Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big city culture and opportunities. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls 1,385 students, representing 37 states and 30 countries. We are a member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America's most selective liberal arts institutions. OU is listed among the best colleges in Princeton Review and Forbes and has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Big-City

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


FIRST-YEAR Students currently enrolled in high school or who have recently graduated high school and have not enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another university or college. This includes undocumented students.


TRANSFER Students who have recently attended a regionally accredited college or university since graduating from high school. This includes undocumented students.

Additional Information

Flagship 50
If you qualify, we will match the in-state flagship tuition for all 50 states, including District of Columbia and U.S. Territories. You LITERALLY get a private school education at a state school price. Learn more about Flagship 50.

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. 

Rankings and Accolades

A liberal arts education means studying broadly—taking classes in many different subjects—and building skills that are geared toward more than just one profession. By studying the liberal arts, students develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Liberal arts students learn to approach questions flexibly and to think across multiple disciplines. These are skills employers say they value most, even more than a specific major. In today’s labor market, career paths are changing rapidly, and graduates must draw from a variety of skill sets to adapt to challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

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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.

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School location

4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319, United States of America

Phone number

(404) 364-8307