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Oglethorpe University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 89 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $34,343)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $30,969)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 15 12 - Yes
Golf 11 6 - -
Lacrosse 21 - - -
Soccer 47 18 - -
Tennis 10 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor 14 16 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 9 10 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes Yes
Fencing - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 22.8%
Hispanic 4.7%
Non-resident alien 4.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 15.5%
Two or more races 1.3%
White/non-Hispanic 47.3%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Navy ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Tijon from Stockbridge, GA
  • 3
  • Freshman Traer dorm sucks because the walls are very thin and it mimics a cheap motel. The other freshman dorm, Dempsey, is much better because the suites come with a…

  • May-18-2012 Read More
  • J
  • 4
  • We have different dorms on campus that all have their own different community feels to them. You can immediately tell what the vibe of the dorm is, and are able…

  • May-18-2012 Read More
  • Joshua from Murrayville, GA
  • 5
  • Some new dorms, some older dorms. Freshman are housed with roommates; can move up to single rooms when student is upperclassman. Residence Assistants readily available on each floor of dorm.…

  • May-04-2012 Read More
  • Kelly from Atlanta, GA
  • 3
  • As a commuter student, I do not know first-hand about dorm life. But from what my friends say and from what I've seen, I'd say it is fine but not…

  • Jun-13-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Omari from Buford, GA
  • Sep-24-2016 I am a current student here

    Convenient cafeteria hours Cafeteria is very spacious and clean with a wide variety of food The food actually tastes good

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  • 3
  • OU freshie
  • Mar-14-2016 I am a current student here

    There is usually a variety of food choices here. You can go to the salad bar, pizza station, stir-fry area, and a few other areas to decide what you want to eat. The caf provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday; and it stays open throughout the day.

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  • 4
  • Jasmine from Powder Springs, GA
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is a little above average if you have no dietary restrictions. It tastes pretty good the majority of the time. However, if you are vegan or vegetarian or have an abundance of food allergies, options get limited. I do believe this is something dining services is attempting to remedy. There is variety in some aspects, but your basic pizza, chicken sandwiches, stir fry line, cereal, and salad will always be there. In the hot bar line, there is always something different.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Sugar Hill, GA
  • Feb-22-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food was probably a little above average expected college food. (The Mac and Cheese was amazing!!!!) Plus, there is a Starbucks on campus.

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  • 1
  • Atlanta, Ga
  • Jul-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is the worst. I hate that they do not offer a meal plan. If they did, I wouldn't get one. It's never cooked and taste like food. We got new equipment but the food has gotten horrible.

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  • 5
  • Kelly from Atlanta, GA
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is quite good, and has a wide variety. It is institutional quality food -- if you want restaurant level, go down the street to Town Brookhaven -- but it is fresh and usually has a good selection. Their alfredo at the pasta bar is truly delicious, but the bar only serves it occasionally. I also love their tuna melts and grilled cheese sandwiches. Their cookies are also good, if they haven't been over baked, which they sometimes are. Once the cookies were missing, and I asked for them. The staff brought me a pile of hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven ones! However, be warned -- if you are a commuter and have a car, you can eat much more cheaply off campus. The normal rate for lunch at the caf is 8.25 a meal (all you can eat) and even with a commuter meal plan it only goes down to 5.50 or so a meal. It is officially illegal but not at all unheard-of for commuters to get their on-campus friends to sneak them pizza . . . but don't get caught! I have never heard of anyone getting food poisoning at Oglethorpe -- a common matter at some other college cafeterias I'm familiar with. The cafeteria eating area is very attractive and has a beautiful view, especially in fall. There is also Starbuck's, which is widely patronized. The staff will figure out what your go-to drink is in a short time, and will get to know your likes and dislikes, even to the extent of recommending things based on what they know you like! The recommendations are always good, too. If you do not like your drink, they will make you another. If they make your drink wrong, do not let them throw out the drink! You can get brownie points with your classmates by handing out free drinks -- either to a friend or a random person. Waiting for your drink is also a good time to make friends with other people, also waiting. These polite exchanges can turn into hour-long conversations -- always good after a hard day!

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  • 5
  • CarolineSmuckers
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is really good since the new campus center has been built. There are plenty of places to eat and a wide variety of food to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Alex from Lilburn, GA
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The new student center is incredible. Although the way that the cafeteria is set up is a little off, they provide great food and a great atmosphere.

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  • 3
  • Tabitha from Buford, GA
  • Jul-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good most of the time and occasionally quite delicious. Maybe it's just because i'm a breakfast person, but that seems to be the most reliable meal to find good food. After breakfast is over they serve pizza all day. So if all else fails, you can live on pizza. There are a ton of off-campus choices though, many of which are within walking distance, including a grocery store.

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  • 4
  • Alicia
  • Jun-19-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    OU's tuition includes your meal plan, so college dining is made easy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jasmine from Powder Springs, GA
  • Dec-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is not essential to the social part of campus, but it still plays a part. Greek row is smaller than most but they have a certain amount of influence on campus. If you want to go Greek, it's a great opportunity, but it certainly isn't required to make friends or to have a social life.

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  • 0
  • Kelly from Atlanta, GA
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Not being into Greek life, I can't judge it, but the Director of Greek Affairs is really nice. Many students belong to a fraternity, many to two -- one academic and one social. There are occasionally ruckuses over fraternities -- one got shut down this semester, but I was too busy to find out why -- but there is rarely anything serious. There are a large number of fraternities and sororities available, and every student, even those who don't belong to one, has a decided opinion as to which are cool and which are not. Usually it has to do with which ones your friends (and occasionally foes!) belong to.

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  • 0
  • Tabitha from Buford, GA
  • Jul-05-2013 I am a current student here

    There are only a handful of Greek houses and all of them are very small. There's like no more than 30 people in each house, tops. They throw very few parties and aren't very lively or active on campus generally.

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  • 0
  • Shiraz from Atlanta, GA
  • Mar-05-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a a few sororities and fraternities on campus. In general, they get along and interact with each other. Greek Row is usually the place to be on a weekend night.

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  • 0
  • Kiersten from Dunwoody, GA
  • Oct-28-2012 I am a current student here

    Over half of the students on campus are in a fraternity or sorority. The brothers and sisters on campus take great pride in which fraternity or sorority they belong to, and over all, the greek atmosphere is a very positive one.

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  • 0
  • J
  • May-18-2012 I am a current student here

    Our Greek Life is growing and thriving. This year saw the addition of two new Greek organizations to our campus. While our Greeks are active and involved, Oglethorpe is a school where you can thrive even if you do not go Greek.

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