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A forward-thinking university that offers unique, customized degrees

A forward-thinking university that offers unique, customized degrees

Your studies

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’.

Come and explore everything Oglethorpe has to offer

Undergraduate majors


Graduate programs


Academic entry requirements

GPA: 2.5

English Language requirements


Graduate admissions tests


Most popular majors

Engineering, Business, Theatre, Psychology

Institution type


  • #160 National Liberal Arts (U.S. News and World Report, 2017).
  • Oglethorpe University ranked by US News & World Report, 2019 - Best Colleges Rankings as on of the nation's Best Liberal Arts Colleges.
  • Top 20 "Best Buy" of schools nationwide by Fiske Guide to Colleges
Specialized accreditations

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Average class size


Student-to-faculty ratio


Student population


International student population


Countries represented


Number of alumni



Atlanta, GA

Campus setting


Campus size

100 acres (0.40 km2)

Nearest big city

Atlanta, GA

Student clubs and organizations



Social life

Oglethorpe students are ambitious, with their talents and interests reflecting their multicultural backgrounds. This diversity inspires the great opportunities for personal growth that the university provides outside of the classroom.

From over 38 countries around the world and across the United States, OU students take part in over 50 clubs and organizations. Whether you are enthusiastic about film, have political ambitions, enjoy dancing, or almost anything else, you will find a group that will welcome you. Culture lovers enjoy three major exhibitions a year at the Oglethorpe Museum of Art, and theatrical productions at the University Theatre.

For both fans and athletes, sports are an important part of university life. Over a third of OU students play a sport, and sixteen OU teams compete at intercollegiate level. Offerings include basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, track and field, and more.

Home life

As an OU undergraduate you will live on campus for three years in one of the university’s seven residence halls. Designed to meet the needs of students, OU residences are modern, comfortable and secure.

Sophomore students and up can enjoy resort style living at Oglethorpe’s Gable Apartments.


The beautiful Oglethorpe campus is situated in Atlanta, a city celebrated as ‘the capital of the South’.

As an OU student you will have easy access to everything the Atlanta has to offer, including fantastic restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and a great shopping district. A major center for business, Atlanta offers OU graduates excellent opportunities for internships. Global corporations located in Atlanta include Coca-Cola, Porsche, and CNN.

Find out more about student life at Oglethorpe University.
Tuition & Fees
International Year One
  • 1 semester - $16,500
  • 2 semester - $33,000
Undergraduate Direct Entry (per year)
  • $37,820

IEP (3 semesters): $40,500

Accommodation: Per semester costs range from $3,600 to $7,030 with an option of single or double style rooms.
Meal plans: OU All-Access Meal plans start at $2,200.
Insurance: $417
Orientation (Fall intake only): $250
Activities (per semester): $140

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

  • University fees are given in U.S. Dollars (USD
  • Prices are estimated and subject to change without notice.
  • For details on all University fees and approximate costs of getting a North American degree, please contact a Student Enrollment Advisor.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester 2019
All Applicants July 31, 2019
Spring Semester 2020
All Applicants November 27, 2019

Next start dates

Fall Semester 2019


Spring Semester 2020


Oglethorpe student Piriya

“Oglethorpe campus is really pretty and very friendly, but my favourite thing is the small size. All the places are pretty close together, so you can walk to wherever you want to go.”

Piriya from Denmark
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