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You're Not Just a Number Here

The Oglethorpe experience is personal, and so is our admission process. We evaluate every applicant individually and are here to help you through every step of the process. The better we know you, the better we can support you on your journey to joining our Stormy Petrel community! We hope you will reach out and connect with us by visiting campus and meeting with your admission counselor.

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Admission is determined by a holistic review of your application, official transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, extracurricular involvement, personal statement and recommendations

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58% Are students of color
37% are the first in their families to attend college
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OU Students come from more than 35 states and 30 countries
International students make up 8.5% of the student body

Are You a Petrel?

You might be wondering… who is the typical Oglethorpe student? What will your classmates be like? Will you fit in here? Well, for starters, we don’t really do “typical.” We’re more about the eccentric, the eclectic, and the extraordinary. But since you asked, we’ll do our best to answer.

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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. 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 money. U.S. News & World Report has also called us an “over performer” when it comes to graduating low-income students.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
OU grads are among those with the lowest average student loan debt in the nation
Did you know you can use your Hope or Zell Miller scholarship at OU?
$27 MIL Oglethorpe Aid Awarded Annually
001586 nik2 FAFSA CODE

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Frequently Asked

The Office of Admission staff conducts a thorough and holistic review of every application. There is no number that will get you in, or keep you out of Oglethorpe, and we do not have absolute minimums for test scores or GPA.

No, applying Early Action is not financially or otherwise binding.

Upon submitting your application and all necessary materials, you will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship. In order to receive need-based financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA is available on October 1, and our priority filing date is February 15th. Oglethorpe University’s FAFSA code is 001586.

Students completing the Oglethorpe Application, available at, will enjoy a free Early Action application if you apply before November 15th. After November 15th, please contact the Office of Admission if you are in need of a fee waiver.

Students completing the Common Application or the Coalition Application can request a fee waiver at any time if they meet the requisite criteria listed for these applications. Early Action applicants who do not meet the Common App or Coalition App fee waiver criteria can request reimbursement after submission.

Official transcripts are required for admission. Your high school counselor or dual enrollment college can send your transcript directly to Oglethorpe University through an electronic transcript service, or to [email protected]. If needed, transcripts can also be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Office of Admission
Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA, 30319

Unofficial test score reports are accepted for admission purposes, but official reports are required before course registration. You can request an official score report to be sent to Oglethorpe directly from the testing organization’s website.

ACT code: 0850
SAT code: 5521
TOEFL code: 5521

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