Oglethorpe University

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Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Atlanta, GA, a predominately suburban area. Oglethorpe University has an enrollment of approximately 1,400 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1110 (25th percentile) - 1280 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 22 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Oglethorpe University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. This school has an acceptance rate of 68 percent with 26 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at oglethorpe.edu.

Overall Oglethorpe University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Oglethorpe University was reported as 67.6% in Fall 2020 with over 2,330 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Oglethorpe University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Oglethorpe University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Oglethorpe University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 80.4%
  • 2017-2018: 58.0%
  • 2018-2019: 61.6%
  • 2019-2020: 67.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 61.2%

How Does Oglethorpe University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Oglethorpe University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Agnes Scott College64.8%
Clark Atlanta University54.8%
Spelman College43.4%
Morehouse College99.8%
Life University95.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Oglethorpe University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 660
Math530 - 620
Total Score1110 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 31
Math19 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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