About Oglethorpe University
Located in Atlanta and founded in 1835, Oglethorpe enrolls over 1,000 students representing 34 states and 36 countries. The university plays in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Princeton Review’s The Best Colleges ranks Oglethorpe in its prestigious list in several places and also names it a Best Southeastern College. Oglethorpe University is Georgia’s only coeducational member of the Annapolis Group, an organization of America’s most selective liberal arts institutions.
Oglethorpe University provides a superior education in the liberal arts and sciences and selected professional disciplines in a coeducational, largely residential, small-college environment within a dynamic urban setting. Oglethorpe's academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention and encouragement, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Oglethorpe is committed to supporting the success of all students in a diverse community characterized by civility, caring, inquiry, and tolerance. Oglethorpe's talented, self-reliant, and motivated graduates are prepared to make a life and to make a living, to grow as life-long learners, and to be energetic and intelligent contributors in a rapidly changing world.
Oglethorpe University is an independent, highly-selective, coeducational liberal arts institution of just over 1,100 students from more than 34 different states and 36 different countries emphasizing the preparation of the humane generalist needed by a complex and changing society. The faculty is dedicated to teaching, thus providing a true learning environment in the university's primary programs of the liberal arts and sciences, business administration and teacher education. In addition to traditional classroom experience, Oglethorpe students are encouraged to extend their learning through real-world experience, using the city of Atlanta as a learning laboratory.
Students, faculty and alumni take pride in Oglethorpe's history and meaning and strive to continue the Oglethorpe Tradition. We encourage you to read on and discover how we have become the university we are today.