Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, GA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$22,018
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$19,113
$30k - $48k
$20,287
$48k - $75k
$21,804
$75k - $110k
$22,770
$110k+
$24,529
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,100
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,100
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,200
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@oglethorpe.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,532
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,343
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,940
Students receiving state aid
62%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,412
Students receiving federal aid
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,343
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,315
$30k - $48k
$30,141
$48k - $75k
$28,624
$75k - $110k
$27,658
$110k+
$25,899
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$22,738,685
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$7,957,459

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
87%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,034
Students receiving federal loans
85%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,885
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,335
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287

What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
Financial aid is wonderful at this school. It's a private school and is therefore expensive, but they will do their utmost to help you attend.
Lindsey from Peachtree City, GA
The education you receive from Oglethorpe is absolutely priceless due to the experience it provides and the opportunities it makes obtainable. The relationships you form with your peers, professors, and the faculty are invaluable, as are the opportunities for internships, studying abroad, and career networking. Oglethorpe is very well connected. As far as living on campus, it really is the most bang for your buck. It's located in the safe, residential area of Brookhaven, but is still just minutes from the bustling city. The upperclassmen dorms are really nice, and the freshman dorms are in my opinion much roomier than the dorms of friends I've visited at state schools. Living also includes an unlimited meal plan at a cafeteria that offers a variety of selections, isn't dreadful to eat at, and has a mission of being a sustainable food provider.
Chelsea from Atlanta, GA
This is a very expensive school to go to and it is helpful if you already have your mind made up of what you want to pursue. Oglethorpe gives good contacts and networking especially for businesses, accounting, and psychology. So, if you're pursing any of these thing before the end of your 4 years there, you'll definitely be contact with many good businesses and employers and internships that you should be able to get started on your career as soon as you graduate.
Danielle from Warner Robins, GA
If you have a decent scholarship, Oglethorpe is well worth your money. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Very few people pay the designated price tag, what with one thing and another -- most pay around 20 thousand dollars a semester, excluding housing costs, and the better students pay much less than that. If you take a full course load (i.e. 15 hours or more) every semester, you will have nothing to complain about in terms of value for the money spent. Further, as the professors are glad to assure you, a degree from Oglethorpe is not worth less than one from a better known school -- in fact, science majors from Oglethorpe are often preferred, even over Georgia Tech graduates! You are not wasting your money if you do well in your classes and major in a field that will give you good opportunities.
Kelly from Atlanta, GA
Having compared larger settings, this is the most welcoming, academically challenging opportunity I have found.
Joshua from Murrayville, GA
The food isn't the bang for the buck but the faculty and EVERYTHING else is awesome!
Kiara from Cumming, GA

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