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Oglethorpe ranked among 2020 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

Oglethorpe University has been ranked among the top schools named Best Value Colleges in Georgia by SmartAsset. SmartAsset has released its sixth annual study on the colleges that give students the best return on their educational investment. To determine the best value colleges and universities across the U.S., they measured a variety of data, including: […]

Annual awards honor outstanding seniors and faculty

Every year as part of commencement, three awards are presented to exceptional students in the graduating class, and two awards recognize faculty for teaching excellence. Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Syeda Bano ’20, a Politics and Sociology double major, and Erin Raquel Battaglia ’20, a Psychology major, received the esteemed James Edward Oglethorpe Awards. This […]

Freshman selected for College Democrats of Georgia Executive Board

Freshman Nya Davis ’23 has been selected to serve on the College Democrats of Georgia (CDG) Executive Board leadership as Director of Membership. Davis is among three new executive board leaders chosen from a large, competitive applicant pool of college students from across Georgia. An organization of student activists, CDG advocates at all levels of […]

Sophomore selected for Mellon Summer Academy for Museum Studies

Sophomore Hayleigh Stonham ’22 is among only 15 undergraduates selected for the Mellon Summer Academy, to be held in August at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. This is the third consecutive year an Oglethorpe student has been selected. During the week-long immersive experience, the students will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate […]

Art history students awarded Southeastern Pastel Society scholarships

The Southeastern Pastel Society has awarded scholarships to two aspiring Oglethorpe art students. Art History majors Hayleigh Stonham ’22 and Julia Preston ’22 were selected by the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (OUMA) to receive the awards. Both budding museum professionals, Stonham and Preston were recommended by art faculty Alan Loehle and Jeffrey Collins. Stonham […]

Oglethorpe recognized for transfer student success

Oglethorpe University is among only 122 colleges and universities in the U.S. named to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2020 Transfer Honor Roll. The premier honor society for two-year college students, Phi Theta Kappa annually recognizes four-year colleges and universities for excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development. At Oglethorpe this year, transfer students […]

Oglethorpe ranked among Best Colleges for Financial Aid

Oglethorpe University is among the top colleges nationwide for providing financial aid to its students, according to LendEDU, a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. After analyzing data from the National Center for Education Statistics and Peterson’s Financial Aid Dataset, LendEDU ranked Oglethorpe at 127th of the best overall colleges for financial aid […]

College Factual says Oglethorpe is “best of the best” in diversity and focused English program

The 2020 College Factual College rankings have Oglethorpe University among the top tier of schools nationwide in diversity and “focused” programs. Publications like U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly have recognized the university for its diversity, and now College Factual ranks Oglethorpe in the top 15% of colleges. The ranking measures ethnic, geographic […]

Hammack School of Business gets extra honor from Colleges of Distinction

Oglethorpe has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction, a national guide to colleges that highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools, for the 2019-2020 academic year, and its growing business program has earned the school further recognition among the nation’s top schools. Colleges of Distinction honors institutions whose business degrees are multidisciplinary in nature and loaded with […]