Resources › For Students and Parents Oglethorpe University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Getty Images / sod tatong For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 26, 2017 Oglethorpe University Admissions Overview: Oglethorpe University is an accessible school, admitting around eight out of every ten applicants each year. Students with high test scores and a strong academic record have a good chance of being accepted to Oglethorpe. Those wishing to attend the school will need to send in an application, transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Admissions Data (2016): Oglethorpe University Acceptance Rate: 80%GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Oglethorpe AdmissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 520 / 620SAT Math: 500 / 610SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanTop Georgia college SAT comparisonACT Composite: 22 / 27ACT English: 22 / 28ACT Math: 20 / 26What these ACT numbers meanTop Georgia college ACT comparison Oglethorpe University Description: Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a small liberal arts college located on a 100-acre campus in Atlanta, Georgia. The campus features several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is home to the Georgia Shakespeare theatre company. Students come from 34 states and 36 countries. Undergraduates can choose from 28 bachelor's degree programs including several interdisciplinary programs and a self-designed major. High achieving students should look into the Oglethorpe Honors Program. In athletics, the Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 1,184 (all undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female94% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $35,280Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $12,710Other Expenses: $2,750Total Cost: $51,840 Oglethorpe University Financial Aid (2014 - 15): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 99%Loans: 86%Average Amount of AidGrants: $26,956Loans: $7,232 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, English, Psychology, Rhetoric Studies. Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%6-Year Graduation Rate: 47% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Track and Field, Golf, BaseballWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Lacrosse, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Oglethorpe University, You May Also Like These Schools: Georgia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBerry College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphValdosta State University: Profile Auburn University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSpelman College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphClark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Miami: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of West Georgia: Profile Savannah State University: Profile Brenau University: Profile Albany State University: Profile Oglethorpe University Mission Statement: mission statement from http://oglethorpe.edu/about/mission/ "Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in which liberal arts and sciences and professional programs complement each other in a small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpe’s programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, close collaboration among faculty and students, and engaged learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe educates students to be citizens in a global world, readies them for responsible leadership, and empowers them to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers."