Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,250
Total Number of Undergrads
1,250
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
44%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
82%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
52%
47%
Ethnicity

African American
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
80%
Hispanic
1%

What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
Small classes, 14-16 students, all taught by masters' level and above. 1000to 1200 students enrolled. Core curriculum spaced throughout 4 years to allow students to focus on areas of interest earlier in the college experience. Free tutoring. Mandatory study halls for athletic participants. Focus on academics first, athletics next. Mentors for new students. Have the ability to take courses at other local university settings such as Emory if the desired program is not available at OU, at no extra charge.
Excellent library and study areas. Travel abroad studies in abundance with professors in attendance. Internships with major companies in and around Atlanta GA. Graduates from OU are more readily accepted at other major adacemic settings such as Harvard, law and medical schools.
Joshua from Murrayville, GA
It's hard here, but great. The professors are in general really good, though I only have first hand knowledge of the science and history departments. If they are a representative sample, though, and I think they are, Oglethorpe's professors are as good as those at any college in the nation. It is not easy to get A's in the classes I have taken. If you slack off, you will be penalized. You really have to keep up with your work, and you especially have to go to EVERY class period, unless you are literally too sick to stand. Skipping classes will be reflected in a lower grade. That said, it is quite possible to get a perfect 4.0 GPA if you are serious about your work. One thing a lot of students hate is the Core curriculum, but I really like being able to have a common class that all my friends, both from the sciences and the humanities, are taking with me. Don't grumble about it -- you will not regret taking these Core classes later in life, and will probably even be glad you did. Just be careful about who you choose for freshman level Core -- the few mediocre professors are adjuncts hired to take up the slack of the inrush of freshmen, and whose only job here is to teach Core 101 and 102. Make sure you take a professor who teaches a number of classes in his discipline also, be it English, philosophy or another topic. I recommend Bill Brightman and Devon Belcher for 100 level Cores.
Kelly from Atlanta, GA

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