorpe University
A university where professors know your name and your aspirations. A small private college in a big busy city. A supportive community that’s as diverse as our hometown of Atlanta, the living laboratory where we learn by doing. A historic campus with cutting-edge facilities. A foundation for your future career and future service. A gateway to global opportunities. A place where you can be you. This is Oglethorpe.
Giant lecture halls? Hundreds of students? Graduate teaching assistants? There’s a different way to learn. At Oglethorpe, there are big advantages to small classes led by expert professors whose only job is to teach and mentor YOU. Here you’ll be challenged by intense class discussions, new ideas and different perspectives, and classmates who are some of the most diverse of any college in the country. You’ll study a curriculum that balances deep, intellectual exploration and practical knowledge in the discipline of your choice.60+ Academic Programs
Learning isn’t just books and beakers. Oglethorpe’s Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB) bridges the gap between the classroom and the real world. From the first day you step foot on campus, our Compass advising program will work with you to map a customized 4-year journey of classes and experiences to help you define and achieve your personal and career goals.Explore Experiences
Imagine life at Hogwarts with the world at your doorstep. Oglethorpe’s historic gothic architecture is situated in a safe, enclosed 100-acre wooded oasis. Here you’ll experience everything you expect from college life—championship athletics, Greek life, music, art, theatre, and more than 60 student clubs and organizations. Brookhaven, our hometown, is ranked as the safest city in metro Atlanta.Explore Life
College should be about your top choice, not the bottom line. With our generous scholarship and aid packages, including our groundbreaking Flagship 50 program, you could attend Oglethorpe for the same price as a huge state school... and our students graduate with some of the lowest rates of debt of any university, public or private. It’s no wonder the Fiske Guide to Colleges names us one of only 20 Best Buy Schools in the nation!Cost Calculator
Small School in the Middle of Everywhere
Get into grad school. Land your dream job. Build a successful career for the long-haul and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of higher earnings. An OU degree is a valuable investment—and it gets results. And with the Petrel Promise, we guarantee that you will graduate in four years, and get a job or get into grad school within six months... or your fifth year is on us!Petrel Promise
Oglethorpe Earns an 'A' in Diversity
Among the top 15% in ethnic, racial, religious and financial diversity
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