Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
73%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
US States Represented
34
Countries Represented
28
Ethnicity
African American
24%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
Hispanic
11%
Native American
1%
White
38%
Multiracial
2%
Unknown
13%
Percent of First Generation Students
20%
Student Organizations
43
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
53%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
80%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Stormy Petrels
School Colors
black and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
175
Total Female Athletes
116
Intramural Sports
7
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
Building a new student life center which will house multiple speciality eateries. Food program is all you can eat included as room and board.
Joshua from Murrayville, GA
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!
Kelly from Atlanta, GA

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