Affordability and Value

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Oglethorpe is the only school in Georgia, public or private, to be named among the nation’s top 20 “best buy” schools in the latest Fiske Guide to Colleges.


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College should be about your top choice, not the bottom line. A small, private university in the big city of Atlanta where professors’ #1 priority is teaching you. A place with unparalleled hands-on opportunities for research, service and work experience. This is Oglethorpe. We believe small is better, and if you do too, we want […]

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 […]

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.

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Oglethorpe aid to international students among highest in nation

Oglethorpe University was recognized among the top colleges nationwide for providing financial aid to international students by LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. After analyzing data licensed from Peterson’s Financial Aid Database to determine which schools offer the most financial aid to international students, LendEDU ranked Oglethorpe in the top 25-percent of more […]

Oglethorpe’s “campus experience” and value stand out in WalletHub rankings

Oglethorpe among Fiske’s top 20 “best buy” schools nationwide

Fiske Guide to Colleges has once again designated Oglethorpe University among its Best Buy Colleges and Universities. Oglethorpe is the only university in Georgia to make this year’s narrowed list of just 10 private and 10 public colleges and universities nationwide. For 35 years, the Fiske Guide has chosen a select group of schools noted for quality academic […]

Average Student Loan Debt Statistics to Know for 2019 | LendEDU

In February 2017, LendEDU analyzed what members of Congress thought about various issues related to paying for college including federal student loans, federal student loan refinancing, Pell Grants, tax benefits, and more. For each issue, we found what overall proportion of congressmen supported legislation and also broke it down on by party.

Oglethorpe among USA Today’s 2017 Best Colleges Nationwide

USA Today’s annual college rankings, prepared by College Factual, includes Oglethorpe University among its 2017 Best Colleges Nationwide for “Top Quality Overall” and “Best Colleges for the Money”. These rankings compare all four-year institutions, regardless of whether they are designated as liberal arts colleges or research universities, and evaluate quality of education and value, based on total […]

Oglethorpe education is low on risk, high on reward

Washington Monthly 2017: Oglethorpe a top liberal arts school & “best bang for the buck”

Washington Monthly has once again ranked Oglethorpe University among its top U.S. liberal arts colleges and a Best Bang for the Buck in the Southeast, the “exclusive list of schools that best help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

Oglethorpe makes the grade in Forbes “America’s Top Colleges”

Oglethorpe one of best in country in helping freshmen financially

Oglethorpe University was listed by The Student Loan Report among the nation’s best private colleges in providing financial aid to freshman. Hundreds of private institutions across the country were measured and evaluated based solely on the average financial aid awarded to freshmen. Financial aid was defined as federal student loans, education grants and scholarships awarded to […]

Oglethorpe a “Best Buy”

Oglethorpe awarded top score for financial responsibility

The U.S. Department of Education recently released its annual financial responsibility composite scores for private colleges and universities, awarding Oglethorpe the highest score of 3.0. Based on audited financial reports from 2014-15, these scores measure a school’s overall financial strength and help to determine their eligibility to award federal financial aid.